Program 596: San Miguel de Allende; Frances Mayes A Tavola; Scottish Nationalism; Olympic Flame

Release Date: 03-07-2020


Discover why the city of San Miguel de Allende is attracting artists and retirees to Mexico, and why food in Italy is reliably good — even in restaurants you might find on a road trip. We'll also hear from a pair of pro-independence Scots on how Scottish nationalism is different by being left-of-center, and a Greek tour guide explains the origins of the Olympic Flame Lighting ceremony.


  • Julie Meade, author of the "Moon San Miguel de Allende" guidebook (Avalon Travel)
  • Callout to Fr. George Woodward, rector at St Paul's Anglican Church, San Miguel de Allende,
  • Frances Mayes, author of "See You in the Piazza" (Crown) and "Always Italy" (National Geographic Books)
  • James Macletchie, tour guide from Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • Colin Mairs, Scottish tour guide originally from Glasgow
  • Ioanna Papakosta, tour guide from Patras, Greece

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Program Extras

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