Program 618: Medellin; Traveling with Gloria Steinem and David McCullough

Release Date: 10-24-2020


Rick compares notes with travel writer Dave Seminara on Medellín, Colombia, as the "City of Eternal Spring" tries to shake off its former reputation for cartel violence and promote itself as a safe and family-friendly destination. Plus, we relive two of our favorite interviews, hearing how important travel has been to the work of writer and activist Gloria Steinem and historian David McCullough.


  • Travel writer Dave Seminara, author of "Breakfast with Polygamists" (Jean-Albert Dadas Press)
  • Gloria Steinem, author of "My Life on the Road" (Penguin Random House)
  • Historian David McCullough, author of "The Pioneers" (Simon and Schuster)

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Haiku Awards

On my black jacket
eighteen hundred miles from home
one orange cat-hair.

— Bill Nolan, Seattle


The river flows on
Kids laughing, sun shining, ‘til
Oops, the canoe flips!

— Steve and Lou Anne Flowers, Owasso, Oklahoma  


Ten days on a ship
With my partner of two years
We made it to three.

— Kathy Crider, Miami

Program Extras

More with Dave Seminara - Dave Seminara explores the idea of "narco-tourism" in Medellin, Colombia, and how its citizens and local government pushes back against the Escobar legacy. (runs 1:36)

More with Gloria Steinem - Rick and Gloria Steinem share tips from the road, including the wisdom of the world's taxi drivers, and how to make yourself feel at home in your hotel room. (runs 3:08)