The Journey

The Journey
A podcast about the trip that changed everything. The Journey is an original podcast brought to you by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. It tells true tales of people whose lives have been transformed by travel. Host Jonathan Groubert meets extraordinary people all over the planet. Each episode revolves around a story in which a journey is the turning point. Travel along with the main characters to the icy plains of Alaska, the hectic streets of New Delhi or the dusty villages of Kenya. For more background on the stories, check out

The Flight That Changed Everything
Aug 22, 2019 • 31 min
KLM’s very first flight in 1920 almost didn’t take place. It is now more than one hundred years since Albert Plesman dreamed of transporting people by air. This was a revolutionary idea that would ultimately lead to the establishment of KLM. But before…
The Magic Light
Aug 8, 2019 • 29 min
Morten Hilmer’s job is to protect the borders of Greenland. He travels by dog sled across vast empty plains, home to polar bears, arctic foxes and musk oxen. Here, at this desolate location, Morten has an epiphany on what will become his life’s destiny…
The Record Keeper
Jul 25, 2019 • 27 min
An avid collector, Tony Wheeler’s hobby inadvertently led to the creation of Lonely Planet travel guides. In the 70s he travels with his wife from Great Britain to Australia over land. Once they arrive Down Under, everyone wants to know how they did it.…
Thicker than Water
Jul 11, 2019 • 32 min
The Forkan family trades in their home and all that is familiar for a nomadic existence. Together with his three brothers and sisters, Paul has the time of his life. But when tragedy hits and threatens to tear the family apart, they become closer than…
The Great Escape
Jun 27, 2019 • 33 min
Emma Slade is an analyst at a large bank working at the top international level, responsible for major investments. One night, she is kidnapped and her life is uprooted. However, this turns out to be the start of an incredible journey that ends far from…
Trial by Fire
Jun 13, 2019 • 31 min
Etana Jacobson has an innate curiosity about far-off, native cultures. Her ultimate dream is to live with a tribe in one of the most remote areas of Australia. She is even given a special status to live with a tribe - until she makes a huge mistake.
Betrayed by the sea
May 30, 2019 • 35 min
Ever since she was a kid, marine biologist, Shannon Leone Fowler, loved the ocean.
The Journey Trailer Season 2
May 23, 2019 • 1 min
The Journey presents brand new episodes with stories about the trip that changed everything. It tells true tales of people whose lives have been transformed by travel. Host Jonathan Groubert meets extraordinary people all over the planet. Each episode…
The Hand of God
Jun 25, 2018 • 35 min
More than sixty years later, Rose’s father’s shipwreck was to change the course of her life in a way that no one could’ve envisioned.
Redemption in India
May 13, 2018 • 30 min
When the life of international model, Ries, collapses, he drags his sister Vera along in his downfall.
The Muse from Buenos Aires
Apr 29, 2018 • 30 min
The image of a woman passing by in Buenos Aires gives Todd a completely new direction to follow in life.
The Total Collapse
Apr 15, 2018 • 30 min
When Dina’s fast-paced life of glamour in New York comes to a screeching halt, she looks for a new purpose in life.
The Outsider
Apr 1, 2018 • 31 min
During an intense journey in Kenya, Samba figures out his purpose in life: to conquer the world as a stand-up comedian.
Living with bears
Mar 18, 2018 • 33 min
Linda follows her heart to Alaska. She leaves everything behind and chooses a life in the wilderness.
The Journey Trailer Season 1
Feb 19, 2018 • 1 min
Introducing The Journey: a podcast that tells true tales of people whose lives have been transformed by travel. Brought to you by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.