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Coastless is a podcast hosted by Boyce Richardson and Melissa Yeager for Midwesterners navigating a connection-based travel lifestyle. The podcast offers tips on travel and interviews travelers from the Midwest.

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Coastless is a podcast hosted by Boyce Richardson and Melissa Yeager for Midwesterners navigating a connection-based travel lifestyle. The podcast offers tips on travel and interviews travelers from the Midwest.

iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
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Midwest nice

By Jeremy Peppas - Jul 04 2019
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Have listened from the start and enjoyed every minute. The hosts are relatable and experienced travelers themselves giving the pod a voice of authority. Also, adults can go to theme parks and have a perfectly fine time even if they don’t take children.

Great pod

By Drdreamcrusher - Sep 01 2018
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The first guest was really interesting! Looking forward to seeing what they do for future episodes.

iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
0
0
0
1

Midwest nice

By Jeremy Peppas - Jul 04 2019
Read more
Have listened from the start and enjoyed every minute. The hosts are relatable and experienced travelers themselves giving the pod a voice of authority. Also, adults can go to theme parks and have a perfectly fine time even if they don’t take children.

Great pod

By Drdreamcrusher - Sep 01 2018
Read more
The first guest was really interesting! Looking forward to seeing what they do for future episodes.
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Coastless

Latest release on Mar 03, 2020

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Coastless is a podcast hosted by Boyce Richardson and Melissa Yeager for Midwesterners navigating a connection-based travel lifestyle. The podcast offers tips on travel and interviews travelers from the Midwest.

Rank #1: Geoff Stricker, Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate

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Boyce and Melissa kick off this week’s pod by discussing their favorite and least favorite airports, as well as their favorite airport amenties. They then welcome Geoff Stricker, the Managing Director of Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate, the company that won the bid to construct the new terminal.

They ask Geoff about the bidding process, the company’s work to incorporate minority and women-owned businesses into the construction plan, and the process of learning from Kansas Citians what they want in the new terminal. He tells us the feature they added thanks to input from the public, as well as some of the other design features he hopes will help the terminal reflect the spirit of Kansas City.

You can follow Edgemoor @KCIEdgemoor or you can follow their account dedicated to the construction process @BuildKCI.

Our graphic is thanks to the fine folks at Mind + Matter.

Our music is Clap Guitar Rock 4 by AudioDragon licensed through Audiojungle.

Apr 16 2019

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Rank #2: Jaqui McCarthy, WiGo Trips

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What is your travel style? That’s the question we’re answering this week on the pod. Melissa and Boyce welcome Jaqui McCarthy, the CEO and co-founder of WiGo Trips.

WiGo is an app to assist you in finding and leading trips based on your travel style. Jaqui discusses how the app works as well as the different travel profiles — from early risers to avid partiers. She discusses the types of trips you’ll find on the app as well as how you can lead a trip of your own.

Jaqui was born in Honduras and moved to Kansas City as a child. She talks about how that framed her world view, as well as her perspective on travel.

You can find WiGo Trips in the iTunes store. You’ll need a password to join so make sure you stick around for the end of the pod where Jaqui gives you her code. (Hint: It’s her first name.)

You can follow Jaqui on Twitter and Instagram @jaquimccarthy.

You can find WiGo Trips on Twitter and Instagram @WiGoTrips.

Our graphic is thanks to the fine folks at Mind + Matter.

Our music is Clap Guitar Rock 4 by AudioDragon licensed through Audiojungle.

Apr 09 2019

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Rank #3: Michael Raucheisen, Icelandair

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This week on the pod, Boyce and Melissa discuss the recent groundbreaking for the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport. Boyce shares his impression of the atmosphere at the groundbreaking ceremony, and both Melissa and Boyce discuss some of their earliest memories of the airport.

They then welcome Michael Raucheisen, the North American Communications Manager for Icelandair. He discusses how Icelandair made its decision to enter the market in Kansas City, as well as some of the tourist highlights of Iceland. On a more serious note, he discusses how the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 has affected Icelandair’s fleet. He also talks about what Kansas City will have to show the airline before it would make its service available year-round.

You can check out Icelandair on their website, icelandair.com, or follow them on social media @icelandair. (Helpful hint: Here are some of the Icelandair hashtags if you’re traveling through Iceland: #icelandair #mystopover #viaiceland)

You can also follow Coastless on Instagram and Twitter @coastlesskc.

Apr 02 2019

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Rank #4: Peace Corp with Yael Abouhalkah and Beci Bosley

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It’s a new season of Coastless and a bit of a disclaimer before we begin. You might have noticed our hiatus. It’s been quite a few months as we’ve tried to put together this season. Since Boyce and Melissa are at least pretending to be responsible adults with full-time jobs, these pods will be a bit more sporadic in the future.

We start this week talking about our travel plans as well as Melissa’s experience on the oldest currently sailing cruise ship, the Astoria.

Then, we’re joined by Yael Abouhalkah and Beci Bosley who just returned from spending two years serving in the Peace Corp in Namibia. We discuss their experience as teachers in the African country as well as what it was like to be part of the Peace Corp. They tell us more about their project building libraries in the schools where they served as well as what it was like to come back home.

You can find Yael on Twitter @YaelTAbouhalkah.

https://coastlesskc.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/seasons-3-coastless-1.mp3

Our graphic is thanks to the fine folks at Mind + Matter.

Our music is Clap Guitar Rock 4 by AudioDragon licensed through Audiojungle.

Mar 03 2020

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Rank #5: Jimmy Hayes, Minaal

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Boyce and Melissa have returned from their respective Memorial Day vacations. Boyce talks about his adventures through Spain and Portugal, while Melissa discusses her experience in Fiji. Boyce then gives his rebuttal to the Disney Pod before they talk about their strategies for packing.

They then welcome Jimmy Hayes, co-founder of Minaal. Minaal makes high-end carry-on bags for people on the move. Jimmy joins Coastless from Tokyo where the company is working to grow its business.

https://coastlesskc.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/jimmy-hayes-minaal_mixdown.mp3

Jimmy tells us how he was packing before he and his co-founder, Doug, decided to launch Minaal. He talks about the challenges of holding a kickstarter to launch a company as well as some of the feedback they received after they launched their product.

He also discusses what he thinks makes a quality bag and how a bag is priced. He makes the argument about why it might be cheaper in the long run to splurge on some quality luggage.

You can find Minaal on Twitter @minaal or on Instagram @minaalofficial

Our graphic is thanks to the fine folks at Mind + Matter.

Our music is Clap Guitar Rock 4 by AudioDragon licensed through Audiojungle.

Jun 04 2019

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Peace Corp with Yael Abouhalkah and Beci Bosley

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It’s a new season of Coastless and a bit of a disclaimer before we begin. You might have noticed our hiatus. It’s been quite a few months as we’ve tried to put together this season. Since Boyce and Melissa are at least pretending to be responsible adults with full-time jobs, these pods will be a bit more sporadic in the future.

We start this week talking about our travel plans as well as Melissa’s experience on the oldest currently sailing cruise ship, the Astoria.

Then, we’re joined by Yael Abouhalkah and Beci Bosley who just returned from spending two years serving in the Peace Corp in Namibia. We discuss their experience as teachers in the African country as well as what it was like to be part of the Peace Corp. They tell us more about their project building libraries in the schools where they served as well as what it was like to come back home.

You can find Yael on Twitter @YaelTAbouhalkah.

https://coastlesskc.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/seasons-3-coastless-1.mp3

Our graphic is thanks to the fine folks at Mind + Matter.

Our music is Clap Guitar Rock 4 by AudioDragon licensed through Audiojungle.

Mar 03 2020

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Jimmy Hayes, Minaal

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Boyce and Melissa have returned from their respective Memorial Day vacations. Boyce talks about his adventures through Spain and Portugal, while Melissa discusses her experience in Fiji. Boyce then gives his rebuttal to the Disney Pod before they talk about their strategies for packing.

They then welcome Jimmy Hayes, co-founder of Minaal. Minaal makes high-end carry-on bags for people on the move. Jimmy joins Coastless from Tokyo where the company is working to grow its business.

https://coastlesskc.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/jimmy-hayes-minaal_mixdown.mp3

Jimmy tells us how he was packing before he and his co-founder, Doug, decided to launch Minaal. He talks about the challenges of holding a kickstarter to launch a company as well as some of the feedback they received after they launched their product.

He also discusses what he thinks makes a quality bag and how a bag is priced. He makes the argument about why it might be cheaper in the long run to splurge on some quality luggage.

You can find Minaal on Twitter @minaal or on Instagram @minaalofficial

Our graphic is thanks to the fine folks at Mind + Matter.

Our music is Clap Guitar Rock 4 by AudioDragon licensed through Audiojungle.

Jun 04 2019

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THE DISNEY POD

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Melissa has threatened to do this… and now, while Boyce is away traveling through Spain and Portugal, she’s doing a special pod about Disney. Melissa has invited Carly Duvall to sit in the co-host chair as they interview Scott Craven who covers Disney for the Travel Section of The Arizona Republic.

Scott tells us about some of the new happenings around Disneyland including the new land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. (The land opens at Disneyland in California first, and then in Florida in August.)  He tells us what attractions you’ll find there and what’s fresh for Disney.

Carly asks Scott about his tips for bringing kids to Disney. Scott gives some strategies for making sure your whole family has a great time and also tells us his least favorite ride at Disney.

Finally, we talk about the new rules for strollers, what you can bring into the park and what you should leave at home.

https://coastlesskc.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/disney-pod_mixdown.mp3

Our graphic is thanks to the fine folks at Mind + Matter.

Our music is Clap Guitar Rock 4 by AudioDragon licensed through Audiojungle.

May 21 2019

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Ashley Z. Hand, Cityfi

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This week on the pod we’re talking about the future of public transit. Melissa and Boyce discuss some of the characteristics of their favorite public transit systems. They then welcome Ashley Z. Hand, the co-founder of Cityfi and former first Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

Ashley explains Cityfi’s mission to facilitate sustainable change for people and the environment. Next, there is a discussion about how new technologies like self-driving cars might affect cities in the future, as well as how we can change transportation habits, particularly in places like Kansas City where people love their cars.

Finally, we discuss one of the major holes in Kansas City’s transit system: transit between downtown and the airport.

You can follow Cityfi on Twitter @teamcityfi.

You can follow Ashley Z. Hand @azhandkc.

Our graphic is thanks to the fine folks at Mind + Matter.

Our music is Clap Guitar Rock 4 by AudioDragon licensed through Audiojungle.

May 07 2019

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Ryan Maybee, J. Rieger & Co.

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This week on the pod, Melissa and Boyce talk about how they choose restaurants when traveling abroad. From Yelp to following great food journalists online, there are lots of opportunities to connect with the culture you are visiting through food.

They then welcome Ryan Maybee from J. Rieger & Co. He talks about how he chooses restaurants when traveling and also mentions the airline lounge where you’ll find Rieger whiskey. Maybee then discusses how he thinks being a Midwesterner has impacted his success in business. He talks about the Rieger’s role in promoting Kansas City nationwide.

Maybee gives some of his tips for his favorite wine regions of the world. Finally, he shares a crazy story about his experience mountain climbing in South America.

You can follow Ryan on Twitter @roundtablerye and the Rieger @therieger.

Our graphic is thanks to the fine folks at Mind + Matter.

Our music is Clap Guitar Rock 4 by AudioDragon licensed through Audiojungle.

Apr 23 2019

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Geoff Stricker, Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate

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https://coastlesskc.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/geoff-stricker_mixdown.mp3

Boyce and Melissa kick off this week’s pod by discussing their favorite and least favorite airports, as well as their favorite airport amenties. They then welcome Geoff Stricker, the Managing Director of Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate, the company that won the bid to construct the new terminal.

They ask Geoff about the bidding process, the company’s work to incorporate minority and women-owned businesses into the construction plan, and the process of learning from Kansas Citians what they want in the new terminal. He tells us the feature they added thanks to input from the public, as well as some of the other design features he hopes will help the terminal reflect the spirit of Kansas City.

You can follow Edgemoor @KCIEdgemoor or you can follow their account dedicated to the construction process @BuildKCI.

Our graphic is thanks to the fine folks at Mind + Matter.

Our music is Clap Guitar Rock 4 by AudioDragon licensed through Audiojungle.

Apr 16 2019

Play

Jaqui McCarthy, WiGo Trips

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https://coastlesskc.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/jaqui_mixdown.mp3

What is your travel style? That’s the question we’re answering this week on the pod. Melissa and Boyce welcome Jaqui McCarthy, the CEO and co-founder of WiGo Trips.

WiGo is an app to assist you in finding and leading trips based on your travel style. Jaqui discusses how the app works as well as the different travel profiles — from early risers to avid partiers. She discusses the types of trips you’ll find on the app as well as how you can lead a trip of your own.

Jaqui was born in Honduras and moved to Kansas City as a child. She talks about how that framed her world view, as well as her perspective on travel.

You can find WiGo Trips in the iTunes store. You’ll need a password to join so make sure you stick around for the end of the pod where Jaqui gives you her code. (Hint: It’s her first name.)

You can follow Jaqui on Twitter and Instagram @jaquimccarthy.

You can find WiGo Trips on Twitter and Instagram @WiGoTrips.

Our graphic is thanks to the fine folks at Mind + Matter.

Our music is Clap Guitar Rock 4 by AudioDragon licensed through Audiojungle.

Apr 09 2019

Play

Michael Raucheisen, Icelandair

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https://coastlesskc.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/s2-michael-raucheisen_mixdown.mp3

This week on the pod, Boyce and Melissa discuss the recent groundbreaking for the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport. Boyce shares his impression of the atmosphere at the groundbreaking ceremony, and both Melissa and Boyce discuss some of their earliest memories of the airport.

They then welcome Michael Raucheisen, the North American Communications Manager for Icelandair. He discusses how Icelandair made its decision to enter the market in Kansas City, as well as some of the tourist highlights of Iceland. On a more serious note, he discusses how the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 has affected Icelandair’s fleet. He also talks about what Kansas City will have to show the airline before it would make its service available year-round.

You can check out Icelandair on their website, icelandair.com, or follow them on social media @icelandair. (Helpful hint: Here are some of the Icelandair hashtags if you’re traveling through Iceland: #icelandair #mystopover #viaiceland)

You can also follow Coastless on Instagram and Twitter @coastlesskc.

Apr 02 2019

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Jillian Muir, Kansas City Flight Attendant

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This week on the pod we discuss plane etiquette. Should you take your shoes off? Can you save seats on Southwest? We delve into these hot topics before getting input from Kansas City-based flight attendant Jillian Muir.

Muir works for a major U.S. airline and talks to us about what it is like to have a fuselage be your office. She tells us the unique way she commutes to work as well as tips about the small things you can do to make your cabin crew happy.

We also get into some deeper topics like how she and her colleagues deal with unruly passengers and sexual harassment on a plane. Finally, she reveals what flight attendants know about you on flights and why you might want to be a little nicer to the gate agent or it could follow you for the rest of your flight.

Mar 19 2019

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Lauren Keith, Lonely Planet Destination Editor for the Middle East and North Africa

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From Hawaii to Fiji, we kick off season two by discussing which routes to watch for great airfare deals as well as why it is less expensive to travel by air this year.

Then we welcome Lonely Planet’s Lauren Keith. Keith is the Destination Editor for the Middle East and North Africa and also a native of Wichita. We talk to her about the journey that took her from Lawrence, Kan., to managing this division of the popular guide book in London.

Keith talks to us about the challenges of editing a guide book for this region and provides some of her packing tips and recommendations for traveling through the Middle East and North Africa.

Finally, she tells us what she misses the most about the Midwest and offers travel tips for visiting London.

Mar 12 2019

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iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
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0
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1

Midwest nice

By Jeremy Peppas - Jul 04 2019
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Have listened from the start and enjoyed every minute. The hosts are relatable and experienced travelers themselves giving the pod a voice of authority. Also, adults can go to theme parks and have a perfectly fine time even if they don’t take children.

Great pod

By Drdreamcrusher - Sep 01 2018
Read more
The first guest was really interesting! Looking forward to seeing what they do for future episodes.