Chasing Bandos UrbEx Podcast

Everyone loves a good story. Chasing Bandos is an urbex podcast where urban explorers share their passion and love for exploring abandoned sites. We also run more topical mini-series & specials: Chernobyl, Buran, Famagusta. Check out the amazing adventure stories.

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3 days ago

Moses Gates is an urban explorer, licensed New York City tour guide, and visiting assistant professor of demography at the Pratt Institute. His love for exploring started in 2001 after moving to New York. Since then, he explored and infiltrated many sites across the whole world and wrote memoirs about it. His book 'Hidden Cities' is an excellent read and fascinating journey from climbing Notre-Dame cathedral to getting on top the pyramid of Giza. In this interview Moses shares many stories including finding a secret ancient room in the sewers of Rome, getting caught while exploring in Russia, being arrested for climbing to the top of the Chrysler building, exploring tunnels and subway systems and many more.  Links: Twitter: mosesnyc Instagram: mosesgates Chasing Bandos Podcast is available on chasingbandospodcast.com or your favourite podcasting app. Check out the pictures of our guest on Instagram at chasingbandospod.  You can get in contact by email: contact@gregabandoned.com  Why 'urbex explorers' don't share exact locations here: gregabandoned.com/urbex Intro song is Watcha Gon' Do is performed by Chris Shards [EPIDEMIC SOUND MUSIC LICENSE]. Rapid fire round background songs are: Greaser by TrackTribe and Bill Higley by Mini Vandals. Viewer discretion announcement at the beginning of the episode was done by Adrian Wunderler-Selby.

Saturday Sep 17, 2022

K Enagonio is a host of No Traces UrbEx podcast and they are an American urban explorer and a member of heavy metal bands Matriarchs and Chasing Satellites. They describe a journey into urban exploring, living abroad in Middle-East and moving to California. In this episode they tell a crazy story where a security guard send them to the top of the abandoned hospital. They describe a time exploring in Portugal, how they like linking with other explorers and why they love podcasting and what UrbEx means to them. And many, many more! Links: Website & Book: notracers.com Instagram: no.tracers and kenagonio YouTube: No Tracers Podcast: No Tracers Chasing Bandos Podcast is available on chasingbandospodcast.com or your favourite podcasting app. Check out the pictures of our guest on Instagram at chasingbandospod.  You can get in contact by email: contact@gregabandoned.com  Why 'urbex explorers' don't share exact locations here: gregabandoned.com/urbex Intro song is Watcha Gon' Do is performed by Chris Shards [EPIDEMIC SOUND MUSIC LICENSE]. Rapid fire round background songs are: Greaser by TrackTribe and Bill Higley by Mini Vandals. Viewer discretion announcement at the beginning of the episode was done by Adrian Wunderler-Selby.

Thursday Sep 01, 2022

John Kramer and Ben Kees are the masterminds behind the bit.ly/RustKickstart project called Electric Rust: Abandoned Power Plant Documentary. A full-length doc film about the history of the Philadelphia Electric Co, the power plants they abandoned, and those who dare to enter. Both are extremely passionate about their movie and if you would like to help make it please visit the Kickstarter page. Social media: Kickstarter: bit.ly/RustKickstart Instagram: electric_rust Chasing Bandos Podcast is available on chasingbandospodcast.com or your favourite podcasting app. Check out the pictures of our guest on Instagram at chasingbandospod.  You can get in contact by email: contact@gregabandoned.com  Why 'urbex explorers' don't share exact locations here: gregabandoned.com/urbex Intro song is Watcha Gon' Do is performed by Chris Shards [EPIDEMIC SOUND MUSIC LICENSE]. Rapid fire round background songs are: Greaser by TrackTribe and Bill Higley by Mini Vandals. Viewer discretion announcement at the beginning of the episode was done by Adrian Wunderler-Selby.

Saturday Aug 27, 2022

Bradley Garrett is a social geographer, explorer and photographer based at University College Dublin in Ireland. From 2008 and his move to London, Bradley started sneaking into abandoned underground tube stations and many more off-limit places around the city and country. He is an author of many Urbex-related books: Explore Everything: Place Hacking the City (adventures of exploring ruins, tunnels, climbing skyscrapers and exploring with London Consolidation Crew), Subterranean London: Cracking the Capital (what lies underground of London city) and London Rising: Illicit Photos from the City’s Heights, which documents the social, infrastructural and corporate verticalities of the city. In today's episode Professor Garrett tells his urban exploring stories and warns about the dangers of exploring as he reflects on his experiences with LCC and British Transport Police. Social media: Instagram: @goblinmerchant Website: bradleygarrett.com Crack the surface - Episode 1: here, Episode 2: here Chasing Bandos Podcast is available on chasingbandospodcast.com or your favourite podcasting app. Check out the pictures of our guest on Instagram at chasingbandospod.  You can get in contact by email: contact@gregabandoned.com  Why 'urbex explorers' don't share exact locations here: gregabandoned.com/urbex Intro song is Watcha Gon' Do is performed by Chris Shards [EPIDEMIC SOUND MUSIC LICENSE]. Rapid fire round background songs are: Greaser by TrackTribe and Bill Higley by Mini Vandals. Viewer discretion announcement at the beginning of the episode was done by Adrian Wunderler-Selby.

Saturday Aug 13, 2022

Adrian tells the story of exploring Joe Exotic ‘Tiger King’ now abandoned home and the guest explains his obsession with abandoned toilets and how he loves porcelain tiles (that's not weird, okey!) He also talks about exploring 80 million dollar mansion of oil tycoon Robert W. Plaster who founded Evergreen Investments. Adrian embarks on a discussion of the moral dilemma of exploring someones (now abandoned) former house and some of the other Adrian’s stories include saving a church, drugged infused orgy, sex dolls and almost getting murdered by copper thieves in abandoned hotel.  Social media: Instagram: abandoned_dallas Robert Plaster article read in the episode from: here Chasing Bandos Podcast is available on chasingbandospodcast.com or your favourite podcasting app. Check out the pictures of our guest on Instagram at chasingbandospod.  You can get in contact by email: contact@gregabandoned.com  Why 'urbex explorers' don't share exact locations here: gregabandoned.com/urbex Intro song is Watcha Gon' Do is performed by Chris Shards [EPIDEMIC SOUND MUSIC LICENSE]. Rapid fire round background songs are: Greaser by TrackTribe and Bill Higley by Mini Vandals. Viewer discretion announcement at the beginning of the episode was done by Adrian Wunderler-Selby.

Saturday Jul 30, 2022

Max Boncina is an American urban explorer/photographer from New York who has been exploring abandoned places domestically and internationally. He is also a sonyalpha ambassador and in this episode he talks about exploring Catacombs and fully describing the whole experience of going into the underground of Paris. He shared what is like to experience exploring tunnels and metro stations and how unique it was. We discussed the nature of urban explorer - are you born one or can you become one? Max compared his exploring in Europe vs America  and he also talked about seeing goats on the tree in Morocco! Social media: Website: maxbonphotography.com Instagram: max.bon Link to the article with goats on the tree: here Chasing Bandos Podcast is available on chasingbandospodcast.com or your favourite podcasting app. Check out the pictures of our guest on Instagram at chasingbandospod.  You can get in contact by email: contact@gregabandoned.com  Why 'urbex explorers' don't share exact locations here: gregabandoned.com/urbex Intro song is Watcha Gon' Do is performed by Chris Shards [EPIDEMIC SOUND MUSIC LICENSE]. Rapid fire round background songs are: Greaser by TrackTribe and Bill Higley by Mini Vandals. Viewer discretion announcement at the beginning of the episode was done by Adrian Wunderler-Selby.

Saturday Jul 16, 2022

Krist and Nathan Norsworthy are American explorers from New Orleans with a wealth of knowledge on local culture and history. It was an absolute pleasure to listen to them dive into the topic of what makes New Orleans unique and what it is like to explore in Louisiana. We find out who cajun is. We talk about Mardi Gras and the what hurricane Katrina did to the region. There are floating coffins and of course abandoned Six Flags theme park. Among brother's many stories we find out what's Nathan's favourite thing to do while exploring abandoned locations.  Social media: Website: abandonedneworleans.com Instagram: homesofneworleans (Nathan), abandonedneworleans (Kirst) Chasing Bandos Podcast is available on chasingbandospodcast.com or your favourite podcasting app. Check out the pictures of our guest on Instagram at chasingbandospod.  You can get in contact by email: contact@gregabandoned.com  Why 'urbex explorers' don't share exact locations here: gregabandoned.com/urbex Intro song is Watcha Gon' Do is performed by Chris Shards [EPIDEMIC SOUND MUSIC LICENSE]. Rapid fire round background songs are: Greaser by TrackTribe and Bill Higley by Mini Vandals. Viewer discretion announcement at the beginning of the episode was done by Adrian Wunderler-Selby.

Saturday Jul 02, 2022

Bill Finan is BACK! The 'God of UrbEx' RETURNS for the QUIZ episode and is joined by 7 other explorers and former podcast guests: Chris (urbexandchill), Devin (dark.exploration), Rachel (shesmagic_), Gabby (urbex_muse), Sonny (xplorewithsonny), Katharina (mio_terriyaki) and Ghost (ghost.urbex.japan). Our guests are divided into 3 groups and they battle to DEATH... (well, that's not technically true)... rewind... they compete in a Bill-Finan-Knowledge-Quiz with Bill Finan himself answering the questions! Would you like to also do the quiz? YOU CAN! Do it over here: Is Bill an Evil Genius? Chasing Bandos Podcast is available on chasingbandospodcast.com or your favourite podcasting app. Check out the pictures of our guest on Instagram at chasingbandospod.  You can get in contact by email: contact@gregabandoned.com  Why 'urbex explorers' don't share exact locations here: gregabandoned.com/urbex Intro song is Watcha Gon' Do is performed by Chris Shards [EPIDEMIC SOUND MUSIC LICENSE]. Rapid fire round background songs are: Greaser by TrackTribe and Bill Higley by Mini Vandals. Viewer discretion announcement at the beginning of the episode was done by Adrian Wunderler-Selby.

Saturday Jun 18, 2022

Brian Henry is a Baltimore-based explorer and experimental art photographer. His work focuses on nude male photography inside abandoned places and his portraits show ghostly-like disappearing person in the eerie decay setting. He went to Bosnia where he found fragments of bones in abandoned shopping mall. He followed his ancestors family tree that lead him to visit Poland and he visited Sweden where he set up an alarm and woke up the whole village from a deep winter sleep. He’s been to Chernobyl too and when this episode drops, he will be exploring in Iceland! On top of that, Brian Henry a.k.a “the squid guy” used to leave dried squids hanging from the ceiling in abandoned buildings all over the Maryland state. Why? Listen carefully to his episode to find out. There might be a story about bunch of vultures swirling above his head after smelling a dead squid. Social media: Website: brianhenryyy.com Instagram: brianhenryyy GoFundMe page to help Maureno: https://gofund.me/24fabc85 Chasing Bandos Podcast is available on chasingbandospodcast.com or your favourite podcasting app. Check out the pictures of our guest on Instagram at chasingbandospod.  You can get in contact by email: contact@gregabandoned.com  Why 'urbex explorers' don't share exact locations here: gregabandoned.com/urbex Intro song is Watcha Gon' Do is performed by Chris Shards [EPIDEMIC SOUND MUSIC LICENSE]. Rapid fire round background songs are: Greaser by TrackTribe and Bill Higley by Mini Vandals. Viewer discretion announcement at the beginning of the episode was done by Adrian Wunderler-Selby.

Saturday Jun 04, 2022

John Law is an American urban explorer and member of the Cacophony Society and San Francisco Suicide Club  that operated between 1977 and 1982. John is also a co-founder of Burning Man and co-author of Tales of The San Francisco Cacophony Society. He loved climbing since he was a young boy and continued ever since. He climbed the famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and was involved in urban exploration for over 40 years exploring secret locations around the globe. In the episode he shares urban exploring stories never heard before including Detroit frozen body story, kidnapping and blindfolded Suicide Club events, escaping cops hiding in the tunnel and leaving a nasty watery deposit off the side of the top of the bridge among many, many other stories. If you love urbex and stories you can't miss this one! Social media: Website: johnwlaw.com John's Book: talesofsfcacophony.com Instagram: johnwilliamlaw  Chasing Bandos Podcast is available on chasingbandospodcast.com or your favourite podcasting app. Check out the pictures of our guest on Instagram at chasingbandospod.  You can get in contact by email: contact@gregabandoned.com  Why 'urbex explorers' don't share exact locations here: gregabandoned.com/urbex Intro song is Watcha Gon' Do is performed by Chris Shards [EPIDEMIC SOUND MUSIC LICENSE]. Rapid fire round background songs are: Greaser by TrackTribe and Bill Higley by Mini Vandals. Viewer discretion announcement at the beginning of the episode was done by Adrian Wunderler-Selby.

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