Peter Breslow

Peter Breslow appears in the following:

Up The Amazon Without A Paddle — Or Passport, Or Visa, Or Girlfriend

Saturday, June 25, 2016

We recently asked our audience to share their travel nightmares. NPR's Peter Breslow tells his own harrowing story — as a New Jersey boy who had everything go wrong on his South American expedition.


Friendships And Fractures: 30 Years Of Pickup Basketball

Saturday, January 09, 2016

In 1982, when I washed up on NPR's doorstep looking for a job, I started a pickup basketball game. It endures to this day. That's right, we are in our 33rd season, which makes me too old to still be playing ... and yet, somehow, I still am.

Every Wednesday ...


Girls Of Brazil Face Slurs And Taunts If They Play Soccer: #15Girls

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

It's a place where girls can play volleyball. They can do ballet (of course).

But soccer is a no-no.

That's the way it goes in Brazil, the country that famously loves soccer. There was once a legal ban — from 1941 to 1979 — noting that "women will not be ...


Postcard From Freetown: On The Beach, Life — And Dreams — Go On

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sometimes you can tell a lot about a country just by walking its beaches. That's what I did on my last day in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, where I was on assignment covering the Ebola epidemic.

Standing at water's edge, facing the sea. The smooth blue rollers come ...


Afghan Female Cyclists: Breaking Away, And Breaking Taboos

Friday, May 02, 2014

There's one women's cycling team in Afghanistan. Free-form traffic and open-mouth stares are just a couple of the things they encounter as they pedal the country's mountainous, potholed roads.


Amid The Device Hype, This Startup Is Taking Wearables To Heart

Friday, May 02, 2014

There's a lot of money and attention going toward wearable devices, though the sophistication of the technology varies. One company is developing wearables with clusters of tiny high-tech senors.


The Don Who's Taken Charge Of Jordan's Biggest Refugee Camp

Sunday, July 14, 2013

In chaotic situations, certain people rise to the top, and that is certainly the case for Mohammed al-Hariri, a former air conditioning repairman who commands enormous deference on the windblown streets of Zaatari refugee camp.

In less than a year, the Zaatari camp in Jordan has ...