Restid

When shared transport becomes a lifestyle. Restid explores the stories of journeys, the theatre of travel, and how people use their travel time.

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Episodes

4 days ago

Starting is easier than stopping.  Agents of change, building trust, mutual respect and civility on the platforms of shared, public transport and transit.  As Churchill once said "Why do we regard history as of the past and forget we are making it?"

Ep 7: The Eyes on the Bus

Tuesday May 14, 2024

Tuesday May 14, 2024

Safe and secure with strangers, surprising adventures, parking in a bus lane, the joys of the Far North Line (https://www.fofnl.org.uk/) and remember, there are more of us.

Ep 6: Making and Saving Money

Tuesday May 07, 2024

Tuesday May 07, 2024

The creative ways that people use to make and save money, riding on buses and trains. This episode includes a magic bus, a convent of arthritic nuns, parking in Amsterdam, John LeCarre, Duke Ellington and more.  The opportunities to explore and earn are there to be grasped.

Ep 5: Time

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

Productive time vs Elapsed time and overcoming cabin fever.  
It's not just how long a trip takes but what you can do with the time the trip lasts. 
The Man in Seat 61 and living, studying and playing on trains.

Ep 4: Small World

Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

Nightingales
Wales and Japan
Rolling Stones
The Cliffhanger
Romance

Friday Apr 19, 2024

Feedback from listeners and questions answered

Ep 3: Alone Together

Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

Feel happier, more engaged, and learn new things - speak with a stranger.
Bus queues in Finland.
Insecurity and social interactions.
Brief Encounter
Strangers as trusted confidantes.
Bus drivers, the most thanked workers in Britain.
Autonomous vehicles, driverless cars and carless drivers.

Ep 2: Serendipity

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

Observing with sagacity
How American men cross their legs
Dealing with annoying travellers and drivers
The reluctance of the English to interact with fellow travellers, and the risk of being viewed as "drunk, drugged or deranged".
Amtrak community dining
 

Ep. 1: Introduction

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

Introducing the Restid podcast
Embracing a lifestyle choice
Why Restid?
 

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Restid, travel time

Restid (with an "i") explores why so many people are now embracing shared transport. It's a lifestyle choice rather than just a mode of travel. The motivations for change vary: convenience, safety, cost, and environmental responsibility, are often cited.  But the one that really intrigues us is the desire “to explore”. 

Whether resting, reading, watching or writing, chatting or listening, travel time is our time, to use as we choose.  And a great journey is like a book that you want to finish but not to end. 

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