Redefining Adventure

Busking through Spain to rekindle the excitement of uncertainty

Alastair Humphreys (Photo courtesy Alastair Humphreys)

Alastair Humphreys (Photo courtesy Alastair Humphreys)


"The idea of playing the violin in public terrified me.”

— Alastair Humphreys


When we talk about adventure, we often think of extreme endeavors. Summiting mountains. Surviving in the wilderness. Sailing around the world.

But what is it that makes those things adventures? What actually is an adventure? And why do some of us seek out things that are harder than they need to be?

On this episode, we talk with Alastair Humphreys, author of the book My Midsummer Morning.

After a lifetime of chasing traditional adventures, Alastair wanted a different sort of challenge. So he set off on a journey across Spain, with the intention of earning his keep through busking. The trip was simultaneously safer and scarier than anything he’d done before, and it changed his view on what adventure means.


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