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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 ...
 
Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke
 
Rick Steves Paris Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Paris' most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Paris guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for Paris at https://www.ricksteves.com.
 
DailyWatch Talks is a weekly, entertaining podcast about watches. Our main speakers and founders of DailyWatch, Nick Meijer and Kristian Haagen, are both passionate watch collectors for the past decades. As industry insiders, they give their very subjective insights on watch related topics. From personal opinions/reviews about new and vintage timepieces to industry gossips and trends, all is discussed by DailyWatch.
 
On “Reading the Middle East with Gilles Kepel,” the latest Al-Monitor podcast, renowned French scholar Gilles Kepel interviews the ground-breaking authors and thought leaders who are both shaping and explaining the complex trends in the Middle East and Islamic world. Kepel, one of Europe's leading experts on Islamism, the Middle East and North Africa, is a professor at the Institute of Political Studies, Paris (Sciences Po). His numerous books — which include "Jihad: The Trail of Political I ...
 
A proven professional with international and domestic marketing, branding and sales experience in the consumer and business-to-business industries. Built a reputation on consistently driving the profitable growth and market success by focusing on market share, brand awareness and building the business bottom line for such renowned brands as Citrix Online, Philips Electronics, Norelco, Marantz, Magnavox, Netgear and Honeywell. Honors graduate and faculty member of Florida International Univer ...
 
I’m exhausted, spent, broke, and utterly elated to announce that after four years of sneaking off to Europe, your blind date introduction to the cities we love, is finally... live. With Moment Designs. Step-by-step, easy-to-follow directions so you can experience our favorite moments with the cities we love, all based around the popular sites you were going to see anyway. See the sites, but also experience the city and its people. These map-like directions are also purposely vague, so that i ...
 
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Segment 1: Steven Esposito, Executive Director, Wealth Advisor, Senior Portfolio Management Director, Morgan Stanley, joins John to talk about why so few people are bullish on the stock market, if he believes some stocks are still overpriced, and why now is the opportunity to buy. Segment 2: Joan E. Solsman, Senior Reporter, CNET, chats with John a…
 
Segment 1: Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, joins John to talk about last week’s surprising jobs report and what it means for the economy moving forward. Segment 2: Chicago Inno‘s Senior Editor Jim Dallke tells John about the latest in startup innovation including Groupon laying off 500 employees, a new ranking of top Midwest cities …
 
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. We’re learning more about the layoffs at Chicago-based Groupon. The company says most of the nearly 500 jobs cuts will be in technology, North American sales, and merchandise business in Australia. The layoffs represent about 15% of the company’s staff, in a move to …
 
So, Mike Tyson is big mad at Hulu for producing a mini-series about the boxer's life without any of his input. He's happy with Dana White, however, who Tyson says turned down a lot of money to advertise the new show on the UFC. We ask: Is Tyson right to be peeved? Is this a new business niche for Hulu, since they allegedly did the same shit to Pam …
 
Segment 1: Ilyce Glink, owner of Think Glink Media and Best Money Moves, joins John to talk about the ways you can save for a down payment on a house, how pessimistic people are about buying a house, and the nation’s top ten consumer complaints according to the Consumer Federation of America Segment 2: Hannah Towey, Business News Reporter, Insider,…
 
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. A new report says Chicago-area foundations increased their grant-making by 52% in 2021. Crain’s reports the top 25 organizations on its list of Chicago’s Largest Foundations paid $2.78 billion in grants last year. Also, the newest spot to eat at Chicago’s Navy Pier i…
 
Segment 1: Mark Hamrick, Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Economic Analyst for Bankrate.com, joins John to break down today’s surprising jobs report and what it means for curbing inflation. Segment 2: Dale Buss, veteran financial journalist and founder and executive director of The Flyover Coalition, joins John to talk about the speed bumps on th…
 
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,…
 
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Buona Beef and Original Rainbow Cone are expanding outside of the Chicago area with franchises. The companies will target areas of the country with lots of Chicago transplants, like Florida, Arizona, and Texas. Also, Illinois is selling a lot of weed. Marijuana sales…
 
Segment 1: Michael Bright, CEO, Structured Finance Association, joins John to preview tomorrow’s job report, and why it wouldn’t be bad if the unemployment rate ticked up a little bit. Will the report signal we might have reached peak inflation? Segment 2: CNET Editor at Large Ian Sherr joins John to talk about a variety of tech stories including A…
 
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Flight operations are finally improving at O’Hare Airport following a pandemic drop off. Data from the Federal Aviation Administration shows flight operations increased 22% in the first six months of this year to 348,604 arrivals and departures. O’Hare is now back to…
 
An unedited ramble in which I talk without a specific plan, includes a recording of my daughter speaking English, and a few songs on the guitar. Video version available. Episode page with song lyrics 👉 https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rn5 Video version on YouTube 👉 https://youtu.be/r3dhUOnci7w See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Sign up …
 
Segment 1: Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins John to talk about the stock market being up today, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard saying they will continue to increase rates, if the Fed believes we are in a recession, and what we can expect with the jobs report on Friday. And as always, Terry answers all o…
 
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Households that bought electricity from a company other than ComEd paid about $10 more per month over the past year than they would have had they stayed with the utility. According to the Illinois Commerce Commission’s annual report on the retail power market, that’s…
 
Segment 1: Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, joins John to the health of the current labor market and what me might see in Friday’s report from the bureau of labor statistics. Segment 2: Jack Ablin, Chief Investment Officer, Cresset Capital, talks to John about how the Fed plans to combat inflation, if we are likely to see some inflat…
 
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. State Farm is raising auto insurance rates in Illinois for the third time this year. Crain’s reports the insurer is raising rates 8.4%. That’s the biggest ever one-time hike here in Illinois. State Farm joins other major auto insurers in raising rates. Also, Carvana …
 
More than merely making some physical adjustments in the wake of her title loss to Juliana Pena at UFC 269, it seemed like Amanda Nunes just flat vowed to show the world she was still the women's MMA GOAT on Saturday at UFC 277. And, yeah, mission accomplished. Nunes battered Pena from pillar to post for 25 minutes in their main event fight, duly r…
 
Zineb Mekouar was born in Casablanca. She studied at the French international school Lycée Lyautey and later graduated from Science Po and HEC Paris before launching her career in strategic consulting, serving in the campaign of French President Emmanuel Macron. Her debut novel “La Poule et son Cumin” (The Hen and its Cumin) tells the story of two …
 
Segment 1: Ilyce Glink, owner of Think Glink Media and Best Money Moves, joins John to talk about the amount of credit card debt people are carrying, how the net worth of millennials increased substantially during the pandemic, new home sales falling, and a new survey from Lending Tree that shows how that parents are stressed about back to school s…
 
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Lollapalooza and the City of Chicago have formalized a deal that will keep the music festival in Grant Park for the next 10 years. The agreement could generate $4 billion in economic impact during the next decade. Also, McDonald’s has ended a test of the McPlant sand…
 
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…
 
Segment 1: Ben Winck, markets and economy reporter, Insider, joins John to talk about yesterday’s GDP reading that showed the economy shrinking, how the Biden administration is putting a positive spin on the data, how the Fed plans to combat inflation, gas prices continuing to plummet, and how higher interest rates are going to impact car loans, mo…
 
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. The pay wall is coming down at the Chicago Sun-Times. Crain’s reports it’ll be replaced by a membership program that’s commonly used in the nonprofit journalism. The newspaper’s decision comes just six months after the Sun-Times was acquired by Chicago Public Media, …
 
Segment 1: Jason Turner, Chief Investment Strategist for Wintrust Wealth Management, joins John to talk about GDP falling in the second quarter, when inflation might start to moderate, and how the markets are reacting to today’s data and yesterday’s Fed decision to raise interest rates. Segment 2: Joan E. Solsman, Senior Reporter, CNET, chats with …
 
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Rivian is cutting about 6% of its workforce but the cutbacks will not affect the company’s factory in downstate Normal. The electric vehicle maker announced the job cuts yesterday. Also, Amazon workers at one of the company’s warehouses in Joliet have filed charges w…
 
Luke reads verses from a modernised version of this medieval poem, considered one of the masterpieces of Middle English literature. Listen to hear the rhyme and rhythm of the poetry, the descriptive vocabulary and details of the story, with vocabulary explanations and comments from Luke. This is part 2 of a double episode about this story. Video ve…
 
TheDavidBowersAwards presents MTS Management Group/MTS Records' new compilation album, Beer Rock, with guests Gary Pratt and Matt Westin from the album! If you like your beer cold and your rock hard, then “Beer Rock” will have you cranking up the tunes while you crack a cold one. This album boasts 29 songs by up and coming artists paired with big n…
 
Segment 1: Tom Fortino, Founder and Principal, Alpha Wealth Group, joins John Williams to talk about how much the Fed will raise interest rates in an effort to combat inflation, what people should be doing with their money during this volatile time, and when we might return to normal. Segment 2: Lisa Pickell, President of Orren Pickell Building Gro…
 
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. The Mom Project based in Chicago has laid off about 15% of its staff. Crain’s reports the layoffs involve about 54 workers, including about a dozen employees in Chicago. Also, Allstate is about to hit Illinois drivers with another rate hike. The 16% jump follows a 12…
 
Segment 1: Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, joins John to discuss what companies can do to retain their best employees. Segment 2: Philippe Weiss, President, Seyfarth at Work, gives John some tips on how companies and employees can navigate the conversation around pay raises during a time of soaring inflation. Segment 3: Brian Walsh,…
 
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Two of Chicago’s big three academic medical centers are among the top 20 hospitals in the country according to U.S. News & World Report’s best hospital rankings. Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranks ninth. Rush University Medical Center ranks 20th. Also, Eli’s Cheese…
 
Segment 1: Ilyce Glink, owner of Think Glink Media and Best Money Moves, joins John to talk about the Mega Millions lottery, and what we learned from Lending Tree‘s new “Back to School” survey. Segment 2: Chicago Inno‘s Senior Editor Jim Dallke tells John about the latest in startup innovation including VC funding being down in Chicago last quarter…
 
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. A leadership change is in the works for grill maker Weber. The Palatine-based company says CEO Chris Scherzinger is leaving and will be replaced in the interim by the chief technology officer. Also, it’s taken more than 800 days but 100 applicants have finally receiv…
 
There are two primary questions we hope to have answered by the UFC 277 main event. Firstly, did Juliana Pena merely catch lighting in a bottle when she took the women's bantamweight title off Amanda Nunes during their first meeting at UFC 269? Secondly, is Nunes still about that life? If the answer to one or both of these queries is yes, then we f…
 
A conversation with my dad about a great medieval adventure story originally written in middle English and updated and translated into modern English by Simon Armitage. Dad talks about the origin of this story, its connection to the history of the English language, and the poetic devices used in the writing. In the second half I read a summarised v…
 
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…
 
Segment 1: Craig Bolanos, Co-Founder and CEO of Wealth Management Group, joins John to talk about the stock market rising over the last month, the health of the labor market, if we have hit peak inflation, why recession bias is dangerous, and the concern over housing and rent inflation. Segment 2: Larry Fisher, CEO of digital marketing agency Rise …
 
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