Program 460: More Skyfaring; Marta Dusseldorp's Australia Home; Wieners
Release Date: 10-15-2016
One of Australia's leading actors tells us what it means to explore the post-war 1950s and what she loves best about living in Sydney today. Also, a transcontinental pilot returns to further explore the marvels of jet travel. Plus, tour guides from Berlin explain why Germans love a good sausage no matter the time of day.
- Pilot Mark Vanhoenacker, author of "Skyfaring" (Knopf)
- Actor Marta Dusseldorp, star of TV series "A Place to Call Home" and "Janet King"
- Iris Andre and Matthias Unger, tour guides based in Berlin
- Mark Vanhoenacker's Skyfaring website includes an example from his book that describes a trip from London to Tokyo from the pilot's perspective. http://www.skyfaring.com/
- Mark Vanhoenacker's book "Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot" is published by Knopf, and was reviewed in the New York Times.
- Marta Dusseldorp lives in Sydney, Australia.
- The landmark rock called Uluru is at the heart of Australia's "Red Center" aboriginal communities.
- Marta says the island of Tasmania is her favorite place for getaways in Australia. She recommends the seaside towns of Cygnet and Franklin. The six-day long Overland Track hike starts at Cradle Mountain.
- Information for climbing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.
- Wikipedia lists Marta's film and TV roles, and provides a synopsis of the characters in "A Place to Call Home." The series was created by Bevan Lee.
- Acorn TV provides streaming and DVD sets of "A Place To Call Home" to viewers in the US. They expect to release season four of the program by December 2016.
- Acorn is also the sole U.S. distributor of Marta's contemporary drama series "Janet King," in which she plays a leading crown prosecutor in Sydney.
- American Public Television distributes "A Place to Call Home" to local public TV stations in the U.S. They include an episode synopsis on their website.
- Huffington Post contributor and Marta Dusseldorp fan Pam Stucky interviewed Marta about her role in "Janet King," and filming scenes of "Jack Irish" in Manila.
- Parade magazine's Nancy Berk is also a fan of Marta's work.
- Rick used his smartphone to film sausages being readied for Munich's Oktoberfest celebration.
More with Mark Vanhoenacker - Rick asks pilot Mark Vanhoenacker why planes usually fly just above the clouds. (runs 1:40)