Curious Traveler

Curious Traveler

Entertainment journalist Christine van Blokland takes viewers to some of the most intriguing European and North American cities in the world. At each location, viewers get a taste of the art, architecture, museums, monuments, houses of worship and city parks unique to each area. Van Blokland's list of "Curious Questions" sets the tone for each episode, and emphasizes the host's curiosity and quest for knowledge. From London to New York, the series explores the rich culture and mysteries of some of the world's most fascinating destinations.

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Fri, 6/21 at 12:30 am America/Chicago 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.

Sun, 6/23 at 12:30 am America/Chicago 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.

Wed, 6/26 at 12:30 am America/Chicago 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.

Wed, 6/26 at 10:00 am America/Chicago 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.

Wed, 6/26 at 1:00 pm America/Chicago 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.

Fri, 6/28 at 12:30 am America/Chicago 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.

Sun, 6/30 at 12:30 am America/Chicago 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.

Wed, 7/3 at 12:30 am America/Chicago 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.

Wed, 7/3 at 10:00 am America/Chicago 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.

Wed, 7/3 at 1:00 pm America/Chicago 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.

Fri, 7/5 at 12:30 am America/Chicago 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.