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Join the late Anthony Bourdain’s partners at Roads & Kingdoms for interviews over drinks around the world. From Iraq to Appalachia, fueled by everything from Japanese energy drinks to Russian moonshine. Hosted by journalist Nathan Thornburgh. Beats by Dan the Automator. Artwork by Daisy Dee. Show art by Edel Rodriguez. All advertising proceeds go to NYC's Let Us Breathe Fund.

The Trip Roads & Kingdoms

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

Join the late Anthony Bourdain’s partners at Roads & Kingdoms for interviews over drinks around the world. From Iraq to Appalachia, fueled by everything from Japanese energy drinks to Russian moonshine. Hosted by journalist Nathan Thornburgh. Beats by Dan the Automator. Artwork by Daisy Dee. Show art by Edel Rodriguez. All advertising proceeds go to NYC's Let Us Breathe Fund.

    SF's Mission District: Vero Majano

    SF's Mission District: Vero Majano

    The artist behind the Remember Los Siete project talks about the resilience of her native Mission District.
    Remember Los Siete video
    Rememberlos7.com
    Brava! For Women in the Arts Bio Page
    Vero Majano on Instagram
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Havana: Ailed Duarte

    Havana: Ailed Duarte

    Ailed Duarte is co-founder of La Marca studio, which has helped bring tattoo art, once illegal throughout Cuba, into the mainstream. She and host Nathan Thornburgh talked at the first-ever international tattoo convention in Havana, about the robust art and precarious commerce of Cuban tattooing.
    Links:
    La Marca Instagram
    La Marca Homepage
    Huck Magazine feature on Mike Magers’ tattoo photography
    Mike Mager’s bookstore
    Doctor Lakra tattoo artist IG
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    • 27 min
    Iraq: Ahmed Najm

    Iraq: Ahmed Najm

    My final Iraq episode is a necessarily intense conversation with Ahmed Najm, whose life changed when ISIS kidnapped his brother Kamaran Najm, co-founder of Iraq's Metrography Photo Agency, in 2014, Kamaran still hasn't been found, but his brother has become an invaluable guardian of his brother's life work and legacy.
    Links:
    Episode excerpt on R&K
    Metrography IG
    Metrography Website
    Rough Translation: The Search, a two-part series on Kamaran and Ahmed
    Roads & Kingdoms IG, Metrography Takeover
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Iraq: Sangar Khaleel

    Iraq: Sangar Khaleel

    Behind almost every great piece of war reporting is a local fixer. In Mosul, that fixer was Sangar Khaleel, whose LandRover and endless contacts kept him and the journalists he worked with safe through Iraq's darkest days.
    Show notes:
    Sangar Khaleel Instagram
    West Mosul Music in the Ruins
    Sangar and Jane Arraf’s NPR report on Syrian ISIS nostalgia
    NPR’s Rough Translation podcast with Sangar: DIY Mosul
    Kurt Schork Award page
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Havana: Telmary

    Havana: Telmary

    Telmary Díaz is one of the most innovative Cuban artists of the last two decades. She's also a really good person to drink rum with in Havana to talk about music, migration and more.
    Show notes:
    Telmary: Libre (music video)
    Telmary & HabanaSana YouTube channel
    Annia Linares: A Mi Manera
    Santiago de Cuba Rum
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Iraq: Basima Abdulrahman

    Iraq: Basima Abdulrahman

    Drinking tea and talking about long-term thinking in Kurdistan's capital city with civil engineer and sustainability expert Basima Abdulrahman.
    Show links:
    Basima Abdulrahman’s KESK Green Building Consultancy
    Basima Abdulrahman profile on Auburn Website
    City of Erbil website
    Basima Abdulrahman’s TEDx Nishtiman speech
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Touchstone

Thank fug for The Trip. Normal people talking rationally. Good conversation’s all we’ve got and this is a wonderful celebration of that simple and complex truth. Much appreciate the paywall collapse in this time of covid.

SB Tang ,

An excellent podcast

An excellent two person conversation podcast featuring a new, interesting guest every week. The interviewer, Nathan Thornburgh, is a skilled journalist who always allows his guest to speak.

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Love it

Interesting people telling great stories from around the world. Keep it up!

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