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Deviate
Deviate

Rolf Potts veers off-topic in this unique series of conversations with experts, public figures, and intriguing people.

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Episodes

Andrew McCarthy on telling travel stories

“We ‘massage’ the truth to make it fit the narrative we need it to fit in our lives.”  –Andrew McCarthy In... more

12 Mar 2024 · 58 minutes
Taking "microadventures" close to home

“Unless we explore our neighborhood, we can’t imagine what might be right under our noses, nor be able to celebrate... more

13 Feb 2024 · 57 minutes
The weird emotional power of sports (Super Bowl special)

“I hate the Kansas City Chiefs with a passion reserved only for things that I love.” —Tod Goldberg In this episode... more

04 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Tim Ferriss on achievement v. appreciation

“Billionaires can’t take a week off? What’s the point of having a billion dollars if they have fewer options than... more

09 Jan 2024 · 2 hours, 8 minutes
Imagination and ritual in travel

“Sometimes it’s good to sit still and let a place move through you instead of you moving through a place.” ... more

28 Nov 2023 · 41 minutes
The making of a travel writer

“When asked to give advice to young people looking to become travel writers, I invariably tell them to go –... more

14 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
Being a guest on the road (redo)

“One way of making famous landmarks more comprehensible is to look for surprises, good and bad, that go beyond what... more

31 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
Truth, luck, & multi-genre storytelling

“Not everyone who’s lucky is talented and not everyone who’s talented is lucky.”  –Tom Bissell In this episode of Deviate, Rolf and... more

17 Oct 2023 · 58 minutes
Being a guest on the road

“One way of making famous landmarks more comprehensible is to look for surprises, good and bad, that go beyond what... more

03 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
A life in travel

“One ironic anxiety of travel is that suddenly you’re living in ‘organic time’ and you’re not used to it.”  –Rolf... more

19 Sep 2023 · 39 minutes
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Andrew McCarthy on telling travel stories
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