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"apoka" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Many people who consider themselves well traveled in Europe have never ventured further east than Vienna. The mostly Slavic countries that we refer to as Eastern Europe offer a great variety of experiences and opportunities for travelers with just a little sense of adventure. And despite the horrors, citizens of Ukraine are facing from the Russian military strikes, the rest of Eastern Europe has thankfully been spared any collateral damage so far apart from welcoming in refugees from the war. There's a lot for American travelers to discover in countries like Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, and in the Balkan countries. So I've invited my senior writer in Eastern European expert, Cameron Hewitt to join us now on travel with Rick Steves to look at some of the variety of experiences we can have there on this eastern frontier for travelers to Europe. Cameron, welcome. Thanks for having me, Rick. Today I really want to celebrate the diversity of Eastern Europe. I mean, we could celebrate the diversity of Western Europe without hardly thinking about it. But in Eastern Europe, I like your help. What I'd like to do is just take a moment in each of these major countries in Eastern Europe, and I'll just let you add lib on what is an intimate little slice of that culture that we might find inspiring when it comes to venturing east. Are you ready? Yep, sounds good. Let's do it. Okay, when I was in Slovenia, I think I was with you. You took me to up into the Woods into a little tiny village and it was famous for beehives, and they've got this wonderful tradition of painting their beehives, the wooden panels on the beehives, with folk legends, and it's just a trip into the culture in a humble, quirky angle of painted beehives. And this farmer must have been the latest in a long line of bee farmers in his town and in his family, and he'll never forget that experience. What's a slice of Slovenia that stuck with you? Well, my Slovenian memory is also a nature Slovenia has beautiful mountains and there's some really famous places you can go, but I have local friends who've directed me to a couple of out of the way spots, one of them is a valley called la Garza dolina, which is only an hour and a half drive from the capital city. And I was driving there once with a friend of mine, but you could do this on your own too. And he pulled up to this little hut in the middle of nowhere, this kind of mountain chalet almost. And he says, oh, the sign is out. They have one of my favorite foods. We should try this, and I said, okay, let's do it. And the owner brought out this croc of it looked kind of like yogurt. My friend was like, oh, it's like yogurt, except it had like a yellow film on top. He said, oh, it's delicious, and he started eating it. So I took a bite and I realized it was like yogurt with a very strong barnyard aftertaste. And I said, oh, this is very interesting. What is this? And he said, oh, it's key slo-mo. You take yogurt and you basically set it in the barn for a couple of weeks. So it really picks up all those flavors. And I mean, he was just thrilled to share this with me. And I have an ethic that I'm willing to eat anything once. Once. And I haven't had more of the key slum let go, but it was fun to have it. You know, as you're describing that, I couldn't help remembering going to a farmhouse after dinner, and they were all excited because the polka king was there. And he was the most famous guy in Slovenia, and it was all about polka. Of course. That was the guy. That's his name, yes. He's the Elvis of Slovenian polka. Elvis, apoka. And I just, I had to just kind of go, okay, because polka, it's not it doesn't have a high brow appreciation where I come from, but in Slovenia, it's a big deal. And he's a big deal. What's the office's name again? There you go. Okay, hey, speaking of music, I'll never highlight for me when I was in Warsaw in Poland, was going to this wonderful, wonderful, small guesthouse, our hotel. And the man who ran it was passionate about classical music because this is the hometown of Chopin. And they had a grand piano and they had chandelier that somehow survived the war, and he would gather people together, lovingly, 20 chairs in the salon, and I'm really romantic when it comes to salon music before there was recorded music. In the 1800s, when the average person would never have the opportunity here in orchestra, you know, they would listen to the visiting pianist and they'd play Chopin. We gathered around and we enjoyed Chopin in his birthplace. In a salon. And I'm so thankful for that. And one of the reasons I want to go back to Poland and do a new TV show is because I want to capture that on film. What's something you would want to share about Poland? You know, I'm fortunate because I have Polish ancestry. And so one year I was over there doing some work and I took some time off and got some help going a couple hours east of Kraków, middle of nowhere, pig farming country. We actually tracked down some family roots. We went to some village churches. Glad handed the priest, and he pulled out some old paperwork, and we actually saw the names of our ancestors handwritten in this Polish village church. And then we figured out that we actually have relatives in the next town over. So we drove over and knocked on the door, and we met actually my grandfather's first cousin and his family. That must have been incredible experience. It's probably as incredible for them as for you for them to meet a long lost relative. And I find a lot of Americans have Slavic ancestry and a lot of people who are interested in Eastern Europe. It's because they have check roots or bullish roots. And so I'm here to tell you, you can partner up with a local guide and you can track those people down. And if you have that heritage, take advantage of it. Cameron Hewitt is my senior writer and content manager at Rick Steves Europe. We're going over a few of our favorite memories from traveling in the countries of Eastern Europe right now on travel with Rick Steves. In Cameron's book, the temporary European, he includes tales from his visits to a Kraków in Poland, Croatia's dalmatian coast, touring the mountains of Slovenia, trying the public thermal baths in Budapest and helping me tackle the bureaucracy of Romania as we tried to film a TV show there. We also have a link to Cameron's travel blog in the notes for this week's show. You'll find that at Rick Steves dot com slash radio. Hey, I was in Bulgaria, and we were just driving around in a town I had never heard of before, and we happened to hit it on the annual day of celebration for the Cyrillic alphabet. And Bulgaria, I think it's a little bit of a publicity campaign from the government to let young people know that, hey, this is not a curse. This is a blessing. You write with the Cyrillic alphabet, not the alphabet that they use in Germany and Italy, and it was just so charming. Everybody was out. The kids were celebrating their language and their script. It just reminded me there's places like Bulgaria that we don't appreciate. Absolutely. My memory from Bulgaria is, once again, a lot of mine involved having a local friend to help you out. And I think anyone can either make friends or hire a guy to do this for you. But I had a local friend in Bulgaria who took me to a village, small town village wedding, very traditional. She picked me up at the airport and she says, oh, I just found out there's a friend of a friend has the relative getting married in next village over. And so we went to this little town in the middle of nowhere, and it was basically an all day wedding feast. There was like a reception where they danced and then they all kind of paraded through town and then they had this big feast with these giant cauldrons of soup and it was just an amazing experience. I was the only non Bulgarian person there and it just felt so privileged to be able to experience that. Cameron, the way you described that reminded me of the same thing that happened to me in Thailand. Oh wow. And the point is, there's weddings all over the world. But you got to be ready to turn on a dime when you see a local festival like that. And you know, here we think about weddings having like very specific guest lists, but in a lot of places, it's a
"apoka" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"System but you've gotta go all in with that and going all in involves having curious against rude. Yeah but why did that not happen. Why did that not happen. And why did never have not played doubles with sit surpass late. Yeah that's what you want to see. Isn't it hundred percent yet. I completely i. I i completely agree with all of all of mets thoughts there and the definitely thoughts. That we've we've we've said on previous labor podcasts. An package differently. I think well david. You'll be able to confirm this forest but i don't think call i mean of c- that particular issues with with this staging at the at the labor which we will come unto but our general views about the labor cop would. It is where we feel. It should position itself in in the tennis world. Its merits and its downfalls. Then changing that much think they're revolving. I think those are pretty set. How we how we feel about it right. Which is that. it's an exhibition and exhibition. Isn't dirty word that's fine. Just lean into it and accept that The interesting thing is that jonasson in his press conference. He's been an old with them and he looked absolutely crestfallen in the press conference and he was absolutely at pains to say this is not an exhibition and he was trying to say because i feel like this and because everybody else on the team fails like i do as as you say. Exhibition in his mind is what we do. When we're having a hit and giggle then then this there are different gradients of exhibition. What that what it means is that this isn't what they are trying to sanitize. It doesn't feel like the ryder cup. Even though that that is strictly speaking not part of the toll in quite the same way as the major engulfed. but it's made itself beyond just show. That event has one of the reasons. I didn't watch that much of a cup. I did it for work quite honestly because i was glued to the ryder cup and i'm not even a golf fan really. I'm a much bigger fan than i am gulf but i watched all of the ryder cup because that result mattered to me. I care that europe were getting beaten and hurt me as somebody who wanted them to win. I now it may be because i- professionally working tennis. But i do not feel that about the cup. I i've enjoyed it. Enormous say the the the the the three editions leading up to this one in that there were those wonderful moments of nadal playing federa and looking at them on the sidelines and there was the interesting dynamic when jock rich was brought in in the second year of of etan and in the third year you had the dial and and federal swearing it which was just incredible content if you like an incredible moment and insight into the minds but this was the first time that we've seen the events without any of the big three playing okay federal. Was there fairplay to him. He was there but goodness did it. Take away from what it had already built up the fact that they were there. And that's it. This is an all star event. Basically the labor and without the big three the big four the balance of power in tennis shifts dramatically to the women. If they want it to be a really exciting all-star event which i think they do the women being involved would make it so much better and it would also help balance out the teams Still europe have more higher rank pleasant on the debris then the world. But you know the world's got ashburn see the world number-one got no moussaka bank. Undress skiers got later fernandez. It would help rectify that mismatch. That because look one is okay. Winning fine to that happens three. It was kind of a bit funny. Maybe for they've got a bit of a problem. I think in terms of if they want it to a a genuinely interesting. Sporting battle between the world in europe and and eleven. That's gonna change. Okay you've got cordo and brooks be maybe coming through for the us but ego so got sinners never played it. You've got alcatraz you know he. He's winning at least one. Twenty-one majors or something so it's probably not gonna change over the next few years and yeah. I agree with david in terms of sporting integra. Take this this was one showed europe to be better than the well. But i don't really think that's what the event wants necessarily sort of thinks it wants that but i think it it does or should i think it should be about embracing the the fun side of it. You know we've tennis is pretty serious or we around and this is a potentially brilliant format for three days to do something different. It's almost there but it's quite there. Would it done brilliantly in. All previous editions is create content. Create moments create viral moments in particular. Not one negative face. whenever you any finger you cross anything you cross kellettbowman's insane chest bumping in in the backstage area which unfortunately will probably haunt me more than any of these other iconic moments That was one. I mean there was still looks. Great content created This edition they do that radi. Well slick production eye-catching they understand content production But the one moment when most viral on social media was one involving a team com flab among team wold often doubles match from friday of team. Europe apparently said to john mcenroe with the handshake. It was a doubles match won by team. Well it would be loss point. The team world winds The unquote microphones then picked up the following conversation between mcenery tea and his team and i apologize to david's mum and others of a sensitive disposition to swearing but i think it needs the swearing to fully convey the conversation. Mcenery says fuck. This guy is not a he said what. Fuck him schwartzman. What did he say mcenery. He said that the lowest point. We're going to win apoka. He also said he's innocent mcenery. Yeah good point And that's the these lost couple of exchanges in all of that is said among sort of roy. Chuckling i think is is probably howard. 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"apoka" Discussed on The Audio Long Read
"They may be vine smothered ruins today but the lost cities of the ancient tropics. Still have a lot of teachers. About how to live alongside nature by patrick roberts read by andrew mcgregor and produced by esther apoka jenny. Visions of lost cities in the jungle have consumed western imaginations since europeans first visited the tropics of asia africa and the americas from the lost city of zad to eldorado a thirst for finding ancient civilizations in their treasures in perilous tropical forest. Settings has driven innumerable ill-fated expeditions. This obsession has seeped into western societies popular ideas of tropical forests cities with overgrown ruins acting as the backdrop for fear discovery and life-threatening challenges in countless films novels and video games throughout these depictions runs the idea that all ancient cities and states in tropical forests would doomed to fail the most resilient occupants of tropical forests a small villages of poison dart blowing hunter-gatherers and that vicious vines and towering trees or in the case of the jungle book boisterous army of monkeys will inevitably claw any significant human achievement. Back into the suffocating green whence it came. This idea has been boosted by books and films that focus on the collapse of particularly ending matic societies such as the classic maya the decaying stonewalls the empty grand structures and the deserted streets of these tropical urban leftovers. Act as a tragic warning that our own way of life is not as secure as we would like to assume for a long time. Western scholars took a similar view of the potential of tropical forests to sustain ancient cities on the one hand intensive agriculture seen as necessary to fuel the growth of citizens powerful social elites has been considered impossible on the wet acidic nutrient poor soils of tropical forests on the other where the rubble of cities cannot be denied in the dry tropics of north and central america south asia and southeast asia. Ecological catastrophe has been seen as inevitable. Deforestation to make way for massive buildings and growing populations and expansion of agriculture across marginal soils as well as natural disasters such as mudslides. Flooding and drought must have made tropical cities of big challenge at best. And the fool's gambit at worst overhauling these. Stereotypes has been difficult for wanting the kind of large multi year field explorations usually undertaken on the sites of ancient cities. They're especially hard in tropical forests. Dense vegetation mosquito borne disease poisonous. Plants and animals and torrential rain have made it arduous to find an excavate past urban centers where organic materials rather than stone might have been used as a construction material. The task becomes even more taxing as a result research into pass..
"apoka" Discussed on The Audio Long Read
"The unraveling of conspiracy were sixteen charged with plotting to kill india's. Prime minister framed in two thousand eighteen indian. Police claimed to have uncovered a shocking plan to bring down the government but there is mounting evidence that the initial conspiracy was fiction and the accused of victims of an elaborate plot by dr deb. Read by rodge. Gotta and produced by esther apoka jenny in april twenty eighteen. A large group of policemen arrived at the deli flat over owner wilson. Forty-seven-year-old rights activist. They had traveled from kuni in the western state of maharashtra and appeared accompanied by delhi. Police officials that wilson single room flat at six. Am for the next eight hours. They scoured the modest premises searching the files on wilson's laptop and rifling through his books annoyed short of sleep. He asked that they be put back in place. After they had been scrutinized when the police eventually left they took away. Wilson's hewlett packard laptop. A sandisk thumb drive and his mobile phone seven weeks later. The police will back at wilson. Slapped this time to arrest him. He was accused of conspiring to assassinate the prime minister. Narendra modi and planning to overthrow the ruling party. Jonathan party b. j. p. government evidence of these crimes had allegedly been found on his laptop. Wilson was flown to pony charged under india's anti-terror law and incarcerated more than three years after the arrest. He remains in prison wilson who appeared in press photographs with flowing shoulder length hair squeezed between two plainclothes policemen on the back. Seat of an unmarked van seems an unlikely candidate for violent conspiracy. Molem speaking christian who grew up in the southern state of kerala. Wilson's life in delhi had been wholly devoted to campaigning on behalf of political prisoners. He made visits to inmates in the hard jail. India's largest prison to lawyers officers to help with campaigns for their release and to dozens of media organizations in the center of new delhi to raise awareness of the plight of those. He believed had been falsely incarcerated. Just before his arrest wilson had applied to the phd program in political science at surrey university and was hoping to leave for the u k if he managed to get a scholarship. The documentary filmmaker sanjay cuck. Who has known wilson for nearly two decades and work with him on campaigns for the release of political prisoners described him as completely devoted to the cause. Rhona in many ways exemplifies an indian kind of activist quiet self-effacing and yet deeply committed to what they do. He said the tragedy of what has happened to him is that he has been drawn in by the very machine he worked so hard to dismantle all his life. Wilson is one of sixteen people arrested since june. twenty eighteen. For their part in an alleged maoists conspiracy to ferment. An uprising against modi's government. The origin of this so called conspiracy was traced to a festival called the elgar parish meaning loud assembly held in poona on the thirty first of december twenty seventeen organized by to progressive retired judges. The festival was looking ahead to the two hundred anniversary of a famous dalit. Victory in the nearby village of pima cora down in eighteen eighteen. When historically oppressed dollar soldiers serving in a british regiment defeat it an upper caste hindu army during the festival speakers criticized the ruling. Bjp and the rush three us. why am civic sung..
"apoka" Discussed on The Audio Long Read
"How the us. Millet tree may the myth in two thousand three. The destruction of one particular statue in baghdad made worldwide headlines and came to be a symbol of western victory in iraq. But that was so much more serious or rather so much. Less by alex bon-bons allman read by mowing ube and produced by esta apoka jenny. The abiding image of the iraq war in two thousand three was the toppling of statue of the country's dictator saddam. Hussein it was an image relayed across the world as a symbol of victory for the american led coalition and liberation for the iraqi people. But was that the truth putting up. A statue is in attempt to create a story about history during the invasion of iraq. The pulling down of a statue was also an attempt to create a story abou history. The story of saddam statue shows both the possibilities and limits of making meth operation iraqi freedom as it was called by those running. It began on march twentieth. Two thousand three. It was led by the us at the head of a coalition of the willing including troops australia. Poland and the uk president george w bush claimed that the aims of the operation where clear to disarm iraq of weapons of mass destruction to end saddam hussein support for terrorism and so free the iraqi people. He continued the people of the united states and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder. It's is a fight for the security of our nation and the peace of the world and we will accept no outcome but victory this justification for war was hotly disputed at the time and has been ever since invading troops moved quickly through the country. They arrived at baghdad on april seventh two and a half weeks into the ground campaign. It was there that the statue of saddam stood in for those square. Fidora's dose meaning paradise writes in the center of the city. Two days later it would come. crashing down. in twenty twenty statues across the world were pulled down in an extraordinary wave of iconoclasm that had been such waves before during the english reformation. The french revolution the fall of the soviet union and so on but the twenty twenty iconoclasm was global across former imperial powers and their former colonial possessions from the us and the uk to canada south africa. The caribbean india. Bangladesh anew zealand black lives matter. Protesters defaced on. Hold down statues of slaveholders confederates. An imperious edward colston was held into the harbor in bristol. England robert ely was covered. In graffiti. In richmond virginia.
"apoka" Discussed on The Audio Long Read
"I needed to understand why he had committed such a horrendous crime. But i i had to get him to talk by dodge nathan read by raj g- attack produced by esther apoka jenny even before seb had arrived at the prison five weeks before my first visit. The stafford received a notification that he ought to be subject to close monitoring while still in police custody. An out of hours forensic psychiatric assessment had been requested seb had been compliant with the arresting officers but he had given the impression that he was unconcerned. By what had happened. It seemed as though he didn't mind at all that he was being arrested. More bizarrely they were flickers of apparent self-satisfaction seb had been arrested on suspicion of murdering his mother a nurse and the on call doctor from the local forensic unit traveled to the police station but zab declined to come out of the cell to speak to them accompanied by police officers. The clinicians went to his cell to speak to him directly but whatever they said said stock to the same line he had nothing to say to them. He even resisted attempts to be drawn into casual conversation. The clinicians along with the on call consultant agreed. That sap did not require admission.
"apoka" Discussed on The Chip Race
"The performance is a great very lucky with costing people who really boy into it. I saw recently with matt. Damon and ed norton when they went to the world series and obviously they're not gonna poker but they say that they interviewed him and they said it's like if someone tried to act someone at that table tried to act in hollywood movie. It wouldn't work and and they're not that good at the table because they don't do any things apoka pro has to do to make a profit at a very difficult game to do so they were very honest about it and i think knowing that you can see. They sort of had that in their head when they were making the movie. And the scripting compliment scripts and production second-to-none in my opinion absolutely well as it did mark the start of poker being depicted onscreen closer to the way it release it. Also maybe marked the end of to you. You rent a poker in the movies in time. Look you smart money. Ocean's eleven lock stock into smoking barrels and that awful stinker runner runner having seen the template of how. It's done better do they get it around in those movies. I mean runner runner is woefully bad. You know the the premise is quite good. You can understand. Why it was commissioned a movie if you into a hollywood producer now and that movie not been made they would probably make that movie pretty quickly because it sounds like a good idea but they just blow it. I mean ben. Affleck is shocking. Justin timberlake his terrible. It's really not a great movie for anyone. Involved and in time is awful. There are some old school poker movies. They're fun to watch the poco moment in there and say off those films. The worst is to minute scene in lock stock where they're just flinging cards each other very serious since she just throwing cards around a table and if that was your family it would be. You know that wasn't poker. No one thinks he's poke other than the four actors involved clearly been told be playing instead straight last. This is exactly how they do it all for the cards in like this. It looks moody over every single hand. It's awful arca cannot abide lock stock and two smoking companies or whatever but cowpokes national is terrible movies somehow got to make war on earth but a terrible even. I can do better than this friend of the show. Martin harris writes extensively about poker tv in his poker book poker in pop culture. His book is obviously..
"apoka" Discussed on The Audio Long Read
"The resistible rise of marine le pen for years. She has accused the french journalists of bias against her family and her party yet. Malene lapenne has managed to lead the far-right fullness unil- into the political mainstream and she couldn't have done it without the press. Written by. scott sayer read by mohan and produced by esta. Apoka jenny like most serious political reporters. Only the al fe mont professes little desire to please the people. He writes about an even less expectation that he will. This equanimity has been of particular use in his current assignment covering the phone. Nazionale the clownish party of the french far right which has been warring with the news media for four decades fe and the other reports is assigned to the f. n. make light of the hostility aimed away by the party and it supporters and have adopted some of the cleverest insults as their own. They call one another jacques. Elope for instance a mashup of journalist and sal up whore or members of the melania. The phone nacional has fashioned itself as the patriotic victim of a bankrupt political establishment and the corpse of why journalists allegedly behold into it marine le. Pen the fn's vituperative leader often refers to her opponents as the media political system or more succinctly like us. This tactic of populist. Martyrdom is a source of trap. One that loves the media into the stunts of an adversary call to defend both themselves and frequently indefensible political class for years. The french press plunged into it. With what in hindsight appears a heedless and self righteous sense of mission throughout the nineteen eighties nine thousand nine hundred eighty s that were media boycotts of various sorts against the policy. Yes it's only rose in the polls citing the media's hostility as evidence of both the conspiracy against it and the po sinc- of the truth. It was preaching fe twenty nine with ruddy and modish round. Glasses conducts himself with a friendly but slightly five and air. That's his common. Among french political reporters who constitute an informal elite within french john eliza he fits longstanding type but neither he nor his colleagues endorsed the old condemnatory approach to the f. n. there's no attitude that's more counterproductive. I don't think he said today. People don't want to be held by the hand to have someone tell them. Watch out these. The bad guys. I i the great noah. I'm going to tell you what you should do. At lemonde. the conviction is now that you have to treat this party like any other face said even though it's not a party like any other it's as fair to say that this maxim represents a victory for lapenne upon succeeding her father joe-marie as the f. n.'s. Leader in twenty eleven. She began a strategy of dead. The bullies or the demonization abroad effort to soften. The party's image on normalize its portrayal in the press. The following year. She won seventeen point nine percents of the popular vote in the first round of the presidential election. The fn's best ever.
"apoka" Discussed on Lured Up - A Pokémon GO Podcast
"Yeah I believe so did I miss that? I think so. Fuck. All right. We're going to have to fact check ourselves there. I don't know I. Don't I didn't I don't think I. Heard that. Yeah. I'm pretty sure it's in the post. Somewhere, shit somewhere I saw it. I'm pretty sure they're shiny if they're giving you the chance to get the. Like Mel Tan, and bring that to sort of shield and a have this origin shield. dynamex Melton. I don't know I. Don't know but let me let me talk about this one issue real quick. So Course. The second this announcement came out, right everyone all the news outlets they're scouring the web trying to pull up as much data info as they can. And Joe Merrick over at Sarabi. Is I guess gets a scoop that on the Japanese Pokemon home support page. There was some indication. That in translation, lead people to believe that there would be a cost Apoka coin cost to transfer pokemon from pokemon go to pokemon home right. So. This obviously set the entire fucking twitter verse on its head and people were like faulk this more monetization like this is the worst thing ever like I'm so done i. quit I quit I quit was bad. Now. I'm looking at it at that time like everyone needs to chill the fuck out you're looking at a translation and there's been no official word like everyone needs to just. Hold their horses. And it ended up being. clarified and you know adjusted on the Japanese page to now be this, and this is the way it works. So transferring pokemon from go into home. Doesn't cost anything. However, there's a cool down in between the time that you can. You can send another pokemon over. If you want to speed up that cool down you can do so with Polka coins. So it's not like. Let's go where you could just say here's fifty snarl axes or here's fifty mail meddle in one shot, and then just keep filling up all the boxes with POK Mon.. There's apparently going to be some kind of getting. On pokemon from go into home. and. You could speed that up with coins. Now here's another question. Is this the coin thing even factor if I'm paying for the premium subscription through home sixteen dollars subscription So it's like..