We have our first guest to interview! Yeaaaay! In this episode, we speak with Mark Bookman from Pennsylvania.
Not only is Mark a PhD candidate, but he is also the first Fulbright Scholar to Japan to use a wheelchair… and on top of that he also started the Accessible Mapping Project, or AMP, which uses crowdsourced data to illustrate accessibility at the University of Pennsylvania in real-time.
I got a chance to talk to Mark as he prepares to return to Japan for another year of studying abroad. We talk about how travel experiences changed along with his mobility needs, the importance of travel and … fried chicken and Mozart. Why? I guess you’ll just need to listen to find out!
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The (horrible machine-translated) transcript can be downloaded here: PDF of transcript.
PS – We started a playlist of songs selected by our guests – give it a listen!
Accessible Travel Tunes – Music from the Have Disability, Will Travel podcast