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Passports and Poets

Conversations about the power of place and the places that change us—and why it matters.

Tracks

A revealing conversation with Patrice Aguilar, global wild life photographer and special ambassador for the Wild Horses of Carmargue
A revealing conversation with Patrice Aguilar, global wild life photographer and special ambassador for the Wild Horses of Carmargue.
59:17 07/27/2022
Andy Brandy Casagrande: award winning shark cinematographer, Discovery TV personality
Learn what Andy Brandy Casagrande, award winning shark cinematographer, Discovery TV personality, conservationist and protector, really thinks about sharks and what we all need to know...
49:24 05/31/2022
Dylan Roberts: An in-person interview with Wimberley film documentarian and war correspondent back from Ukraine and Poland
Join us in this fascinating interview with Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save The Elephants, who has spent a lifetime studying the social patterns and habits of elephants in Africa. From earlier days of simpler strategies using naming...
75:01 04/27/2022
Iain Douglas-Hamilton: A Lifetime’s Passion and Work for Saving Elephants
Join us in this fascinating interview with Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save The Elephants, who has spent a lifetime studying the social patterns and habits of elephants in Africa. From earlier days of simpler strategies using naming...
68:55 03/18/2022
An Intimate Conversation with Singer-Songwriter David Wilcox
David Wilcox has been singing his songs and weaving his musical magic for three decades. Speaking to the biggest issues of life and the heart in the most intimate of ways, David is truly a musical Medicine Man and Magician. Join David and Dr. Chick Morgan...
65:00 12/02/2021
James Mwenda Part 2: Global Wildlife Conservation Activist returns
Last time we talked with James (Episode 23), Rodney was in Kenya with him and the last two remaining northern white rhinos on the planet. This time, James is in our podcast Studio here in Wimberley, Texas, on an extended trip to educate and inspire...
56:41 11/17/2021
Beyond Jaws: Every week is Shark Week with our guest James Moskito
Whether leading his legendary tours for hundreds of people to experience Great White Sharks in the wild through his company Ocean Safaris, or hanging out with sharks of all kinds just for fun, James Moskito loves sharks and wants you to love them, too...
60:47 10/20/2021
James Mwanda: Protecting the Fine Line Between Life and Extinction
James Mwanda has been a personal vanguard in the protection of the now nearly extinct northern white rhinos of Africa. Caretaker for many years of the legendary Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, until Sudan’s death in 2018, James now works...
54:12 09/13/2021
Jan Mirkin-Earley: Passion, Obsession, and Transformation
From becoming an Austin Music Scene powerhouse to creating and sharing the emotional human stories of Vietnamese, Laotian, and Burmese textiles, Jan Mirkin-Early has always operated from one driving core philosophy: Be guided by the...
60:41 09/02/2021
Dony Wynn: Iconic drummer for Robert Palmer
Dony Wynn’s story is about creative vision, inspiration, unparalleled personal discipline, and musical magic. We know you will find his story “Simply Irresistible!” Enjoy this masterful storyteller as he shares his life journey of unwavering faith and...
78:56 08/03/2021
Pat O’Bryan: legendary guitar player & songwriter
When the Dixie Chicks recorded Susan Gibson’s song “Wide Open Spaces,” it was a vibe heard round the world that sent her career into orbit. But even after all the impressive songwriting awards she is still most known for her huge heart and a talent as big as...
74:20 07/07/2021
Susan Gibson: multi-national award winning singer songwriter still in touch with her down home roots and always helping others
When the Dixie Chicks recorded Susan Gibson’s song “Wide Open Spaces,” it was a vibe heard round the world that sent her career into orbit. But even after all the impressive songwriting awards she is still most known for her huge heart and a talent as big as...
60:11 04/22/2021
Korey Scott Pollard: Revered film and television AD, humanitarian, documentarian and social activist making a difference
From his first walk on audition for a role as one of the older kids in the now iconic film “Stand By Me,” to his award winning AD turns on successful television series and well known films, Korey has always lived a life based on honoring synchronicity and just...
70:19 04/01/2021
Greg Davis: Godwinks and Twists of Fate
After experiencing rapid fire devastating personal and financial setbacks, Greg Davis bought a $400 camera, quit his corporate job, and set out on what was to be a year long global soul searching expedition. There were a lot of life changing experiences along the way that Greg sometimes refers to as fate, such as...
69:01 01/14/2021
Jonathan Byrd: Poet, Songwriter, Mystic
Whether writing about the wild ponies of his home state of North Carolina, or Kierkegaard and Dylan, Johnathan Byrd takes us to musical and poetic places we’ve never experienced before. Join Dr. Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel…
61:06 12/30/2020
James Moskito – The Eye of the Whale
Dr. Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel talk with James Moskito, ocean explorer, protector, and shark and whale ambassador, as he shares his life changing story about an extraordinary emotional...
55:21 12/03/2020
Mary Gauthier – Saved By A Song
Dr. Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel talk with Internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning singer songwriter, Mary Gauthier, about the transformative power of truth and songwriting...
65:31 11/12/2020
Double Talkin’ Jive
Matt Sorum, Grammy Award winning and Hall of Fame drummer for Guns and Roses and Velvet Revolver talks about playing sold out arenas, rescuing dolphins, and his passion for arts in the schools...
52:53 10/29/2020
Poet is Not a Four Letter Word
Join Co-Hosts Dr. Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel in the studio with Nathan Brown, Ph.D., poet, book publisher, writer, author, songwriter and musician, as he takes us through his journey as a performing and touring artist...
52:43 10/22/2020
Big Laughs, Big Heart, Big Talent
Come listen and laugh with Co-Hosts Dr. Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel in the studio in their unedited episode with Bobby Arnold – musician, musical engineer, and humanitarian, as he takes us along his wild life ride...
46:43 10/15/2020
Hooked on Sharks
Cristina Zenato, Underwater Explorer, has been called “The Guardian of the Ocean” and “The Shark Whisperer” for reasons you’ll learn in our next fascinating conversation with Co-Hosts Dr. Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel.
40:01 10/08/2020
Living a Life With and For Sharks
Mike Coots survived a near fatal Tiger Shark attack as a teenager and turned that experience into becoming a world-renown advocate for shark conservation as well as a political activist for shark protection legislation.
45:16 09/23/2020
The Guide
How does a first-time-to-Africa photographer navigate the plains, the wildlife habitats, and the dangers, to find the incredible joys, experiences, and once in a lifetime photos?
46:10 09/03/2020
Jeremy Goss and Big Life
Dr. Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel host Jeremy Goss, Conservation Scientist with the Kenyan organization Big Life who Rodney met on his extended trip to Africa.
44:59 08/27/2020
Turk Pipkin
What do Willie Nelson, Desmond Tutu, Harry Connick, Jr., The Sopranos, Friday Night Lights, magicians, and builder of high schools and libraries in Kenya, Honduras, and Mexico all have in common?
45:57 08/20/2020
Immersion into Ethiopia’s Omo Valley Tribes
Hosts Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel are joined again by special guest Rick Minchew, Rodney’s travel colleague on their five week immersion into Africa.
48:12 08/13/2020
“The Incident”
“Passports, Please” Podcast hosts Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel are joined by special guest Rick Minchew, Rodney’s travel colleague on their five week immersion into Africa.
38:11 08/06/2020
Kenya Elephant Walk
Hosts Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel discuss Rodney’s encounter with the elephants in Kenya, including the monumental, legendary, Big Tusker elder Craig, and relates a poignant and powerful lesson learned from the late Big Tusker Tim.
45:48 07/30/2020
We’ve Got a Podcast!
Hosts Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel introduce themselves and their new podcast, “Passports, Please”; how they met and how “Passports, Please” came about. They discuss what listeners can look forward to.
40:08 07/16/2020