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Passport

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| YOUR TICKET TO EVERYWHERE | Passport is a show about the world. And all the stunning, strange and breathtaking stories waiting to be discovered… if you just listen.The world has never been more connected. But in reality, there’s still so much we don’t understand about each other. Join hosts Neil I… read more

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MisInfoNation - Belgium - Bureaucracy, Beer, and Tintin

January 17th, 2023

53:05

MisInfoNation returns with a trip to Belgium - a place that's often overlooked and mostly defined in popular imagination by bureaucracy, beer, fries, …

New MisInfoNation Episodes are Coming Soon!

January 13th, 2023

1:34

There are things we think we know about places. But history, prejudice, stereotypes and the nature of 24 hour news and social media has made common knowledge about far away places even more twisted than ever.

So we’re …

Passport Presents: Greetings From Somewhere

August 10th, 2022

25:15

While we gear up for all new episodes of Passport and MisInfoNation we wanted to share something with you guys in our feed. Greetings from Somewhere

A Special Announcement - Introducing Cerca

April 1st, 2022

3:38

Neil and Andrés make a very special announcement. Or is it just a thinly veiled apology for not having season two ready just yet...


Introducing CERCA

Australia - Part 2: Asteroids and the Outback

January 26th, 2021

50:08

For every Celestial Emu there’s a planet-killing space rock on an inevitable path towards earth. In our season 1 finale, Passport producers Jennifer Carr and Andrés Bartos head back Down Under to talk about asteroids, …

Australia - Part 1: Stargazing with the Original Astronomers

January 19th, 2021

44:29

For this season one finale of Passport, we head to Australia to explore the star-studded skies of the country’s Western Outback. Scarce on people and heavy on sheep and cattle stations, the vast expanses of land and …

South Africa: Black Panther, Tribal Mythology & Afrofuturism

January 12th, 2021

50:57

South Africa, the rainbow nation. A place of dazzling sun, incredible wildlife, rugged coasts, and tabletop mountains, with a people as diverse and creative as the landscape. The country’s art scene too is in rude …

Paris: The Serious Business of Clowning Around

January 5th, 2021

44:05

Clowns: freaky, funny or downright mystifying?

This week, we tread the boards of the French capital and dive into the city’s age-old love affair with …

Barcelona: The Magical Pooping Log of Xmas

December 15th, 2020

43:51

Traditions are weird, almost by definition. But where do they come from? In this week’s special Xmas episode of Passport, Neil and Andrés talk to Sergi Del Bas and historian Dani Cortijo about one of the most …

Disney: MisInfoNation - Magic, Wonder, and fabulous (no, really!) food!

December 8th, 2020

47:57

The mission of MisInfoNation is to help us understand whether our ideas about a place are real or just Imagined. But what about a place that was …

India: Love on the Rails

December 1st, 2020

48:43

On this episode of Passport, we go across India by train to find a melting pot of culture sitting within the carriages. From history, literature, …

Coming Up on Passport!

November 24th, 2020

3:13

The Passport team is off for Thanksgiving this week, but we’ve got a taste of what’s to come.

This season we’ve taken you to over 30 countries. We’ve …

Italy: MisInfoNation - Exorcists, The Mafia, and Italian Weather Girls

November 17th, 2020

50:36

Guisepe Verdi said, you can keep the universe, just give me Italy and if you’ve ever been, you know instantly what he means. Italy seems to have it …

Portugal: Wine, Women, and Resilience in the Douro Valley

November 10th, 2020

44:35

Portugal’s Douro Valley is one of the toughest places on the planet to grow wine. Steep, terraced hills, treacherous river rapids, and blistering hot …

Passport Goes to the Polls

November 3rd, 2020

41:27

The 2020 US presidential election is probably the most important in a century. Everything is at stake: from the health of the world’s most powerful …

The Stanley Hotel - Part 2: King, Kubrick, and 45 Years of The Shining

October 29th, 2020

46:32

45 years later, the effect of The Shining on pop culture is undeniable. From writers, to musicians to filmmakers, comedy, and every facet of the …

The Stanley Hotel - Part 1: The Shining, King, and Kubrick

October 27th, 2020

37:08

In 2006, Passport host Neil Innes found himself outside the house of Stephen King in Bangor Maine. He didn’t get to meet King that day… but it didn’t change how he felt about his work. A lifelong fan of King and …

Oaxaca: The Day of the Dead, Santa Muerte, and The Witch

October 20th, 2020

50:14

On this episode of Passport, we go to Oaxaca, the heart of Mexico, to find out what the Day of the Dead really is. It’s history, it’s present and it’s future.

We’ll sit at the dinner table with spirits. We’ll dive into …

Vienna: Timothy Leary's Long Strange Trip

October 13th, 2020

56:57

Vienna is a city of Old World baroque charm, cafés, and waltzes. It consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the world. It’s the city of Mozart, Freud, Klimt, and Strauss. Except this story is less Blue …

Texas & SpaceX: The Doorstep to Mars

October 6th, 2020

54:35

On the southernmost tip of Texas, where the US and Mexican borders meet the sea, sits the tiny town of Boca Chica. Surrounded by nothing but wild open scrub land, eight miles of virgin beach and a rich array of …

Dubai: The End of ‘The World’ as We Know It?

September 29th, 2020

56:25

Super Skyscrapers, Lamborghini police cars, streets where it rains 24/7 in the middle of desert… Welcome to Dubai, the UAE’s most populous city and …

Peru: The Real X-Files

September 22nd, 2020

47:49

Peru has everything. Dense jungles, imposing mountains, and a long coastline. A rich history that combines breathtaking Incan archeological sites …

London: The Spy Who Whistled

September 15th, 2020

43:51

On this episode of Passport, we go to the fog of London, and walk the fine line between the glamorous lifestyle of James Bond and the realities of spies sitting on the complicated grey streets of England’s capital. We …

Amsterdam: Stealing Van Gogh - Art and Crime in Amsterdam

September 8th, 2020

54:16

Amsterdam is a city of canals and coffeeshops: of charm and sin. Nowhere is this better encapsulated than in its art scene. The Dutch capital is a …

Silicon Valley: Fighting Robots and Mind Uploading - The Untold History of Silicon Valley

September 1st, 2020

54:01

The Bay Area around San Francisco is home to beautiful beaches, gorgeous wineries and the people who are creating the future. Because if you head …

Russia: MisInfoNation - The Banya, Conception Day and Other Names for Putin

August 25th, 2020

53:22

This week on MisInfoNation we talk to Ekaterina Markelova about a mystery wrapped inside a riddle inside an enigma - Mother Russia! A smart, funny, double PhD with a rather disarming smile, Ekaterina, takes on some of …

Bonus: Presenting The Alarmist from Earios

August 18th, 2020

51:36

The Passport team is off this week, making more shows. But we’ve got a special bonus episode: a fantastic show called The Alarmist.

Have you ever wondered who’s to blame for history's greatest tragedies? The Plague. The …

Jerusalem - Part 2: The Fence Liers

August 11th, 2020

46:15

| USING ART TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE |

In part two of our journey to Jerusalem, we cross the Green Line and talk to some remarkable people. An artist whose family roots in the city go back over 1000 years, but who still …

Jerusalem - Part 1: The Weight of History, Hip-Hop, and Kebab

August 4th, 2020

44:10

| How to have fun in Jerusalem |

Sha’anan Streett might be Israel’s biggest hip-hop star and he also might own the most important bar in Jerusalem. In a tiny courtyard in the Mahane Yehuda market sits the Casino Du …

Iran: MisInfoNation - Down with America, Garlic Shampoo, and the Incredible Hulk

July 28th, 2020

49:52

This week on MisInfoNation we talk to Sohail Jannessari about what could be the most misunderstood country on the planet. Iran. A political scientist …

Taipei: Supreme Master

July 21st, 2020

42:41

Welcome to Taiwan, nicknamed Formosa - or beautiful island. For hundreds of years influences from all over the world have created a fascinatingly …

Paris: How to Propose in the City of Lights

July 14th, 2020

46:36

| A Freeform Engagement In the City of Lights and Love |

"I’m going to Paris with my boyfriend and I want to ask him to marry me, how should I do …

Bonus: Manson Conspiracy Theories, More Monsters of Greenland, and Extra Kpop!

July 7th, 2020

29:20

No matter what we do, we simply can’t fit all the great stuff we find into the show. But we don’t want anyone to miss out! So we pulled together some …

Greenland: The Monster Hunter

June 30th, 2020

48:35

The world’s biggest island, Greenland, is a harsh and unforgiving place. Think minus fifty temperatures, three-month long nights and deadly storms. …

Palermo: Fighting the Mafia With Food

June 23rd, 2020

46:58

| NO PIZZO, NO PROBLEM |


Palermo has the distinction of being the most conquered city in Europe. It’s been invaded, beaten up, and bashed about for two millennia. But all this foreign influence gave Sicily one great …

Iceland: MisInfoNation - Elves, Nudity, and Fermented Shark

June 16th, 2020

46:40

The Icelandic people are a rare breed. Literally. There are only 360,000 of them, but Passport is lucky to call Björg Valgeirsdóttir a friend of the show. It’s a good thing too, because Neil and Andrés have a lot of …

Helsinki: Doomsday Bunkers and the Finnish Sense of Humor

June 9th, 2020

41:11

| HELSINKI: THE UPSIDEDOWN |


The history of Finland is one filled with war and conflict. And yet, the Finnish people consistently rank as some of the happiest on earth. In this episode of Passport, we head to the …

Scotland: MisInfoNation - Haggis, Braveheart, and Unicorns.

June 3rd, 2020

49:03

| MisInfoNation: What the world gets wrong, and right, about Scotland |


There are things we think we know about countries. But viral videos, tiktok and 24 hour news has made everything we understand about other places …

Seoul: Is K-pop the Soul of Seoul?

May 26th, 2020

49:40

Unless you've been living under a rock you've probably heard about K-pop by now. South Korea's homegrown popular music is huge. Like, really huge - …

Love In The Time of Corona

May 19th, 2020

47:05

With the whole world on lockdown and the entire team working hard to launch a new show - this show - we all began to look for stories which made us …

Jackson Hole: The Chinese Wild West

May 12th, 2020

45:45

| JACKSON HOLE, CHINA - BORN IN THE PRC |


Nestled between snow-capped mountains there is an American wild west town called Jackson Hole, where the 1% …

Los Angeles: Charles Manson’s Dream

May 5th, 2020

54:54

| CHARLES MANSON'S DREAM |

This week Passport takes on a theory of the Charles Manson murders in Los Angeles with some help from a few amazing …

Belfast: How Game of Thrones Saved a City

May 5th, 2020

44:57

| WHAT DO WE SAY TO THE GOD OF DEATH |

On this episode of Passport we fly to Belfast to explore a city that has been shaped by two very different wars - one real, and one fake. Northern Ireland was divided by decades of …

Introducing Passport - Coming Soon From Frequency Machine

April 21st, 2020

4:33

| YOUR TICKET TO EVERYWHERE |

Passport is a show about the world. And all the stunning, strange, and breathtaking stories waiting to be discovered… if you just listen.The world has never been more connected. But in …

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