Podcast #075: Travel Podcasting with ChatGPT

Image created by AI. It's of a barefoot backpacker (in that they're barefoot and wearing a backpack), walking away from the camera, along a path with grass either side, trees in the background, and a bright sun with sunrays setting in the sky in the middle-back of shot.

Welcome to Episode 075 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.

Yep, I’ve created a podcast with the help of AI, in this case specifically ChatGPT. Now, the first question you might ask is of me is why, given my skill with words, my unique and distinct voice, both literal and metaphoric, and a preference for real stories and experiences over auto-generated ones, am I dabbling with AI? Well, the answer is manyfold, as you’ll find out.

What I look at here is how useful AI would be in creating content, assessing how good the information it provides is, and wondering whether it’s something we should be embracing or something we need to be fearful of.

Topics covered on this podcast include:

  • I’m leaving Glasgow (soon)
  • My expectations and understanding of AI
  • Getting AI to come up with a list of questions to ask on a podcast about remote places
  • Getting AI to answer said list of questions
  • Assessing the viability of AI’s answers
  • ChatGPT finds cute cafes in Glasgow
  • How AI would explore its hometown
  • What AI thinks about hiking barefoot
  • Travelling as a non-binary person seems to be at the edge of its knowledge
  • A Listicle about Solo Travel
  • ChatGPT and beer
  • Conclusions, usefulness, limitations, and things to be aware of

You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice. Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do. In addition, a PDF transcript of this episode is available.

As always, if you have anything to say about the topic, or indeed about my podcasting in general, leave a comment or let me know. I now have a newsletter you can subscribe to, containing extra content, and it’s where I’ll be mentioning future podcast episodes if you want to make your own contribution.

I also now have a Patreon! If you like what you hear, and want to access exclusive content (or just to show your appreciation), then head on over to my page and donate to me!

There are no contributions in this episode, unless you count ChatGPT itself. Voices for ChatGPT were provided by free online text-to-speech websites, by the way, and I tried to mix them up a bit.

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