Program 722: Mid-American Feast; Ambassador's Guide to Switzerland; Diver's Guide to the World

Release Date: 07-29-2023


A creative-writing instructor with an appetite for American comfort food describes some of his favorite quintessentially Midwestern dishes, and a former US ambassador lets us in on some of Switzerland's most enjoyable urban festivals and experiences. Then diving experts invite us to imagine the beauty of the underwater world as they explain what motivates them to explore beneath — and above — the surface of warm- and cold-water destinations around the world.


  • Matthew Gavin Frank, author of "The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food"  (Liveright)
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein Suzan G. LeVine
  • Carrie Miller and Chris Taylor, authors of "A Diver's Guide to the World: Remarkable Dive Travel Destinations Above and Beneath the Surface" (National Geographic)

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Program Extras

More with Suzi LeVine - Former Ambassador to Switzerland Suzi LeVine explains why Switzerland does not use the same Euro currency as its neighboring countries. (runs 2:06)