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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dec 5, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Bogata's traffic map, wearing a Christmas tree costume

 

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Nov 1, 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.

   

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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.

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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.

Richard and Ashley with their new friend and black mamba enthusiast near El Cocuy in Colombia.

 

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Desk to Glory Blog
Desk to Glory Instagram
Desk to Glory Facebook

 

Oct 7, 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"

Gale Straub with a superb example of "horizon eyes"

 

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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.  

The ideal test subject.  

 

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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. 

   

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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.

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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. 

  Flamingos, man. Who do they think they are?

Flamingos, man. Who do they think they are?

 

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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.

Ants! Look at em' work.

 

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Sep 2, 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. 

   

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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. 

A rare photo of Adam with all his clothes on. 

 

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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.

   

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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.

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Aug 8, 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 same time. 

  Aftermath of Hurricane Earl on Ambergris Caye

Aftermath of Hurricane Earl on Ambergris Caye

 

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Aug 3, 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 frightening. Photo cred to Adam, LOOK YOU CAN SEE THE LIGHTNING STRIKING THE OCEAN 

Thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening. Photo cred to Adam, LOOK YOU CAN SEE THE LIGHTNING STRIKING THE OCEAN 

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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 

This is Red's face, and his best navy button-down shirt. Photo cred: Hal Bergman 

 

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Follow Red on Twitter or on Tumblr 
Subscribe to Boars, Gore and Swords, and then follow them on Twitter
Read that article Red talked about 

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. 

Food is very important. Tacos are very important. Barbecue is very important. Anyway, we liked Austin, and by that we mean it was delicious. 

 

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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! 

Our friend Steve took this photo! With his hands! On a camera! HOLY SHIT STEVE! 

 

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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.

   

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