Program 460a: More Skyfaring; Marta Dusseldorp's Australia; Wieners

Release Date: 10-13-2018


A transcontinental pilot discusses the marvels of jet travel, then Australian actor Marta Dusseldorp describes her favorite Down Under destinations, and shares insights she's gained from starring in a TV series about the postwar 1950s. Plus, tour guides from Berlin explain the German love of a good sausage, at any time of year…and any 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

Additional Info

  • Mark Vanhoenacker's website includes examples from his book, "Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot." 
  • The Points Guy shows off the interior of a new American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jet.
  • Mark also joined us on program #426 in December, 2015.
  • Marta Dusseldorp has filmed the final episode of season six of A Place to Call Home. The series airs on a select number of public TV stations in the US, and is available for on-demand streaming at Acorn Media.  Marta also stars in the Australian series "Janet King," and has a major role in "Jack Irish."
  • 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.
  • The landmark rock called Uluru is at the heart of Australia's "Red Center" aboriginal communities.
  • Rick used his smartphone to film sausages being readied for Munich's Oktoberfest celebration.

Program Extras

More with Mark Vanhoenacker - Rick finds out from pilot Mark Vanhoenacker, author of "Skyfaring," why planes usually fly just above the clouds. (runs 1:40)