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Road Trip: Rust Belt Highway, USA

Globe Trekker Megan McCormick takes to the road to explore the industrial heartland of America. This atmospheric and evocative road trip goes through some of America's most underrated regions and beautiful country sides. Megan goes through the cities of Pittsburgh, Detroit and Flint, Michigan, along the famous Highway 61 before we skirt the shores of the Great Lakes. In Ohio, she visits Cleveland, Toledo and Akron, the former Rubber Capital of the World. This episode looks at what remains of the industries that made America great, and how the Rust Belt is transforming itself, and looking to the future in the 21st Century.

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  • 2018-01-16T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-16T18:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-19T15:09:56-08:00
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Road Trip: Rust Belt Highway, USA

Globe Trekker Megan McCormick takes to the road to explore the industrial heartland of America. This atmospheric and evocative road trip goes through some of America's most underrated regions and beautiful country sides. Megan goes through the cities of Pittsburgh, Detroit and Flint, Michigan, along the famous Highway 61 before we skirt the shores of the Great Lakes. In Ohio, she visits Cleveland, Toledo and Akron, the former Rubber Capital of the World.

  • 2018-01-16T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-16T18:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-19T15:09:56-08:00
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Delhi & Agra

Delhi is an incarnation of seven cities all born out of a bloody history. It is a city teeming with extraordinary life flowing through the 22 million+ Hindu and Muslim inhabitants who make India's capital one of the most vibrant in the world. It's also what attracts Globe Trekker Ian Wright to explore Delhi's old quarters, bargain bazaars, Imperial Mughai monuments, and last remaining outposts of British occupation. In this lively city guide, Ian takes in spectacular visits to the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the holy town of Haridwar in Uttarakhand.

  • 2018-01-17T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-17T06:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-19T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-19T06:00:00-08:00
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Tough Boats: The Amazon

On a remarkable 250-mile, three-day journey through a remote rainforest, Holly Morris travels by cargo boat down one stretch of the Amazon in Peru. Sleeping in a hammock at night, she shares deck space with over 200 local Peruvians and countless boxes of vegetables and fruit, heading to the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos. Here, she explores the history of this unique and remarkable city before moving on to her second destination, the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

  • 2018-01-22T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-23T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-23T18:00:00-08:00
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Hawaii

Hawaii is the sacred kingdom of Polynesians and America's sunny 50th state. It is the quintessential destination for paradise-seeking honeymooners from all over the world. No other group of islands on earth fascinates the common traveler more than this lush archipelago of volcanic isles positioned beautifully in the Pacific. With this in mind, Globe Trekker Zoe D'Amato sets out on a grand adventure to explore four of Hawaii's mounds of beauty: The Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai.

  • 2018-01-28T08:00:00-08:00
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Tough Trains: Vietnam

Zay Harding discovers the checkered and often-dangerous history of the Vietnamese railway. His perilous journey takes him to Hanoi, Hue, the DMZ and Ho Chi Minh City where he meets a general who led the final attack on the Presidential Palace during the Vietnam War.

  • 2018-01-29T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-02-02T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-02-04T08:00:00-08:00
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Tough Trains: India's Independence Railroads

In this episode of Tough Trains, Zay Harding takes on an epic journey across one of the world's biggest railway networks. These railways were built during the 19th century by the British to move troops and raw materials across the land, and ultimately played a role in the independence of the country a century later. The railway tracks are some of the oldest and longest you'll find anywhere in the world, and train travel doesn't get any tougher than this in a country with a population of over 1.2 billion. Indian Railways operations cover 29 states and seven union territories.

  • 2018-02-05T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-02-09T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-02-09T06:00:00-08:00
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Road Trip: Rust Belt Highway 2, USA

In part two of the Rust Belt Road Trip, Globe Trekker Megan McCormick spans the American Midwest and its Great Lake states in search of the innovations that ignited an industrial revolution and united America after the divisive conflict of a bloody civil war. The so-called "Rust Belt" region was coined back in 1984 by former Vice President Walter Mondale to describe a hinterland of collapsed industrial manufacturing.

  • 2018-02-06T18:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-02-11T08:00:00-08:00
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Wild West: USA

In this Globe Trekker special, Zay Harding, Sami Sabiti, Holly Morris, Justine Shapiro and Ian Wright explore the extraordinary history of America's spectacular Wild West.

  • 2018-02-12T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-02-14T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-02-14T06:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-02-16T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-02-16T06:00:00-08:00
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Tough Trains: Cuba's Sugar Railroads

Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to build a railway, starting all the way back in 1837. At the time, Cuba was the world's largest sugar producer, and its early railways were designed not with passengers in mind, but to transport sugarcane to the mills and refined sugar to the ports. In this episode, host Ian Wright goes on an eye-opening and hair-raising train journey across the Caribbean island of Cuba. The communist country's railway network is dilapidated and very unreliable, but it ends up being a fantastically enjoyable trip.

  • 2018-02-13T18:00:00-08:00
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