Program 509: Slavic Firewater; “Bears in the Streets”; Places to Drink Beer; Edinburgh New Year’s Eve

Release Date: 12-30-2017


Pour a festive glass as we learn about the strong, often homemade liquors that lend zest to celebrations across central and eastern Europe. Then hear where to find some of the world's best beer, from the author of "50 Places to Drink Beer Before You Die." And join the party as friends from Edinburgh offer a wee taste of the Scottish capital's year-end Hogmanay festivities. Plus, author and former Moscow resident Lisa Dickey tells us how the people of Russia are coping with a changing world.


  • Jana Hronková, tour guide from Prague
  • Amir Telibećirović, tour guide and journalist from Sarajevo
  • Lisa Dickey, author of  "Bears in the Streets" (St. Martin's Press)
  • Chris Santella, author of "Why I Fly Fish" and the "50 Places" recreation guidebook series (Abrams Books)
  • Ken Hanley and Anne Doig, Blue Badge-certified tour guides from Edinburgh

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