Join Us at XX, Will Travel LIVE!

XX, Will Travel is ready to celebrate the launch of our second season with a party! For the first time ever, we’re journeying into the dangerous waters of a live podcast recording. The evening will include storytelling, prizes, evening gowns, and trippy travel tips.

Festivities will begin at 7pm at Volumes Bookcafe in Chicago, IL. The theme of the evening is “Out of Place.” It will feature travel-themed stories from co-hosts Ines Bellina and Kathy Pulkrabek, as well as two very special guests, Danette Chavez and Sameena Mustafa.

Danette is an assistant editor at the The A.V. Club. She is a Chicago native, whose first plane ride occurred in her 20s. So it’s fair to say she has some catching up to do. But she’s become a real pro at avoiding checked bag fees. Clearly a lady after our own hearts.


Sameena Mustafa is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. She has performed stand-up comedy at the Laugh Factory and Zanies Comedy Clubs. She has acted in theatrical productions at iO Chicago, Victory Gardens, and Stage 773. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has also studied at the Second City, Acting Studio Chicago, and Vagabond School of the Arts. In 2015, she founded Simmer Brown, a stand-up comedy collective, which has received praise from the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, WGN Radio, Redeye, and the Chicagoist. Sameena also serves on the Sounding Board, an advisory board for Chicago Public Media (WBEZ/Vocalo). You should definitely check out the next Simmer Brown show on Oct, 22 at North Bar.


Also, our lovely fans will have the chance to win:

– Distillery Tour Passes from KOVAL Distillery

– Peruvian Ají Sauce from Sobremesa Supper Club

– Movie Passes from Music Box Theatre


– 5-Person Distillery Tour/Tasting from Chicago Distilling Company

We’re asking for a suggested donation of $10.00. We really want to give you guys a better podcast experience, which is why funds raised will go towards:

  • New mics
  • A mixer
  • Digital recorder
  • Annual podcasting hosting fees

We’re honored that Wanderful has chosen our event as one of their official meet-ups. If you’re a member, please stop by and say hi!

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