The Journey of a Well-Traveled Host

TLDR The host of the podcast shares his personal journey of becoming well-traveled, including visiting numerous countries and experiencing risky situations. He also discusses his research strategies and the origins of the first restaurants in ancient Rome.

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00:00 The host answers questions about his age, birthplace, siblings, languages spoken, and whether he would go on the Amazing Race, and also explains how he became well-traveled.
02:07 The host explains how he started traveling after selling his internet company, and mentions that he has visited 129 UN member states and 203 places on the Traveler Century Club list, as well as every state in the United States twice and every Canadian province three times.
04:02 The host recounts two instances where he felt his life was at risk while traveling: one during a crowded fireworks display in Taipei and another during the Redshire protests in Bangkok.
05:48 The host discusses the possibility of organizing the podcast episodes by topic, the various sources of information for each episode, including books, personal experiences, and documentaries, the use of Wikipedia as a starting point but not the sole source of information, and strategies for research and navigating a heavy course load in university.
07:38 The host discusses their experience with academic debate in college and how it helped them excel in their classes by providing them with a wide range of knowledge and research skills. They also mention that they don't have a favorite episode of the podcast, but South Georgia Island is a favorite place they have visited.
09:28 The first restaurants likely originated in ancient Rome as small food stands for lower class people who couldn't cook in their crowded apartment buildings, and Thor Thompson is a fictional character with exaggerated abilities.
11:24 Listeners can easily find past episodes of the podcast by visiting the website or using the Fathom app, and the host will now include direct links to past episodes in the show notes.
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