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 … 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 … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Angkor Wat at Sunrise: Everything You Need to Know

Thinking about heading to Angkor Wat to catch the sunrise? Here’s everything you need to know to get that perfect Angkor Wat sunrise photo, plus tips for where to stand and information about what it’s really like behind the scenes.   What It’s Like Seeing an Angkor Wat Sunrise   For many tourists headed to … Read more

A Very Special Q&A

Listen to the Episode     Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe       This week marks the six-month episode of the podcast, and to celebrate I conducted a live Q&A with listeners and Facebook followers on Facebook Live. That last sentence is only half true, as the real … 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 … 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 … Read more