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A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
Series 1 relives the feel-good exploits of a young-at-heart retiree who walked Wainwright's 191 mile Coast-to-Coats Path through Northern England's breath-taking countryside. Series 2 recounts the early life of an eager traveller who was fatefully cast ashore in the 'lucky country', Australia. Series 3 remains a mystery, so let's wait and see, shall we?
 
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Dialogue Alley

Carly, Erik, and Melanie

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Sit a spell with Harry Potter Book collectors Carly, Melanie, and Erik! On this show they will discuss the latest Harry Potter Book releases, the ever growing expanse of Translations, Collecting, and all things Magical. Tap that play button and walk through the brick archway into Dialogue Alley!
 
THE SECRET HISTORY OF ART takes you on a series of private guided tours of the world's greatest artworks. Best-selling author and professor of art history Noah Charney presents the history, symbolism, and importance of each work. The Secret History of Art is a series of lessons in miniature on great works of art around the world. By spending just a few minutes per masterpiece, you can learn the mysteries, stories, and secrets of some of civilization’s greatest treasures.
 
Conversations between two American friends talking about everyday life and interesting stories. This podcast is designed to help students of American English to increase their listening comprehension by joining us for casual chats about topics ranging from technology to personal experiences and stories.
 
This Cycling Odysseys Podcast is an attempt to go back to when Cycling was King, the most popular sport in Europe. This was accomplished in the first half of the 20th Century by newspapers and journalists who created vivid narrative accounts of the epic races and transformed the sport's greatest champions into legends. This podcast will try to channel cycling's epic and romantic traditions which seem to have been marginalized or lost in recent decades.
 
Thomas & Tina have lived and worked in Thailand for a couple of years. In the Earthoria podcasts they take you on various trips around Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our website www.earthoria.com has a focus on travel, experimentation, open-mindedness and alternative health. Some of the podcasts are simply sound-seeing tours - marked 'Sounds only' in the description. We hope you enjoy!
 
Our project was born in the bits and pieces of conversations we had together and with other students that always seemed to lead back to a common theme: there is no platform for students in our field to talk about their interests or share their research. We created the GradLings podcast for students at any stage in their career to have a space in which they can discuss their experiences about venturing into the world of linguistics and higher education. The program is intended to promote coll ...
 
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This area of northern Spain might just be the greatest food destination on the planet, with its mix of pintxos culture and Michelin-starred brilliance. However, there's a lot more to the Basque Country than meets the eye, and on this episode we're taking a deep-dive into the region with two absolute experts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy …
 
Thanks for Listening to Season 2, Episode 21 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Carly and Erik have a guest: Brock! Listen as they discuss the amazing Basque Translation of Philosopher's Stone, including information that Brock learned during an interview with the translator! News: New Books, An Asturian sold, and Brock has a cool Instagram Series.…
 
Thanks for Listening to Season 2, Episode 23 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Erik, Carly, and Melanie discuss: News: We all got new books! Order of the Phoenix ornament is out. New Funko Pops?! Main Topic: Third episode of a 5 part series that examines amazing box sets. This episode features the 20th Anniversary Set of American books by Illustr…
 
Actress Joanna Lumley details her 4,000-mile trek up the Nile River to the river's fabled source in Rwanda. Joanna shares what she learned from people she met while filming a documentary about the trip, and describes her ride to the pyramids on one very fine camel. And TV host Samantha Brown tells Rick how she keeps herself from stressing out over …
 
Imprisonment rates are markedly higher in communities of color across the U.S., according to the Prison Policy Initiative, a nonprofit group that advocates for criminal justice reform. And its work to spotlight what it calls “the geography of mass incarceration” has recently focused on parts of the Mountain West.…
 
It's time to relax, grab a drink, pull up a chair by the hearth, and listen to How Johnny the Wham Sleeps in Money All the Time and Joe the Wimp Shines and Sees Things from North American Folklore, as told by Mynogan. As always, our stories are available to listen to for free! We release our shorter tales on Wednesdays, and we release our longer, c…
 
Thanks for Listening to Season 2, Episode 22 of Dialogue Alley! News: Harry Potter Translation Wiki is no longer run by PotterGlot, Armenian book 5 Main Topic: Audio books! Translation of the Show: Special Audio Book Edition! Hosted by: Carly @alltheprettybooks on Instagram Erik @knockturnerik on Instagram Melanie @theharrypottercollection on Insta…
 
Rick checks in with Dylan Thuras from Atlas Obscura to discuss a few of their favorite small, sometimes eccentric museums around the world. Then author Peter Fiennes describes some of the real sites where Greek myths were set, and how they can speak to us today. And two historian tour guides share some of their top reasons to visit the Peloponnese,…
 
Bedtimes and boxer shorts, superstitions and the same pasta sauce… In the Player Take Over this time, Daniel Gray meets Clyde’s ex-Falkirk and Queen’s Park defender Peter Grant to talk Routines and Rituals. In this breezy but informative conversation, the two discuss pre-match food from a footballer and fan viewpoint, the things players and support…
 
With the first day of school just over two weeks away, the Washoe County School District is facing staffing shortages across multiple departments and students still recovering from the pandemic.KUNR’s Jose Davila IV sat down with Susan Enfield, the district’s new superintendent, to discuss her goals and the challenges facing local students.…
 
Planning to travel with a partner or significant other? Hoping to survive the experience not just with your relationship intact, but also your sanity? Then you need to listen to this episode. Today, we're discussing the highs and lows, the good, the bad and the ugly of sharing the travel experience with a partner. What to do. What to avoid. And why…
 
English tour guides share their enthusiasm for enjoying the riot of color and inspiration you'll find in England's best country gardens. Then author Catie Marron explains how she designed and planted a garden as a way to feel a sense of belonging in her new home. And physicist Alan Lightman explains why it's healthy to give yourself a little unstru…
 
Author Mark Adams shares what he learned about Incan history while trekking to Machu Picchu. Then author Sarah Vowell explains how Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette helped unify Americans after the contentious presidential election of 1824. And Rick checks in with tour guides from Edinburgh to get tips on visiting Scotland's whisky distil…
 
What does it feel like to suffer fan abuse as a footballer? What are the effects on mental health of long term player injuries? How does it feel to be called a 'wage thief'? In this new series format, presenter Daniel Gray is joined by a number of footballers and football types to discuss what matters to them in an honest and open Nutmeg fashion. T…
 
Magnus’s nascent pneuma is captivated and charmed, yet senses utter isolation at his first encounter with ‘Liminal Time’. His habitation of the ‘Present Tense’ is somewhat akin to reading the final page of a ‘Who-Done-It’. He knows whose throat was slit and by whom, but remains clueless of the Who, What, Where, When, How and Why of all else! He’s i…
 
Thanks for Listening to Season 2, Episode 20 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Erik, Carly, and Melanie discuss: News: Melanie and Erik got new books! Main Topic: Second episode of a new 5 part series that examines amazing box sets. This episode features the Mint Green German box set that contains only the first four books and features a great im…
 
Is cash king when you're travelling? Or should you always use cards? And if so, debit cards, or credit? And how do you avoid all those overseas transaction fees? What's a dynamic conversion? And what about travel money cards? If you're confused about how best to manage and access your money while overseas, this episode is for you. See omnystudio.co…
 
Enjoy some of the best-ever writing on life in far-away places with a recommended reading list from a Harvard professor of comparative literature. Then get tips on the historic towns and royal retreats that are easily enjoyed as day trips from Berlin. And hear about daily life in Mexico City in 2022 from an American expat — and why he considers his…
 
It's time to relax, grab a drink, pull up a chair by the hearth, and listen to The Serpent In The Wood from Basque Folklore, as told by Casimir. As always, our stories are available to listen to for free! We release our shorter tales on Wednesdays, and we release our longer, chapter-length stories on Saturdays. If you enjoyed this story, and want t…
 
Thanks for Listening to Season 2, Episode 19 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Erik and Melanie discuss: News: Melanie goofed on her website which leads to a new book on the way! Main Topic: Melanie and Erik rank the original American cover art for books 1 through 7! Translation of the Show: 20th Anniversary Bulgarian Hosted by: Carly @allthepret…
 
Celebrate Bastille Day with French guides. They'll explain the impressionist techniques perfected in the early 20th century, provide insider advice for designing the perfect Parisian itinerary, and help tackle the immense collection at the Louvre. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and…
 
The stadium has had a fresh link of paint, the fixtures are out and we are back. In this new series format, presenter Daniel Gray is joined by a number of footballers and football types to discuss what matters to them in an honest and open Nutmeg fashion. This is the Player Take Over. For the first two episodes, Scotland cap Michael Devlin is our g…
 
Soothing noises were emanating from Paris concerning the authentication of Magnus’s Picasso plate. The French Canals looked promising as a lifestyle alternative to suburbia. Magnus never looked for trouble; it seemed to seek him out. Even the Saturday madhouse of a local supermarket provided its challenges. Checkout provocation usually ended in tea…
 
It's one of our favourite destinations on the planet, Ireland, and yet for so long we haven't been able to visit. On this episode we're taking a deep dive into the Emerald Isle, looking at all of the latest developments since the pandemic, the newest attractions, as well as rediscovering the timeless appeal of this land of music, literature, green …
 
New York Times reporter John Branch tells us how one family in southern Utah keeps a cowboy tradition alive at rodeos across the West. Chris Baker recommends itineraries for scenic road trips and sites to explore across California. Plus, Jack Davis pays tribute to the American bald eagle, whose recovery from the brink of extinction is an environmen…
 
Thanks for Listening to Season 2, Episode 18 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Erik, Carly, and Melanie discuss: News: Carly and Erik got some new stuff! Main Topic: First episode of a new 5 part series that examines amazing box sets. This episode features the 20th Anniversary Thai box set from 2020! Translation of the Show: 25th Anniversary Engl…
 
“Whilst perusing the Willie Leece photographs online(http://willieleece.blogspot.com), I noticed your other blog: Is this a Picasso?. (http://picassoceramic.blogspot.com) What the story?” “It’s a magnificent piece,” Dorothea enthused. “It’s even more wonderful than I imagined.”By Richard H Cowley
 
In this episode I am talking with DJ Ramma, a long time reggae MC and DJ in Las Vegas originally from Belize. DJ Ramma talks about the history of the Reggae in the Desert event, reggae lyrics and even sings a few songs a cappella for us. www.streetwisenglish.com Instagram: streetwisenglish Watch on YouTube Music: DJ Ramma Email us: streetwisenglish…
 
Explore what Canada has to offer! Newfoundland's Alan Doyle recommends sights to enjoy the rugged beauty of his Atlantic island home. Comedian and author Rick Mercer shares some of his favorite places to enjoy across Canada. Plus, raise a glass to New Orleans as Elizabeth Pearce unveils how to appreciate the history of America's most "spirited city…
 
It's time to relax, grab a drink, pull up a chair by the hearth, and listen to The Straw Ox from Ukrainian Folklore, as told by Casimir. As always, our stories are available to listen to for free! We release our shorter tales on Wednesdays, and we release our longer, chapter-length stories on Saturdays. If you enjoyed this story, and want to earn g…
 
“It reads like a Picasso. It’s right in its vocabulary; more painting than ceramic,” the Sotheby’s connoisseur affirmed enthusiastically, holding the plate securely in the crook of his arm. “It’s alive with his wit and playfulness. Where did you get it?” The Paris based Picasso Administration’s swift reply stated, ‘From the information provided, an…
 
Talking with Brian aka Reverend Bodhi of The Church of Loops who is currently based in Taipei. Brian speaks fluent Mandarin and Korean and translates classical Chinese texts. He talks about teaching English to Buddhist nuns and even making music videos in Taiwan. Brian shares his poetic translation of the Tao Te Ching chapter 2. www.streetwisenglis…
 
Thanks for Listening to Season 2, Episode 17 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Erik and Melanie discuss: News: A new Funko Pop! Erik finally watched Secret's of Dumbledore and got some new books! Main Topic: Melanie and Erik explore the question "What if," in regards to major plot points of Sorcerer's Stone Translation of the Show: German Book Cl…
 
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