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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.

    754 Central Europe; Norway’s Prosperity; Somali Pirates

    754 Central Europe; Norway’s Prosperity; Somali Pirates

    Rick and his senior writer discuss why so much of what Americans have long called "Eastern Europe" is better termed "Central Europe," especially with the Cold War now several decades behind us. Then a tour guide from Oslo explains how Norway cleverly uses its oil-industry revenues to maintain a flourishing society. And German-American journalist Michael Scott Moore tells us how he survived nearly three years as a hostage of pirates in Somalia.

    • 52 min
    367a Driving in Europe; Getting Around Ireland; Exploring Provence

    367a Driving in Europe; Getting Around Ireland; Exploring Provence

    A pair of tour-bus drivers offer their expert tips on what to expect when navigating the highways of Europe. Then we discuss ideas for exploring two of Europe's most scenic regions: the lush Irish countryside and the floral landscapes and villages of southern France — and pop into a Dublin pub for a wee sing-along.

    • 52 min
    753 German Views; Mudlarking the Thames

    753 German Views; Mudlarking the Thames

    A German journalist shares some timely thoughts on what his fellow citizens find appealing about America, as well as his insights into the intriguing differences between our two societies. Then a London "mudlarker" who searches the River Thames at low tide for buried objects describes how discarded items can connect us with life in the Victorian era, and even as far back as Roman times.

    • 52 min
    752 Amsterdam Canals; The Last Island; Coimbra

    752 Amsterdam Canals; The Last Island; Coimbra

    A Dutch guide invites us to imagine a day on the water exploring Amsterdam's iconic canals. Then a historian shares what little we know of the elusive Sentinelese — likely the most isolated, least contacted people on earth — and what he learned by traveling to nearby islands in the Bay of Bengal. And a tour guide from Portugal tells us why the venerable university of town of Coimbra is such a delight to explore.

    • 52 min
    751 Eyewitness to Climate Change; Endangered Eating; Shakespeare in Stratford and South Sudan

    751 Eyewitness to Climate Change; Endangered Eating; Shakespeare in Stratford and South Sudan

    Celebrate Earth Day by considering the ways you can address climate change at home, with practical advice from a scientist who's seen its effects around the world. Then hear from a culinary historian about the crops, farm animals, and agricultural traditions that we risk losing in America. And mark Shakespeare's birthday by learning how his works have played a key role in shaping Africa's newest nation and by getting tips for enjoying a visit to his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon.

    • 52 min
    591a Polynesian Explorers; Northern Greece; Greek to Me

    591a Polynesian Explorers; Northern Greece; Greek to Me

    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 language and mythology can add to your own Greek odyssey.

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

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Thank you Rick

Thanks for putting these together Rick

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Rick’s Podcast is Really Great

I enjoy his PBS shows and his podcast, which covers more than just Europe. He has an incredible variety of destinations that he covers, and has local guides/experts to opine. Try this travel podcast if you enjoy taking a journey without leaving your home. Very entertaining.

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Stop interrupting your guests

I really enjoy Rick Steve TV programs. I like the content and interviews here. But it is difficult to hear Rick Steve regularly interrupt or interject abruptly before his guests are done talking. Annoying habit.Let your guests finish their thoughts!

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