Program 327a: Paris Street Markets, Beer in Belgium, Underground Slovenia

Release Date: 09-23-2017


Listen in to an exploration of the open-air markets of Paris, where souvenir shopping can be memorable in itself. Then hear why Belgian beer is so good that it's worth planning a trip around. And learn about the mysteries and history found in Slovenia's vast network of caves.


  • Marjorie R. Williams, co-author of "Markets of Paris"  (The Little Bookroom)
  • Stu Stuart, tour guide to Belgium and Germany beer venues
  • Barbara Jakopič, tour guide based in Slovenia 

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Haiku Awards

Wood cellar barrels
Hold newly fermented beer.
A cold Pilsner awaits.
— Matt Harmon, Charleston, West Virginia


Our inhibitions,
Challenged by the artist's plea,
To perceive anew.
— Bill Loy, Montgomery Village, Maryland


Moon over Notre Dame
Jazz on bridge to Ile St Louis
A Paris party.
— Barbara Waxman, Seattle, Washington 


one day not enough
i will go back again
one life not enough
— Jason Boyd, Greenville, North Carolina

Program Extras

More with Marjorie R. Williams - Rick and Marjorie R. Williams, author of the guidebook "Markets of Paris," describe the outdoor market and café scene along the rue Montorgueil. (runs 1:22)