Traveling With Your Ears

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Creation Date March 25th, 2020
Updated Date Updated May 7th, 2020
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As most of are indoors self-isolating I decided to create a playlist with episodes that allow you to travel with your ears. Visit to museums, Dollywood and Disneyworld. Or travel to Chichen Itza, Nepal and Antartica.
  1. To help celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Guggenheim Museum teamed up with 99% Invisible to offer visitors a guided audio experience of the museum. Even if you've never been to the Guggenheim Museum, you probably recognize it. From the outside, the building is a light gray spiral, and from the inside, the art is displayed on one long ramp that curves up towards a glass skylight in the ceiling. We’re going to take the greatness of this building as a given. What we’re going to focus on are the oddities, the accretions, the interventions that reveal a different kind of genius. Not just the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright, and his bold, original vision, but the genius of all the people that made this building function, adapt, and grow over the decades. Audio Guide to the Imperfections of a Perfect Masterpiece
  2. All fruit come from flowers, but not all flowers become fruit. Once you start to see the two as the same, the world of both grow more interesting. Dates, honey and saffron: we’re gettin sweet and spicy with stories from Egypt to Iran. In episode 3, we meet Leila Elamine of The Recipe Hunters, Gordon Hull of Heidrun Meadery, and spice expert Ethan Frisch of Burlap and Barrel. Learn more about your ad-choices at
  3. Knowing where you're from is just as important as knowing where you're going. Guest Steve Balistreri traces his roots back to Siciliy in a moving personal story while we discuss the growing popularity of heritage trips with Michelle Ercanbrack, a Senior Family Historian at To learn more about all our guests and access more content head to Subscribe today, and learn how to navigate the online travel space like the insiders do. PS - Got a great travel story to share or a topic you want us to cover? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at, or find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! 
  4. If Batman were to live in a national park, he would definitely live at Carlsbad Caverns. The Dark Knight would surely feel right at home in the enormous, pitch black chambers, just him and a couple hundred thousand roommates who fly out to eat bugs each night. This episode, Matt and Brad explore the caves, take in the wildlife, and work up an appetite at Carlsbad.Follow Parklandia on Instagram @parklandiapod, and join the Parklandia Rangers Facebook Group Learn more about your ad-choices at
  5. We begin where art meets motion. Burning Man hasn’t officially started but there’s plenty going on: Camps are being set up, art is being erected and a family of first-time art car makers is hustling to finish up their vehicle. But they can’t actually drive it until it’s approved by the DMV. As in the Department of Mutant Vehicles.   Donate:  // Hear more:  // Twitter: @IntersectionFM // Facebook: --- Producer: David Boyer Editor: Lisa Morehouse Engineer: Gabe Grabin Music: Erik Pearson Associate Producer: Jonathan Davis Tracking Guru: Jenee Darden Special thanks to the Pigmalions, Versed, BMIR and all the peeps who shared a moment and/or a story. Produced with the technical and emotional support of KALW, and the financial support of SF Arts Commission and California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the NEH.  
  6. We visit a city in Northern Italy where everyone decided to stay quiet to save something beautiful. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: BetterHelp This is Love listeners get 10% off your first month of online counseling at Boll & Branch Listeners get $50 off their first set of sheets at, promo code THISISLOVE. Everlane Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Quip Go to right now and get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. Robinhood Sign up at and get a FREE stock like Apple, Ford or Sprint. Sun Basket Go to to get up to get up to $80 off your first order!
  7. We journey into the Dollyverse dimension: "Tennessee Mountain Home."Like all law abiding Tennesseans, Jad grew up with the song on a loop.  He hadn’t planned to talk with Dolly about it, but much to his surprise, he is drawn into a Tennessee Mountain Trance.  The trance opens a portal to many questions about country music, authenticity, nostalgia and belonging.  And to a place called Dollywood. We visit the replica of Dolly’s childhood cabin and find thousands of other pilgrims similarly entranced.  Along the way, we meet Wandee Pryor, who lived in a Dolly dreamworld as a girl.  And also, halfway around the world, Esther Konkara, the self-proclaimed “Kenyan Dolly Parton,” who sings "Tennessee Mountain Home" as an ode to the hills of Nairobi - hills she has not yet left.  The Tennessee Mountain home begins to seem like part of a Disney fairytale.But then, Jad and Shima get a call from Dolly’s nephew and head of security Bryan Seaver, who makes an irresistible offer. 
  8. Reporter Kayla Stewart attempts to trace Gulf Coast dish Jambalaya back to its rumored roots in West Africa’s Jollof Rice. Kayla’s journey to find a connection between the two dishes takes her from her mother’s Houston kitchen to the streets of Accra. But instead of a link, she finds that the history of African American food ways cannot be separated from the influences of slavery and colonialism.
  9. Want more? See the incense burners, plates and grinding stones found in the Cave of the Jaguar God. Learn how Guillermo de Anda uses ground-penetrating radar and other high-tech tools to investigate Chichen Itza. Read about jaguars and their place as the divine feline in Mesoamerican cultures. Also explore: Travel inside the world's longest underwater cave system -- spanning 215 miles underneath the Yucatan Peninsula. What can you find inside the longest underwater cave? Remains of ice age giant sloths and an ancient relative of the elephant. Check out more of Guillermo's work through the Great Maya Aquifer Project. Got something to say? Contact us! Click here to give us feedback on Overheard:
  10. Meet the most beautiful and dangerous woman in Iceland with Richard Fidler and writer Kári Gíslason.
  11. Generations of Americans have grown up with Walt Disney shaping their imaginations. In 1955, Disney mixed up some fairy tales, a few historical facts, and a dream of the future to create an alternate universe. Not just a place for fun, but a scale model of a perfect world. “Everything that you could imagine is there,” says one young visitor. “It's like living in a fantasy book.” And not just for kids: one-third of Walt Disney World’s visitors are adults who go without children. Visiting the parks, according to actor Tom Hanks, is like a pilgrimage—the pursuit of happiness turned into a religion. Futurist Cory Doctorow explains the genius of Disney World, while novelist Carl Hiaasen even hates the water there. Kurt tours Disneyland with a second-generation “imagineer” whose dead mother haunts the Haunted Mansion. We’ll meet a former Snow White and the man who married Prince Charming—Disney, he says, is “the gayest place on Earth. It’s where happy lives.” (Originally aired October 18, 2013) Special thanks to Julia Lowrie Henderson, Shannon Geis, Alex Gallafent, Nic Sammond, Steve Watts, Angela Bliss, Todd Heiden, Shannon Swanson, Katie Cooper, Nick White, Marie Fabian, Posey Gruener, Jason Margolis, Chris DeAngelis, Jenelle Pifer, Debi Ghose, Maneesh Agrawala, and Tony DeRose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  12. In 1991, eight people embarked on a two-year experiment to create a completely enclosed, self-sustaining ecosystem in a domed research facility in Arizona. Inside the dome, there was a man-made savannah. A rainforest. A farm. An ocean with tropical coral reef. And all of these habitats would be populated with life. Things did not go according to plan. But was it a failure? EDITOR'S NOTE: one instance of explicit language. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  13. Nearly every major city in the world has one- a district where Chinese immigrants have settled to live, work and eat. This week in a collaboration with BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Food Programme’, Dan Saladino takes you on a tour of Chinatowns around the world. From one of the oldest, in Manila, to one of the newest, in Johannesburg- Chinatowns create a global trail of economic and culinary influence. And the food that they serve reflects not only the tastes of home, but of the adopted countries. In this programme we ask how these urban communities reflect not only the history of Chinese immigration, but the changing role of China as a global power. Including visits to Havana, to look at the legacy of communism in a Chinatown that rarely serves Chinese food, and Shanghai, where the fortune cookie - a westernized version of Chinese cuisine is finding a new market at home. Featuring: Fuchsia Dunlop Jennifer 8. Lee Peter Kwong Chan Chow Wah Gerry Choo-ah James Wong With reporting from: Vivienne Nunis Celia Hatton and Maria Byrne Victoria Phenethi Will Grant Photo: Gates of Chinatown, Credit: Thinkstock
  14. “As long as you’re going to make sculpture, why not make one that competes with a 747, or the Empire State Building, or the Golden Gate Bridge?” Discover artists who did just that by creating monumental works meant to withstand time or succumb to its passage. Reflect on your own relationship to the land with a post-apocalyptic tale that might dig up more than you expect. Artists featured in this episode: Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer, Walter de Maria
  15. On the rocky path to a mountain-top monastery, Jason and Anne Dorthe see Manaslu—the mountain for which the circuit has been named—for the first time.    Close your eyes as you listen, and contemplate the beauty of the mountains as fall colors begin to appear.  Hike up a stone path through a village toward the colorful monastery at the top of the mountain.  Learn about the history of Buddhism and Buddhist monasteries.  Experience harvest time in the Himalayas, take your shoes of to enter the temple, and enjoy the energizing warmth of Tibetan tea with the monks.    Do you want to experience a Tibetan monastery for yourself?  To access the ultimate resource for hiking adventures around the world and get our FREE gear guide, check out Want more travel? Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast  To book Samir as your guide, email him at  
  16. There’s a reason we call tourists “sightseers”. As a society, we’re totally obsessed with the way things look. But our world is full of beautiful, fascinating and bizarre sounds. Join us on a sonic adventure around the world, as we climb up sand dunes, plunge into the Arctic Ocean, and even travel back in time. When we celebrate these treasures, we become better listeners and the world becomes a richer and more exciting place. Featuring Trevor Cox, author of Sonic Wonderland and Now You’re Talking.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook.  Become a monthly contributor at If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at Consolidate your credit card debt today and get an additional interest rate discount at out SONOS at out and subscribe to Reveal wherever you get your podcasts.Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here:
  17. In this episode we share five adventure stories. A flat world gets some much needed dimension; an adrenaline junkie gets his fill; and a woman falls in love with an Italian Stallion. Those stories and more. Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness, The Moth’s Executive Producer. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Mack Dryden, Janice Bartley, Brian Gavagan, Alexis Chin, and Lucy. Sponsored by:
  18. Abbi brings her friend the hilarious essayist Samantha Irby to MoMA PS1 to see one of the trippiest works they’ve ever experienced: “Meeting” by James Turrell. Turrell’s work is immersive, mind-blowing, deeply moving -- and made entirely of light. Turns out, light can really mess with your eyes! And that’s what artists like Turrell and Dan Flavin, are all about. Also featuring: Peter Eleey and Flavin Judd View the artwork from this episode at  --- About the podcast:  From WNYC Studios and MoMA, A Piece of Work is everything you want to know about modern and contemporary art but were afraid to ask. Hosted by "Broad City"’s Abbi Jacobson, this 10-episode series explores everything from Pop art to performance in lively conversations with curators, artists, and Abbi’s friends, including Hannibal Buress, Tavi Gevinson, RuPaul, and Questlove. Produced by WNYC Studios.
  19. On a big white cruise ship, 140 tourists have paid thousands of dollars for a rare first-hand tour of Antarctica. Humans didn't set foot on the continent until about 200 years ago, but now, it draws more than 50,000 visitors a year. Why are people going today -- and how does this journey compare to the famous "Heroic Age" trek by Ernest Shackleton about a century before? PBS NewsHour is supported by -
  20. We join a group of single mom veterans from New York City as they take a weekend camping trip with their families — and in the course of their adventure find a respite from the stresses of military-to-civilian transition. We also talk with Ray Smith, a member of the first all African-American team to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. Plus: advice from Mr. Green and a radio diary from Yellowstone's "wild woman." Subscribe, so you never miss an episode! And if you're craving more audio, check out
  21. In a lot of ways, Toronto can be whatever you want it to be. It’s one of the most multicultural cities in the world, has a food scene that mirrors its diverse inhabitants, and a skyline that can steal your heart even in the brisk November winds. For us, Toronto was magic. It was re-capturing the joys of childhood holidays, discovering new foods, and by extension, new cultures, and honestly exploring how the concept of diversity, a tenet of Canadians’ identity, actually looks and feels in action.

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