Jun 15, 2012

Comedian Pete Holmes on adjacent experiences: Conversations relating to Travel, dreams and life

"We all have stories like that. We all have feelings adjacent to that story.
We're all doing the same thing. The more I let out, the more I realise that I'm not alone..."
- Pete Holmes in conversation with Kenya Barris. YMIW #54: (1hr 43m) 

When people say "everyone should travel", I think they really mean "people should experience many things", further still "everyone should collect as many feelings". The reason people enjoy books and movies is that it allows them to experience other people's narratives, to identify with someone outside of themselves. That's what travels offers. Whilst we may never truly understand what its like to be on your first international Rock tour or live as a vagabond.We can experience feelings adjacent to it.

Ego tripping in Portugal, having a parallel experience
Comedian Pete Holmes has a very introspective personality which I identify with. I also find him hilarious and profound. The podcast format allows artists to share intimate details and find their true voice not unlike what's offered over dinner or on a blog. Below are posts featuring podcast excerpts of Pete Holmes ruminating on life, I relate it to my own experience and travels.

- Pete Holmes' official website
- Check out Pete Holmes' podcast: You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes

Zach Cregger: Being a kid again - Cave Clanning in La Perouse, Sydney


  1. That's a really cool take on things - I've never thought of travel or reading or any other medium in that way, but it makes a lot of sense now that I've read that...

    Ryan Gosling does set the bar a bit high, hey? :P But celebrities are kind of off in a separate little world of their own anyway :)

    The Wildest of Dreams

  2. Interestingly Pete Holmes is obsessed with Ryan Gosling. The thing I like about podcasts is that it demystifies people. Celebrities and characters like Don Draper are aspirational figures but I also see them illusions. I'm more interested in what's behind the curtain. That said I am drawn to personas and charisma, hence my love of wrestling, comedy etc...