Program 344: South Seas with Robert Louis Stevenson; Changing Bhutan; Modern Sweden
Release Date: 11-09-2013
- J. Maarten Troost, author of "Headhunters on my Doorstep" (Gotham)
- Lisa Napoli, author of "Radio Shangri-La" (Broadway)
- Swedish tour guide Åsa Danielsson
- J. Maarten Troost's website includes information about his books, and a whimsical bio and interview with himself.
- Maarten followed Robert Louis Stevenson's South Pacific travels, including spending time in the Marquesas Islands, Fakarava in Tahiti, and Samoa.
- Lisa Napoli has photos of the people involved in the "Kuzoo FM90" radio station she helped set up in Bhutan.
- BBC News discusses the impact of tourism on Bhutan.
- Tourism to Bhutan must be arranged through official channels.
- There is an English-language website devoted to the concept of "Gross National Happiness."
- Contact information for Asa Danielsson in Stockholm is on the Viator tour guide website.
- Information about Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden.
Program Extra 1 - J. Maarten Troost tells Rick how a popular drug of his day that Robert Louis Stevenson took influenced him to write "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." (runs 1:23)
Program Extra 2 - A caller from Maryland asks what makes Swedish design distinctive today. Asa Danielsson summarizes the tenets of "Scandinavian design," with suggestions for shopping districts in Stockholm. (runs 2:03)