AtW Podcast, Episode 9: Josh Klemons

Picture of Josh and me.

Josh and Dan

Josh Klemons is my guest for this episode of the podcast. Having lived in Isreal, Josh has a deep understanding of Israeli-Palestinian relations, as well as those of the rest of the Middle East.

Josh is also the voice behind Reverbal Communications, which manages social media for companies with a variety of budgets. I can attest to his expertise – he has helped me to grow my presence exponentially.

Finally, Josh is the editor of my first book, 1000 Days Between. He did a great job of bringing my book from draft to final copy. If you want a sample, you can read the first twelve chapters for free, right here at 1000daysbetween.com.

My conversation with Josh was great. We talked about travel in a number of different places, as well as what's happening in our respective lives on opposite sides of the planet.

If you have any questions or comments, you can find Josh at the following locations:
Website – JoshKlemons.com
Facebook – reverbalcommunications
Twitter – @reverbalc

And of course, you can always leave a comment in the section below.

Now that we have that out of the way, here's the podcast:

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Show notes and corrections:

  • Here's a link to Haaretz, the newspaper Josh mentioned at the beginning of the discussion.
  • Josh also mentioned another news source called Vox, so there you go.
  • Contrary to what I had thought, in Belize they drive on the right. But in Suriname, they drive on the left for some reason.
  • According to trusty Wikipedia, the Nile is the longest river in the world at 6650 KM (4132 miles). The Amazon comes in second at 6400 KM (3976 miles), although this is still under dispute. What is not disputable, however, is that the Amazon has a larger discharge, with an average of 219,000 cubic meters per second. The Congo is second, with 41,800. The lowly Nile comes in 35th, with 5100.
  • I claimed that the Amazon flowed in the opposite direction 100 million years ago. However, according to National Geographic, the reversal began with the breakup of the South American and African continents, about 130 million years ago. I can't believe I was off by 30 million years. This is so embarrassing.
  • While we're on the subject, the Paraguay River is not connected to the Amazon.
  • Iquitos is the most inland port in the world, some 2300 miles from the mouth of the Amazon.
  • Marajó, with a land area of 40,100 square KM (15,500 square miles) is the world's largest freshwater island, but it's actually slightly smaller than Switzerland (41,285 square KM, 15,940 square miles). 1000 Days Between regrets this error.
  • According to Britannica, the Amazon's water dilutes the ocean's saltiness for more than 100 miles from shore.
  • Here's some info on the proposed Red Sea – Dead Sea Canal.
  • Here's a link to the Kibbutz Program Center, which connects young adults with Israel's extensive kibbutz network.
  • And finally, I mentioned the card game of Yaniv, which was a favorite of mine while I was traveling in South America. And now, thanks to modern technology, you can Play Yaniv online! Got anything better to do?
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