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Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

Rick Steves

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

967 - 746 Goodbye Eastern Europe; The Long Field in Wales
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  • 967 - 746 Goodbye Eastern Europe; The Long Field in Wales

    A historian describes how eastern European countries have modernized since the Cold War and examines the kinds of challenges they face today. And an American-born artist and creative writing teacher shares the joy she feels in being "Welsh by choice."

    Sat, 02 Mar 2024 - 52min
  • 966 - 747 Ireland in 100 Objects; Midlife Michelangelo; Language City New York

    Irish writer Fintan O'Toole tells of cherished historical objects that contribute to Ireland's identity today. Then a linguist describes the efforts underway to capture the words and sounds of languages spoken in New York City that are on the brink of disappearing. Also, Rick's longtime collaborator Gene Openshaw delves into Michelangelo's midlife crisis in his new historical novel.

    Sat, 10 Feb 2024 - 52min
  • 965 - 641a Finding Europe in America; Cruise Ship Nightmare; Iceland Backcountry

    Get ideas and tips from TV host Samantha Brown for finding little corners of Europe in the New World, then hear an author's dramatic firsthand account of a near catastrophe on a cruise ship caught powerless in a freak winter storm off the coast of Norway. And a tour guide takes us to the wild, windy, and wonder-inspiring backcountry of Iceland.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2024 - 52min
  • 964 - 745 Orkney Living; Walkable European Cities; Nomads of Europe

    Hear what it's like to live on one of the windswept Orkney Islands off the northern tip of Scotland, where people have lived since before recorded history. Then learn how redesigned traffic patterns in Europe have had a positive impact on quality of life — and get ideas for making your own city a more enjoyable place to be outdoors. Plus, a historian examines the underappreciated role of nomadic societies and their struggles in the modern world.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2024 - 52min
  • 963 - 744 Falling for Saturn; Heart of Martin Sheen; Florentine Favorites

    Astronomer Philip Plait — who fell in love with Saturn after first viewing the gas giant, with its mesmerizing rings and moons, through a telescope as a child — shares some of the amazing discoveries we've made about the planet in recent years. Then actor Martin Sheen describes how his travels in the developing world have opened his eyes, and his heart, to the needs of others. And a Florence-based tour guide and culinary expert lets us in on where to find the best food in her adopted home.

    Sat, 10 Feb 2024 - 52min
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