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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 ...
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The Atlas Obscura Podcast

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An audio guide to the world’s strange, incredible, and wondrous places. Co-founder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters explore a new wonder every day, Monday through Thursday. In under 15 minutes, they’ll take you to an incredible place, and along the way, you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Our theme and end credit music is composed by Sam Tyndall.
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Bay Curious is a show about your questions – and the adventures you find when you go looking for the answers. Join host Olivia Allen-Price to explore all aspects of the San Francisco Bay Area – from the debate over "Frisco", to the dinosaurs that once roamed California, to the causes of homelessness. Whether you lived here your whole life, or just arrived, Bay Curious will deepen your understanding of this place you call home.
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The Travel Diaries is a weekly interview series where journalist Holly Rubenstein chats to a special guest about their adventures around the world, and the travel experiences and destinations that have shaped their lives. Be transported to exotic and far flung places as Holly and her diverse range of famous guests take you on a journey through the seven chapters of their life's travel diaries, from their earliest childhood travel memory and the first place they fell in love with; to their al ...
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One lifetime is too short to visit everywhere and meet everyone. That‘s why we love books with a strong sense of place — they let us travel the world in our imagination. In each episode of our podcast, we explore one destination and talk about what makes that place different from everywhere else on earth. Then we recommend five books that took us to that place on the page. We‘re on a trip around the globe, one great read at a time. Please join us!
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Though travel and adventure have historically been publicly claimed by men, women have always been part of those narratives, too. Each week, host and Condé Nast Traveler editor Lale Arikoglu shines a light on some of those stories, interviewing female-identifying guests about their most unique travel tales—from going off-grid in the Danish wilderness to country-hopping solo—sharing her own experiences traveling around the globe, and tapping listeners to contribute their own memorable stories ...
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Alan Carr's 'Life's a Beach'

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Life’s A Beach sees Alan giving Judith Chalmers and Michael Palin a run for their money as he invites a famous guest each week to discuss their favourite places in the world. Bursting with anecdotes, laidback chat and laugh out loud travel tales - if this podcast was a suitcase you’d have to sit on it. “My Life’s A Beach podcast is the escapism we ALL need right now. I sat down and chatted with some of my famous friends about everything travel. From caravanning in Rhyl to private jetting to ...
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Planning a trip to France? Join Us in France is the podcast for you! On this podcast we have conversations about our trips to France, chat with tour guides, share tips on French culture, the basics of French history, explain how to be savvy traveler in France and share our love of French food, wine and destinations in France. You won’t want to miss out on all these great conversations about one of the most beautiful countries on earth! Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode. And if you'r ...
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Join Dave and Helen as they travel back in time (metaphorically… it’s a podcast) to explore the real history of the people, places and events of the Old Testament, New Testament and everything in between.
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Travel, at its best, changes the way we see the world. Join us each week as we dig into stories from people who took a trip—and came home transformed. Travel Tales by AFAR is your ticket to the world, no passport required. Find more inspiration at afar.com/traveltales.
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Join host Laura Lisensky as she explores the world! As much about storytelling as it is about travel recommendations, this podcast will immerse you in the sound and experience of discovering a place for the first time.
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Everything Everywhere Daily

Gary Arndt | Glassbox Media

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Learn something new every day! Everything Everywhere Daily is a daily podcast for Intellectually Curious People. Host Gary Arndt tells the stories of interesting people, places, and things from around the world and throughout history. Gary is an accomplished world traveler, travel photographer, and polymath. Topics covered include history, science, mathematics, anthropology, archeology, geography, and culture. Past history episodes have dealt with ancient Rome, Phoenicia, Persia, Greece, Chi ...
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Twisted Travel and True Crime

Twisted Travel and True Crime

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If you love travel and true crime, this is the podcast for you. Sandi will tell you true crime stories or crazy travel stories and a little bit about the history and landscape of the places where they occur. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/twisted-travel-and-true-c/support
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Come one, come all, to the Happiest Podcast on Earth! A place where imaginations run wild, stakes are raised every gameday, and lifelong Disney fans and friends sit around the table to discuss all things Disney. So go grab your churros and beverage of choice, snag your Disney ears, and enjoy as we proudly present.....THE HAPPIEST PODCAST ON EARTH!
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✈️ The Zero To Travel Podcast has been downloaded 12+ million times and named a "Best Travel Podcast" by The Washington Post, Travel + Leisure, The Telegraph, and Forbes. Subscribe now and get everything you need to travel the world on your terms, no matter what your situation or experience. Welcome to our amazing global listening community! ABOUT THE SHOW Do you want to fill your life with more travel than you ever thought possible? Whether you're a travel newbie dying to figure out how to ...
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Be Our Guest WDW Podcast

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This award-winning podcast features Monday, Wednesday, and Friday shows that focus on Disney resorts, theme parks, attractions, restaurants, dining, runDisney, vacation tips and much more. Join hosts Mike Rahlmann, Rikki Niblett, Scott Gardner, and Pam Forrester and take a fun and family-friendly dive into the world of Disney vacation planning.
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Sharing my passion for travel! This podcast will share stories from our travels as well as planning tips and tricks and some mini-reviews thrown in here and there. I have a special love for National Parks, Cruising, and Historical Sites, but there's a little bit of everything thrown in.
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Hometown Ghost Stories dives into the history of haunted locations and investigates why and how these places earned their terrifying reputation. Rob, Dave and Jesse go live every Tuesday night, after a 15-20 minute uninterrupted, documentary-style breakdown on the case. You can even join the show - as many do, during the live broadcasts on YouTube, Tuesday nights at 9pm EST, as we talk ghosts, demons, poltergeists, and the horrifying true tales that led to these hauntings.
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This weekly podcast provides an informal and informative look at church history. Join us each week as we take a brief break from the present to go exploring the past. Travel back in time as we look at the people, events, and even the places that have shaped the story of Christianity. Each episode offers an easily digestible glimpse of how the eternal, unchangeable God has worked in the church over prior generations and how this can encourage us today. This is our story—our family history.
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Award-winning travel writer Lea Lane shares travel memories and travel tips with passionate travelers, travel experts, and savvy locals around the world. She has traveled to over 100 countries. Is the author of nine books, a blogger at forbes.com, and contributor to dozens of guidebooks. Smart. Fun!
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Join Sab. and Shawna, two older, wise lesbians, as they unravel stories of both the spectacular and the ordinary from their global journeys. Their blend of down to earth travel advice, five star destination ratings, and light-hearted humor gives voice to the nuances of the places they go. All interweaved with personal stories of their life together. Tune in for tales of the grand, the ordinary, and all the surprises in between. 🌍🌈🎙️
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Every place has a history - Some of those histories may just be darker than others. Join host, Carman Carrion, as she scours the globe for the world's most haunted places, and reveals the history, legends, and stories around them that make them so terrifying. Episodes every other Wednesday. An Eeriecast original series https://eeriecast.com/
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This is a narrative travel podcast about a solo female backpacker who interviews strangers she meets while backpacking. Stories of adventure traveling like National Geographic, interview style like Fresh Air, and diverse/alternative storytelling like This American Life and Snap Judgement.
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Curious Tourism: Responsible Travel Podcast

Erin Elizabeth Hynes of Pina Travels

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What does it take to make travel better for people and the planet? Join travel writer Erin Hynes, podcast producer, Kattie Laur, and their guests, as they explore their curiosities about what truly makes travel and tourism responsible. Formerly known as Alpaca My Bags Podcast. Follow us on Instagram: @curioustourismpod
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Travel Today and Yesterday

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Discuss amazing travel destinations, in the US and internationally, with a couple that travels full-time. Set realistic travel goals, pick up tips and tricks gained (often the hard way) from our experiences, and learn about places that until now, you never knew you absolutely NEED to see! Follow along with us as we relive our favorite travel destinations and dream BIG about all the new places we'd love to explore.
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Take a profound and distant journey. Call it Deep Travel, Immersive Travel, Slow Travel, or Vagabonding. Francis Tapon guides you to the intersection of travel, technology, and transformation. The podcast will compel you to go beyond your comfort zone. Occasionally, you‘ll also delve into the misunderstood world of cryptocurrencies.
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Travel With Hawkeye

Cumulus Media Dallas

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Travel With Hawkeye features longtime Dallas morning radio host Mark “Hawkeye” Louis (96.3 KSCS) and his tales from a lifetime of travel and adventure. The podcast features a variety of celebrity guest, noted travel writers and a number of Hawkeye’s travel companions. The topics range from Henry Winkler’s tales of fly fishing in New Zealand to Hawkeye’s stories and adventures. Travel With Hawkeye not only discussion incredible destinations, travel bargains and tips, it also shares the excite ...
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The Dirtbag Diaries

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This is what adventure sounds like. Climb. Ski. Hike. Bike. Paddle. Run. Travel. Whatever your passion, we are all dirtbags. Outdoor writer Fitz Cahall and the Duct Tape Then Beer team present stories about the dreamers, athletes and wanderers.
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Do you love to travel? We love to travel and we are here to help you make the most of your traveling adventures. Whether you are traveling with kids, dogs, your significant other, or just yourself we will have you covered. No matter if you want to fly to fun places, drive the backroads of America, take the train or a ship we will discuss it. We will give you reviews, top lists, stories, interviews with travel experts, and more. So come and join the conversation and let's hit the road
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An American expat in Oslo shares some of the quirks and customs of life in his adopted home. Then, a wilderness and history author recounts what he found exploring four blank spots on the US map. And an ethnobotanist describes the healing properties of different kinds of herbs around the world — some of which might be growing in your own backyard. …
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A popular tourist destination for thousands of people every year, most come and go without realizing just how haunted Key West really is. From the old Key West lighthouse haunted by its former keeper to the ghosts of infamous pirates, the island is swarming with lost souls. But perhaps the most peculiar tale is that of the dead women who sleep bene…
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Just outside of Myrtle Beach sits a medieval castle that would feel out of place if not for its charm. We tell the story of the eccentric couple who, nearly a hundred years ago, built this fortress — which was turned into a popular part of the state park system. This episode was produced in partnership with Discover South Carolina. READ MORE IN THE…
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During his time at Westminster Theological Seminary, John Murray skillfully trained many pastors and theologians in the truth of God. In this episode, Stephen Nichols tells us highlights from the life of this gifted theologian. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/john-murray/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministrie…
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Mike, Rikki and Pam are here today answering your Listener Questions! Today, we get a great question about where to have a nice meal after a pool day but before Epcot After Hours for a guest staying at the Grand Floridian. We also have an awesome question about tipping and the many situations around Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line where th…
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Today I'll read you Lafcadio Hearn's short story: The Mirror Maiden. [This description contains Amazon affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no additional cost to you.] Uncanny Japan is author Thersa Matsuura. Check out her books including The Book of Japanese Folklore by clicking on the Amazon l…
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This week, we take a look at that High-Value Load list of truck stops that are supposedly unsafe to stop at. Is it legit? Plus, we share some of our favorite ways to overnight and dive into the latest news stories in our tanks. Tickets for HOMECOMING are now on sale! Save $25 a ticket by becoming a Mile Marker today! Tickets are available at https:…
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Did Oregon even have black pioneers? Listen to our interview with Zachary Stocks, Executive Director of Oregon Black Pioneers (a non profit which preserves the history of Black Oregonians) to find out more about this whole topic. When did black pioneers arrive in Oregon? What were some of the places where we ride bicycles today that were utilized b…
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Today, I’m joined by digital nomad and author Lisa Jansen to get her list of the top 10 New Zealand hidden gems and get a peak into the New Zealand campervanning lifestyle. Lisa is a long-term traveler based in New Zealand. She has been a nomad for over six years, five of which have been spent traveling across the country in her campervan. Her book…
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Sherlock Holmes fans span the range from casual to obsessive. They included Abdulhamid II, the last ruler of the Ottoman Empire to hold absolute power. A description of the sultan having Holmes stories read to him at bedtime set journalist Andrew Finkel off on the flight of fancy that became his first novel. We spoke about The Adventure of the Seco…
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Come relax on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Caye Caulker with Laura and Carrie. There are lots of wildlife encounters, including an enormous fish that attempts to swallow Carrie's hand. We also go spear fishing, with limited success, but lots of fun! Learn about all the things you can do from this island and all the good things to eat. If you w…
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It is one of the longest and largest structures ever built. It was designed to defend one of the oldest and greatest civilizations on the planet. For centuries it did just that…..and for some centuries it didn’t do that at all. Some people have claimed that you could see it from space, and it is one of the most visited tourist attractions on Earth.…
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Glen Van Peski is a civil engineer who used his skills to engineer the lightest backpacking gear in the Solar System. Glen is the founder of Gossamer Gear. Today, Glen releases his new book, Take Less, Do More: Surprising Life Lessons in Generosity, Gratitude, and Curiosity from an Ultralight Backpacker. Sign up for his Virtual Launch Party on Apri…
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A one-room museum located in the basement of a church-turned-community arts center is crammed with mementos from a pretty spectacular period in history. We hang with some retired dancers who recall the time when Chinatown in San Francisco was filled with late night cabarets famed for their showgirls. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura…
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Susannah Constantine first burst onto our TV screens in the late 90s, alongside her partner-in-style, Trinny Woodall. Together, they revolutionised the way women approach fashion with their ground-breaking show 'What Not to Wear’, as the iconic duo Trinny & Susannah. The series not only garnered international acclaim but also became a cultural phen…
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Vietnam is not only a budget destination but also an excellent value for a vacation. There has been so much development in the past 5-6 years. We found "Top 5" hotels ranging from $55-120 per night with full buffet breakfasts. There are mountains, lakes, and beaches to explore. Don't forget to try all the amazing food and visit the beautiful temple…
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When Dwayne Demkiw disappeared after a night working as a party bus driver for a bachelor party, his disappearance led to a manhunt for an international fugative. In the quiet corners of two nations, an investigation with more twists and turns than a rollercoast will reveal the truth. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST:MONTHLY:Patreon: ⁠https://patreon.com/user?…
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Sandwiches are one of the most popular types of food in the world. They are incredibly easy to make, can be incredibly cheap, and they come in numerous varieties. Yet, the humble sandwich is also the subject of a great deal of controversy. What type of sandwich is best? Where did sandwiches come from? …and perhaps the greatest question of all, is a…
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If you thought everyday life in the 1st century was disgusting, wait until you step inside a Roman prison. In our very first LIVE episode, we talk with Matthew Larsen, historian of ancient incarceration, about the conditions Paul and other early Christians experienced in ancient prisons — nasty food, nastier smells and what it meant to be sent off …
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From Tractor Day to an Italian style wedding to the streets of New York City to throwing water into the air in negative 20 degree weather, we take a tour of some quirky hometown traditions. Does the place you grew up have any unique traditions? We would love to hear from you! Tell us about your hometown’s weird or unique local tradition. Walk us th…
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We are excited to head out west today to speak with Listener Andrew in Utah about a unique trip down to Walt Disney World where he split time watching his daughter in a soccer showcase tournament and celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort! Andrew and his wife went non-stop for the better part of a week visiting a…
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Joining me this episode to discuss their travel and holiday stories is the brilliant actress, comedian, presenter, author, and mental health campaigner - Ruby Wax. TRIGGER WARNING: Please note that this episode includes subject matter that might be triggering. Ruby’s promoting her book I’m Not as Well As I Thought I Was… We chat about mental illnes…
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A fresh Cornish spring day last week, along the West Looe River valley. Hear an area of ancient woodland. Described as the lungs of Looe. It's Cornish rainforest. Trees, that go back in time, farther than we can imagine. Walk inland, with the river to your right. Soon it'll be endless oaks, trunks covered with moss, all around you. As far as the ey…
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Ever wondered what solo travel in France could teach you? Join host Annie Sargent and guest Joel Joslin in episode 489 of Join Us in France, as they explore the charms and challenges of a 21-day journey from Paris to Nice. What unique flavors will Joel discover? How does solo travel change his perspective on adventure? Tune in to find the answers a…
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In this episode of the Dedicated to Disneyland Paris podcast, Marq and Beth discuss the April 12th, 2024 announcements from Disneyland Paris. Starting with the renaming of Walt Disney Studios Park to Disney Adventure World, they share their thoughts on the new name and discuss the potential confusion with Adventureland in the other park. They also …
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Aircraft carriers are some of the most fearsome weapons in the world. They are enormous platforms that can travel around the globe, projecting power over an enormous part of it. However, aircraft carriers have a rather humble origin that actually predates the invention of the airplane. Throughout the 20th century, they saw many innovations and adap…
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Hear about travel to Central Portugal as the Amateur Traveler talks to Stephanie Lambert from eurotravelsbydesign.com about this too often overlooked region. Why should you go to Central Portugal? Stephanie says, “It’s […] The post Travel to Central Portugal – Episode 892 appeared first on Amateur Traveler. Related posts: Solo Travel in Portugal Tr…
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In 1760, George III succeeded to the throne of the United Kingdom at the age of 22, becoming the third king in the House of Hannover. His reign would become one of the longest in British history, and he was monarch during some of the most important events in history including the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wa…
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Listen Now On the Saturday, April 13th edition of The Travel Guys… In The Travel News, dogs are in the headlines. There’s a new airline called BARK; and a dog traveling in first class used the aisle as a restroom on a flight this week, causing a diversion. Plus, Airbnb has changed a key policy regarding cancellations. Sacramento Metro Airport is ov…
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On this episode of Travel Fun and Adventure, we discuss our tips for planning a great trip along US Route 66. Route 66, also known as the Mother Road, took people from the heart of Chicago to the Santa Monica Pier in the Los Angeles Area. The road was used by many people trying to escape the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression, which was written …
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We admire the seafaring prowess of the Polynesians and hear how a cultural faux pas led to Captain James Cook's fateful encounter with 18th-century Hawaiians. Then tour guides from Athens and Thessaloniki recommend attractions to visit in northern Greece, and The New Yorker’s "Comma Queen," Mary Norris, explains what an appreciation for Greek langu…
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Michael Zervos shares the countries he worries he may be unable to visit. He also says what he will do if he runs out of time. As of April 12, he's 20% done with his quest. He wrote to me, "I am going to be in Zambia the next two nights and then in Malawi with the night bus the next day after from Harare (in theory)." You can watch this 3-min inter…
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Creciendo en Michigan, Vanessa Chavarriaga Posada no creía que el esquí era cosa de ella, y no fue hasta que se mudo a Wyoming que descubrió la alegría que le podía traer. El año pasado, decidió esquiar el pico más alto de México, el Pico de Orizaba, con una meta significativa: incluir a sus papás, que nunca habían entendido completamente las activ…
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Growing up undocumented in Michigan, Vanessa Chavarriaga Posada didn't think skiing was for her, and it wasn't until she moved to Wyoming that she found how much joy it brought her. Last year, she set her sights on skiing Mexico's tallest peak, Pico de Orizaba, with a meaningful twist: her parents, who have never quite understood why skiing was so …
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In this episode, we get excited about two books: ‘Cold People’ by Tom Rob Smith and ‘Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life’ by Dacher Keltner. Then Mel shares the delicious history of Berlin’s currywurst. Links Cold People by Tom Rob Smith Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Lif…
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In October 1918, just weeks before the end of the First World War, one of the most incredible feats of military valor took place in the Meuse–Argonne offensive, one of the last great battles of the war. This incredible feat of bravery and soldiering was done by a very unlikely soldier. One that didn’t even want to participate in the war on religiou…
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Rob, Dave and Jesse bring you our third paranormal update, with brand new gripping tales of hauntings and odd happenings around the world. This week we have an Australian ghost sighting, a bizarre poltergeist case and a couple on Tik Tok who have been posting footage of some "hauntings" inside their home. MERCH: http://hometownghoststories.com Musi…
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This week wasn't special only because of the eclipse. We also recorded our first live show, during the Atlas Obscura Ecliptic Festival in Hot Springs, Arkansas. In this episode, hear host Dylan Thuras try to stump guests -- astrobiologist Dr. Graham Lau and science writer Rebecca Boyle -- and get them to guess which strange, incredible place is rea…
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Today Mike, Pam, and Rikki are here to have some fun to kick off the weekend! First, Mike brings up a current Walt Disney World marketing campaign and he notices a few things that he thinks are very interesting about who and how Disney is targeting their audience. Then, we go to our BOGP Clubhouse to get some "Tough Disney Choices" and pick our fav…
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Join us on another jaunt through the juicy world of aviation gossip, airline route news, and loyalty relaunches. Also in this episode: OAK wants San Francisco in its name Turkish Airlines adding DEN Hainan A330neo order potential Four more A380s being scrapped UA canceled investor day NYC Earthquake For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content…
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