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Escape with host Saleem Reshamwala as he journeys across the globe in search of the world's most surprising and imaginative ideas. It's not a travel show, exactly. It's a deep dive into the ideas that shape a particular spot on the map, brought to you by local journalists and creators. Weave through the streets of Bangkok with a motorcycle midwife. Time-travel with dinosaurs behind a hardware store in New Jersey. Meet a guy who dresses up as a luchador to protect citizens from traffic in Mexico City. Drop in, listen up, dig deep.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 367 ratings
Ear Candy
Come for the incredible stories, stay for the voice. Veritable ear candy.
Thomas Szabo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/27/20
Double Goodness
Every episode is like two in one. Not only am I enjoying learning about these fascinating places around the globe. I am also loving the stories shared through the “commercials” about Google’s Women Will initiative. Thank you!
Danielle Nocon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/20
Interesting and Relaxing
Great host, smooth editing and very interesting topics. Attempted to complete survey but it wouldn’t submit pages beyond 88% for some reason.
A grateful teacher via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/24/20
Recent Episodes
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Published 07/01/20
Harnessing the creativity of a megalopolis isn't easy, but Mexico City shows us how it's done. Follow a real-life superhero who dons a luchador mask and cape to protect his fellow residents from speeding cars, learn how citizens are hacking their way to a better public transport system, and see...
Published 06/24/20
With each step, you slide 400,000 years back in time. Where are you? Behind a hardware store in New Jersey — which also happens to be a massive prehistoric graveyard. The only thing that can save it from turning into an apartment complex is geologist Ken Lacovara, a Leslie Knope-type local...
Published 06/17/20
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