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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.ricksteves.com.

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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.ricksteves.com.

    659 Lyon; Building a Beloved Community; Influential Iceland

    659 Lyon; Building a Beloved Community; Influential Iceland

    A pair of French tour guides tell us why Lyon is one of their favorite places in France. Then the president of the social-justice nonprofit Sojourners describes how the example set by Martin Luther King, Jr., inspires his work within religious communities in America. And a journalist from Iceland points out his country's surprising degree of influence on the world stage.

    • 52 min
    546a Greek Godmother; Lidia's American Dream; Promised Land

    546a Greek Godmother; Lidia's American Dream; Promised Land

    A Greece-based tour guide describes the elevated role of godparents in her adopted country, where godparents become a lifelong part of the child's family. Then TV chef Lidia Bastianich shares the story of her family's flight from Yugoslavia, and the successful family business they were able to start in America. And former NBC Middle East correspondent Martin Fletcher explains how his latest novel, set in Israel during its early years as a modern state, evokes the extraordinary drama of Israeli life in that era.

    • 52 min
    658 Humble American Bragging; Why I Love Madrid; Deep Time Journey

    658 Humble American Bragging; Why I Love Madrid; Deep Time Journey

    British travel writer Richard Grant discusses the sporting sense of humor he's observed (and appreciated) behind the distinctly American talent for over-the-top bragging. Then tour guides from Madrid let us in on their favorite places to take visitors in the Spanish capital. And we ponder our place in the planet's history with author Robert Macfarlane, who shares insights gained from a decade of investigating, from a perspective of geologic time, humanity's relationship with our landscape.

    • 52 min
    657 Perillo Family Italy; Soul of South Korea; Visiting Europe Now

    657 Perillo Family Italy; Soul of South Korea; Visiting Europe Now

    Tour operator Steve Perillo describes his family's connection to a scenic town near Naples, and why he's so eager to return. Then travel writer Chaney Kwak explains why Seoul is an ideal introduction to traveling in Asia, and recommends a relaxing island counterpoint to the bustling Korean capital. And Rick and his frequent collaborator Cameron Hewitt fill us in on what they encountered on their first European trips since the pandemic began.

    • 52 min
    656 On Travel Writing; Antarctic Madhouse; Enchantress of Florence

    656 On Travel Writing; Antarctic Madhouse; Enchantress of Florence

    Join Rick on a dip into the deeper end of travel literature as he talks with travel essayist Pico Iyer about writing from the heart, then with author Julian Sanction, who recounts the gripping story of a polar expedition stuck in Antarctic ice over 100 years ago. And Salman Rushdie takes us back 500 years to describe some of the key figures of Renaissance Italy and Moghul India.

    • 52 min
    581a Recoleta Cemetery; Spooky Atlas Obscura; Near the Exit

    581a Recoleta Cemetery; Spooky Atlas Obscura; Near the Exit

    Just in time for Halloween and Day of the Dead, meet some of the famous residents of Buenos Aires' Recoleta Cemetery, then take an armchair expedition to some of the spookiest places in the Atlas Obscura catalog. And hear what an Episcopal deacon has learned about how people around the world deal with death.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Robbiepolitico ,

I love this podcast but please no politics

I’m a former local politician who is disillusioned by the state of our politics. I love Rick Steves and specifically listen to it to get away from the disappointments that I encounter in the news daily. I want to beg you. Please, please stop using your platform to promote a political party ideology. We are currently having to endure the politicization of absolutely everything from the partisan way we are forced to choose between a pair of sneakers to trying to attend a game or concert and being compelled to take a side. We are judged for our politics by the car we drive in and even the grocery store we go to. We need one space to go where we can get away from this and escape.

honolululistenet ,

Worth while listen , but

Love and adore you Steve, but please make an effort not to talk over your guests .

Dr Monero ,

I’ve listened to many episodes

I describe Rick Steves as a “political extremist.” He must have become radicalized over time. It’s important to keep fanatics from abusing us in neutral forums like this so for this reason I will no longer subscribe. I find the podcast stressful.

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