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WebTalkRadio.net Host“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts”. So said Mark Twain, and Kevin Dolgin has always agreed. Years ago, having decided to open his own mind, he found himself afflicted with a serious case of wanderlust, which he now hopes to spread to others through this show. A perfect travel companion, with only a slightly eccentric eye, Kevin reveals destinations around the world, seeking out and speaking with locals, inveterate travelers and the occasional oddball. Not so much concerned with the practicalities of travel, WANDERLUST is, itself, a little voyage into the odd corners, little known crannies and unexpected adventures of life .

 

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Wanderlust – Istanbul part 2

Kevin and his sons visit the Topkapi palace’s harem complex and the Byzantine cistern to round out their long weekend in Istanbul. They reflect on the meaning of history, life, culture and geekiness.

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Wanderlust with Kevin Dolgin

Writer, businessman, musician and university professor and originally from New York, Kevin Dolgin has lived in France for over twenty years and has traveled to… well, most places (exceptions include Australia and Cleveland).

Since 2005, he has written a regular travel column for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency titled “Kevin Dolgin Tells You About Places You Should Go in Europe”. A collection of these columns, plus original material, was published in June, 2010. The result, “The Third Tower Up From the Road”, was warmly received by critics, including Publishers Weekly which gave it a starred review, stating: “… Dolgin has friends (and the ability to make new ones) all over the world, a droll sense of humor and an insatiable curiosity about local history. Again and again, he introduces his readers to charming, unique aspects of familiar and exotic locales, doing an excellent job conveying sights “too wonderful to be imagined.” A highly enjoyable read, this should charm any sightseer, and inspire a number of travel plans.”

 

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  • Wanderlust – Istanbul part 2 Kevin and his sons visit the Topkapi palace’s harem complex and the Byzantine cistern to round out their long weekend in Istanbul. They reflect on the meaning of history, life, culture and geekiness.
  • Wanderlust – Istanbul The Young and the Old, part 1. This month, Kevin takes you to Istanbul in the company of his two teenage sons, Marc and Nicolas, who do their best to ensure, as they put it, that the show is not just for “old people”, such as their father. Istanbul has long been one ...
  • Wanderlust – BEIJING Beijing’s Forbidden City is one of the most fascinating palaces in the world, but Kevin doesn’t take you there this month. He does take you to a number of less well-frequented spots in Beijing, though, as well as a walk through Tiananmen square, where he muses on the People’s Hall of Doohickey, the modern ...
  • Wanderlust – Poland Sick of Prague, with its crowds of tourists? Head to Cracow. Poland’s ancient capital is one of Eastern Europe’s least appreciated gems, full of winding cobblestone streets, beautiful music, and pictures of the Pope. Kevin takes you through the city, listening to the famous trumpeter of Cracow, visiting the cathedral, with its dragon bones hanging ...
  • Wanderlust – London Kevin takes you past Piccadilly, Leicester Square, and a series of other London landmarks, and he stops to talk to a number of antique booksellers on Cecil Court, all of whom are quintessentially British. He also chats with a Cockney cab driver and buys some tea. If you’re from London, are nostalgic for ...
  • Wanderlust – Dublin Kevin takes a stroll down Dublin’s Grafton street, where he chats with a street musician and enjoys the bustle of an Irish afternoon… before heading into a number of pubs to speak to the barmen about life, Guiness, and the changing face of Ireland.
  • Wanderlust – Brussels This month, Kevin brings you to Europe’s capital, Brussels. He visits the city’s mascot, Manneken Pis, has a couple of beers in Belgium’s most renowned beer hall, describes the beautiful Grande Place, and has a chat over drinks with a couple of displaced Parisian friends, during which they discuss Brussels and Belgium as a whole. ...
  • Wanderlust – Monaco If Monaco conjures up images of expensive cars, classy casinos and monstrous yachts, it’s only because that’s exactly what this tiny country is like. In this episode, Kevin explores Monaco, interviews a number of people in a vain attempt to find an actual citizen, takes his listeners to lunch at the fabled Café de Paris, ...
  • Wanderlust – Home In this first episode, Kevin takes you to the small village near Paris in which he lives, where he interviews the mayor about the French art of mayoring, the French art of taking things relatively easy, and the French art of dealing with wild boar. He also speaks to another American expatriot and explores the ...