Curious Traveler

Curious Traveler

Entertainment journalist Christine van Blokland takes viewers to some of the most intriguing European and North American cities in the world. At each location, viewers get a taste of the art, architecture, museums, monuments, houses of worship and city parks unique to each area. Van Blokland's list of "Curious Questions" sets the tone for each episode, and emphasizes the host's curiosity and quest for knowledge. From London to New York, the series explores the rich culture and mysteries of some of the world's most fascinating destinations.

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Wed, 8/21 at 12:30 am America/Chicago on KLRU Create

Curious Quebec City

How Quebec City has retained its "Frenchness" for nearly 500 years; why the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac hotel looks like a French castle; Rue Saint-Jean, Place Royale and Petit Champlain.

Wed, 8/21 at 10:00 am America/Chicago on KLRU Q

Curious Guanajuato City

Why a stone giant holding a flame overlooks the town; how silver helped shape Guanajuato City; why the streets and alleys are winding; what happened to the Guanajuato River; what the church has to do with the king of Spain.

Wed, 8/21 at 1:00 pm America/Chicago on KLRU Q

Curious Guanajuato City

Why a stone giant holding a flame overlooks the town; how silver helped shape Guanajuato City; why the streets and alleys are winding; what happened to the Guanajuato River; what the church has to do with the king of Spain.

Fri, 8/23 at 12:30 am America/Chicago on KLRU Create

Curious Paris

Why the Eiffel Tower and Pont Alexandre III were built for World Expos; Opera Garnier; Romano-Byzantine Basilica; why are streets windy in Montmartre; Moulin Rouge.

Sun, 8/25 at 12:30 am America/Chicago on KLRU Create

Curious Rome

The hole in the Pantheon; why Piazza Navona looks like a racetrack; the origin of the bronze for St. Peter's Basilica.

Wed, 8/28 at 12:30 am America/Chicago on KLRU Create

Curious Rome

The hole in the Pantheon; why Piazza Navona looks like a racetrack; the origin of the bronze for St. Peter's Basilica.

Wed, 8/28 at 10:00 am America/Chicago on KLRU Q

Curious Austrian Christmas Markets

What European Christmas Markets have to do with the Holy Roman Empire; why are Christmas Markets mostly in Germany-speaking countries; history of the Advent wreath, Silent Night and the character named Krampus.

Wed, 8/28 at 1:00 pm America/Chicago on KLRU Q

Curious Austrian Christmas Markets

What European Christmas Markets have to do with the Holy Roman Empire; why are Christmas Markets mostly in Germany-speaking countries; history of the Advent wreath, Silent Night and the character named Krampus.

Fri, 8/30 at 12:30 am America/Chicago on KLRU Create

Curious Copenhagen

Why Shakespeare used Kronborg Castle for the setting of "Hamlet"; Nyhavn; why Christiansborg Palace, Amalienborg Palace and Rosenborg Castle are in the same small country.

Sun, 9/1 at 12:30 am America/Chicago on KLRU Create

Curious Vancouver

Gassy Jack; Capilano Suspension Bridge's totem poles; Hotel Vancouver; Yip Sang.

Wed, 9/4 at 12:30 am America/Chicago on KLRU Create

Curious Vancouver

Gassy Jack; Capilano Suspension Bridge's totem poles; Hotel Vancouver; Yip Sang.