41 episodes

What’s the most sure-fire way to get a flight upgrade? How can you find the best, secret local restaurants by asking just one question? What's the first thing you should do when you get into a hotel room? On Travel Genius, we'll give you those answers—and plenty more—as hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood quiz the world’s most experienced globetrotters for their tried-and-true travel hacks.

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    • 4.3 • 179 Ratings

What’s the most sure-fire way to get a flight upgrade? How can you find the best, secret local restaurants by asking just one question? What's the first thing you should do when you get into a hotel room? On Travel Genius, we'll give you those answers—and plenty more—as hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood quiz the world’s most experienced globetrotters for their tried-and-true travel hacks.

    Introducing: Blood River, A New Podcast From Bloomberg

    Introducing: Blood River, A New Podcast From Bloomberg

    The killers of Berta Caceres had every reason to believe they’d get away with murder. More than 100 other environmental activists in Honduras had been killed in the previous five years, yet almost no one had been punished for the crimes. Bloomberg’s Blood River follows a four-year quest to find her killers – a twisting trail that leads into the country’s circles of power.
    Blood River premieres on July 27.

    • 4 min
    Introducing Foundering

    Introducing Foundering

    Adam Neumann had a vision: to make his startup WeWork a wildly successful company that would change the world. He convinced thousands of other people -- customers, employees, investors -- that he could make that dream a reality. And for a while, he did. He was one of the most successful startup founders in the world. But then, in the span of just a few months, everything changed.
    Foundering is a new serialized podcast from the journalists at Bloomberg Technology. This season, we’ll tell you the story of WeWork, a company that captured the startup boom of the 2010s and also may be remembered as a spectacular bust that marked the end of an era.
    Catch the first two episodes of Foundering, available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.

    • 4 min
    An Update

    An Update

    Mark and Nikki check in and explain what's next for Travel Genius - don’t worry we’ll see you soon.

    • 4 min
    Announcing Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus

    Announcing Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus

    Harnessing Bloomberg's reporting from every continent, Bloomberg's daily Prognosis podcast brings the news, data and analysis you need for living in the time of Covid-19. In around ten minutes, we will explain the latest developments in health and science, the impact on individuals, industries and governments and the adaptions they are making in the face of the global pandemic. Come back every weekday afternoon for a short dose of the best information about the novel coronavirus from more than 120 bureaus around the world.
    First episode drops Thursday, March 26. Subscribe to Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.

    • 1 min
    Introducing Deep Background with Noah Feldman: Cooking Through the Crisis with Mark Bittman

    Introducing Deep Background with Noah Feldman: Cooking Through the Crisis with Mark Bittman

    From Pushkin Industries, introducing Deep Background with Noah Feldman.
    Every story has a backstory, even in today's 24-hour news cycle. In Deep Background, Harvard Law School professor and Bloomberg Opinions columnist Noah Feldman will bring together a cross-section of expert guests to explore the historical, scientific, legal, and cultural context that help us understand what's really going on behind the biggest stories in the news.
    With restaurants and bars across the country temporarily closing down due to concerns about the novel coronavirus, many of us are finding ourselves cooking for the first time in a long time. So today, Deep Background is taking a quick break from covering the spread of COVID-19 to share this conversation with Mark Bittman, the food writer who taught so many of us how to cook. The author of best-selling cookbooks like How to Cook Everything and Vegan Before 6, Bittman offers some tips on how to cook fish and reflects on what he has learned from over two decades of writing about food.
    Learn more and subscribe to Deep Background on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.

    • 34 min
    The Rockstar Who Flies 500,000 Miles Per Year 

    The Rockstar Who Flies 500,000 Miles Per Year 

    In the season 2 finale, who better to offer travel advice than a woman who spends more time in the air than a pilot: Alison Mosshart? The rockstar, a member of two headlining bands - The Kills and Dead Weather – has suggestions on a far-flung hangover cure and the right way to pack (it’s not light). Plus Mark Ellwood and Nikki Ekstein discuss the final frontier in travel: space tourism.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

The Travelling SLP ,

The best travel podcast going around

I have been loving Travel Genius since discovering it a few months ago. I always learn something new. It’s also fun to hear from guests who have some of the same travel hacks as you- I’m all about the Berocca (great for anti-jet lag and hangovers) and analogue cameras (I take a disposable on my trips). The Alison Mosshart episode was my favourite so far!

Kiki :3 ,

Listen to it!!

This is my favorite podcast! I listen to a lot of travel podcasts, but Nikki and Mark just work so well together - they’re fun, interesting, and always have something to say. I wish they could come out with more podcasts, but I’m not complaining. :)

MrPodcast2020 ,

Stop Interrupting Your Guests

Good tips and topics, but Nikki needs to stop interrupting and talking over the guests. Maybe there is delay with her VoIP but she does so constantly in multiple episodes. Super irritating.

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