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Program 635: The Habsburgs; Lost in the Pond; Arabic Friends
Release Date: 04-17-2021
Laurence Brown explores a few of the memos that must have gotten "lost in the pond" between the US and Britain. Zora O'Neill tells us how studying the Arabic language might not prepare you for talking to everyday people in today's Arab world. And hear how the most important royal family in Europe earned their titles the old fashioned way — by marrying into them.
- Benjamin Curtis, author of "The Habsburgs: The History of a Dynasty" (Bloomsbury)
- Eszter Bokros, tour guide from Budapest
- Laurence Brown, host of the "Lost in the Pond" You Tube video series
- Zora O'Neill, author of "All Strangers Are Kin" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- Rick writes about the Habsburg splendor of Vienna.
- Eszter Bokros provides private walking tours in Budapest.
- Benjamin Curtis is the author of "The Habsburgs: The History of a Dynasty."
- Ben also co-hosts the "Eastern Approaches" podcast about central and eastern Europe from his base in Prague.
- Laurence Brown hosts the "Lost in the Pond" series on YouTube, contrasting life in the UK and the US.
- Zora O'Neill's book "All Strangers Are Kin" is now available as an e-book. She posts an excerpt from the book on her website.
More with Laurence Brown - Laurence Brown, host of the "Lost in the Pond" video series, tells Rick the three things he missed the most about Britain after he moved to Indiana. (runs 2:52)