Wednesday, April 02, 2014
New York Times obit writer Bruce Weber made the trip by himself at the age of 57, and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by mile. He talks about the challenges and rewards of strenuous physical effort — and the pleasures of a 3,000-calorie breakfast.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
By Kat Aaron
The airline will now calculate miles earned based not on how far you fly, but how much you pay for the ticket.
Monday, November 25, 2013
The Federal Communications Commission is poised to make a decision on whether to lift the ban on cell phones in flight. Now the cell phone proposition has flight crews up in arms—and passengers aren't so sure how they feel about it, either. Barbara Peterson, senior aviation correspondent for Condé Nast Traveler, looks at the changes ahead, and what we can expect as the holiday travel season kicks off.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Tim Cope tells us about traveling on horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Crimea, and the Ukraine to the Danube River in Hungary. He writes about the journey, which was inspired by the nomadic life of the Mongols, in On the Trail of Genghis Khan.
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night; Jonathan Franzen; on Horseback through Eurasia; E-Cigarettes; Fast Evolution
Thursday, November 21, 2013
On today’s show: Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Paul Chahidi discuss starring in Twelfth Night, which they’re performing in repertory with Richard III on Broadway. Jonathan Franzen joins us for the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club to talk about his debut novel from 1988, The Twenty-Seventh City. Tim Cope tells about the challenges he faced when he re-created the journey of nomadic Mongolians following the trail of Genghis Khan. We’ll learn about the fastest-evolving place on Earth, and we’ll take a look at e-cigarettes.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Victoria Loustalot discusses her memoir, This Is How You Say Goodbye, about grieving for difficult and charismatic father. When Victoria Loustalot was eight years old her father swept her up in a fantasy: a trip around the world. But it never happened, because her father was HIV positive and would die within three years. Some 15 years later, Victoria went to Stockholm, to Angkor Wat, and to Paris, the places they were meant to see together, to make peace with her father.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Monday, August 05, 2013
Over the weekend, a terrorism threat prompted the United States to close dozens of American diplomatic posts in the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere. In addition to closing embassies, the Department of State issued a travel alert to U.S. citizens abroad. On Sunday the State Department extended the closure of some diplomatic posts. Joining us to discuss the closures is Mark Mazzetti, reporter for our partner The New York Times.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
It's summer and for so many that means its the season to travel. This week's Showdown features three light works inspired by the composers' travels in the United States.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Comic book heroes travel at the speed of light, leaving the rest of us in the dust...until now. If Harold G. White gets his way, we’ll all eventually be traveling at the speed of light. White is a physicist and advanced propulsion engineer at NASA. He's been given a green light to begin looking at how we might move through space at what amounts to faster than the speed of light.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Of the 20 New York subway lines, 18 will be affected by track work this weekend, hindering transportation around the five boroughs on what looks likely to be the first halfway decent weather weekend in a month. Here's the deal.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Philip Caputo talks about his journey across America, from the nation’s southernmost point to the northernmost point reachable by road, with an Airstream in tow. Along the way he asked Americans what unites and divides a country. In The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean, he looks at how the United States, peopled by every race on earth, remain united despite all the conflicts that could cause us to pull apart.
Friday, June 21, 2013
By Nancy Marshall-Genzer : Marketplace
The Federal Aviation Administration issued rules on gadgets in flight when cellphones first became popular. There were fears they could interfere with planes’ navigational systems. So passengers are told to turn off their electronic devices at the beginning and end of a flight. But today’s gadgets have weaker signals. So, some experts say, interference should be less of a problem.