Curious Traveler

Curious Traveler

Curious Austrian Christmas Markets

What European Christmas Markets have to do with the Holy Roman Empire; why are Christmas Markets mostly in Germany-speaking countries; history of the Advent wreath, Silent Night and the character named Krampus. (30 minutes)

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Fri, 6/21 at 12:30 am on KLRU Create

Curious Kotor

The blue-domed church in Kotorska Bay; why there are 1350 steps up the side of Kotor's mountain; why the Cathedral of St. Tryphon is pink. (30 minutes)

Sun, 6/23 at 12:30 am on KLRU Create

Curious Oslo

Walking on the roof of the Oslo Opera House; Vikings and their ships; the secret staircase in Oslo's National Theatre; troll legend. (30 minutes)

Wed, 6/26 at 12:30 am on KLRU Create

Curious Oslo

Walking on the roof of the Oslo Opera House; Vikings and their ships; the secret staircase in Oslo's National Theatre; troll legend. (30 minutes)

Wed, 6/26 at 10:00 am on KLRU Q

Curious Quebec City

How Quebec City has retained its "Frenchness" for nearly 500 years; why the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac hotel looks like a French castle; Rue Saint-Jean, Place Royale and Petit Champlain. (30 minutes)

Wed, 6/26 at 1:00 pm on KLRU Q

Curious Quebec City

How Quebec City has retained its "Frenchness" for nearly 500 years; why the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac hotel looks like a French castle; Rue Saint-Jean, Place Royale and Petit Champlain. (30 minutes)

Fri, 6/28 at 12:30 am on KLRU Create

Curious Bordeaux

Bordeaux Cathedral; Parisian architecture; Bordeaux and wine; Place de la Bourse; the meaning of the sculptures at Place des Quinconces. (30 minutes)

Sun, 6/30 at 12:30 am on KLRU Create

Curious Sorrento

Why the ancient Romans vacationed in Sorrento, Italy; town clock's meaning; history of majolica tile art; lemons and limoncello. (30 minutes)

Wed, 7/3 at 12:30 am on KLRU Create

Curious Sorrento

Why the ancient Romans vacationed in Sorrento, Italy; town clock's meaning; history of majolica tile art; lemons and limoncello. (30 minutes)

Wed, 7/3 at 10:00 am on KLRU Q

Curious Dublin

How Dublin got its name; why Maewyn Succat is celebrated with green beer; how the harp became a symbol of Ireland; the history of the Book of Kells. (30 minutes)

Wed, 7/3 at 1:00 pm on KLRU Q

Curious Dublin

How Dublin got its name; why Maewyn Succat is celebrated with green beer; how the harp became a symbol of Ireland; the history of the Book of Kells. (30 minutes)

Fri, 7/5 at 12:30 am on KLRU Create

Curious Stockholm

Alfred Nobel's invention leads to his creation of the Nobel Prize; Gamla Stan; the throne inside the Royal Palace of Stockholm; Djurgarden Canal; the custom of growing grass on rooftops; history of folk costumes. (30 minutes)