Journeys Webcast #20 | Bicycling Mongolia to Music in Myanmar & The Creative Spark | Michael Shapiro



Meet Michael Shapiro, travel writer, photographer, editor, interviewer, and whitewater rafting guide.

Michael writes about travel, food, entertainment, and environmental issues. A former staff reporter and editor at leading newspapers in the San Francisco bay area. He’s the author of “The Creative Spark,” a collection of interviews with many of the world’s most creative people. His book “A Sense of Place” features conversations with leading travel writers. His stories appear in the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and many others. This is his journey and story on the Journeys Webcast hosted by Allan Karl WorldRider. Please subscribe to my channel https://bit.ly/wrytcs1

This is a replay of the 20th episode of the JOURNEYS Webcast—Adventure & Discovery In The Time of Corona. Allan Karl and Michael Shapiro chatted from San Diego to Petaluma in California when this show originally Livestreamed on September 21, 2020.

  • LINKS MENTIONED IN THE WEBCAST
    The Creative Spark, How musicians, writers, explorers, and other artists found their inner fire and followed their dreams: https://amzn.to/32NhQOr
  • A Sense of Place, Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft: https://amzn.to/3kBKc49
  • Michael’s Website: https://michaelshapiro.net
  • Stephen Colbert’s “Better Know A Ballot” voting resource: https://www.betterknowaballot.com

Michael Shapiro is the author of the new book, The Creative Spark: How musicians, writers, explorers, and other artists found their inner fire and followed their dreams, published in autumn, 2019. The book is a collection of interviews and biographical sketches that serve as an inspiration for creative endeavors. Among those whom Shapiro interviewed: Smokey Robinson, Lucinda Williams, Francis Ford Coppola, Pico Iyer, Jane Goodall, Amy Tan, David Sedaris, and Barbara Kingsolver.

The Journeys Webcast hosted by Allan Karl is a weekly live stream event where travelers, entrepreneurs, vintners, chefs, musicians, authors, speakers, and ordinary people living extraordinary lives come together for an hour of storytelling, inspiration, idea-sharing, and connection.

Our Conversation Touched On Some of These Topics & More:

The Challenge & Opportunity Of Interviewing Famous People​​​​​​​ | How does Michael establish rapport with legendary artists from literature, film, music, and adventure.​​​​​​​

Crazy Stories From A Travel Writer​​​​​​​ | Where and what kind of challenges did Michael need to solve to get out on the road.

The Creative Spark | How does Michael find his inner fire and what advice can he share to others from his interviews with creative artists

The Thrill of Rapids And Rushing Water | Michael’s passion for whitewater rafting

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