Small Places 011 – Meggido

We visit the ancient city of Meggido.

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Show #009

A golden Ligero, how to bribe your way out of a Russian jail, and a rousing elucidation of macroeconomic theory.

Book your tickets now for the big Bear Crawling party.

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Small Places 010 – Bosphorus Strait

Small Places returns to Istanbul, for a trip up the Bosphorus Strait.

The music for this episode is Rahks Port Said, by Mohammed El-Bakkar.

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The Shirt!

The “I Am A World Traveler” polo shirt, more or less, is shown below. To get one, go to iTunes and leave a review before the end of June (2009). That’s it. Twenty reviewers (selected at random, assuming there actually are that many) will get a shirt in the size of their choice. If there are less then twenty, well, then everyone gets one!

Shirt

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Show #008

Introducing some Travelin’ Music! This time, 16 Horsepower.

And we have the first installment of A Traveler’s Tales.

Some cigar talk rounds out the episode.

How about some modern Vaudeville? Jump on over to The Flatus Show.

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Show #007

Invaded by a horde of Gurkha’s Ancient Warriors …

Winston Churchill drops off his favorite scotch …

Some feedback, the FCC, and Ken of The Flatus Show drops by to discuss fairness.

You should be listening to both of Patrick E. McLean’s podcasts – The Seanachai, and How to Succeed in Evil.

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Small Places 009 – St. Catherine’s Monastery

Deep in the Sinai Desert is the oldest continually inhabited Christian monastery, Saint Catherine’s.

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Show #006

Fire up the samovar and pour the vodka!

I am joined this week by Maya Vinogradova, naturalized US Citizen and native Russian, to talk about life in the Soviet Union and making the transition to life in the West.

Music this week includes clips from The Final Countdown by Europe; U.S.S.R. by Eddy Huntington; Moscow by Dschinghis Khan; and My Life by Kristina Orbakaite.

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Small Places 008 – Athens Acropolis

Athens, Greece. The birthplace of Western democracy. Home to Socrates, Plato, Sophocles, and Aristotle. Today, we’re here to visit the Athens Acropolis.

Music is the traditional Greek children’s choral St. Basil’s Hymn, arranged for hammer dulcimer by Malcolm Dalglish and performed by Bill Flanagan

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Show #005

Episode 005 of the World Traveler Jim Show.

I sample the La GLoria Cubana Serie R Maduro, while quaffing a fresh Stella Artois.

A quick look at on Cuban history, and the reason behind the US embargo.

One of my favorite podcast novelists is Phil Rossi. Find his work at http://www.crescentstation.net/.

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