Podcast: Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco

07 About the book: Peanut Butter & Passports Morocco Interview

Matthew had the pleasure of talking about his Morocco book with Tom Gose and Mark Pfeifer on episode 45 of their Peanut Butter & Passports podcast. The clip that follows is taken from that episode, where they talked specifically about Matthew’s book, With Open Arms, and his experiences in Morocco.

The full interview covered so much it was split into two episodes, where Tom, Mark, and Matthew discussed travel, Matthew’s other books, writing and publishing, and even played a couple of travel trivia games. Those episodes, as well as a lot more great conversations with other travelers can be found at peanutbutterandpassports.com, as well as on most major podcast platforms. So, check out the Peanut Butter & Passports podcast!

06 Morocco Travel Stories: It Ain't Over, Till It's...


In this previously unpublished story from his forthcoming collection, Matthew tells the rest of what happened the night of his first arrival in Tangier.

Still shaken from his nightmarish walk from the port, when he goes to relieve himself in his hotel, Matthew overlooks something essential—and discovers he has one more daunting obstacle to face, before he can call it a night.

An unforgettable tale, not for the squeamish.

04 Morocco Travel Stories: The Dunes


When Matthew and three travel companions head out into the Saharan dunes, one faces a tragically comical struggle that threatens his ascent of the huge dune that is their destination.