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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.

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.

Oct 6, 2015

Author Joan Brady talks with host Matthew Stevenson about the Alger Hiss case, which gripped the United States from 1948 until 1950, when the former State Department official was convicted—Brady says unjustly—of perjury for denying he knew a purported Communist named Whittaker Chambers.  According to Brady's new book, in helping to convict Hiss, Richard Nixon, who later was elected U.S. President, worked to fabricate evidence against Hiss.

Mar 21, 2015

Former Serbian former minister, Vuk Jeremic, speaks to host Matthew Stevenson about the diplomacy of the Balkans, his work at the UN, and the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development and Horizons Magazine.

Feb 21, 2015

Authors Jim Hougan (Secret Agenga) and Jack Owens (novelist and former agent for the FBI) discuss with host Matthew Stevenson the Watergate break-in and scandal that brought down the Nixon administration in 1974.  

Jan 4, 2015

Host Matthew Stevenson speaks in 2012 with Boston University professor and noted author and commentator, Professor Andrew Bacevich, about his books and his views on US foreign policy.

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