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Travel Genius

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Travel Genius

Travel Genius

Bloomberg

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296
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What’s the most sure-fire way to get a flight upgrade? How can you find the best, secret local restaurants by asking just one question? What's the first thing you should do when you get into a hotel room? On Travel Genius, we'll give you those answers—and plenty more—as hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood quiz the world’s most experienced globetrotters for their tried-and-true travel hacks.

Latest Episodes

Introducing: Blood River, A New Podcast From Bloomberg

The killers of Berta Caceres had every reason to believe they’d get away with murder. More than 100 other environmental activists in Honduras had been killed in the previous five years, yet almost no one had been punished for the crimes. Bloomberg’s Blood River follows a four-year quest to find her killers – a twisting trail that leads into the country’s circles of power. Blood River premieres on July 27.

4 MIN11 h ago
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Introducing: Blood River, A New Podcast From Bloomberg

Introducing Foundering

Adam Neumann had a vision: to make his startup WeWork a wildly successful company that would change the world. He convinced thousands of other people -- customers, employees, investors -- that he could make that dream a reality. And for a while, he did. He was one of the most successful startup founders in the world. But then, in the span of just a few months, everything changed. Foundering is a new serialized podcast from the journalists at Bloomberg Technology. This season, we’ll tell you the story of WeWork, a company that captured the startup boom of the 2010s and also may be remembered as a spectacular bust that marked the end of an era. Catch the first two episodes of Foundering, available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.

4 MIN2 w ago
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Introducing Foundering

An Update

Mark and Nikki check in and explain what's next for Travel Genius - don’t worry we’ll see you soon.

4 MINMAY 13
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An Update

Announcing Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus

Harnessing Bloomberg's reporting from every continent, Bloomberg's daily Prognosis podcast brings the news, data and analysis you need for living in the time of Covid-19. In around ten minutes, we will explain the latest developments in health and science, the impact on individuals, industries and governments and the adaptions they are making in the face of the global pandemic. Come back every weekday afternoon for a short dose of the best information about the novel coronavirus from more than 120 bureaus around the world. First episode drops Thursday, March 26. Subscribe to Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.

1 MINMAR 24
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Announcing Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus

Introducing Deep Background with Noah Feldman: Cooking Through the Crisis with Mark Bittman

From Pushkin Industries, introducing Deep Background with Noah Feldman. Every story has a backstory, even in today's 24-hour news cycle. In Deep Background, Harvard Law School professor and Bloomberg Opinions columnist Noah Feldman will bring together a cross-section of expert guests to explore the historical, scientific, legal, and cultural context that help us understand what's really going on behind the biggest stories in the news. With restaurants and bars across the country temporarily closing down due to concerns about the novel coronavirus, many of us are finding ourselves cooking for the first time in a long time. So today, Deep Background is taking a quick break from covering the spread of COVID-19 to share this conversation with Mark Bittman, the food writer who taught so many of us how to cook. The author of best-selling cookbooks like How to Cook Everything and Vegan Before 6, Bittman offers some tips on how to cook fish and reflects on what he has learned from over two ...

34 MINMAR 18
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Introducing Deep Background with Noah Feldman: Cooking Through the Crisis with Mark Bittman

The Rockstar Who Flies 500,000 Miles Per Year

In the season 2 finale, who better to offer travel advice than a woman who spends more time in the air than a pilot: Alison Mosshart? The rockstar, a member of two headlining bands - The Kills and Dead Weather – has suggestions on a far-flung hangover cure and the right way to pack (it’s not light). Plus Mark Ellwood and Nikki Ekstein discuss the final frontier in travel: space tourism.

39 MINJAN 22
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The Rockstar Who Flies 500,000 Miles Per Year

Take Insta-Perfect Vacation Photos

What will travel look like two decades from now? Mark and Nikki explore the findings of a new survey outlining how the landscape might change – and get out their own frequent-flying crystal ball to share a few of their own predictions. This week’s Travel Genius is Moti Ankari. Moti is co-found the dapper shoe line Ankari Floruss. He also juggles his schedule as a full-time cobbler with a second role: one of the foremost menswear influencers on social media (you might be one of the 190,000-plus folks who follow him on Instagram @motiankari). We also want to hear your travel hacks! Call the Travel Genius hotline at 646-324-3490 anytime, and leave us a voicemail; we’ll play the best on upcoming episodes.

32 MINJAN 15
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Take Insta-Perfect Vacation Photos

Introducing Prognosis Season 4: America's Broken Health-Care Costs

Americans are paying more and getting less for their health care than ever before. On the new season of Prognosis, reporter John Tozzi explores what went wrong.

2 MINJAN 9
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Introducing Prognosis Season 4: America's Broken Health-Care Costs

Where To Go In 2020

Was your New Year’s resolution to travel more in 2020 To help with your trip-planning, this weekMarkand Nikki discuss the destinations that should be on your must-visit list this year. This week’s guest is Dr. EvanAntin, the celebrity vet and host of globetrotting TV show“Evan Goes Wild”(He’s also an alum ofPeoplemagazine’s Sexiest Men Alive list). Antinis a steel-nerved explorer who considers snakes a welcomed sight wherever he goes. He’ll also help pet owners nervous to bring their dog or cat along on a trip, with a few suggestions on how to prep them for an unfamiliar locale.

31 MINJAN 8
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Where To Go In 2020

This Woman is Everyone’s Dream Travel Companion

This week on Travel Genius, Mark and Nikki tackle one of thorniest subjects in travel right now: should we be buying carbon offsets for every flight we take? Or should we follow Greta Thunberg’s lead, and scrap any plans to hop on a plane for the foreseeable future?Or is the impact of flying greatly overrated compared with many other industries – and simply called out as it’s seen as a perk of the privileged? If you’re coming down with a case of flygskam (flight shame, in Swedish), they have advice on how to cure it, including how to be sure that any offsets you buy are truly impactful rather than pure greenwashing. If your New Year’s resolution is to travel more mindfully, we’ve got your covered. As for this week’s guest, she’s the self-proclaimed MacGirlver, Kari Byron. The former Mythbusters staple is now host of her own globetrotting show for kids, Crash Test World that’s aimed at using science to explore the way we live across the globe. She joins Travel Genius this we...

37 MINJAN 1
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This Woman is Everyone’s Dream Travel Companion

Latest Episodes

Introducing: Blood River, A New Podcast From Bloomberg

The killers of Berta Caceres had every reason to believe they’d get away with murder. More than 100 other environmental activists in Honduras had been killed in the previous five years, yet almost no one had been punished for the crimes. Bloomberg’s Blood River follows a four-year quest to find her killers – a twisting trail that leads into the country’s circles of power. Blood River premieres on July 27.

4 MIN11 h ago
Comments
Introducing: Blood River, A New Podcast From Bloomberg

Introducing Foundering

Adam Neumann had a vision: to make his startup WeWork a wildly successful company that would change the world. He convinced thousands of other people -- customers, employees, investors -- that he could make that dream a reality. And for a while, he did. He was one of the most successful startup founders in the world. But then, in the span of just a few months, everything changed. Foundering is a new serialized podcast from the journalists at Bloomberg Technology. This season, we’ll tell you the story of WeWork, a company that captured the startup boom of the 2010s and also may be remembered as a spectacular bust that marked the end of an era. Catch the first two episodes of Foundering, available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.

4 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Introducing Foundering

An Update

Mark and Nikki check in and explain what's next for Travel Genius - don’t worry we’ll see you soon.

4 MINMAY 13
Comments
An Update

Announcing Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus

Harnessing Bloomberg's reporting from every continent, Bloomberg's daily Prognosis podcast brings the news, data and analysis you need for living in the time of Covid-19. In around ten minutes, we will explain the latest developments in health and science, the impact on individuals, industries and governments and the adaptions they are making in the face of the global pandemic. Come back every weekday afternoon for a short dose of the best information about the novel coronavirus from more than 120 bureaus around the world. First episode drops Thursday, March 26. Subscribe to Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.

1 MINMAR 24
Comments
Announcing Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus

Introducing Deep Background with Noah Feldman: Cooking Through the Crisis with Mark Bittman

From Pushkin Industries, introducing Deep Background with Noah Feldman. Every story has a backstory, even in today's 24-hour news cycle. In Deep Background, Harvard Law School professor and Bloomberg Opinions columnist Noah Feldman will bring together a cross-section of expert guests to explore the historical, scientific, legal, and cultural context that help us understand what's really going on behind the biggest stories in the news. With restaurants and bars across the country temporarily closing down due to concerns about the novel coronavirus, many of us are finding ourselves cooking for the first time in a long time. So today, Deep Background is taking a quick break from covering the spread of COVID-19 to share this conversation with Mark Bittman, the food writer who taught so many of us how to cook. The author of best-selling cookbooks like How to Cook Everything and Vegan Before 6, Bittman offers some tips on how to cook fish and reflects on what he has learned from over two ...

34 MINMAR 18
Comments
Introducing Deep Background with Noah Feldman: Cooking Through the Crisis with Mark Bittman

The Rockstar Who Flies 500,000 Miles Per Year

In the season 2 finale, who better to offer travel advice than a woman who spends more time in the air than a pilot: Alison Mosshart? The rockstar, a member of two headlining bands - The Kills and Dead Weather – has suggestions on a far-flung hangover cure and the right way to pack (it’s not light). Plus Mark Ellwood and Nikki Ekstein discuss the final frontier in travel: space tourism.

39 MINJAN 22
Comments
The Rockstar Who Flies 500,000 Miles Per Year

Take Insta-Perfect Vacation Photos

What will travel look like two decades from now? Mark and Nikki explore the findings of a new survey outlining how the landscape might change – and get out their own frequent-flying crystal ball to share a few of their own predictions. This week’s Travel Genius is Moti Ankari. Moti is co-found the dapper shoe line Ankari Floruss. He also juggles his schedule as a full-time cobbler with a second role: one of the foremost menswear influencers on social media (you might be one of the 190,000-plus folks who follow him on Instagram @motiankari). We also want to hear your travel hacks! Call the Travel Genius hotline at 646-324-3490 anytime, and leave us a voicemail; we’ll play the best on upcoming episodes.

32 MINJAN 15
Comments
Take Insta-Perfect Vacation Photos

Introducing Prognosis Season 4: America's Broken Health-Care Costs

Americans are paying more and getting less for their health care than ever before. On the new season of Prognosis, reporter John Tozzi explores what went wrong.

2 MINJAN 9
Comments
Introducing Prognosis Season 4: America's Broken Health-Care Costs

Where To Go In 2020

Was your New Year’s resolution to travel more in 2020 To help with your trip-planning, this weekMarkand Nikki discuss the destinations that should be on your must-visit list this year. This week’s guest is Dr. EvanAntin, the celebrity vet and host of globetrotting TV show“Evan Goes Wild”(He’s also an alum ofPeoplemagazine’s Sexiest Men Alive list). Antinis a steel-nerved explorer who considers snakes a welcomed sight wherever he goes. He’ll also help pet owners nervous to bring their dog or cat along on a trip, with a few suggestions on how to prep them for an unfamiliar locale.

31 MINJAN 8
Comments
Where To Go In 2020

This Woman is Everyone’s Dream Travel Companion

This week on Travel Genius, Mark and Nikki tackle one of thorniest subjects in travel right now: should we be buying carbon offsets for every flight we take? Or should we follow Greta Thunberg’s lead, and scrap any plans to hop on a plane for the foreseeable future?Or is the impact of flying greatly overrated compared with many other industries – and simply called out as it’s seen as a perk of the privileged? If you’re coming down with a case of flygskam (flight shame, in Swedish), they have advice on how to cure it, including how to be sure that any offsets you buy are truly impactful rather than pure greenwashing. If your New Year’s resolution is to travel more mindfully, we’ve got your covered. As for this week’s guest, she’s the self-proclaimed MacGirlver, Kari Byron. The former Mythbusters staple is now host of her own globetrotting show for kids, Crash Test World that’s aimed at using science to explore the way we live across the globe. She joins Travel Genius this we...

37 MINJAN 1
Comments
This Woman is Everyone’s Dream Travel Companion
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