Belfast and the Troubles

Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe Belfast is many different things to many different people. It’s both the second-largest city on the island of Ireland and the capital of Northern Ireland. With Brexit looming, Belfast’s attachment to the United Kingdom grows ever more tenuous. But wasn’t that long ago that … Read more

Birmingham and the Civil Rights Movement

Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe With just a week left in office, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring the Birmingham, Alabama Civil Rights District a national monument. Birmingham played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement in America in the 1950s and ‘60s. Prominent figures like Rev. … Read more

The History of Windsor Castle

Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe on Android England’s Windsor Castle has been home to 39 British monarchs, with its history stretching back nearly 1,000 years to William the Conqueror. My guest today is Deborah Cadbury, the author of Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe, among many other books. We chat about the illustrious … Read more

The Literary Pubs of Dublin

The Literary Pubs of Dublin

Listen to the Episode “The Literary Pubs of Dublin” Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe An Interview with Colm Quilligan, Owner of the Irish Literary Pub Crawl I recently got to take an amazing trip to Dublin, Ireland, working with Failte Ireland, the tourism authority for Ireland and Northern Ireland. … Read more

The Hermit Kingdom of Albania

Listen to the Episode “The Hermit Kingdom of Albania” Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe When you think of an isolated, walled-off country, your mind might immediately go to North Korea. But during the Communist era, Albania may have actually been even more secluded, despite the fact it shared a … Read more

The Grand Place

The Grand Place

Listen to the Episode “The Grand Place” Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe Brussels, Belgium is an often-overlooked city, with neighboring capitals of Amsterdam and Paris stealing the spotlight. But Belgium is definitely much more than just great beer and chocolate. My guest today is Drew Vahrenkamp of The Wonders … Read more

The Oracle of Delphi

The Oracle of Delphi

Listen to the Episode “The Oracle of Delphi” Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe   Visiting Greece can be overwhelming, with the number of historical landmarks to visit. But the Oracle of Delphi, high up in the mountains, is one of the most beautiful, and most memorable, places to visit. … Read more

The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most prominent landmarks in New York. Whether you choose to walk Brooklyn Bridge or simply appreciate it from afar, check out this interesting history of the bridge! Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe   The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge changed New York … Read more