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Travel the world of ideas and places with author and writer, Matthew Stevenson (Letters of Transit, Whistle-Stopping).
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Welcome to The Travel Hour.  Interviews and broadcasts from the worlds of Matthew Stevenson 

Aug 26, 2017

Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson talks with Nancy and Adlai Stevenson III (the former U.S. senator from Illinois) about their political family that stretches to the time of the Lincoln-Douglas debates in the 1850s and includes the presidential runs of Adlai Stevenson II in the 1950s.

Jul 26, 2017

Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson visits Lecompton, Kansas, and speaks with Tim Ruis, site administrator of Constitutional Hall, where in many ways the Civil War began.

Jul 25, 2017

Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson speaks with Grady Atwater, site administrator of the John Brown Museum Historic Site, which is southwest by about an hour from Kansas City, MO. It was from here that John Brown fought against slavery coming to the Kansas territories in the 1850s.

Jul 6, 2017

Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson speaks with the director of the James K. Polk Home & Museum, John Holtzapple, about how, as president, James K. Polk added more than a million square miles to the United States.

May 24, 2017

University of London Professor and noted scholar of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dr. Sarah Churchwell, speaks with Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson about the 1925 great American novel, The Great Gatsby, and its many worlds

May 18, 2017

Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson speaks with Edward Mortimer—the well-respected journalist, author, and diplomat who is now a distinguished fellow at All Souls College in Oxford, England—about Israel, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, and Iran, and the chances for peace in the Middle East.

Apr 10, 2017

Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson speaks with veteran journalists Robert Carmichael and Luke Hunt about Cambodia and the legacies of the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot, and how listeners can explore Cambodian history on their own.

Mar 1, 2017

Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson speaks with human rights lawyer Richard J. Rogers about the long civil war in Sri Lanka and his hopes that the victims of that fighting might find justice for their losses.

Jan 30, 2017

Host Matthew Stevenson speaks with author Andrew Lownie talks about his new book, Stalin's Englishman, a biography of the Russian spy Guy Burgess, a member of the Cambridge Ring that penetrated the heart of British foreign policy in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.

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