Friday April 07, 2017

The world of travel

A first class cabin is seen on an Airbus A380 aeroplane. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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This week, a repeat of one of our favourite episodes, from December 2016.

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Click here for the full Canadian broadcast version:

1. Outside/In

"Navigation has its superstars. In this case, it's the Polynesians." Host Sam Evans-Brown on the origins of exploration.

Discover ways in which humans would navigate the world without GPS or any kind of electronic device. It's a power we already have inside us.

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2. Vox Tablet

"Lo and behold, I see at the check-in desk a pile of these boarding passes. And so I guess maybe the most high risk moment of this whole thing was walking over to the edge of that desk... and taking one." — Victor Rodak on his most memorable flight.

Unable to afford a ticket, 14-year-old Victor Rodak was so desperate to visit Israel, he snuck onto the plane.

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3. The Expats

"They actually have a Norwegian word that's untranslatable... Friluftsliv." — Hahn Vincent on Norway's special word.

A Canadian scholar living in Norway shares the fundamental difference in cultures, as well as what we can learn from our fellow northern friends.

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4. The Moth

"Maybe this is a good opportunity for me to really address my white complex, to get over some stuff." — A tour guide on exploring new neighbourhoods.

Falen Johnson confronts racism and her own biases while taking a tour group through "Invisible Toronto."

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5. Still Buffering

"There's a lot of rolling the dice when you're traveling by yourself." — Cousin Kyle expresses his apprehension at traveling alone.

A high school teen discusses the pros and cons of solo travel with her two older sisters and their cousin. 

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6. The Memory Palace

"She's pretty. Smiling wide. He carries both their suitcases because it's 1948 and he's a gentleman." — on The Green Book.

The Green Book served as a travel guide for African Americans on holiday to let them know which businesses were safe and welcoming for them.

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