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Rick Steves' Iran Video Podcast

by Rick Steves

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Join Rick as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he's ever visited: Iran. In a one-hour, ground-breaking travel special on public television, you'll discover the splendid monuments of Iran's rich and glorious past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village. Most important, you'll meet the people of this nation whose government so exasperates our own. At http://www.ricksteves.com/iran you will find a wealth of resources. Read Rick's Iran travel journal, an Iran almanac, and Middle East travel resources. Find air dates of Rick Steves' Iran in your hometown, a comments board, and media coverage. A DVD of Rick Steves' Iran complete with bonus features is available for purchase at http://travelstore.ricksteves.com.

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Iran Part 7: Family Dinner, Persepolis, and Conclusion

Author: Rick Steves
Wed, Mar 18, 2009

Rick concludes his trip with a family feast, gratifying visit to the ruins at Persepolis, and reaffirmation that understanding Iran’s proud history, rich culture, and friendly, curious citizens is a step in the right direction toward elimination of fear.

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Iran Part 6: Historic Sites in the Countryside and Shiraz

Author: Rick Steves
Wed, Mar 11, 2009

Stark countryside mixes with fertile river valleys where remnants of the Silk Road reveal the value and fragility of Iran’s heritage. In Shiraz, sprawling gardens provide tranquil corners for visitors to ponder the mystical brilliance of poetry written by prophets of love.

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Iran Part 5: Esfahan's Martyr's Cemetery, Bazaar, and Riverbank

Author: Rick Steves
Wed, Mar 4, 2009

In Esfahan, families mourn loved ones in the Martyr’s Cemetery, the sprawling bazaar entices with things uniquely Persian flanking basics of daily living, and, as twilight approaches, friends gather along the river to savor the beauty of their city.

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Iran Part 4: Esfahan's Major Sites and Religious Significance

Author: Rick Steves
Wed, Feb 25, 2009

Esfahan — one of the finest cities in Islam and the cultural heart of Iran — is an ideal place to better understand the complexities of politics mixed with religion.

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Iran Part 3: Women's Issues, Wealthy Tehran, and Abyaneh

Author: Rick Steves
Wed, Feb 18, 2009

A mixture of modesty and vanity converge in Tehran, from the wealthy north end, to the cheap, colorful snack bars downtown. Miles away, in Iran's arid valley, picturesque Abyaneh offers a look at village life, complete with gender-specific door knockers.

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Iran Part 2: Modern History and Theocracy

Author: Rick Steves
Wed, Feb 11, 2009

With the Islamic Revolution came a revolution of values still evident in Tehran today. Billboards and murals mix religion and patriotism, advancing the legislation of morality and ultimate authority held by Iran’s top religious official.

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Iran Part 1: Tehran and its People

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Jan 26, 2009

In this first installment, Rick explores the youthful, noisy capital city of Tehran, delves into the country's long and tumultuous history, visits the National Museum, and connects with locals, who are quick to smile, curious, and eager to talk.

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