Program 340: Joanna Lumley's Nile; Open Phones: Fantastic Travels

Release Date: 10-05-2013

Description

Actress Joanna Lumley details her four-thousand mile trek up the Nile River to the source in the swampy highlands of Rwanda.  We'll hear how the personality of the river changes from Cairo to Luxor, Sudan to Lake Victoria, and the remarkable sites and people she met along the way.

Guests

Actor Joanna Lumley, host of "Joanna Lumley's Nile," and co-star of the BBC-TV series "Absolutely Fabulous"

Related Links

  • Joanna Lumley's bio is on Wikipedia and her TV special "Joanna Lumley's Nile" is on imDb.
  • A short video preview of "Joanna Lumley's Nile" is on YouTube.
  • DVDs of "Joanna Lumley's Nile" are distributed in the US by Athena, whose catalog includes a number of other documentary series seen on public TV.
  • Wikipedia has historical information and images of the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that Joanna mentions called Ankh, representing eternal life.
  • A report on "The Three Macs" in the New Zealand Herald mentions their discovery of the furthest source of the Nile River in 2006.
  • Caller Eric documents what's he's found vagabonding around the world in his travel blog called Your World Your Home. He uses the Couch Surfing website to find free accommodations around the world.  Wikipedia explains the details behind the concept of "couch surfing."

Program Extras

Program 340 Extra - Caller Eric, at his latest post in Shanwei, China, describes some of the local snack foods he's sampled while vagabonding around the world. (runs 1:16)