December 14 2013 — War Zone Correspondent; Embedded Christmas; Holidays in the Alps; The French Cheese Plate
Take a look at the conflict centers of the world through the lens of a foreign correspondent from the BBC. We hear how Christmas with the troops in Afghanistan can be a bit of a surreal experience. Get a look at how they celebrate the holidays in Switzerland and Austria. Rick also learns the essentials of serving a well-balanced savory cheese plate the way it's done in France.
December 21 2013 — International Christmas Party — Hear about holiday traditions in Wales, Hungary, Sicily, Scotland, and even Santa Fe where locals have unique ways to light up the season. Hear how scientists at a research station in Antarctica make merry. Plus listeners share some of their favorite Christmas memories from holiday travels.
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