Rick Steves Over Brunch

Rick Steves Over Brunch is a podcast where I break down episodes of the classic travel tv show, Rick Steve’s Europe. The show launched on April 30, 2018.

Every month, the show has one main episode where we go through a Rick Steves’ Europe episode, and one or more minisodes that are conversations about travel destinations, travel tips, and travel media.

What people are saying about RSOB:

Rick Steves Over Brunch‪ is the perfect balance of entertaining and educational.

At its heart, the show is a TV rewatch pod where hosts and travel writers Stephanie Craig and Christopher Mitchell rewatch and break down the now-iconic episodes of the Rick Steves’ Europe TV series.

It’s very light-hearted at its core while also bringing along a real sense of place and delivering more current travel information from the hosts’ own experience in the various destinations. -Zach Johnston in Uproxx

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RSOB Episode List

In order from newest to oldest.

Episode 53: The Majesty of Madrid

Episode Release Date: March 31, 2022

Recommended Guidebook: Rick Steves’ Spain

Plan your trip to Madrid:

Minisode: Trip Inspiration for the Former USSR

Episode Release Date: February 20, 2022

Recommended Guidebooks: Rick Steves Snapshot St. Petersburg, Helsinki & Tallinn

Mentioned in the Episode: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking, The Americans, The Death of Stalin

Plan Your Trip to the Former USSR:

Episode 52: Germany’s Dresden and Leipzig

Episode Release Date: February 13, 2022

Minisode: Travel New Year’s Resolutions

Episode Release Date: January 2, 2022

Minisode: Big Show Announcement, a Farewell, & Looking to 2022

Episode Release Date: December 21, 2021

Episode 51: Vienna and the Danube

Episode Release Date: September 15, 2021

Minisode: Places We Miss in Europe the Most

Episode Release Date: September 1, 2021

Minisode: Jackson Travel Tips

Episode Release Date: August 21, 2021

Minisode: Flight Anxiety with Dr. Lindsey Harvell-Bowman

Episode Release Date: August 19, 2021

Minisode: Gatlinburg Travel Tips + Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Episode Release Date: August 11, 2022

Minisode: Nashville Travel Tips

Episode Release Date: August 8, 2021

Episode 50: Rick Steves on Why We Travel [Rick Steves Interview]

Episode Release Date: July 20, 2021

Minisode: Vietnam Travel Tips

Episode Release Date: July 7, 2021

Minisode: Worst Travel Fails, Part 2

Episode Release Date: June 27, 2021

Episode 49: Andalucía: The Best of Southern Spain

Episode Release Date: June 21, 2021

Minisode: The Road Trip Survival Guide with Rob Taylor

Episode Release Date: May 23, 2021

Episode 48: European Easter, Part II

Episode Release Date: May 2, 2021

Minisode: Germany Travel Tips

Release Date: 4/18/2021

Episode 47: European Easter, Part I

Release Date: 4/4/2021

Minisode: Worst Travel Fails

Release Date: 3/21/2021

Episode 46: Rome: Baroque, After Dark

Release Date: 3/7/2021

Minisode: Best Travel TV Shows

Release Date: 2/21/2021

Episode 45: Iran: Historic Capitals

Release Date: 2/14/2021

Minisode: Favorite Travel Movies, part II

Release Date: 1/31/2021

Minisode: Travel Predictions for 2021

Release Date: 1/24/2021

Episode 44: Why We Travel

Release Date: 1/17/2021

Minisode: Favorite Travel Movies, part I

Release Date: 12/27/2021

Minisode: Tips for Hiking in Europe

Release Date: 12/20/2021

Episode 43: European Festivals II

Release Date: 12/6/2020

Minisode: European Road Trip Ideas, pt. 2

Release Date: 11/29/2020

Minisode: European Train Travel Tips

Release Date: 11/15/2020

Episode 42: Milan and Lake Como

Release Date: 11/2/2020

Minisode: Stalking Chernobyl

Release Date: 10/28/2020

Minisode: Countries We Wish Rick Would Cover

Release Date: 10/18/2020

Episode 41: The Story of Fascism in Europe, Part II

Release Date: 10/4/2020

Minisode: European Road Trip Ideas

Release Date: 9/20/2020

Episode 40: The Story of Fascism in Europe, Part I

Release Date: 9/6/2020

Minisode: Where to Go in Europe in Winter

Release Date: 8/30/2020

Minisode: When to Go on a Guided Day Trip & When to DIY Your Own

Release Date: 8/16/2020

Episode 39: Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Release Date: 8/2/2020

Minisode: Europe’s Most Underrated Cities

Release Date: 7/12/2020

Episode 38: Naples and Pompeii

Release Date: 7/8/2020

Episode 37: Covid Conversations



Release Date: 5/28/20

Episode 36: Stockholm

Release Date: 4/5/20

Episode 35: Lisbon and the Algarve



Release Date: 3/6/20

Episode 34: European Christmas


Release Date: 12/22/19

Episode 33: Greek Islands: Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes


Release Date: 12/3/19

Episode 32: London: Mod and Trad


Release Date: 11/4/19

Episode 31: European Travel Skills: Part II


Release Date: 10/8/19

Episode 30: Prague


Release Date: 9/22/19

Episode 29: Paris: Regal and Intimate


Release Date: 8/25/19

Episode 28: Portugal’s Heartland

Release Date: 8/6/19

Episode 27: An Interview with Rick Steves


Release Date: 7/9/19

Full Episode Transcript: An Interview with Rick Steves!

Episode 26: Rome: Back-Street Riches *With Rick Steves!*



Release Date: 6/23/19

Episode 25: Dublin and Mystical Side-Trips


Release Date: 6/9/19

Episode 24: European Festivals I

Release Date: 5/29/19

Episode 23: Rome: Baroque Brilliance


Release Date: 5/20/19

Episode 22: Salzburg and Surroundings


Release Date: 5/13/19

Episode 21: Chris Met Rick at the “Travel as a Political Act” Talk in Toronto!


Release Date: 3/17/19

Episode 20: Amsterdam


Release Date: 3/03/19

Episode 19: The Best of Israel


Release Date: 2/17/19

Episode 18: Budapest: The Best of Hungary



Release Date: 1/13/19

Episode 17: European Travel Skills: Part I


Release Date: 12/30/18

Episode 16: Berlin


Release Date: 12/16/18

Episode 15: London: Royal and Rambunctious


Release Date: 12/2/18

Episode 14: The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands


Release Date: 11/18/18

Episode 13: Rome: Ancient Glory



Release Date: 11/4/18

Episode 12: The Best of Slovenia


Release Date: 10/21/18

Episode 11: Bulgaria


Release Date: 9/30/18

Episode 10: Highlights of Paris, Eiffel and Monet to Crème Brûlée


Release Date: 9/16/18

Episode 9: Venice: City of Dreams


Release Date: 9/16/18

Episode 8: Romania



Release Date: 8/19/18

Episode 7: Poland Rediscovered: Kraków, Auschwitz, and Warsaw


Release Date: 8/4/18

Bonus! Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar


Release Date: 7/22/18

Episode 6: Istanbul


Release Date: 7/8/18

Episode 5: Copenhagen


Release Date: 6/24/18

Episode 4: Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland


Release Date: 6/10/18

Episode 3: Vienna


Release Date: 5/27/18

Episode 2: Athens and Side-Trips


Release Date: 5/13/18

Episode 1: Barcelona and Catalunya


Release Date: 4/29/18

Episode 0: Start Here!


Release Date: 4/29/18