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Driven by cultural curiosity, celebrity chef Hugh Acheson is a globetrotter who travels the world for his acclaimed cooking and his television appearances, and he knows the best way to understand a destination starts with a good meal. This new travel podcast takes listeners off the beaten path with Hugh’s opinionated anecdotes and insights on where to go, what to eat, who to meet, what to do, where to stay – as well as what overrated tourist experiences to avoid. Episodes focus on a single d ...
 
Olivia Wilder Times™ features celebrity and other unique guest interviews that are informal and conversational. The over 600 guests have included TV/FILM: Linda Evans, Beau Bridges, Andie MacDowell, La Toya Jackson, Eric Roberts, Sean Young, Richard Thomas, Billy Zane, Gilles Marini, Robert Townsend, Joanna Cassidy, Melora Hardin, Debi Mazar ; Justin Kirk, Clark Gregg, Tom Conti, Henry Goodman, Cung Le; Justin Chon and Solomon Trimble (Twilight); RuPaul, Josie Bissett, COMEDY: Dane Cook, Gre ...
 
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Hey there, fellow passengers. Thought I should give you all an update on what's going on with me, with the show, and with the world. Since March 15, I shuttered my restaurants and recalibrated them to serve 7,000 meals a week to those in need, both emergency workers and underserved communities. So that has kept me busy. I'm not traveling, obviously…
 
As we hit the one month mark for the growing COVID-19 pandemic, we find both increasing uncertainty and devastation, but also small things to find some hope in—the CARES Act to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic will provide some relief and means …
 
We are in strange times, my friends. You know what the deal is — COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus is spreading, infecting and killing people on a scale we're entirely unprepared for. And on the front lines of its commercial victims, anyway, is the hospitality industry. My industry. Strange and scary times, indeed. So while we can't travel o…
 
Hey Passengers, thanks for checking in with us this week. Things are upside down right now as you probably know. We are taking this week off to attend to the many fires that need extinguishing and when we return, we hope to bring you conversations on what is happening now. Take care of yourselves, wash your hands, we'll be back soon. In the meantim…
 
Living in our hometowns and going to work and living our lives day-to-day, it's easy to forget just how enormous North America is and the wide range of places and experiences it holds. We have a lot of opportunities here to see something different within a short flight, and one of those places that really holds something different and special is a …
 
Havana, Cuba is a place you should try to get to and if you do get there, be ready to be immersed in a culture that is all about getting by. In this episode, I'll talk about some of my — let's say eccentric experiences there and the sort of things you should be, yes, prepared for, but also just as importantly, open to, from restaurants facing short…
 
Being that The Passenger is a travel show, one might expect us to highlight exotic, far-flung locales. And we will get to those. But it's equally important to look at places you may not have considered and really dig into their culture. And that brings us to Boise, Idaho, an unlikely international city with a rich cultural life full of music, food,…
 
The tech boom and tourism over the last decade plus has meant massive growth for Texas' capital city. In this first episode of The Passenger, I search out the pockets of culture that link Austin's past to its present and maybe its future, from legacy barbecue spots to revitalized hotels and beyond. I'll also talk to Chris Bilheimer, Creative Direct…
 
Driven by cultural curiosity, celebrity chef Hugh Acheson (Bravo TV's Top Chef, Iron Chef Canada) is a globetrotter who travels the world for his acclaimed cooking and his television appearances, and he knows the best way to understand a destination starts with a good meal. This new travel podcast takes listeners off the beaten path with Hugh’s opi…
 
Carla Hall is a former runway model, a TV chef you know from ‘Top Chef’ or ‘The Chew,’ and an absolute delight on Instagram (@CarlaPHall). Books mentioned in this episode: - Carla Hall, Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration (Harper Wave, 2018). - Edna Lewis, The Taste of Country Cooking: 30th Anniversary Edition (Knopf, 2006). - Verna Ma…
 
Tom Colicchio was named the best chef in America by the James Beard Foundation in 2000, has been the lead judge on Bravo's 'Top Chef' since the show premiered in 2006, and has been funny on Twitter (@Tom Colicchio) since 2010. Books mentioned in this episode: - Tom Colicchio, Think Like a Chef (Clarkson Potter, 2007). - Jacques Pepin, New Complete …
 
Ben Gleib has long been a favorite guest of Olivia Wilder, and this will be his seventh visit. He's here to talk about his new first ever hour-long standup comedy special, premiering on Showtime on June 3 at 10 PM. Years ago, Esquire called Ben Gleib one of 6 comedians who could be "comedy's next big thing." The other 5 were Aziz Ansari, Patton Osw…
 
*ONE LIVE LISTENER WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE COPY OF GREG'S NEW BOOK: "THE SMARTEST BOOK IN THE WORLD!" Listen live for details. Hard to believe, but this marks comic genius' Greg Proops 10th visit to Olivia Wilder Times. My favorite-ever guest returns to talk about his Proopcasts, VODcasts, his busy, busy, schedule traveling all over the wo…
 
Welcoming back Ben Gleib, a standup comedian, actor, and host of the TV show "Idiotest," on GSN. He was a round table regular on "Chelsea Lately," on E! throughout its run, appearing on over 100 episodes, as well as a guest star on "After Lately." Esquire magazine named him one o "Six comedians who could be comedy's next big thing." He is the voice…
 
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