Best Condenast podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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Travel reportage, observations, opinions, insight, and tips from around the world culled by the staff of Condé Nast Traveler
 
Every week, Nick Bilton interviews the leading minds in tech, politics, and culture to find out what motivates them, how they make decisions, what keeps them up at night, where their ideas come from, who they look to for advice, and where they think their industry is going. Bilton brings you into the room where the world's most interesting and important decisions are made.
 
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The Sun Lounge
Weekly
 
International solo artist Adam Dunning brings you a weekly dose of music and travel from the brighter side of life. Bossa Nova, Surf Jazz, Nu Jazz, and Folk from amazing world artists. Adam takes you to exotic destinations worldwide, tells you where you can find more of this fascinating music, as well as upcoming festivals in exotic wonderlands. Listen to it anywhere, or even while you're getting there. The Sun Lounge takes you somewhere else.
 
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Women Who Travel
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Condé Nast Traveler editors Lale Arikoglu and Meredith Carey dissect the realities of traveling as a woman today, high-fiving all those shaking things up in food, hospitality, adventure, and travel journalism, and celebrating all the reasons why we refuse to stay home.
 
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Originally recorded for Condé Nast Traveler's other podcast, Travelogue, four 'Traveler' moms share how they plan to make every summer with their kids count.
 
On episode 58, Adam showcases some of the best names in music to give you that summer taste, including Superpulse, Gipsy Kings, Charles Aznavour, Quincy Jones, Twin Danger, S.W and more, along with the finest upcoming festivals. Let the Sun Lounge take you somewhere else.
 
Do this week’s voter numbers in Ohio, and elsewhere, foreshadow a blue wave? Is Donald Trump actually the Republican party’s most powerful weapon, or its Achilles’ heel? Could Trump finally be impeached? Jefrey Pollock, a Democratic pollster and political consultant, joins Nick to answer all those questions, and how it could all go drastically ...…
 
A chat with Jen Rubio, co-founder of Away and one of the women changing the landscape of travel.
 
On episode 57, Adam plays the top track in Rio currently, Fica Tudo Bem, with 99 Red Balloons, a sexy one from Alejandro Sanz and Shakira, John Pizzarelli, Guilherme Antes, Tyrone Wells, and more. All here to take you somewhere else.
 
The rise of celebrity culture, and now influencer culture, has it's good sides, and it's bad. But does one outweigh the other? Nick Adler, who manages investments and social media for The King of Rap, Snoop Dogg, joins Nick (Bilton) to offer his insight about the rise of the celebrity culture and what it means for the world, from Kim Kardashian ...…
 
On Episode 56, Lonely Planet is back on the show with their new book Lonely Planet's Global Coffee Tour, with the best places in the world to get your fix of sensational coffee. The best festivals across the world in August along with Honne, Dabeull, Eldissa, Micatone, and the grandfather of Bossa Nova, Antonio Carlos Jobim. They'll take you so ...…
 
Its been the craziest week in recent Silicon Valley memory--Facebook's stock fell of a cliff; Elon Musk went after one of his critics; and Robert Mueller started looking into Trump's Twitter feed. Nick explains what all of this means in the here and now, and answers a very serious question down the line: what would it take for Zuck to move on f ...…
 
Tyler Wetherall traveled more than most as a kid, but it wasn't for vacation—it was a necessity.
 
This week on The Sun Lounge, Adam climbs a mountain between Ipanema and Copacabana to interview one of Rio's finest exponents of Bossa Nova, at her poolside. Her name is Paula Morelenbaum. If you want a perfect introduction to the world of Bossa Nova, Paula will tell you the stories, and her music which recreates the traditional classics in the ...…
 
Technology has a history of starting out with good intentions, and eventually being leveraged for quite the opposite. On this week’s episode, Adam Fisher, author of Valley of Genius, joins Nick to explain how Silicon Valley--an industry created to advance war research and governmental capacities--was co-opted for commercial, and often sinister, ...…
 
Two editors discover the joy of traveling by ship.
 
Adam heads down to Leblon beach in Rio and interviews Bahian singer songwriter Natalia Boere with Mattheus Brevo about the Brazilian music industry, along with a dose of some live Brazilian music. Also artists Poolside, Nu Braz, Antonio Carlos & Jacafi, Bobbi Humphrey and Caetano Veloso, all taking you somewhere else.…
 
On the face of it, it seems like America is currently more divided than anytime since the Civil War. But back in 1968, America was embroiled in chaos, torn over the war in Vietnam, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and later, the murder of Robert Kennedy, the brother of JFK. Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier, the team behind Crime ...…
 
According to women who have actually done it.
 
On Episode 53, Lonely Planet is back on the show to tell us all about the wonders of Montenegro. As Adam broadcasts the show from Rio, we look at the best festivals to look out for in South America over the year. Along with Beck, Ida Landsberg, Michael Franks, Jill Scott, Lamb, and The Alan Parson's Project, we'll take you somewhere else.…
 
Are Tom Arnold and Michael Cohen, as one recent tweet could have been construed to suggest, teaming up to take down Donald Trump? The famous comedian and Trumpworld scold joins Nick to explain how he plans to take down the president, what it was like being married to Rosanne, and how he recently tried to fight Cohen outside the Regency hotel.…
 
On Episode 52, Adam has landed in Rio to record his new album, so brings you the show from here. We look at some great festivals in Argentina, California, Japan, Switzerland and Finland, and music from Enrico Donner, Jamiroquai, Alice Russell, Sarah Jarosz and more all take you somewhere else.
 
A few years ago, a chance encounter between Christopher Steele, of the now-famous Steele Dossier, and an FBI agent who was working on a gambling case at Trump Tower, opened the door to a multi-year investigation into the massive corruption taking place at FIFA, the soccer federation. Ken Bensinger, author of the new book, “Red Card: How the U.S ...…
 
Joined by Traveler’s managing editor, Paulie Dibner, and associate publisher at Riverhead Books, Jynne Dilling Martin, we’ve dedicated our episode this week to all things beach read. Tune in to hear us weigh up exactly what that means and debate why female authors end up getting cast under that genre so much more than men,…
 
On Episode 51, with Glastonbury Festival closed this summer, Adam looks at what to do in Europe as alternatives. We also look at Nashville's Bonaroo and CMA with festival goer Shanon o Shanon who's on the show. The summer sound as always with artists Donati, Piper, Deco, Alessandro Magnanini, Barbara Mendes, Lava, Christophe Goze, and a corny t ...…
 
While Americans watched in horror as innocent children, as young as 9-months-old, were torn from their parents arms, Ivanka Trump was posting photos of her and her children, as happy as could be. Is she oblivious? A mean girl? Or is she unable to speak publicly about how she really feels out of fear of her father? Emily Jane Fox, author of the ...…
 
It's 50 episodes !! It's all about Madrid with Chris Zeiher from Lonely Planet again joining Adam on the show. We also look at the Quebec Summer Festival, Spain's Nowhere festival, Rock Al Parque in Colombia, and Tahiti's wonderful annual Helva festival. So many amazing Sun Lounge artists this week for the 50th episode including Mario Biondi, G ...…
 
Robby Mook, former campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, joins Nick this week to discuss how Russian is planning to drive more discourse in our democracy, and the 2018 election. Mook also discusses how the Republican party is simply a rubber stamp for Trump, afraid of what he might do or say to them; and who the Democratics will elect in 2020. ...…
 
Joined by Anna McGorman, director of culinary operations at Milk Bar, Rachel Karten, senior social media manager at Bon Appetit, and Traveler's very own editorial assistant, Bridget Hallinan, listen to us wax lyrical about some of the most surprising, creative, and downright delicious meals we've ever eaten.…
 
On Episode 49, it's 6 of the best exotic adventures that you can actually do! As always, Adam gives you that sunshine sound with some of the best world artists around. This week, Berardi Jazz Connection, Coralie Clement, Cocktail Martino, Papik, Melody Gardot, Korea's Sarang You, and Delicatessen feature this week. So many great tunes, there to ...…
 
Silicon Valley is notoriously full of founders who exaggerate, intentionally lie to the media, and dupe investors, and even Congress. But there are few stories that rival the fraud behind Theranos, the blood-testing company once worth $10 billion, and now worth nothing. John Carreyrou, author of a new book, "Bad Blood," joins us to explain how ...…
 
It's okay to skip Paris the first go-round.
 
On Episode 48, Lonely Planet's Chris Zeiher returns from Japan to tell us about the wonders of Japan's art island Naoshima, with 5 Lonely Planet Japan guidebooks (with phrasebook) to give away to lucky listeners this week! Jonna Lee, Mezzoforte, Jill Barber, The Paper Kites, Henry Mancini, and folk's Sharon Shannon all feature this week. And wi ...…
 
Should it be legal to sell mild drugs, like weed and magic mushrooms, on the Internet? What about heroin? Handguns? AR-15s? Even murder-for-hire? Nick Bilton sits down with Tom Conrad, former product director of Snap and co-founder of Pandora, to discuss Nick's book, “American Kingpin;” if Silicon Valley CEOs are moral at heart, or more concern ...…
 
This week's podcast is all about grabbing your car keys and hitting the open road, a topic we have tenuously coincided with the 27th anniversary of Thelma and Louise.
 
On Episode 47, Adam discovers the coolest destinations for your 2018 getaway. Exotic, cool, sophisticated - the good life. Lisa Ono, Bahama Soul Club, Suntheca Productions, Caro Emerald, John Pizzarelli, and Milton Nascimento, all feature this week. All there, to take you somewhere else.
 
Why are we here? Is there a God? A reason to it all? How, and why, did the universe begin, and how, and why, will it end? Sean M. Carroll, a cosmologist and physicist specializing in dark energy and general relativity, joins Nick to answer the questions that plague us all, including, if there's a chance that somewhere out there in the cosmos, t ...…
 
On Episode 46, with white-washed houses, Turquoise waters as far as the eye can see, and Romantic sunsets - Adam lists the best Greek islands to head to this summer! We've got amazing tunes from Rosalia de Souza, Sylvia Bennett, Camiel, Curtis Stigers, Mark Knopfler, and Chris Botti, all to take you somewhere else.…
 
Donald Trump has always been a blatant liar, making up stories about his worth to how many people were at his inauguration, but do people actually like it when Trump lies to them? Amanda Carpenter, author of a new book, "Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies To Us," joins Nick to talk about why Republicans, and evangelicals, still ...…
 
There's still plenty of time to get out of town for a long weekend over Memorial Day, or even a full two-week vacation, if you start planning right now (or in 30 minutes, once you've finished this episode).
 
Episode 45 is the island edition, with the top 11 sexiest islands on earth to feel that mojo, from Vanuatu, Belize, Montenegro, with special resorts around the Caribbean. Saint Privat get to shine their tunes, along with exotic sounds from Bliss, Till Bronner, Le Berry, and our favourite from Povo - One Perfect Day. All to take you somewhere else.…
 
Comedian and commentator, formally of The Onion and The Daily Show, Baratunde Thurston, joins this week to talk about whether Kanye West poses a bigger threat to civilization than Trump, how white men in Silicon Valley could destroy the future for everyone, especially African Americans, and why the future probably isn't as bad as Nick thinks it is.…
 
We chat to Liz Clark, a surfer and environmentalist who's been solo-sailing on her 40-foot ride, 'Swell,' since early 2006, going where the wind, quite literally, takes her.
 
Adam speaks with singer songwriter Dona Burke about living in Tokyo, and the release of her new album based on songs written for Japanese games. Adam looks at the Big Five Marathon in South Africa, a seafood festival in New Zealand, and the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Finland. We've also got amazing tunes from Lanu, Cape Verde's icon Cezaria ...…
 
As of late, tech giants like Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Google, are being perceived as evil for taking advantage of our deepest, darkest secrets and fears with one goal: to make us click on more invasive ads. Tristan Harris, who has been described as "the closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience," is trying to change that. But can an ...…
 
A nudist beach in Mexico? With Mexico's overarching catholicism, Zipolite is a rarity. But Adam discovers, to the backdrop of the classiest summer tunes. There are also festivals in Puebla, Mexico, Thailand, Japan, Indo, and Morocco. Subscribe now through your podcast app in your phone or iTunes, or stream on TuneIn.com or anywhere you get your ...…
 
The only reason that magic tricks actually work, according to the world famous magician and puzzle-maker David Kwong, is that “people want to believe.” The same theory applies to politics, fake news, and the entire tricks that Trump used to win the White House. Kwong joins us this week to share fascinating stories about magicians playing an int ...…
 
The author of 'The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan' reveals everything she's learned on the road.
 
Adam pumps the sunny, sexy, exotic tunes from Fenomenon, Mystic Diversion, Grace Jones, an old Crystal Waters from Montifiori Cocktail, Kiwi Band Ocieania singing a beautiful song in Maori, and beautiful atmospheres from Bonobo. With festivals to look out for in Barcelona, London, California, and Singapore, it’s time to take you somewhere else. ...…
 
Is Trump making it more difficult to be African American in the U.S.? Does Ben Carson secretly dislike people of color? Is Donald Trump a true racist? Jamil Smith, a writer for The New Republic, Time, and now, Rolling Stone, joins us to explain why, 155 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, black men are arrested for just sitting in Starbu ...…
 
Again, the hottest world music from Mario Biondi, Jazzamor, the former French president’s Carla Bruni Sarkozy, Cape Verde music from Mayra Andrade, and a great Portuguese / French duet with Coralie Clement with Toco. Adam interviews a Spanish cinema expert and Swedish adventuer, Jytte Holmqvist, about a small New Zealand town that’s a real jour ...…
 
Since the Cambridge Analyitca scandal broke just a few weeks ago, Facebook has seen its stock fall by $100 billion, and Mark Zuckerberg was forced to go before Congress. But what happens next to the 2.25-billion user social network? Will it be regulated? Or will it be broken up? Kevin Roose, NYT Tech columnist, joins us to explain what happened ...…
 
We sit down with Jessica Nabongo, on a mission to be the first black woman to visit every country in the world. (This episode is a rebroadcast of Travelogue, our other podcast at Condé Nast Traveler.)
 
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