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Alexis Grant, an entrepreneurial writer and digital strategist, discusses how she managed to leave her job as a reporter to travel through Africa. Alexis wrote about her experience in the ebook, "How to Take a Career Break to Travel" where she also provides step-by-step planning advice for how to make your dream trip happen.

Direct download: Alexis_Grant_long-term_travel_interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36am EST

It has been six months since journalist Tom Paulson (@tompaulson) took Humanosphere independent (more on that here). As one of the few blogs devoted to covering global health, development and humanitarian issues, its sustainability is of great interest to the community of readers who know it and consume it every day.

So I checked in with Tom to see how his non-profit enterprise is going and what the next six months might look like, and frankly, his responses might be a little worrying to Humanosphere fans (hey, it's challenging to find the time to do journalism AND run an organization).

Direct download: Tom_Paulson_interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29am EST

The story of Guor Marial -- the South Sudanese runner who competed as an independent athlete at last summer's Olympic Games in London -- is nothing short of amazing. So it's easy to see why Guor's journey caught the eye of Bill Gallagher, a film producer. 

Now on the heels of a successful Kickstarter campaign, Bill along with Tom Law, an associate editor of the Sudan Tribune, are creating a documentary about Guor's burgeoning running career that will include a visit back to Guor's home in South Sudan -- a country he has not visited in 20 years. 

In the interview, Bill and Tom discuss their project and examine the perspectives they bring to the creation of this film. 

Direct download: Runner_Without_a_Country_interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm EST

What's it like to take a year off from a grueling medical school residency program and trade your scalpel for a reporter's notebook?

If nothing else, it's a shift in perspective.

Last May, Kristina Krohn, an Internal Medicine and Pediatrics resident at the University of Minnesota Medical School, hung up her white coat to explore the ever-changing world of global health news coverage and communication. Kristina was selected to be a Stanford-NBC News Fellow in Media and Global Health.

As her fellowship winds down (next year's fellow has already been announced), I chatted with Kristina about her experience -- the highlights (one-on-one time with Nancy Snyderman), and what she's learned so far. We also discussed her interest in media and how her time in the newsroom might affect her approach in the emergency room when she returns to her residency program soon.

Direct download: Interview_with_Stanford_NBC_Media_and_Global_Health_Fellow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36am EST

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