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This Podcast Is Helping To Spark Travel Inspiration For Black And Brown Travelers During The Times Of COVID
Listening to podcasts has become one of my favorite forms of escapism this year. There’s something special about listening to others share their journeys and experiences with you and realizing how we’re all just trying to do our best.
Although there are a lot of travel-related podcasts, there aren’t many that are targeted for Black and Brown travelers — Visit Philadelphia is changing that with its Love + Grit podcast.
The podcast, hosted by Laiya St. Claire (co-host of the Questlove Supreme podcast) with Rachel Ferguson and Justin Pizzi of Visit Philadelphia, is a conversation between Philadelphians and their immense love for their city.
Love + Grit’s episodes are filled with authentic stories from dynamic media personalities and musical artists such as Kenny Gamble, Diana Williams, DJ Diamond Kits, Chill Moody, Kindred the Family Soul and more.
The first episode aired right before the COVID-19 pandemic and since then, there have been over 10,5000 downloads and a 5-star rating.
According to Visit Philadelphia, “This Philadelphia podcast uses the authentic and diverse stories of the city to inspire all people — visitors and locals alike — to visit (or re-visit) the region.”
Whether you’re planning on visiting Philly in the near future or simply looking for a podcast geared to Black and Brown travelers, Love + Grit podcast is essential listening.