Program 756: Resurrecting Roman Rubble; Plovdiv, Bulgaria; European Travel Serendipity

Release Date: 06-01-2024


A self-described "Rome nerd" helps us picture what it was like to live in the Roman Empire and explains how much we can learn about the era from its now 2,000-year-old rubble. Then a tour guide from Bulgaria sings the praises of its cultural capital, Plovdiv — one of the oldest cities in Europe, possibly in the whole world. And listeners share serendipitous stories from their European travels.


  • Phillip Barlag, author of "The History of Rome in 12 Buildings" (New Page Books)
  • Stefan Bozadzhiev, tour guide based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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