Podcast

Let's Not Panic

Have you ever dreamed about quitting your job, horrifying your family and road tripping for an indeterminate amount of time? Well, that’s exactly what we’re doing. Follow Maggie and Adam as we drive from San Francisco to Tierra Del Fuego, and all our panic attacks along the way.

Episodes

  • 76: State Your Deal, Not Dog

    Jan 07 2019

    At long last we pack up Shadow again, and hit the road. From Death Valley, to Lake Mead, Phoenix and back again, it feels mostly the same to be on the road again, but this time with a bonus doggo! With Taco all grown up, some changes have had to be made. We talk not dogs, being an indoor kid, talking to robots and our various opinions about driving your overlanding vehicle at night in our all new Let’s Not Panic. Show Notes Moon Cheese, Cheddar on Amazon Let's Not Panic: Dog and Tire ...more

  • 75: God of Vomits

    Oct 02 2018

    OoooH we love it when you have sick stories, they say, give us more poop stories they say. First of all, how dare you, and secondly FINE. We talk Ireland, including some beautiful cliffs, great food, and also like, the sickest Maggie has ever been in her whole life. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon The Drunk Safari Podcast Let's Not Panic on Instagram Taco on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter Drunk Safari on Twitter Drunk Safari ...more

  • 74: Dog Bird

    Sep 14 2018

    We’re meat-bagging it up, with a stay at a foofy Scottish resort that fully looks like Downton Abbey, and some time by the Lochs and in Oban. Adam is pretty high on golf— will it be enough for him to actually use his clubs at home? PROBABLY NOT. Maggie eats her body weight in seafood. We make friends with a Harris Hawk. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon The Drunk Safari Podcast Let's Not Panic on Instagram Taco on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube Maggie on Twitter Adam on ...more

  • 73: Copilot Randomizer

    Aug 30 2018

    Jet lag is real, and so is this new episode. Don't worry, Taco is safe and sound in Berkeley, but Maggie and Adam are in Scotland! Also, likely safe and sound. One must assume. We talk delicious foods, aimless wandering, excellent museums and also Maggie's NEAR PERFECT copiloting skills. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon The Drunk Safari Podcast Let's Not Panic on Instagram Taco on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter Drunk Safari on Twitter Drunk Safari ...more

  • 72: State of Stabbyness

    Jun 06 2018

    We're baaaaaaaack! And it's been a hot minute. We talk about our most recent adventure, crimes against Shadow, and our dog the best dog in the world. Shadow faces her strangest injury. Adam doesn't understand Palm Springs. Taco finds a tortoise! Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Desert Tortoise on Wikipedia The Drunk Safari Podcast Let's Not Panic on Instagram Taco on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter Drunk Safari on Tw...more

  • 71: Organic Beast of Chaos

    Jan 29 2018

    MEXICO HERE WE COME! Some technical difficulties leave us stranded in San Diego for a hot second. We may or may not get scammed at the border. Spoiler: we don't make it to Mulegé. But we DO have some Baja love to share. Adam does some minimall field repair. Maggie battles a hat trick of discomforts. We confirm that Trip Advisor is bullshit. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey The Drunk Safari Podcast Let's Not Panic on Instagram Taco on Instagram Let's Not Pa...more

  • 70: Taco of the Open Road

    Jan 19 2018

    On the road again! And on the mic. Thanks for your patience with our VERY long hiatus-- but we're back on our bullshit, and back to our heritage: recording podcasts in strange and new locations, and talking about poop. We talk traveling with a puppy, Yosemite, and some prowling coyotes. Maggie deals with Taco on a particularly bad day. Alone. Adam has a run in with some fiber gummies.  Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey Adam and Maggie on Patreon The Drunk Safari Podcast Let's Not Panic...more

  • 69: Good Boys Wiggle, Too

    Dec 04 2017

    STOP EVERYTHING: TACO IS HERE. Adam and Maggie's puppy comes home, and *spoiler alert* he's a perfect angel baby and the world's greatest mammal. We talk life changes brought on by a puppy, Adam's new requirements for Shadow and Maggie's need for your ghost stories. Seriously. Tell me your ghost stories. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon The Drunk Safari Podcast Let's Not Panic on Instagram Taco on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter Drunk Safari on Twi...more

  • 68: Maggie Signs Book Deals

    Nov 20 2017

    Adam and Maggie get new van inspo from a San Francisco couple generous enough to show us around theirs. Maggie signs a couple of book deals. Adam's love of bacon finds new purchase in soup. The puppy countdown is less than a week! Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon DON'T WORRY JOE'S OK but here is going off a cliff (at the 5min mark)  The Drunk Safari Podcast Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter Drunk Safari on Twitter Drunk Safari on F...more

  • 67: Puppy Aptitude

    Nov 06 2017

    We're undeniably settled now, with an apartment that is mostly furnished, and a doggo on the way! Puppies are met, and puppy prep books are read. Adam takes the term "throw pillows" a little too literally. Maggie dives in to NaNoWriMo. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon The $105k Sprinter with Swivel Seats The Drunk Safari Podcast Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter Drunk Safari on Twitter Drunk Safari on Facebook

  • 66: Because We Were Dirtballs

    Oct 23 2017

    A full month of normal life has passed by in the blink of an eye, and Maggie and Adam struggle to describe it. Mad Sweeney is forcibly ejected from the Let's Not Panic fleet. Adam finds a new van candidate with some strong features. Maggie gets malaise-y. We introduce Radagast the Green. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon The Drunk Safari Podcast Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter Drunk Safari on Twitter Drunk Safari on Facebook

  • 65: Adam Needs a Nappy Time

    Oct 15 2017

    Maggie and Adam are settled in enough to throw a housewarming party, which Adam could really do without. We talk going off the beaten path, the differences between a Sprinter and a Ford Econoline van and a super cool pair of listeners embarking on their OWN adventure now. Maggie indulges in some stupid lady-treatments. Adam gets to know Mad Sweeney. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon The Drunk Safari Podcast Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on...more

  • 64: Preponderance of Pillows

    Oct 09 2017

    Season 2 is officially here! And we've changed it up to celebrate. Welcome to the new segments: The Build, Maggie's Writing Nook and the 3 D's. Maggie and Adam sit shiva for Maggie's late grandfather, Monty. Maggie gets excited for puppies of an auspicious litter.  We introduce Mad Sweeney to our fleet. There is a pillow conflict. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Patron's only contact form: let us know if you haven't received your stickers! The Drunk Safari Podcast Let's Not Panic on In...more

  • 63: Season Finale.

    Sep 20 2017

    For real and for actually this time. Adam and Maggie talk end of trip thoughts, do a round of the year's B's and lay out the cards for what's to come. Maggie is still salty at one Directora Gomez of Santa Marta. Adam forgets to press record.  SUBSCRIBE TO DRUNK SAFARI NOW! Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon The Drunk Safari Podcast Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter Drunk Safari on Twitter Drunk Safari on Facebook

  • 62: Listener Q&A

    Sep 09 2017

    We field a wide array of questions from YOU guys! We talk perioding in nature, our favorite places, the places to which we'll NEVER RETURN and talk very briefly in Spanish. Fun fact: You can also WATCH us record this episode on our YouTube channel, complete with bloopers and dirty looks. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Let's Not Panic #27, where Adam tells his most disgusting story ever Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter

  • 61: Least Gross Fluids

    Sep 01 2017

    Adam and Maggie are getting settled in a whole new life... which doesn't feel that new? We talk change as a norm, FAQs after finishing our trip AND our brand new Let's Not Panic stickers! Be sure to send in all your questions about the end of our trip to www.letsnotpanic.com/contact or via Instagram so we can talk all about them next episode. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter

  • 60: Maggie's Self Destruction Palace

    Aug 25 2017

    Shadow, Maggie and Adam share a total eclipse of the heart, which they left in San Francisco. We talk Solar Fest, ham radios, and the end of our apartment hunt. Adam makes meat pals with an actor. Maggie gets stuck in an elevator. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter

  • 59: 0 Bedrooms, 3 Hallways

    Aug 17 2017

    Shadow has made her triumphant return to San Francisco! Maggie and Adam talk wild camping in Tahoe, delayed emotional reactions, and the perils of coming-home excess. Adam's job interviews are grueling. Maggie visits an apartment that's pretty much in a Mexican restaurant. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Maggie on Boars, Gore and Swords! Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter

  • 58: Adam's Losing It

    Aug 08 2017

    And by "It" we mean his stuff. Adam and Maggie are headed down the West Coast, and things are starting to look a lot like home. We talk Adam's newfound habits, Maggie's fondness for playing search and rescue with 3 year olds, and always and forever the importance of fine snacks. Adam thinks about defensible safe spots for potential apocalypse scenarios. Maggie gets writing. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Adam and Maggie interviewed on NPR's The Big Liste...more

  • 57: Home Stretch

    Aug 01 2017

    Adam and Maggie are on the home stretch, with a stay in Seattle and now in Vancouver, BC. We deep dive into what wild camping actually means. We're starting to panic as the necessity of assembling a normal life looms large on the horizon. Maggie loves dogs even if they don't love her back. Adam may or may not look a bit like Edgar Allen Poe. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Trasharoo Spare Tire Trash Bag BLACK on Amazon Adam's 4Runner Gas Log Boars Gore an...more

  • 56: Bears Could Get Me!

    Jul 25 2017

    Adam and Maggie explore some National Parks in Montana and Wyoming. Adam feels the burn of his own misanthropy while driving through heavily trafficked sections of National Parks. Maggie finds a new and creative use for a baseball cap. We name our Least Valuable Player. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter 

  • 55: We Destroy Equipment

    Jul 18 2017

    Maggie and Adam head into Canada for equal parts family and swarms of bugs. We talk devastating forest fires, questionably illegal camping in the Canadian Rockies, and elk (they're jerks, who knew?). Maggie doesn't know what a tricorder is. Adam treats and sees some results from last week's technical corner. Maggie may or may not be accidentally picking up a Canadian accent. More and more of our equipment bites the dust. RIP our stuff. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of ...more

  • 54: Shadow Breaks Down

    Jul 10 2017

    Adam and Maggie make their way west, by way of Chicago, Minneapolis and the Dakotas. Shadow suffers her first breakdown, leaving us stranded on a rural highway in South Dakota. Adam battles a failing fuel pump. Maggie reflects on living bravely. Both of us wonder at the sadness and absurdity of the Wild Bill Bar not serving whiskey. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey The Secret History by Donna Tartt "Beauty is terror." Deadwood by Pete Dexter Let's Not Panic...more

  • 53: Is San Francisco a Scam?

    Jul 05 2017

    Maggie and Adam are bouncing back and forth between the USA and Canada, and seriously starting to wonder... is San Francisco a scam? We talk Montreal cathedrals, Ann Arbor book twins and some incredibly persistent bugs. Hardship strikes when we try to give up coffee. Adam eats dog food. Maggie gets patriotic. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter

  • 52: Confederate Dinosaurs

    Jun 26 2017

    Shadow makes her triumphant return, and she's back on the road again! Maggie and Adam are strangers in a strange land in the Deep South. We talk strange tow truck drivers, unwanted hitchhikers and some pretty extreme culture shock. We honor a fallen fellow road warrior with a moment of silence. Adam eats more ribs than is healthy under any circumstances. Maggie finds the ultimate roadside attraction. Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Hunger by Roxane Gay on ...more

  • 51: Out of Africa

    Jun 16 2017

    Maggie and Adam make it to some amazing sand dunes, before getting some sad news from home. We talk tough logistics, the madness that is the Addis Ababa airport, and share some stories of a pretty fantastic lady. Adam tears his pants from balls to back. Maggie drops some mad spotted hyena knowledge. Show Notes Let's Not Panic on Patreon Map of this leg of the Journey Adam's To Reconnect 4Runner Battery PDF for the Port Crew Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube Maggie on Twi...more

  • 50: Rhino Farts

    Jun 02 2017

    Adam and Maggie drive into Namibia, and also (technically, and only for a night) into Botswana. We talk Etosha National Park-- the crown jewel of Namibia's National Parks-- hyena sightings, waking up before dawn and the ubiquitousness of zebras. Adam falls in love with braai culture, Maggie has some thoughts about lion's mating habits. This Episode is brought to you by BUSHLORE AFRICA Show Notes Let's Not Panic on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not P...more

  • 49: Impalas are Sh*t

    May 26 2017

    Team Let's Not Panic is in South Africa! We introduce Mr. Wednesday, the burly Land Cruiser we've rented and compare him with Shadow. After a visit to Kruger National Park, Adam and Maggie have some strong opinions about animals. Adam has a very scientific hierarchy of animals. Maggie introduces a new segment. Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey Let's Not Panic on YouTube Let's Not Panic on Instagram Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter

  • 48: We Ship Shadow

    May 19 2017

    Maggie and Adam struggle with a million feels after putting Shadow into a shipping container headed for Miami. We talk ratings in Argentina, dubious propane shipping practices, and the surprisingly sentimental feelings we've developed for our equipment. Adam takes note of some friendly chauvinism. Maggie tries not to cry in a shipping yard. Show Notes Map of this leg of the Journey Looking for a customs agent in Uruguay? Work with Eduardo Kessler Worthington 299889 10-Pound Aluminum Propane C...more

  • 47: The Traveling Corpse

    May 13 2017

    Pals of the show Nick and Rebecca join us for a deeply indulgent week in Buenos Aires. We talk tango, jam boys, Recoleta Cemetery and renewed culture shock. Adam does some light trespassing. Maggie finds an unusual venue for embracing her Jewish heritage. We introduce the Cognitive Biases That Rebecca and Nick are Arguably Unqualified to Explain but Are Going to Explain Anyway Corner. Show Notes Support our future projects: Let's Not Panic on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Thinking Fa...more

  • 46: It's Bull Testicles

    May 06 2017

    Maggie and Adam are back in a big city, and finding it a bit of a culture shock. We talk promenades, parrillas and poker. Maggie gets shoes made by the world's most awesome family business. Adam lubes the drive shaft, which isn't a euphemism, apparently. Show Notes Support our future projects: Let's Not Panic on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Donate to Swing Left to combat the AHCA Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube Maggie on Twitter, Adam on Twitter

  • 45: We Crash Into a Swamp

    Apr 28 2017

    Adam and Maggie find the Argentine countryside hospitable, right up until it isn't. We talk about the essential difference between 12 and 15mph on a muddy road, the perils of mosquito passengers, and what recovery gear is necessary for extracting oneself from the steep bank of a swamp. Adam punches himself in the groin. Maggie almost makes friends with a skunk. Support Let's Not Panic on Patreon!  Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey Smittybilt CC230 2" x 30' Recovery Strap on Amazon Smi...more

  • 44: Thirty Six Degrees of Latitude Later

    Apr 21 2017

    Maggie and Adam have left Chile! For real this time. As we start our time in Argentina, we reflect back on our favorite moments in Chile, our top recommendations and most importantly: the differences in Chilean and Argentinian meat prep methods. Maggie does a technical corner. Adam has a self care pillow fort. We launch a Patreon! Support Let's Not Panic on Patreon! Show Notes Support Let's Not Panic on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey FRIO Insulin Cooling Wallet Extra Large on Amazon L...more

  • 43: Little Ideas, Big Projects

    Apr 14 2017

    Adam and Maggie are on the Carretera Austral, Chile's most scenic highway. We talk injuries and inspiration and the dampness that trees bring. Adam gets a little idea that turns into a big project. Maggie finds a new love in wood-burning stoves. Sponsor: This episode of Let's Not Panic is brought to you by Backblaze, online backup. Start your two-week free trial here. Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey Our first video which introduces Shadow on YouTube Frio to Fuego on Facebook Let's ...more

  • 42: Maggie's Not a Happy Camper

    Apr 07 2017

    Adam and Maggie are heading north, which means treading on old ground. We talk snow, rental equipment, how we decide between camping and hotels, and of course: meat. Adam's gets into a salami argument. Maggie goes on her first-ever trek in El Chalten. Even Adam gets cold. Pro-tip: Don't ever buy the pineapple orange chicken flavor of backpacking food from Alpine Aire.  Sponsor: This episode of Let's Not Panic is brought to you by Backblaze, online backup. Start your two-week free trial here. S...more

  • 41: We Return and Then Return

    Mar 29 2017

    Maggie and Adam head to LA for a week with family. We talk drone drama, couples' conflicts and the many questions we got while we were home. Adam falls in love with Maggie's sister's fiance's meat smoker. Maggie reflects on LA's bizarrely effortful fashion scene. Most importantly: thank you to all for the kind wishes for Maggie's grandmother-- she is doing better, and is much more comfortable than she was. Show Notes Map of this leg of the Journey Heroes of Might and Magic III for iPad on th...more

  • 40: End of the World

    Mar 20 2017

    But not the end of the adventure. Maggie and Adam reach the southernmost drivable road in South America. We talk the about our decision making around choosing a 4Runner for the trip, as well as our plans for the future. Maggie meets some penguins. Adam worries about the rooftop tent in the face of some truly tremendous winds. This is an adventure. Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey Drive Nacho Drive -- overlanding memoir available on Amazon Life Aquatic on Amazon Let's Not Panic on Ins...more

  • 39: Puma Watch 2017

    Mar 10 2017

    Maggie and Adam explore Torres Del Paine under adult supervision. We talk A+ tourism, toilet paper calamities, and geodesic domes. Pumas are spotted. Adam chews cud. Maggie finds some new role models. Show Notes Map of this leg of the Journey from El Calafate to Puerto Natales Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens on Amazon Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM ELD SLD Aspherical Super Wide Angle Lens on Amazon Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200MM f/4-5.6G ED Vibration Reduction II Zoom Lens on Amazon Nikon...more

  • 38: Gone With the Wind

    Mar 03 2017

    Adam and Maggie battle apocalyptic winds in an effort to save the rooftop tent. Adam shares his thoughts on misanthropy, and a perverted brush with nature. Maggie is doused in gasoline. Secret compartments are revealed and Patagonia is reached. Show Notes Map of this leg of the Journey from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate Zoom H6 Handy Recorder on Amazon Sennheisser e835 Microphones on Amazon Let's Not Panic on Instagram Adam on Twitter Maggie on Twitter

  • 37: We Smuggle Meat

    Feb 26 2017

    Adam and Maggie set a crazy fast course through Chile in order to get to Patagonia on time. After making friends in Santiago, we visit a country estate in Isla Negra, drive through Valparaiso and spend some time at Pablo Neruda's house. Adam hides meat in strange places at the Chilean-Argentine border. Maggie throws her neck out. We introduce a new segment: Adam's Meat Counter. Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from San Pedro de Atacama to Bariloche Let's Not Panic on Instagram Got f...more

  • 36: Shadow Gets Her Groove Back

    Feb 19 2017

    Adam and Maggie get all their adventure juices back after visiting the Salar de Uyuni and driving the Lagunas Route. We talk Bolivia as a whole, the relative colors of flamingos, gas mileage and some tough, but rewarding camping. Maggie finds her favorite lake in the whole world. Adam has a "garage sale." Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama PanAm Notes blog post with some waypoints we visited FromAtoB blog post with some waypoints we visited Harry P...more

  • 35: Maggie's Eating for Two

    Feb 10 2017

    Maggie and Adam get laid low from various illnesses. Shadow has gremlins. But Sucre is great, arepas stuffed with cheese are even better and soon we'll be in Salar de Uyuni! Adam falls in love with a train graveyard. Maggie bears witness to a terrible car accident. Drive safe, everyone. No texting. Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Cochabamba to Uyuni Let's Not Panic on Instagram

  • 34: You're a Jerk, Llama

    Jan 29 2017

    Adam and Maggie accidentally camp in a snow storm. We make friends with a very stubborn six-year old, eat at some bomb hole-in-the-wall Bolivian truck stops and visit Sajama National Park. Adam gets chased by a llama. Buddy Baggins suffers a mortal blow. Maggie has an existential realization. Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Copacabana to Cochabamba Let's Not Panic on Instagram Maggie's Children's Book for sale now in the UK, reviewed in The Guardian and Irish Times 

  • 33: Don't Amigo Me

    Jan 20 2017

    Adam and Maggie have moved on to Bolivia! We talk border crossings, tourism, meat-bagging and round up our time in Peru. We follow up on last week's episode with all the advice the internet has to offer on getting unstuck. Adam doesn't pay a bribe. Maggie is ready to hit the road again. Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Arequipa, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia Lasts week's episode 23: Stranded at 16,200 ft A reddit thread in which we solicit advice from the angriest folks on the in...more

  • 32: Stranded at 16,200 ft

    Jan 13 2017

    We get stuck in the mud, in the snow, at 16,200 feet, overnight so that you don't have to. An account and some lessons learned from our first real calamity. No one presses the SOS button. Adam doesn't get frostbite. Maggie doesn't like bullfights. A long time argument is settled. Show Notes Map of this leg of the Journey from Lima to Arequipa.. the hard way. The equipment we wish we had: Hi-Lift jack, Hi-Lift Liftmate wheel adapter, Hi-Lift jack base, Hi-Lift jack protector. The equipment we ...more

  • 31: We Go To Machu Picchu

    Jan 03 2017

    Maggie's Dad, Richard, and his girlfriend, Consolee join us for a trip to Machu Picchu! We talk being parked on active railroads, meat-bagging, insane logistics and, of COURSE, llamas. Consolee adjusts to new toilet rules. Richard battles altitude sickness. Maggie and Adam eat their body weights in Lima. Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey Adam's death-defying photo mentioned in Richard's Brutal Pick Let's Not Panic on Instagram

  • 30: The Lost Episode

    Dec 30 2016

    Take 2! We accidentally did this entire episode... without pressing record. But here this episode is in all its glory! Lost hikers! Hypothermia! Drugs! Police! Near death experiences! It's been a real extravaganza of drama for team Let's Not Panic. We talk high altitude hiking, strange offers and whether or not our car looks like an assassin's car. Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey Let's Not Panic on Instagram

  • 29: We Eat Dubious Meat

    Dec 19 2016

    We talk open air markets as a sole means of grocery shopping, mountain dogs who kamikaze themselves at our car, starry nights and yes, (as always) more poop sickness on this newest episode. Adam nearly crashes his drone into a car. Maggie gets bitten on the butt. Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey Motorcycling couple on Instagram Vanlife couple on Instagram Get your very own Trasharoo

  • 28: We Break Shadow

    Dec 12 2016

    Maggie and Adam are on to Peru! We talk general thoughts about Ecuador, including one calamitous run in with a wall in Guayaquil. We visit a poultry farm, make friends with a three year old, and drive through a sandstorm. Peruvian Police say what's up. Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Guayaquil to Chicama Swiss Wassi in Northern Peru Let's Not Panic on Instagram

  • 27: Galapagos!

    Dec 05 2016

    Maggie and Adam go to the Galapagos! We talk hammerhead sharks, penguins, turtles, flamingos, sea lions and strange landscapes. Adam has opinions about how to walk in grocery stores and Maggie learns that rented wetsuits smell terrible. Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Guanote to Guayaquil (and the Galapagos!). Our boat, Treasure of the Galapagos

  • 26: Adam Hears a Who

    Nov 26 2016

    Maggie and Adam are in Ecuador! We talk camping in the Cotopaxi National Park, haggling for a trip to the Galapagos and whether or not we nearly started a forest fire in a camp site full of kindling. Shadow drives 15K feet above sea level, Adam's technical corner covers solar panels, and Maggie is cold. Like, all of the time. Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Quito to a forest Maggie's favorite moment from The Office Adam's favorite 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Foldable Solar...more

  • 25: Adam Pays a Bribe

    Nov 19 2016

    Au Revoir, Colombia! Or, adios? I guess? Adam and Maggie talk border crossings, bribes, new friends, violence in Southern Colombia, and do an end-of-visit country recap. They also introduce two new segments: Adam's Technical Corner, and Maggie's Self-Care Pillow Fort. Show Notes Map of this leg of the Journey from Cali to Quito El Diablo Es Puerco Restaurant in Ibarra

  • 24: Maggie Pees Her Pants

    Nov 12 2016

    Maggie and Adam are back on the road, from Medellin to Cali with lots of stops along the way. They talk election calamity, bug bites, Colombian driving habits and the various strengths and weaknesses of the She-Wee product. Maggie takes a cry break. Adam scratches himself. They're back to their normal, disgusting selves again.    Bogata's traffic map, wearing a Christmas tree costume   Show Notes: Map of this leg of the journey from Medellin to Cali.. the long way Shadow, on a rickety bridge o...more

  • 23: Interview: Conor Flavin

    Nov 01 2016

    We snagged an interview with Conor Flavin, of the U.N. here in Colombia. He talks travel, knowing when to quit, and potential reasons for the Peace Referendum being rejected. He's been stationed in Ethiopia, Somalia, Nicaragua and now Colombia, and he's been an incredible resource to us on this trip. Plus he's got a great radio voice, so. You're welcome.     Show Notes The U.N. Refugee Agency on Twitter Conor on Facebook Get ready for a trip to Colombia with Colombia: A Comedy of Errors  

  • 22: Replacement Maggie

    Oct 27 2016

    Adam is joined in Colombia by friend of the show Jonathan Goldman while Maggie is “abroad” in San Francisco. Topics include the drive from Bogota to Medellin, the Salt Cathedral, Pablo Escobar’s hacienda-turned-theme-park, and how to find an Illuminati bar. Show Notes Map of this leg of our journey from Bogota to Medellin The reason Maggie is "abroad": her new children's book Also an Octopus Hacienda Napoles' strangely familiar branding Adam's picture of the Lioness attacking a Buzzard Jonatha...more

  • 21: Interview: Desk to Glory

    Oct 11 2016

    Richard and Ashley have been driving around North, Central and South America off and on since 2013-- and were a huge inspiration to us while we were still planning. So we're SUPER thrilled to present this interview with them! They tell us all about plans thwarted, camping next to an actively erupting volcano, and an enthusiastic cop / recreational herpetologist.    Richard and Ashley with their new friend and black mamba enthusiast near El Cocuy in Colombia.   Show Notes: Desk to Glory Blog Des...more

  • 20: Interview: She Explores

    Oct 07 2016

    We are joined by special guest Gale Straub of She Explores to discuss making the decision to go adventuring, traveling on your own and with a partner, building an online community, and how internet friends become real life friends.   Gale Straub with a superb example of "horizon eyes"   Show Notes She Explores She Explores on Instagram The She Explores Podcast  

  • 19: That Would be Like Home

    Sep 30 2016

    Maggie and Adam go in to the mountains, and find among other things: sheep, sheep shit, beautiful vistas, a very friendly park ranger and also debilitating altitude sickness. A spa is visited, but no one feels relaxed, and we discuss relative safety in Colombia and now San Francisco, where we are now to celebrate the release of Maggie's first book, Also an Octopus. The ideal test subject.     Show Notes Map of this leg of our journey from Paipa to El Cocuy and then to Bogota Buy Also an Octopu...more

  • 18: Adam Has Fleas

    Sep 21 2016

    Adam and Maggie head into the mountains of Colombia, and find among other things: beautiful vistas, gondolas, zip-lining, new friends and fleas. We answer some listener questions, and hope that people send in more! Maggie doesn't adopt a puppy, and Adam talks Zika research.      Show Notes Map of this leg of our journey from Valledupar to Paipa iOverlander -- the mandatory tool for this trip Our Drawer System, opened and shut Dominion - it's awesome, but it's bulky  Treat Yo Self from the show...more

  • 17: Stinky Purposes

    Sep 15 2016

    The road trip is definitely under way now, as we drive into the Guajira provence of Colombia to visit Punta Gallinas. Shadow drives like a superhero into some really tough terrain, and Maggie and Adam see goats, flamingos, baby sea turtles and more. Showers, of all shapes and sizes, are embraced, and Adam talks about his poo. Sponsor Our sponsor for this episode was MACK WELDON. Use the promo code PANIC for 20% off your order of their smart, stylish and swanky clothes. Get un-stinkable underpant...more

  • 16: Welcome Back, Shadow!

    Sep 11 2016

    After much turmoil, negotiation, false starts, and bureaucracy woes Shadow is back! We talk camping in the rainforest, monkeys, drama and adjusting to new social norms in this newest episode. Adam talks Zelda. Maggie fake cries.    Ants! Look at em' work.   Show Notes: Map of this leg, from Santa Marta to Tayrona to Riohacha  Tayrona National Park Let's Not Panic on Instagram  

  • 15: ¡Goooooooool!

    Sep 02 2016

    Ready for some audible sighing? Because the car still hasn't been cleared by customs. Adam and Maggie pout about bureaucracy, but also play some poker, do some CrossFit and study some Spanish in Santa Marta, Colombia. Also, Adam gets pooped on by a pigeon.  Sponsor Our sponsor for this episode was MACK WELDON. Use the promo code PANIC for 20% off your order of their smart, stylish and swanky clothes. Get un-stinkable underpants and support Let's Not Panic, all at the same time.      Show Notes ...more

  • 14: Project Golden Nethers

    Aug 24 2016

    Adam and Maggie may be laying low in Cartagena right now, but that doesn't mean anxiety ain't running high. We talk strange fruit, the upfront costs of this trip--from the car to the camping equipment-- a little bit of Crossfit, and a lot about Adam's butt.   A rare photo of Adam with all his clothes on.    Show Notes Spreadsheet: Let's Not Panic Rough Upfront Costs Toyota 4Runner Forum RuPaul's Drag Race on Instagram Desk to Glory on Instagram Crossfit Alinea on Instagram  

  • 13: God Damn It Adam

    Aug 18 2016

     Adam and Maggie are in Cuba! And Adams got all the poop jokes you could ever need thanks to Maggie's debilitating bout with either a parasite/ the flu/ or food poisoning. Havana hucksters, currency woes, and the political climate in Cuba.     Show Notes What a 45 minute line for wifi looks like What dinner inside an interrogation cell looks like  

  • 12: Interview: Imaginative Calamitist

    Aug 16 2016

    We are joined by Sharon Hall to talk about the risk of adopting children, maintaining a sense of humor towards your significant other, and what to do when your car is submerged underwater in a ravine. Show Notes The movie Desperately Seeking Susan The movie The Game Seatbelt Cutter Window Breaker Emergency Escape Tool Sharon Hall on Twitter The Expanse on Twitter  

  • 11: Scattering, Smattering, Splattering

    Aug 08 2016

    Adam is on the Belizian news. Hurricane Earl hits, and everyone's ok, except for that slide at Caribbean Villas. That slide is no more. We discuss anxiety, travel and otherwise, sponges on the beach, and how much chill is required to eat in Caye Caulker. Spoiler: all of it. All the chill.  Our sponsor for this episode was MACK WELDON. Use the promo code PANIC for 20% off your order of their smart, stylish and swanky clothes. Get un-stinkable underpants and support Let's Not Panic, all at the sam...more

  • 10: ¡Hola!

    Aug 03 2016

    Adam and Maggie make it to Belize! It's beautiful here, what with the crystal clear, turquoise waters, the plumeria, the coral reef and all the varied, gorgeous fish. Oh yeah, there's also a tropical storm / maybe hurricane coming. No big deal, right? RIGHT? This episode was sponsored by MACK WELDON. Shop their swanky, stylish (and smart!) underpants, and use the promo code PANIC for 20% off!  I also totally recommend following them on Instagram.  Thunderbolts and lightning, very very frighteni...more

  • 9: Interview: Red is Not Retired

    Jul 30 2016

    We talked quitting your job to go do something impractical and cool, with stand-up comedian and podcaster, Red Scott. You may know Red from his amazing Game of Thrones recap podcast, Boars, Gore and Swords, and if you don't then you should. He's got some solid ideas about a life worth living, and he's also hilarious.   This is Red's face, and his best navy button-down shirt. Photo cred: Hal Bergman    Show Notes:  Follow Red on Twitter or on Tumblr  Subscribe to Boars, Gore and Swords, and then...more

  • 8: Good Job, Eventually

    Jul 25 2016

    Adam and Maggie eat their way through Austin and now New Orleans. We respond to some listener questions, and talk breakfast tacos. Mostly this episode is about food. Mostly, food is our number one priority anyway, so, there's that. Adam ate 1.5 lbs of meat in a single sitting.    Food is very important. Tacos are very important. Barbecue is very important. Anyway, we liked Austin, and by that we mean it was delicious.    Show Notes Torchy's Tacos Tacodeli Lambert's BBQ Freedman's BBQ Commander...more

  • 7: The Imminent Demise of Our Vehicle

    Jul 20 2016

    There are things attached to our 4Runner, including but not limited to: gas cans, a refrigerator, and a rooftop tent. It’s possible for our car to catch fire, and GRRM may or may not be involved with Meow Wolf. There's an Instagram for our podcast now! Let's panic about it!  Check it out.    Our friend Steve took this photo! With his hands! On a camera! HOLY SHIT STEVE!    Show Notes Let's Not Panic on Instagram Expedition Portal Dark Skies Weather App Joe Wadlington's Twitter Traveling Treeho...more

  • 6: Naked Bacon

    Jul 15 2016

    Not even the DMV can ruin Zion and the Rockies. The difference between bunnies and rabbits, and proper naked bacon cooking form.     Show Notes Nemo Helio Pressure Shower Denver Museum of Nature and Science  

  • 5: Interview: Fixers vs. Minders

    Jul 12 2016

    This episode we have special guest, Richard Hall, for an interview about adventure, surveillance, and what it was like to be one of the first Americans into Vietnam after the war. He's also Maggie's Dad. Maggie is lucky like that.    This photo wasn't taken when we did the interview, it was taken at Thanksgiving. Adam doesn't have a mustache anymore, is really the only change though. Oh, and also we don't live in that apartment anymore.    Show Notes Watch Death of a Shaman Follow Richard on T...more

  • 4: The Fan of Damocles

    Jul 07 2016

    The adventure begins in earnest. We route a trail through Death Valley, Red Rock Canyon, and now Utah. Coyotes don't kill us.     Show Notes Adam's Red Rock Canyon Flyover Gear: AutoHome Columbus Roof Top Tent App: Camp & RV - Tent Camping to RV Parks  

  • 3: Vista Boogers

    Jul 03 2016

    We’ve hit the road but we’re doing a family visit circuit through California before starting the adventure in earnest. Our thoughts on leaving San Francisco and the great Death Valley Debate. Adam seeks podcast therapy.

  • 2: Origin

    Jun 25 2016

    We haven't left yet. A look back at how we got to where we are now: the origin story for our adventure, how the plan changed over time, and all the excuses we made not to leave.

  • 1: Panicking

    Jun 20 2016

    As we prepare to uproot our lives, we figure, why not leave a trail of lies in our wake. Episode negative one of our podcast explores packing, panic and photoshop. Show Notes Free couch: comfortable white loveseat (Not pictured here: numerous dark stains)