Karun: Misadventures On Iran’s Longest River with Leon McCarron – Part 2


On Tuesday Leon McCarron joined me to chat about what he’s been up to since his last appearance on the EPoP podcast over 150 episodes ago!

Today we dive deep into the filming of Karun: Misadventures On Iran’s Longest River. (Watch the trailer below if you haven’t already seen it!)

Leon talks about the different landscapes they encountered throughout Iran, breaks down the costs of filming the documentary and traveling through the country (a number which you’re never going to believe), along with discussing how adding filming to the mix changes how they traveled.

Aside from the film we also chat about Leon’s penchant for traveling with other adventurers, how he chooses his travel partners, and if you should even travel with other people!

He also shares a hilarious travel mishap where he looses the one thing he really needs to paddle down a river. You’ll have to watch the movie for the end of that story though!

This is Part 2 of a 2 part interview. Click here to check out Part 1, where we discuss what Leon’s been up to in the last 16 months and his many adventures!

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In This Episode:

  • The cost of the trip
  • The amount of preparation for the trip
  • How does filming change the trip?
  • Picking your travel partner
  • New adventure with Dave Cornthwaite

and much more!


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Expedition 1000 with Dave Cornthwaite


Yesterday we talked a bit about Expedition 1000, but what kind of journeys are these really? Why does he undertake them? How much planning does he do? The questions are endless.

Dave patiently answers all of them and hands out some great advice on lifestyle, packing, and working on the road along the way.

We end our awesome interview with some travel mishaps that prove that perhaps, Dave isn’t so superhuman after all…

This is part two of a two-part interview with Dave Cornthwaite. Click here to listen to part one!

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In This Episode:

  • Getting started on these journeys. How much planning is there?
  • The only uncompleted journey (and why it still counts)
  • People MAKE these trips as wonderful as they are.
  • Differentiate between what you need, and what you want.
  • The things Dave brings on his adventures.
  • You’re the only one in control of your time.
  • Falling off at the finish line.

and much more!

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