Unfolding Maps

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#0: Introduction

This new travel podcast travels the unbeaten path. Unfolding Maps talks to adventurers of all flavors about their expeditions and experiences that shaped them. Join the host, Erik Lorenz, in his conversations with globetrotters, who are best-selling writers, award-winning photographers,  and critically-acclaimed filmmakers. 


Through the pens and lenses of these border crossers, Unfolding Maps tells stories that encourage us to step out of familiar spaces, to venture to the other side of borders, and to savor the magic moments in between -- big and small. This show is an English spinoff of the popular podcast WELTWACH from Germany, also created by Erik.


In this introduction episode, Erik tells us more of what Unfolding Maps is all about.

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