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Curious San Miguel De Allende

How did this UNESCO town in Mexico get such a curious name? And what do a duck and a dog have to do with it? Why are there so many grand mansions in such a small town? Why do postcards have to do with its soaring Gothic church? Why is there an art school in a former convent? And how did San Miguel de Allende become a magnet for retired American military on the G.I. Bill?

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Curious Edinburgh

Why did the Scottish kings live in Edinburgh, and why don't we have Scottish kings anymore? Why was Edinburgh Castle built high upon on Castle Rock? What's the connection between Edinburgh and Harry Potter? And where are the real-life inspirations for Harry Potter locations? What is so royal about Edinburgh's Royal Mile? Who is Arthur, and why does he get his own Seat?

  • 2019-07-19T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-19T10:00:00-07:00
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Curious Guanajuato City

Why is there a stone giant holding a flame, high in the hills overlooking the town? How did silver help shape this Mexican town? Why are its streets and alleys so winding, and what happened to the Guanajuato River? What does the town's main church have to do with the King of Spain? Why does the town's marketplace look like a Paris train station? And its theatre looks like the Paris Opera House?

  • 2019-07-22T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-24T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-26T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-26T10:00:00-07:00
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Curious Austrian Christmas Markets

Why is a European Christmas Market also called Weihnachtsmarkt or a Christkindlmarkt? And what do these markets have to do with the Holy Roman Empire? Why do you find Christmas Markets mostly in German-speaking countries? What is the curious history of the Advent Wreath, of Silent Night, and a creepy Christmas character named Krampus? And is a Krampus different than a Krapfen?

  • 2019-07-29T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-31T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-31T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-02T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-02T10:00:00-07:00
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Curious London Shops

You may not be able to live like a royal, but wouldn't it be nice to shop like one? In this episode, we explore the curious world of Royal Warrants, a special designation given to only the best shops and services, literally fit for a king (or queen, or prince or princess). Kind of like knighthood for a shop. From the royal dressmakers to tiara makers to the royal cheesemonger (yes, there is such a thing); we take you across London, inside the world of the royals.

  • 2019-08-05T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-07T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-07T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-09T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-09T10:00:00-07:00
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Curious Glasgow

Who is buried under Glasgow Cathedral and why? Who is Saint Mungo, and why is he so big? Why does Glasgow City Chambers look like a palace? How did this seaport town become a center for Scottish Enlightenment? And how did the creativity of one man, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, leave a permanent mark on this city?

  • 2019-08-12T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-14T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-14T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-16T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-16T10:00:00-07:00
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