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The Trip

111 EpisodesProduced by Roads & KingdomsWebsite

Join Roads & Kingdoms for interviews over drinks around the world. From Iraq to Appalachia, fueled by everything from Japanese energy drinks to Russian moonshine. Hosted by journalist Nathan Thornburgh. Beats by Dan the Automator. Artwork by Daisy Dee. Show art by Edel Rodriguez. All advertising pro… read more

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Episode 83, Barcelona: Daniel Askenazi

July 6th, 2021

1:03:55

Holding a diverse community together in a time of gathering threats is no easy act. Barcelona's Chief Rabbi thinks he's up to the task.

Prior Chief …

Episode 82, Barcelona: Pepe Raventòs

June 28th, 2021

52:33

21st generation winemaker Pepe Raventós talks about his family's 500 or so years of Catalan winemaking.

Raventós i Blanc’s Sparkling Wines

Rudolf …

Episode 81, New Hampshire: Zoltan Istvan

June 21st, 2021

55:02

Drinking Scotch and talking to a man who is really, really excited about Big Tech.

Zoltan Istvan homepage

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Episode 80, New Hampshire: Eva Castillo

June 14th, 2021

49:06

Drinking coffee with Eva Castillo, New Hampshire immigrant rights activist

Mira Coalition homepage

Rincón Zacatecano

Puerto Vallarta restaurant

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Episode 79, New Hampshire: Gary Hirshberg

June 7th, 2021

30:58

Gary Hirshberg was a key early supporter of Barack Obama in New Hampshire, and as chairman of Stonyfield Farm, is an icon of the business of organic food. The Trip met up with him just before the 2020 primary to do …

Episode 78, New Hampshire: Tom Tillotson

May 31st, 2021

35:04

Drinking baijiu with Tom Tillotson, whose family has presided over the midnight vote in Dixville Notch, NH for six decades.

Show notes:

Mitch Moxley's Baijiu piece for California Sunday magazine

Tom Tillotson’s China Ski …

Episode 77, Beirut: Farrah Berrou

May 24th, 2021

1:09:53

Lebanese wine expert and podcast host Farrah Berrou takes The Trip Into the Beqaa Valley

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Episode 76, Beirut: Gilles Khoury

May 17th, 2021

44:17

L'Orient-Le Jour columnist Gilles Khoury has a keen eye for the lives and aspirations of Beirut's citizens. He took The Trip to The Egg, the heart of …

Episode 75, Beirut: Jade George

May 10th, 2021

50:40

Drinking Aged Negronis with Jade George: Publisher, Gourmand, Revolutionary


Show notes:

The Carton store in Hamra

Bar Ferdinand, Beirut

Kalei Coffee House

Episode 73, Beirut: Anissa Helou

April 26th, 2021

43:13

Anissa Helou is the author of nine books, and a leading voice of culinary sophistication for the Middle East and beyond. Host Nathan Thornburgh and …

Episode 71, Tijuana: Gera Gámez

April 12th, 2021

59:14

A conversation in Tijuana with Gera Gámez, deportee and coworker at the legal advocacy group Al Otro Lado, before Gera's untimely death. The work he was doing continues, however, and please donate to Al Otro Lado if you …

Episode 70, Tijuana: Jorge Nieto

April 5th, 2021

51:28

Journalist Jorge Nieto invites The Trip to his home at the Otay Mesa to talk about being a fixer and journalist in one of the world's most dangerous …

Episode 69, Tijuana: Ruffo Ibarra

March 29th, 2021

1:00:48

Drinking mezcal old fashioneds with Ruffo Ibarra, a chef at the vanguard of Tijuana's remarkable reinvention.


Show notes:

Oryx Capital, Ruffo’s …

Episode 68, Tijuana: Edoardo Chavarín

March 22nd, 2021

1:04:06

Drinking cactus-laced "green juice" with iconic cross-border designer Edoardo Chavarín.

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Show notes:

Edoardo Chavarín site

Edoardo Chavarín Instagram

Article about Chavarín’s coffee …

Episode 67, Montréal: Jodi Ettenberg

March 15th, 2021

1:12:36

What happens when a celebrated travel writer finds herself suddenly, inextricably homebound? This is not a COVID story. Jodi Ettenberg's health struggles pre-date the pandemic, but her philosophical approach to frailty …

Episode 65, Montréal: Johnny Zatylny

March 1st, 2021

58:45

Drinking vodka soda and talking growing up Anglophone in Quebec with one of the world’s top Freddie Mercury cover singers

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Episode 64, Montréal: Nakuset

February 22nd, 2021

1:10:38

Drinking coffee with Nakuset and talking about her childhood as an native adoptee in the dark chapter of Canadian history called the Sixties Scoop.

Show notes:

If you or someone you know is in distress, please reach out …

Episode 63, Montréal: Patrick Lagacé

February 15th, 2021

1:20:23

You want to figure out a place you really don't know? Bring a journalist some beer, and press record. Our first of five episodes in Montreal starts right there, with Patrick Lagacé.

Show notes:

Le Quebec Maintenant show

Episode 62, Porto: Ana Aragão

February 8th, 2021

1:00:07

Architect-turned-artist Ana Aragão is known for riffing on the skyline of her city or on the Tower of Babel or other astonishments of architecture, then infusing them with a bit of magical realism—earthquakes, …

Episode 61, Porto: Ansel Mullins

February 1st, 2021

1:09:15

Drinking sugary island punch in Porto with a pioneer in food tourism, Culinary Backstreets' Ansel Mullins.

Show notes:

Culinary Backstreets home page

Episode 60, Porto: Eduardo Leal

January 25th, 2021

58:48

Photojournalist Eduardo Leal drinks vinho verde with host Nathan Thornburgh and talks tourism, gentrification, and those mounds of meat and cheese …

Episode 59, Nairobi: Muthoni Drummer Queen

January 18th, 2021

44:55

Muthoni Drummer Queen on creativity, colonialism, and Kenya's place in the world of music.

Show notes:

Muthoni on IG

Muthoni’s music on Spotify

Muthoni’s …

Episode 58, Nairobi: Kevin Mwachiro

January 11th, 2021

59:21

Talking African stories, LGBTQ rights in Kenya, and surviving cancer with Kevin Mwachiro.

Show notes:

Nipe Story, podcast hosted by Kevin Mwachiro

Java House, Kenyan coffee chain

Video interview from Berlin with Kevin …

Episode 57, Nairobi: Joshua Obaga

January 4th, 2021

1:07:42

Nairobi-based food obsessive Joshua Obaga chews khat with host Nathan Thonburgh and talks about the roots and culture of Kenyan cuisine.

Show notes: 

Episode 107, Havana: Eme Alfonso

December 29th, 2020

51:28

A conversation in Havana with singer/songwriter/promoter—and daughter of Cuban rock royalty—Eme Alfonso.

Show notes:

Havana World Music Festival

Eme Alfonso video project: Para Mestizar

Eme Alfonso on Instagram

Eme’s album …

Episode 56, Nairobi: Shravan Vidyarthi

December 17th, 2020

1:14:17

Filmmaker and journalist Shravan Vidyarthi drinks with The Trip in Nairobi and talks about Kenya's 44th official tribe—Kenyans of South Asian descent—and about his project on the martyred photojournalist, his uncle …

Episode 106, Havana: Nancy Cepero

December 14th, 2020

30:18

A new generation of Cuban activists is questioning everything, including the heavy, meat-laden Cuban diet. Nancy Cepero, vegan chef, queer anti-racist activist and artist, is proud to be counted among them.

Nancy Cepero …

Episode 55, Nairobi: Wanuri Kahiu (re-release)

December 10th, 2020

1:06:58

The Trip's five episodes from the heroic city of Nairobi start strong with a rum dawa and a conversation with iconic Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu.

Show notes:

Announcement of Wanuri Kahiu’s upcoming feature adaption of …

Episode 54, SF's Mission District: Chris Ying

December 3rd, 2020

37:52

Food writer, podcaster and producer Chris Ying explains why he doesn't mourn the Mission's good old days

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Episode 105, Havana: Mónica Baró

November 30th, 2020

1:03:48

Mónica Baró is an independent journalist, a difficult thing to be in a country where the authorities patrol public information like sharks on the …

Episode 53, SF's Mission District: Emiliana Puyana

November 26th, 2020

43:52

La Cocina is a heroic San Francisco non-profit that helps women—mostly immigrants and women of color—start and sustain their own businesses in food. …

Episode 52, SF's Mission District: Vero Majano

November 19th, 2020

1:02:07

The artist behind the Remember Los Siete project talks about the resilience of her native Mission District.

Remember Los Siete video

Rememberlos7.com

Brava! For Women in the Arts Bio Page

Vero Majano on Instagram

Learn more …

Episode 104, Havana: Ailed Duarte

November 16th, 2020

27:39

Ailed Duarte is co-founder of La Marca studio, which has helped bring tattoo art, once illegal throughout Cuba, into the mainstream. She and host Nathan Thornburgh talked at the first-ever international tattoo …

Episode 51, Iraq: Ahmed Najm

November 12th, 2020

1:08:17

My final Iraq episode is a necessarily intense conversation with Ahmed Najm, whose life changed when ISIS kidnapped his brother Kamaran Najm, co-founder of Iraq's Metrography Photo Agency, in 2014, Kamaran still hasn't …

Episode 50, Iraq: Sangar Khaleel

November 5th, 2020

1:06:12

Behind almost every great piece of war reporting is a local fixer. In Mosul, that fixer was Sangar Khaleel, whose LandRover and endless contacts kept …

Episode 103, Havana: Telmary

November 3rd, 2020

1:09:20

Telmary Díaz is one of the most innovative Cuban artists of the last two decades. She's also a really good person to drink rum with in Havana to talk about music, migration and more.

Show notes:

Telmary: Libre (music …

Episode 49, Iraq: Basima Abdulrahman

October 29th, 2020

42:44

Drinking tea and talking about long-term thinking in Kurdistan's capital city with civil engineer and sustainability expert Basima Abdulrahman.

Show …

Episode 48, Iraq: Cengiz Yar

October 22nd, 2020

57:54

Cengiz Yar is an acclaimed American photojournalist and photo editor, He is also a longtime colleague and, for this podcast, our guide to northern …

Episode 102, Berlin: Anton Newcombe

October 19th, 2020

1:04:36

Drinking deeply in Berlin with Anton Newcombe, talking about growing up in Newport Beach, making his way to San Francisco, and everything in music from contracts to creativity.

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Episode 47, Appalachian Roadtrip: Katie Button

October 15th, 2020

36:09

Chef Katie Button and her husband run an Asheville, NC restaurant group that includes Cúrate, one of America’s finest Spanish restaurants. In this interview recorded in 2019, she talks about making bagels in biscuit …

Episode 46, Appalachian Roadtrip: Kevin Forrester

October 8th, 2020

59:36

A deep conversation about moonshine and life in Appalachia between host Nathan Thornburgh and his longtime Appalachia-whisperer Kevin Forrester outside of Damascus, Virginia

Show notes:

Abingdon Vineyards

Channels State …

Episode 101, Berlin: Simon Shuster

October 5th, 2020

49:38

Moscow-born foreign correspondent Simon Shuster came to California as a child and returned to Russia as an adult to start his career in journalism. …

Episode 45, Appalachian Roadtrip: Mike Costello

October 1st, 2020

1:00:32

Writer, podcaster and Appalachian culinary evangelist Mike Costello drinks with host Nathan Thornburgh at the Lost Creek Farm in West Virginia.

Show …

Episode 44, Appalachian Roadtrip: Jeffery Lindenmuth

September 24th, 2020

55:59

Jeffery Lindenmuth and host Nathan Thornburgh sit down for a before-noon blind bourbon tasting at the Pennsylvania offices of Whisky Advocate. Among the topics of conversation: good value whisky, why "burning hospital" …

Episode 100, Berlin: Jennifer Neal

September 21st, 2020

55:47

Chicago native Jennifer Neal, author of the forthcoming novel The Colour of Her Blood, has spent her adult life trying out life overseas. In Berlin, …

Episode 43, London: Nud Dudhia

September 17th, 2020

51:23

Breddo's Tacos in London made a name for itself by combining deep flavors from Mexico with the kind of global inventiveness that London excels at. Nud Dudhia was born for this—born in Zambia, educated in the UK, …

Episode 42, London: Hilary Whitney

September 10th, 2020

44:58

Hilary Whitney and Ian Hart make some of the best gin in the world. And they did it, until recently, all from a room in their home in leafy Highgate, north London. Hilary talks with host Nathan Thornburgh there about …

Episode 99, Berlin: Billy Wagner

September 7th, 2020

57:36

Drinking unique wines in Kreuzberg at the home of Billy Wagner, sommelier and proprietor of Berlin's Michelin-starred Nobelhart & Schmutzig. Episode two of five Berlin episodes on The Trip!


Show notes:

Nobelhart & …

Episode 41, London: Sami Tamimi

September 3rd, 2020

54:33

Sami Tamimi’s book Falastin: a Cookbook, co-written with Tara Wigley, is part travelogue, part guidebook for the home cook, it’s the first step into …

Episode 40, London: Oliver Bullough

August 27th, 2020

1:14:24

Oliver Bullough is one of my favorite journalists on earth, most recently the author of Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who …

Episode 98, Berlin: Musa Okwonga

August 24th, 2020

59:00

Musa Okwonga's upcoming novella In the End, It Was All About Love is a gorgeous meditation on being a foreigner, and a Black man, in today's Berlin. It's why I wanted to start The Trip's five episodes in Berlin with …

Episode 97: Queens

August 11th, 2020

57:39

How do you travel in a world on lockdown? Just start at home. And in this, now, I have a mighty advantage. Because this month, I moved from Manhattan to the Borough of Queens, the most linguistically diverse place on …

Episode 96: Remembering Kim Wall

July 27th, 2020

46:12

This episode, we’re not talking about how the gifted journalist and traveler Kim Wall died, we’re talking about how she lived. And we’re doing it by talking with journalists Caterina Clerici, Christina Ayele Djossa, and …

Episode 95: A New Album in Madrid and Other Good News

July 13th, 2020

31:54

As the pandemic grinds on, I find myself unseasonably emotional about newborns and weddings, like some kind of weepy grandpa. Any good thing to latch …

Bourdain Day

June 25th, 2020

3:02

A bit of tape and a brief message on Bourdain Day 2020

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Episode 94: Bali, Three Ways

June 16th, 2020

44:00

I know I don’t often cop to it, but this is a travel podcast, and this week, we’re going to travel. Far, far away, to Bali, Indonesia. And we’ll do it through the perspectives of a traveler (Travis Levius), an eater …

Episode 93: The American Diaspora

June 9th, 2020

33:19

Michelle Borok is one of something like 9 million Americans who live overseas—nobody’s quite sure how many there are, nobody cares much about counting them. But one thing is certain: they are a more diverse group than …

Episode 92: The African-American view, from Taiwan

June 1st, 2020

28:49

The writer and comedian Jennifer Neal used to have a deeply smart travel column for The Root called Blaxit, with one very simple premise: things are …

Episode 91: A Very Simple Pleasure

May 26th, 2020

31:45

Along with twitterfights, long calls to the unemployment office, and heartfelt conversations with your new sourdough starters, alcohol seems to be a …

Episode 90: In Defense of Wet Markets

May 18th, 2020

44:44

Conversations about wet markets with four people who know them very well: Ro Vasquez of Eat Like a Local in Mexico City, journalist Austin Bush in …

Episode 89: Covid Vibe Vacuum

May 12th, 2020

33:05

This week on The Trip, a restaurant opens in Oslo, an Ontario activist wants to reform hospital food, and a New Orleans writer calls out the exploitation of hospitality workers.

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Episode 88: Plan B, or Maybe C

May 4th, 2020

35:17

This week on The Trip, writer Drew Magary talks about his new novel Point B. Journalist Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan calls from Singapore to talk about her …

Episode 87: A Death in Harlem

April 27th, 2020

32:22

More than 15,000 people have died of COVID-19 so far in New York City. Marketing director Tamika Hall lost her grandmother to the disease in Rockaway just before her father died of terminal cancer in Harlem. But with …

Episode 86: Rest Easy, Shokunin

April 20th, 2020

40:51

Sometime over the last week, after the 7 o’clock cowbells and airhorns and clapping couples on their balconies died down each night, I started to hear a baritone echoing off the sidewall of the hardware store a block …

Episode 85: The World in Lockdown

April 13th, 2020

36:38

Now this is a place I never thought we would record from. This is my apartment, on west 97th street, in Manhattan, New York, USA. That sound is our …

Episode 64: Surviving the 60s Scoop

November 20th, 2019

1:09:00

In the center of Cabot Square in downtown Montreal, there is a high column topped with a statue of the spice trader John Cabot, who landed on …

Episode 55: Wanuri Kahiu

September 9th, 2019

1:05:30

Ah, chatting about the weather. A bit of timeworn small-talk, favored by fumbly podcast hosts everywhere. But that pleasant chill in the air in Nairobi in early summer; that is at the heart of everything we’re going to …

Episode 38: Africa, Fashion, Philadelphia

May 13th, 2019

46:09

For the next two weeks, this show will be in Philadelphia, to give a taste of this fine American city.

Over the past few decades, Philadelphia has had …

Episode 37: Growing Up in the Camps

May 6th, 2019

1:22:04

If you want to know the best thing about Gardena, in south central Los Angeles, I’ll tell you. I think it’s Diana’s, a Mexican lunch counter with …

Episode 36: California+Kris = Night+Market

April 29th, 2019

1:07:45

The last time I had seen Kris Yenbamroong, he and his partner Sarah St Lifer were giving me a ride into downtown Chiang Mai from a village on the outskirts. I had thought about interviewing him in Northern Thailand, …

Episode 35: Carolina Miranda in her East LA Eden

April 23rd, 2019

52:35

 Los Angeles is a place that is too big, too deep, spread too thin under the marine layer and above the concrete culverts to give you, the visitor, …

We'll Meet You There

April 18th, 2019

2:32

In just one week we'll be launching with Luminary Audio. Visit luminary.link/trip to keep drinking, talking, and traveling with us. 

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Episode 34: Dr. Howard Conyers is Reclaiming BBQ for Black Pitmasters

April 8th, 2019

46:38

We are in mid-city New Orleans with Dr. Howard Conyers, host of the PBS show Nourish, a rocket scientist by day and whole hog barbecue pitmaster by …

Episode 33: Pepper Bowen is Laying Down the Food Law in New Orleans

April 1st, 2019

45:08

New Orleans is so old, so fine, so big in the culture, and so vast in its disappointments and its triumphs, that it feels odd to mention just one …

Episode 32: L. Kasimu Harris Imagines an Uprising in New Orleans

March 25th, 2019

46:39

There is nothing more political, fascinating, uplifting, infuriating than school. The country we are as reflected in our education system is not …

Episode 31: Francis Lam is on a Bleisure Trip to Thailand

March 18th, 2019

43:13

The morning after a wedding—any big party—is usually a little groggy. It’s not necessarily unpleasant, especially if it’s February in Thailand and …

Episode 30: Naomi Duguid on the Charms of Chiang Mai

March 11th, 2019

27:11

The Trip host Nathan Thornburgh would not be the first person to admit to falling deeply, darkly in love with the markets of Southeast Asia. There’s …

Episode 29: Creating Thai Cinema with Tom Waller

March 4th, 2019

22:44

In this week’s episode, you’ll hear the bird call of the Asian koel, but the real soundtrack of Bangkok is the internal combustion engine: the mopeds and the Mazda 2s. It’s a city of perpetual motion. Just be sure to …

Episode 28: Tokyo Fixing with Shinji Nohara

February 25th, 2019

41:10

Shinji Nohara has been making good things happen for visitors to Tokyo for almost two decades—ever since a lanky camera-shy writer named Anthony …

Episode 27: Japanese Love Hotels with Toko Sekiguchi

February 18th, 2019

46:04

This podcast episode should have porn, right?” It’s an odd but necessary question to put to my old friend and former TIME Magazine colleague, …

Episode 26: Yasmin Khan Cooks Her Way through Palestine

February 11th, 2019

57:56

Chef, author and former human rights campaigner Yasmin Khan seems to have a mission statement very like our own at Roads & Kingdoms. That is, pay attention to what’s on the plate in a way that might spark some …

Episode 25: What Jason Rezaian Learned as a Prisoner in Iran

February 4th, 2019

41:21

Iranian-American Jason Rezaian, native of Marin County, was just trying to report on the daily lives and hopes of the people of Tehran. But as his …

Episode 24: Edel Rodriguez is Stress-Testing Democracy

January 28th, 2019

1:02:59

You’ve seen this man's illustrations on the cover of TIME magazine or Der Spiegel, or on signs wherever the Trump-phobic meet and rally. His depictions of the 45th president as an ISIS executioner, a klansman, or just a …

Episode 23: A Life in the Commune with Tanja Fox

January 21st, 2019

49:08

Not all revolutionaries wear bandoliers full of bullets. Some of them tend beautiful little gardens next to a wooden cottage they built in a …

Episode 22: Jennifer Ching is Dismantling the System

January 14th, 2019

33:44

One of host Nathan Thornburgh’s New Year’s resolutions is to stop just stepping past all the human misery in New York City and actually think about …

Episode 21: Beyond War with Yuri Kozyrev

January 7th, 2019

40:27

For 25 years, photographer Yuri Kozyrev covered conflicts from Afghanistan to Chechnya, Iraq, Libya and beyond. His combination of frontline fearlessness and human compassion won him the highest awards in his industry. …

Episode 20: Matt Orlando's Restaurant of the Future

December 31st, 2018

29:50

Matt Orlando has worked at some of the great restaurants on this planet. Per Se in New York; The Fat Duck in the UK; Noma in Copenhagen, where he was head chef under Rene Redzepi. But it wasn’t until he opened his …

Episode 19: Punking the Paiche with Michael Snyder

December 24th, 2018

36:49

Journalist Michael Snyder writes about food, conflict, the environment, and fishing. That slurry of interests brought him to the Bolivian Amazon for …

Episode 18: Japanese Energy Drinks with W. Kamau Bell

December 17th, 2018

1:02:32

This year's Emmy Awards were a big night for the people who worked with Anthony Bourdain, with Emmys going to Roads & Kingdoms, Zero Point Zero, and—for his own brilliant show—to W. Kamau Bell, who had traveled to …

Episode 17: Tacos in Viking Country with Rosio Sanchez

December 10th, 2018

34:00

One of the great shortcomings of northern Europe—an otherwise pleasant place with soft sunsets and universal healthcare—has always been the utter lack of quality Mexican food. Rosio Sanchez, a celebrated restaurateur …

Episode 16: San Francisco Happy Hour with Dan the Automator

December 3rd, 2018

34:32

Dan "the Automator" Nakamura is one of the great music producers of our time. Someone who, like Brian Eno or Phil Spector, changed the sound of an entire decade. The fact that he did it as an Asian-American breaking …

Episode 15: Hammered Vegans with Shannon Martinez

November 26th, 2018

48:14

Shannon Martinez is the chef behind the famed Smith & Daughters vegan restaurant in Melbourne, Australia. After soiling a couple Bloody Marys with Ireland's cheapest vodka (Huzzar!), Shannon and host Nathan …

Episode 14: Dreams of Pickled Heron in Galway

November 19th, 2018

38:32

Michelin-starred chef and author JP McMahon talks with host Nathan Thornburgh on the eve of his annual Food on the Edge conference in Galway, Ireland. Topics include Dingle Gin, Anthony Bourdain, and why McMahon left …

Episode 13: Sipping through Austria

November 12th, 2018

32:54

Somewhere in a hotel room in central Moscow, steps away from a frenzied nationalist Victory Day rally, Nathan shares a mini-bar white wine with writer Alexa van Sickle and talks about her sorta-homeland Austria. Her …

Episode 12: Marketing a Better Mezcal

November 5th, 2018

35:09

Niki Nakazawa's path took her from the northeastern US to Mexico City to Oaxaca, from art to food and now to Neta, a mezcal brand devoted to supporting small producers. She talks with host Nathan Thornburgh about the …

Episode 11: Fermenting in Oaxaca

October 29th, 2018

34:28

Paulina Garcia grew up in Saltillo, in the north of Mexico. But when she and a group of friends began looking in their early 20s for a life with a …

Episode 10: Day Drinking at Netflix

October 22nd, 2018

36:46

Samin Nosrat grew up in Southern California, hearing plenty about the flavors of Iran. But her path took her to another country, Italy, where her perspective on cooking and living changed forever. In this episode, …

Episode 9: Chasing Korean Cornbread

October 15th, 2018

27:18

When Nicole Choi's mother went through a bruising round of chemotherapy in Maryland, she craved nothing more than an old postwar Korean cornbread. …

Episode 8: Drinking Saint Petersburg

October 8th, 2018

39:17

Asya Khramchenkova is an owner of the legendary Bar Khroniki in Saint Petersburg, As such she's the best person we can think of to talk about the …

Episode 7: A damn fine mezcal

October 1st, 2018

30:52

In the first episode of The Trip after the death of his partner Anthony Bourdain, host Nathan Thornburgh communes in a squatted Beverly Hills hotel room with two people who knew Bourdain well: chef José Andrés and Roads …

Episode 6: Goats, Gods and Garlic

February 22nd, 2018

27:39

A conversation with foreign correspondent Anup Kaphle about his favorite foods growing up in Nepal, and why his parents refuse to cook them anymore.

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Episode 5: The Man We Call Chacho

February 15th, 2018

28:06

Roads & Kingdoms co-founder Matt Goulding had one last chance to win over the Spanish girl he was hoping to date. So he hopped in a car with her …

Episode 4: The Sandwich that Ate Pakistan

February 8th, 2018

24:05

"Crispy, spicy, crunchy." The very hungry writer Saba Imtiaz talks with equally hungry host Nathan Thornburgh about how the KFC Zinger Burger became a breakout hit in her native Karachi and why zinger is now a generic …

Episode 3: Superman of Havana

February 1st, 2018

28:18

Join foreign correspondent Mitch Moxley on a hunt through Havana for a pre-Revolutionary Cuban porn star whose enormous, umm, talent made him the …

Episode 2: Dancing with the Dead

January 25th, 2018

27:09

They call it the Turning of the Bones: a joyous, drunken festival in Madagascar that keeps the dead close to the living. War correspondent and photojournalist Jacob Russell brings humor and heart to this story from the …

Episode 1: The Root of All Things

January 18th, 2018

33:43

In the first episode of The Trip, R&K editor Cara Parks casts a skeptical eye on her colleague's self-indulgent voyage of hallucinatory discovery …

The Trip from R&K: trailer

January 16th, 2018

2:05

An early look at The Trip, a new podcast from Anthony Bourdain's partners at Roads & Kingdoms, an online journal of travel, food and politics. …

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