Evo Terra

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Evo Terra
Evo Terra headshot.jpg
Terra, 2016
Born
Travis Unwin

(1968-06-10) June 10, 1968 (age 51)
Lawton, Oklahoma, US
Other namesPod Yoda
Occupation
  • Podcaster
  • writer
Spouse(s)Sheila Dee
Websiteevoterra.com

Travis Unwin (born June 10, 1968), known professionally as Evo Terra, is an American podcaster, author, radio broadcaster, and businessman based in Bangkok, Thailand.[1][2] Terra is the author of Podcasting For Dummies, originator of The Beer Diet, a travel blogger, and an early pioneer in podcasting.[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

Podcasting[edit]

Evo Terra began his audio content career as a member of the team that produced and presented an internet-based radio show in 2002.[6][7][8] The format focused on interviews of notable authors, including interviews with Arthur C. Clarke, Boris Vallejo, and Piers Anthony.[6] The show moved to terrestrial radio and then to satellite syndication in 2003.[7] As one of the earliest popularizers of podcasting, Terra's first podcast episode appeared on the Podcast Alley directory on October 14, 2004, and was only the fortieth podcast produced as of that date.[6][9][10] Slice of SciFi received the Top Rated Podcast Award in 2005[3] and the 2008 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction News Podcast.[11][failed verification] In 2006, Terra was one of the co-founders of Podiobooks.com,[6][12] a website that uses podcasting technology to help authors distribute serialized versions of audiobooks from various genres.[1][9][13][14] In 2011, Terra founded ePublish Unum, a company that provided educational services for independent authors until September 2014.[15] Terra has also been a panelist in the podcasting track at Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia.[16] and delivered the keynote address at the Podcast Movement conference in Dallas, Texas in 2014.[17]

Evo Terra book signing for Mark Jeffrey

Publishing[edit]

In 2005, the first edition of Podcasting For Dummies, co-authored with Tee Morris, was published by John Wiley & Sons.[5] Terra collaborated on the second edition of Podcasting For Dummies with Tee Morris, Chuck Tomasi, and Kreg Steppe in 2008.[18] These were two of the earliest easily accessible books on the new medium known as podcasting, and helped popularize the new medium among content creators.[6][7][9][19] The 2007 publication of Expert Podcasting Practices For Dummies expanded on the techniques described in the first book.[20] The Beer Diet (A Brew Story), published in 2013, chronicled Terra's experience consuming only beer and sausages for one month.[4][21][22][23] Terra also self-published two other books, Google Plus For Authors (2013),[24] and Writing Awesome Book Blurbs (2013).[6]

Evo Terra at NBE-Matka

Travel blogging[edit]

In January 2015, Terra and his wife, Sheila Dee, sold everything in order to travel the world.[10][25] The couple began a blog and a podcast called The Opportunistic Travelers, as well as a second travel podcast called This One Time.[25][26] The blog is known for its exploration of novel methods of financing travel, including long-term housesitting in their desired travel destinations.[2][27] Terra delivered the opening keynote address at both the TBEX Asia Pacific travel writers' convention in the Philippines in October 2016[28][29] and the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair in January 2017.[30]

Other endeavors[edit]

Evo Terra has spoken on the subjects of entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and technological innovation at events such as the 2011 South by Southwest conference[31] and Ignite Phoenix.[32][33][34] In 2015, Terra was a keynote speaker on the subject of digital strategy at the UnGagged conference in London, England.[35][36] Terra also regularly appears at fandom conventions in various capacities, such as panel discussions on the podcasting track at Dragon Con[16] and even a musical performance with George Hrab's Triologic at Balticon in 2011.[37][38]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Evo Terra and Tee Morris, (2005), Podcasting For Dummies, For Dummies ISBN 978-0471748984
  • Evo Terra and Tee Morris, (2007), Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies, For Dummies ISBN 978-0470149263
  • Evo Terra, Chuck Tomasi, and Tee Morris, (2008), Podcasting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, For Dummies ISBN 978-0470275573
  • Evo Terra, (2004) The Fantasy Writer's Companion (Chapter credit: "Herbalism in Fantasy"), Dragon Moon Press ISBN 1-896944-15-9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Guillebeau, Chris (2016). "How 2 People Traveled for a Year on $20,000". ChrisGuillebeau.com. Archived from the original on January 29, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "2005 People's Choice Podcast Award Winners". Podcast Connect. August 4, 2005. Archived from the original on October 10, 2016. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Terra, Evo (2013). "The Beer Diet (A Brew Story)". BrewDiet. Archived from the original on October 3, 2016. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Powers, Jeffrey (February 13, 2013). "Podcasting for Dummies Brings the Basics of Podcasts to You". How to Record Podcasts. Archived from the original on December 8, 2016. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Knox, Tim (2015). "Evo Terra: Pioneering Podcasting, Publishing, and The Beer Diet". InterviewingAuthors.com. Archived from the original on October 13, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c Safko, Lon (2009). "An Interview with Evo Terra, CoAuthor "Podcasting For Dummies"". LonSafko.com. Archived from the original on January 29, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  8. ^ TORI (August 6, 2015). "Much Ado About Podcasts". RedEyePost.tv. Archived from the original on June 22, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
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  11. ^ "2008 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists". ParsecAwards.com. 2008. Archived from the original on January 9, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
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  16. ^ a b "Wingin' It #75: Live from Dragon*Con 2006". WinginItArchives.com. September 5, 2006. Archived from the original on February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  17. ^ "Podcast Movement 14 Speakers Evo Terra". PodcastMovement.com. August 16, 2014. Archived from the original on June 27, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  18. ^ "Podcasting For Dummies, 2nd Edition". for dummies store. Wiley Publishing. July 1, 2008. Archived from the original on December 27, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  19. ^ "Tech-help treasures for your bookshelf". SeattleTimes.com. November 10, 2006. Archived from the original on February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  20. ^ "Expert Podcasting Practices For Dummies". Wiley.com. John Wiley & Sons. 2007. Archived from the original on July 13, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  21. ^ Smith, Shepard (March 11, 2015). "Evo Terra's Beer Diet on Fox News with Shepard Smith". YouTube. Archived from the original on December 21, 2016. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  22. ^ Megroz, Gordy (January 25, 2013). "Bizarre Diets that Actually Worked". Men's Health. Archived from the original on February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  23. ^ Mandarang, Charisma (October 22, 2013). "Man Drops 14 Pounds by Only Drinking Beer and Eating Sausages". Foodbeast.com. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  24. ^ Penn, Joanna (August 6, 2013). "Google Plus For Authors With Evo Terra From ePublish Unum". TheCreativePenn.com. Archived from the original on August 20, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  25. ^ a b Sherry, Travis (April 21, 2016). "PJ079 Evo Terra: Traveling the World While Podcasting". ExtraPackOfPeanuts.com. Archived from the original on April 23, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  26. ^ Terra, Evo; Dee, Sheila (2017). "The Opportunistic Travelers". TheOpportunisticTravelers.com. Archived from the original on November 3, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  27. ^ "Travel Blogger Interview With Evo And Sheila Of The Opportunistic Travelers @evoterra @Sheila_Dee". TravelBloggerInterviews.com. July 29, 2015. Archived from the original on August 12, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  28. ^ "TBEX Asia Pacific 2016 Opening Keynote Evo Terra". October 15, 2016. Archived from the original on February 16, 2017. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  29. ^ "Evo Terra to Keynote at TBEX Asia Pacific 2016 in Philippines". TBEXcon.com. August 11, 2016. Archived from the original on December 21, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  30. ^ "Nordic Bloggers' Experience 2017 in 14 – 22 January 2017". NBE.Messukeskus.com. January 14, 2017. Archived from the original on February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  31. ^ Walhus, Paul (March 12, 2011). "Springnet 379 - SXSW 2011 - Evo Terra". YouTube.com. Archived from the original on February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  32. ^ "Ignite Phoenix #1 - Big Time". YouTube. Ignite Phoenix. February 28, 2010. Archived from the original on February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  33. ^ "Ignite Phoenix #3 - Big Distance". YouTube.com. February 27, 2010. Archived from the original on February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  34. ^ "Ignite Phoenix #4 - Big Numbers". YouTube. Ignite Phoenix. November 2, 2009. Archived from the original on February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  35. ^ Terra, Evo (May 20, 2015). "Disrupting Complacency Keynote UnGagged London 2015". YouTube.com. Archived from the original on February 16, 2017. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  36. ^ "UnGagged London 2015". UnGagged.com. May 20, 2015. Archived from the original on December 14, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  37. ^ Press, Bruce (June 2, 2011). "Death From The Skies - Evo Terra and Triologic at Balticon 45". YouTube.com. Archived from the original on February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  38. ^ Hrab, George (June 29, 2011). "The Geologic Podcast: Episode #220". GeologicPodcast.com. Archived from the original on November 14, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2017.