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Rick Steves' Notable Travelers Podcast by Rick Steves

Rick Steves' Notable Travelers Podcast

by Rick Steves

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Rick Steves Notable Travelers is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring some of his favorite interviews with well-known travelers, ranging from guidebook legend Arthur Frommer to Tuscany's Frances Mayes to humorist David Sedaris. For more travel ideas and advice, visit www.ricksteves.com.


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Adam Gopnik: The Table Comes First

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Five years of living in France with his family taught author and New Yorker Adam Gopnik why "the table comes first" in a country where the rituals associated with mealtime are often as important to the French as their recipes.

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Agatha Christie’s Grand Tour

Author: Rick Steves
Wed, Jul 27, 2016


Mathew Prichard talks about the world travels of his famous grandmother, mystery writer Agatha Christie.

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Andrew McCarthy on Location

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Apr 11, 2013


Andrew McCarthy returns to share more travel stories and explains how actors on location find ways to connect with the locals.

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Arthur Frommer

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


In the 1970s, Arthur Frommer's books helped instruct a young Rick Steves how to travel light, on a tight budget, and "through the back door" to interact with the people and authentic cultures overseas. Arthur Frommer joins Rick to reminisce and chat about how much international travel has changed over the past half-century.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Author: Rick Steves
Fri, Apr 8, 2016


Rick chats with astronaut Chris Hadfield about what he’s experienced and learned as a commander of multiple missions into outer space.

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Bill Bryson at Home

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Bill Bryson found the ultimate bargain travel destination by staying home to get acquainted with the 19th-century English parsonage he lives in. He joins Rick for a glimpse into just how much the comforts of home have changed in just a few generations' time.

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Bill Bryson at Home, Part II

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Bill Bryson joins Rick for a second interview about his book, "At Home: A Short History of Private Life," in which he explores the histories behind the everyday objects in our homes.

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Cady Coleman in Space

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Mar 6, 2014


Astronaut Cady Coleman takes Rick on a virtual tour of her one-time home: The International Space Station.

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David McCullough

Author: Rick Steves
Sat, Oct 1, 2016


Beloved historian David McCullough, whose works include a book about the Wright Brothers, shares some insights on this extraordinary pair and the impact of their travels.

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David Sedaris in Paris

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Humorist and frequent traveler David Sedaris explains how he's settled in as a 50-something ex-pat in Europe. He also shares a few surprises about what he found in Japan — where he went to learn to quit smoking.

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Doc Martin's Cornwall

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Mar 6, 2014


Martin Clunes, star of the popular British series "Doc Martin," tells Rick what it's like to film his show on location in Cornwall.

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Ed Viesturs' Everest

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Mar 6, 2014


Mountain climbing legend Ed Viesturs tells Rick about his adventures climbing the world's highest peaks.

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Elizabeth Gilbert's Travels

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Elizabeth Gilbert shares what she's learned about life's most important relationships since she took a year off to "Eat, Pray, Love."

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Frances Mayes' Tuscany

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Frances Mayes reflects on 20 years of living "Under the Tuscan Sun" — and how getting in tune with living in Italy can even change your sense of time and help you to prioritize what matters most in life.

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Instant Cities

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


NPR's Steve Inskeep explains what Karachi, Pakistan showed him about the mega cities that are mushrooming around the world.

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Jim Wallis' Travels

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Reverend Jim Wallis describes how venturing to war zones and even to the "other side of the tracks" can change your perspective on the world.

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Joanna Lumley’s Greece

Author: Rick Steves
Fri, Apr 8, 2016


Actor Joanna Lumley fell in love with Greece decades ago, when she was just a teenager on her first visit. She chats with Rick about her latest Greek travels and her enduring passion for the resilient Greek people and their culture.

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Joanna Lumley's Nile

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Mar 6, 2014


Actor Joanna Lumley is best known for her role as Patsy in the British TV comedy, "Absolutely Fabulous," but she's also an intreprid traveler who traced the source of the Nile.

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Joanna Lumley's Travels

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Jul 31, 2014


Actor Joanna Lumley tells Rick about her trip to Bhutan and her work on behalf of the Ghurkas of Nepal.

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Ken Burns' Civil War

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Filmmaker Ken Burns joins Rick to discuss the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Burns explains what his research for his Civil War documentary series taught him, and makes suggestions for visiting important Civil War sites.

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Ken Burns' National Parks

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Filmmaker Ken Burns talks about his life-long passion for America's national parks and the early memories that inspired his documentary series, "America's Best Idea."

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Madhur Jaffrey

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Mar 6, 2014


Actor and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey examines the passion for Indian food in Britain, where the local pub is now serving curry along with the fish and chips.

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Madhur Jaffrey's India

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Jul 31, 2014


Actor and author Madhur Jaffrey shares childhood memories of India.

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Monuments Men

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Mar 6, 2014


Oscar-winning producer Grant Heslov and author Robert Edsel join Rick to talk about the film, "The Monuments Men," and the ongoing effort to restore works of art stolen during World War II.

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Nancy Pearl's Armchair Travels

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


"Rock star librarian" Nancy Pearl recommends favorite armchair travel books, and authors with a gift for conveying the real atmosphere of a foreign place.

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Nancy Pearl's Armchair Travels II

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Nancy Pearl recommends more of her favorite books for armchair adventures.

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Paul Theroux's Dark Star Safari

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Travel writer Paul Theroux discusses his trip to Africa, 40 years after serving there as a Peace Corps volunteer.

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Paul Theroux's Peace Corps

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Travel writer Paul Theroux talks about his experiences as an early Peace Corps volunteer in Africa in the 1960s and shares his perspective on when foreign aid does and does not work.

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Paul Theroux's Tao of Travel

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Travel writer Paul Theroux talks about his book, The Tao of Travel, and offers advice for other travelers gleaned from his own fifty years of adventure.

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Phil Keoghan's Amazing Adventures

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Sep 26, 2013


Phil Keoghan, host of "The Amazing Race," describes how a near-death experience at age 19 convinced him to make his travel fantasies come true.

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Phil Keoghan's Amazing Race

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Apr 11, 2013


Phil Keoghan, host of "The Amazing Race," gives a behind-the-scenes look at filming his popular television show.

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Pico Iyer: Lonely Places

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Apr 11, 2013


Acclaimed travel writer Pico Iyer talks with Rick about the joys of finding quiet in travel.

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Pico Iyer's Travels

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Apr 11, 2013


Travel writer Pico Iyer talks with Rick about what he has learned from a life spent on the move.

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The Pilgrimage of Annie Leibovitz

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Photographer Annie Leibovitz took a road trip across the United States on a pilgrimage to the homes of famous people she admires. She tells Rick what it meant.

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Rick Steves' Travel as a Political Act

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Apr 11, 2013


In a talk to the Westminster Town Hall in Minneapolis, Rick shares how his philosophy of travel has evolved over three decades.

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Samantha Brown's Flying Tips

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Sep 26, 2013


TV travel host Samantha Brown confesses that she loves to fly and shares tips on how to enjoy your next long flight overseas.

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Samantha Brown's Travels

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Apr 11, 2013


Travel Channel host Samantha Brown joins Rick to swap tales and lessons learned on the road.

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Salman Rushdie's Florence

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


After living for years with a death threat from Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini, Salman Rushdie is in a unique position to suggest how to confront the cultural clash between "East and West." Sir Salman Rushdie explains the motivation for his novel, "The Enchantress of Florence," which revolves around the earliest contacts between Europeans and 16th-century moghul India.

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Simon Winchester's Atlantic

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Author Simon Winchester talks about his book "Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories."

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Steve Inskeep's Foreign Intelligence

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


NPR's Steve Inskeep assesses international news coverage in the U.S. media and why it's important for us to keep up with what's going on around the world.

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Terry Tempest Williams' Rwanda

Author: Rick Steves
Thu, Mar 6, 2014


Author Terry Tempest Williams tells Rick how she found solace and hope in Rwanda in the wake of 9/11.

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Tony Wheeler's "Bad Lands"

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Rick chats with Tony Wheeler, the head of Lonely Planet publications. Tony Wheeler's company writes guidebooks for practically every country on the planet — including some that get very few visitors. Tony Wheeler tells us what he found in Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Libya, Burma, North Korea, Cuba, and Albania.

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Tony Wheeler's "Lonely Planet"

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Rick compares notes with Tony Wheeler, the founder of what has become the world's largest travel empire, Lonely Planet.

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Travels of Andrew McCarthy

Author: Rick Steves
Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Actor and travel writer Andrew McCarthy explains why he's made a second home in Ireland.

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