Tag: Video

Video: Interview with Pico Iyer on the Joy of Quiet

Pico Iyer’s December 2011 New York Times essay The Joy of Quiet became an instant classic, making the site’s “most e-mailed” list, prompting debates and discussions and generally, well, making a lot of noise.

The author and World Hum contributor sat down with “Radio Shangri-La” author Lisa Napoli last winter in Los Angeles for Live Talks discussion on the topic. This video of their conversation was just published.

Welcome Back, ‘Where the Hell is Matt?’

Yep, Matt Harding, he of viral-video, dancing-around-the-world fame, is back with another YouTube offering.

As blogger Corinne Bourbeillon points out, this time around Matt has ditched his trademark awkward jig in favor of choreographed flash mob-style group routines and local dance moves. The result, says Bourbeillon: The act has lost some of its initial freshness.

Agree? Disagree? See for yourself:

Video: Lisa Napoli in Conversation with Eric Weiner

World Hum contributors Lisa Napoli and Eric Weiner spoke in front of a live audience recently in Santa Monica. Napoli, of course, is the author of “Radio Shangri-La,” about her experience in Bhutan. Weiner wrote “The Geography of Bliss” and “Man Seeks God.” Their wide-ranging discussion touched on Bhutan, happiness, authenticity and spirituality, among other things. This 30-minute video has some highlights.

River a Mile Deep: Three Videos

Videos from Michael Shapiro's 24-day rafting trip down the Colorado River

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Video: Chef David Chang on Thoreau, Creativity and Lucky Peach

Really enjoyed this 17-minute conversation with Paul Holdengraber—almost as much as I’ve enjoyed the spicy pork sausage and rice cakes at Chang’s Momofuku Ssam Bar.

Tags: Food, Video

Video: Interview with Author Elizabeth Gilbert

A thoughtful 20-minute interview with the “Eat, Pray, Love” author covering MFA programs and her novel-in-progress, which she refers to at one point as “another travel book.”

Video: Eric Weiner on his new Book, ‘Man Seeks God’

We recently published The Inner Nightclub of Everlasting Joy, an excerpt from Eric Weiner’s new book, Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine. Here’s Weiner discussing the book and his travels with Lisa Napoli earlier this month at a Live Talks Los Angeles event. It’s an engaging, humor-filled conversation.

Eric Weiner in conversation with Lisa Napoli from Ted Habte-Gabr on Vimeo.

Shit Travel Bloggers Say

I guess this was inevitable, given the wildly popular meme. My room is comped, right?

‘Did You Read That Thing in Mother Jones?’

In case you haven’t seen it, a pretty brilliant scene from “Portlandia.”

Videos You Must See: Move, Learn, Eat

Edith Zimmerman from The Hairpin summarizes these three gorgeous travel shorts thusly: “Three beautiful, infuriating young men had enough time and money to go everywhere, eat everything, and turn it into three little movies. Go to hell, beautiful young men!”

“Move” is my favorite. “Learn” and “Eat” are below the jump.

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

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Splitscreen: A Love Story

Splitscreen: A Love Story from JW Griffiths on Vimeo.

Mesmerizing travel video shot entirely on a Nokia mobile phone.

(Via Kottke)

Rapping About Travel in Kenya, Mzungu-Style

Afar magazine sent filmmaker Jorma Taccone to Kenya, where he co-wrote a travel-related song with a Nairobi rapper named Rabbit and shot a video. Considering its mzungu origins, it’s not half bad.

Video You Must See: ‘Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex’

What goofing around in a Sin City hotel room looks like at 2,564 frames per second

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Video You Must See: Six Flags, After Katrina

Video You Must See: Six Flags, After Katrina Photo by Infrogmation via Flickr (Creative Commons)

An eerie look at Six Flags New Orleans. The park has been abandoned since Hurricane Katrina, and is scheduled for demolition in January.

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76-Second Travel Show: The Monopoly Travel Guide to Atlantic City

With help from the world-famous game, Robert Reid gets beyond the boardwalk

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Video You Must See: Cruising in Stormy Waters

When the Pacific Sun hit a heavy storm in the South Pacific, furniture and passengers went flying

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76-Second Travel Show: Do Brits Out-Travel Americans?

Robert Reid compares Britain's traveling tradition with America's. The lesson? You wouldn't want to split a pizza with John Steinbeck.

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How Bad is the Traffic in Moscow?

It’s so bad, one traffic expert told The New Yorker, that the city is “on the brink of transportational collapse.”

The new issue has an in-depth look at Moscow’s traffic woes. The story is available only to subscribers, but here’s an accompanying video:

Video You Must See: ‘Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind)’

In this Welsh town, "Chips, cheese, curry makes you feel brand new." Take that New York and Jay-Z.

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The Onion: Data-Recording Parrot Recovered From Plane Wreckage

The Onion News Network has the scoop: