travel stories no one tells
Baggage Claim is the gritty, real story of what happens when a man-child follows one too many travel "influencers" on Instagram, mumbles "hey I can travel too" in the mirror and strikes out for adventure, whatever that means. Join Will as he leaves behind his life - his career, his fiance, his apartment in New York City - to explore the globe only to find that the world out there is just as rife with confusion and awkwardness as life back home.
An innovative twist on audiodrama, this immersive, honest first-person memoir-style podcast tells the story of awkward, painful and powerful revelations in foreign lands. Stories about awkwardly fumbling through language barriers and developing powerful relationships with complete strangers. About accidentally illegally immigrating to Paraguay. About crouching on a toilet in a public bathroom for nearly an hour because he's convinced he's going to be kidnapped. This is the opposite of travel porn. It’s travel diarrhea. Often literally. Always metaphorically.
Baggage Claim's trailer was released on December 10th, 2020. The first three episodes dropped on December 15, 2020, with new episodes every Tuesday for 27 Tuesdays at 5 AM ET.
Baggage Claim is available mostly everywhere podcasts are heard, including iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and more. The show is also available on YouTube. Show notes for every episode include full transcription, credits, photos and additional insight, and are available here. Listeners in the United States and Canada can text CONNECT to (332) 877-9540 to engage directly and receive show updates and alerts. Those uncomfortable with texting or living internationally are encouraged to visit heybaggageclaim.com/connect to sign up for emails. Fans can also schedule personal Q&As via Zoom for their friends with host Will Conway by using this link. Additionally, a listing of all reviews, podcast appearances, interviews and other media appearances can be found here. Social media channels are available below:
Branding & guidelines
Tagline: travel stories no one tells
Logo: Pale yellow (#FFEE95), black (#000000) and white (#FFFFFF)
Logo font: The logo's font is Glacial Indifference. The title is bold with capitalized first letters. The tagline is italicized and lower case.
Naming convention: The name of this podcast is Baggage Claim. Both first letters capitalized. Individual episodes follow this format: This Is the Title (example: A Guy Needs a Pen).
Logos, photos and other brand resources: download from Google Drive
Credits & humans
Baggage Claim is written, recorded, produced and designed and marketed by Will Conway. Music is by Kit Conway of the band Stello. Individual sounds are credited in the show notes on an episode-by-episode basis. Emotional support resourcing is provided by Will's girlfriend, Fanny Laliberté at 2:15 AM every morning. She is the best and deserves everything. Also, media kit edited by Fanny Laliberté.