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Hey If you are interested in metal detecting please check out my podcast where each week I talk about my own adventures in metal detecting, I brake down technical aspects of the hobby, all coupled with guest interviews discussing their successful hunting methods and product reviews. You can interact with the show by leaving a voicemail via https://linktr.ee/themetaldetectingshow Chat Soon.
 
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
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Hey Everybody Welcome! To Episode 90 of the metal detecting show podcast. My Name is Ciaran and I have been Metal Detecting for nearly 30 Years. So this week I chat about some topical news with the main discussion around Hallmarks and what you need to know as a detectorist So Lets get on with the show, Before we start I want to thank you for listen…
 
Historian Sarah Vowell revisits how the Hawaiian Islands became an American territory in the 19th century, then journalist David Wolman tells us how three cowboys from Hawaii's Big Island redefined the American West when they competed at the world's greatest rodeo championship. And writer Michael Scott Moore explores how surfing spread from Polynes…
 
The president of the social-justice nonprofit Sojourners joins Rick to discuss places you can visit to better appreciate the life and civil-rights accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. Travel writer Tim Neville describes how a homegrown ski slope had brought a bit of joy — at least for a few years — to the young people of Bamyan, Afghanistan. …
 
Hey Everybody Welcome! To Episode 89 of the metal detecting show podcast. My Name is Ciaran and I have been Metal Detecting for nearly 30 Years. So this week I chat about a question i have seen several version of over the last few weeks and thats How to start Metal Detecting of I have got a metal detector now what. So Lets get on with the show but …
 
We hear from a young traveler who, having graduated from college amid the pandemic, used the opportunity to set out on an epic hike from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail. Then Rick and the author of the "Frommer's London" guidebook share what makes them eager to return to London, and what post-pandemic changes they expect to see there…
 
Hey Everybody. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! and Welcome! To Episode 88 of the metal detecting show podcast. My Name is Ciaran and I have been Metal Detecting for nearly 30 Years. So this week I free flow chat about the resolutions for the podcast and 5 resolutions metal detectorist's should consider in 2022. So Lets get on with the show but before we start I…
 
Two Scottish friends explain the Scots-dialect lyrics to "Auld Lang Syne," and a Parisian sommelier shares his expert tips for selecting — and enjoying — French wines. Then an author with Atlas Obscura describes some of the unusual things people eat and drink to ring in the New Year in different parts of the world. And two experts on Roman history …
 
Learn about holiday traditions observed in France, Norway, Greece, London, the Spanish Basque Country, and small-town Italy. From festively decorated Greek boats to dishes of fresh oysters and fermented trout, and Santas who live not on the North Pole but on a farm or in the woods, Christmas is a little different across the pond. For more informati…
 
Join 5x15 to hear bestselling author James Rebanks as he reflects on his prize-winning new book, English Pastoral; the countryside we’ve inherited, and the legacy we want to leave.James Rebanks is a shepherd based in the Lake District, where his family have lived and worked for over six hundred years. His No.1 bestselling debut, The Shepherd's Life…
 
Hear about what Europeans are looking forward to at this time of year, from Saint Nicholas Day through Boxing Day, in Germany, England, Belgium, Hungary, Portugal, and the Czech Republic — perhaps it's some of grandma's special potato salad to go with the fish stew and figgy pudding! For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episo…
 
Rick talks with author Paul Theroux about the advantages of traveling solo, and swaps some travel-writing tricks, then TV host Samantha Brown joins us to describe how the pandemic has affected her love of exploratory travel. We'll also hear what's special about Paris in winter, and how the people of Dingle celebrate the Irish tradition of Wren's Da…
 
Hey Everybody. Welcome! To Episode 87 of the metal detecting show podcast. My Name is Ciaran and I have been Metal Detecting for nearly 30 Years. So this week I free flow chat out taking a break, my highlights for the year and the highlights in the metal detecting sector. So Lets get on with the show but before we start I want to thank you for list…
 
Best-selling and ground-breaking authors Emma Dabiri – What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition – and Shon Faye - The Transgender Issue - discuss their work, our current divisions and how we can come together to tell a new story and unite seemingly disparate areas. In What White People Can Do Next, Emma Dabiri’s best-selling manife…
 
A pair of French tour guides tell us why Lyon is one of their favorite places in France. Then the president of the social-justice nonprofit Sojourners describes how the example set by Martin Luther King, Jr., inspires his work within religious communities in America. And a journalist from Iceland points out his country's surprising degree of influe…
 
Hey Everybody. Welcome! To Episode 86 of the metal detecting show podcast. My Name is Ciaran and I have been Metal Detecting for nearly 30 Years. So this week we talk about something I would love to have an opportunity explore further at home but would require me to travel to continental Europe to do it and that’s WWII relic hunting. So Lets get on…
 
Rationality matters. Steven Pinker discusses a user’s guide to rationality during an epidemic of unreason.Join 5x15 for an enlightening discussion between renowned experimental cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and behavioural economist, broadcaster and writer Tim Harford.In the twenty-first century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific u…
 
Jay Rayner is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, author and jazz pianist. However he is best known - and beloved - as the restaurant critic of the Observer. His new book, Chewing the Fat, is a hilariously rollicking collection of his funniest columns, in which he also attempts to answer such pressing questions as ‘Does bacon improve everything?’…
 
A Greece-based tour guide describes the elevated role of godparents in her adopted country, where godparents become a lifelong part of the child's family. Then TV chef Lidia Bastianich shares the story of her family's flight from Yugoslavia, and the successful family business they were able to start in America. And former NBC Middle East correspond…
 
Hey Everybody. Welcome! To Episode 85 of the metal detecting show podcast. My Name is Ciaran and I have been Metal Detecting for nearly 30 Years. So this week I talk about my best hunt in ages this weekend and we also talk about the future of Coin hunting or as some people call it Coin Shooting, So lets get on with the show but before we start I wa…
 
Raynor Winn's first book, The Salt Path, charted her extraordinary and uplifting journey around the South West Coastal Path, as she battled homelessness, financial uncertainty and her husband Moth’s terminal illness. The book spent 80 weeks in the Sunday Times best seller charts and has inspired millions with its tale of the healing power of nature…
 
Hannah Rothschild - award winning writer, documentary filmmaker and businesswoman - returns to 5x15 to discuss her latest acclaimed novel, House of Trelawney - about an eccentric, dysfunctional family of English aristocrats, and their crumbling stately home that reminds us how the lives and hopes of women can still be shaped by the ties of family a…
 
Why do we consume the way we do? Aja Barber is a writer and stylist with over 230,000 followers on Instagram, whose work explores the connections between contemporary consumerism, colonial oppression and climate change. Her new book is called Consumed.Through her own story, she explores the endemic injustices in our consumer industries and confront…
 
British travel writer Richard Grant discusses the sporting sense of humor he's observed (and appreciated) behind the distinctly American talent for over-the-top bragging. Then tour guides from Madrid let us in on their favorite places to take visitors in the Spanish capital. And we ponder our place in the planet's history with author Robert Macfarl…
 
Hey Everybody. Welcome! To Episode 84 of the metal detecting show podcast. My Name is Ciaran and I have been Metal Detecting for nearly 30 Years. So this week lets talk about the code of ethics or metal detecting whether you want to know this or not there are specific rules that are there to keep you safe while keeping the hobby in good stead with …
 
For years Lucy Kellaway’s life was the model of success- a columnist at the Financial Times, married to the same husband for decades, she appeared happy with an outwardly enviable life. But she began to realise that the life she had built for herself no longer suited her. Her book, Re-educated: How I changed my job, my home, my husband and my hair …
 
Four thousand weeks is the amount of time the average person can expect to spend on this planet. But what, exactly, should we do with our brief spell on earth? That’s the question that broadcaster and author Oliver Burkeman, author of the Guardian’s much-loved ‘This Column Will Change Your Life’, explores in Four Thousand Weeks. Drawing on the insi…
 
Lara Maiklem is the founder of The London Mudlark and author of Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames, which was the story of the river told through the objects she has found - a tale of obsession, tide-watching, mud-walking and endless hours of searching in all weathers. Mudlarking was a Sunday Times Bestseller, an Observer Book of the Ye…
 
Tour operator Steve Perillo describes his family's connection to a scenic town near Naples, and why he's so eager to return. Then travel writer Chaney Kwak explains why Seoul is an ideal introduction to traveling in Asia, and recommends a relaxing island counterpoint to the bustling Korean capital. And Rick and his frequent collaborator Cameron Hew…
 
Hey Everybody. Welcome! To Episode 83 of the metal detecting show podcast. My Name is Ciaran and I have been Metal Detecting for nearly 30 Years. So this week let's talk about how to make a coil for your metal detector and why you would do this and potentially why you shouldn’t before we start I want to thank you for listening to the podcast and I …
 
Justine Picardie is the author of six books, including her critically acclaimed memoir, If the Spirit Moves You: Life and Love After Death, and the international bestseller, Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life. Her most recent book is Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture, a biography of the sister of legendary fashion designer Christian Dior.…
 
Sarfraz Manzoor is a British journalist, documentary maker, broadcaster, and screenwriter of Pakistani origin. Growing up in a working-class Muslim family in Luton, he was raised to believe that ‘they’ – white people – would never accept him. In today’s Britain, we are often told that ‘they’ – Muslims – will never accept this country. In his new bo…
 
Join Rick on a dip into the deeper end of travel literature as he talks with travel essayist Pico Iyer about writing from the heart, then with author Julian Sanction, who recounts the gripping story of a polar expedition stuck in Antarctic ice over 100 years ago. And Salman Rushdie takes us back 500 years to describe some of the key figures of Rena…
 
Hey Everybody. Welcome! To Episode 82 of the metal detecting show podcast. My Name is Ciaran and I have been Metal Detecting for nearly 30 Years. This week it never rains it pours after 18 months of no new detectors we have two in the space of a week so let's talk about those this week. Hey everyone before we start I want to thank you for listening…
 
With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son’s ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers’s most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?Richard Powers has publishe…
 
The writer-director Mike Leigh is one of world cinema’s pre-eminent figures, a multi-award winning writer-director and one of Britain’s most internationally recognised and critically acclaimed filmmakers. He joins 5x15 to talk about his life and work in an unmissable online conversation with the long-time presenter of The Film Programme, Francine S…
 
A 5x15 and Penguin Classics series of Green Ideas special event with Jared Diamond who discusses his short book The Last Tree on Easter Island.Life on earth has become irrevocably altered by humans. What can we do to acknowledge our impact on the earth and pave the way for a fairer, saner, greener world?The Last Tree on Easter Island is Jared Diamo…
 
Just in time for Halloween and Day of the Dead, meet some of the famous residents of Buenos Aires' Recoleta Cemetery, then take an armchair expedition to some of the spookiest places in the Atlas Obscura catalog. And hear what an Episcopal deacon has learned about how people around the world deal with death. For more information on Travel with Rick…
 
Hey Everybody. Welcome! To Episode 81 of the Metal Detecting Show Podcast. My Name is Ciaran and I have been Metal Detecting for nearly 30 Years. This week let's talk about how to assign a date and identify your finds because if you don’t know what it is you will never know if your sitting on a once in a life time find. Before we start I want to th…
 
Award-winning journalist Dan Saladino discusses his new book and call to arms Eating to Extinction with Rosie Boycott.A captivating and urgent exploration of some of the world's most endangered foods, Eating to Extinction by Dan Saladino is essential reading for our times, an astonishing journey through the past, present and future of food, a love …
 
Mathematics is full of better ways of thinking, and with over 2,000 years of knowledge to draw on, Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy interrogates his passion for shortcuts in this fresh and fascinating guide in conversation with Roger Highfield. After all, shortcuts have enabled so much of human progress, whether in constructing the first citie…
 
It’s Halloween again, the air turns colder, the nights grow darker and spirits roam in the shadows. On this year’s Halloween episode we are traveling to the Emerald Isle. In 1324 Kilkenny, Ireland witnessed it’s first witchcraft trial and the first execution carried out by burning at the stake. Alice Kyteler was a popular, beautiful inn keeper who'…
 
Roman Mars, host of the podcast "99 Percent Invisible," describes some of his favorite examples of clever design from his home turf in Oakland and Berkeley. Then two tour guides from London team up with Rick to recommend an ideal sightseeing week in the British capital. And poet and essayist Lisa Wells shares the insights — and optimism — she gaine…
 
Hey Everybody. Welcome! To Episode 80 of the metal detecting show podcast. My Name is Ciaran and I have been Metal Detecting for nearly 30 Years. This week I can’t wait to talk to your wife’s, your partners or your best friends about what they can do for you this Christmas before we start I want to thank you for listening to the podcast and I hope …
 
Drawing on her first-hand experience of the high-pressure, starkly white world of book publishing, novelist Zakiya Dalila Harris joins us from America to talk about The Other Black Girl. At once a gripping thriller and a witty and shrewd piece of social commentary, The Other Black Girl was an instant New York Times bestseller and is one of the most…
 
Two tour guides from Sofia explain why Bulgaria is one of Europe's most underrated travel destinations (hint: it has a long, fascinating history — and bargain prices). Author Francine Falk-Allen shares know-how and insights for traveling with a physical disability. And author Richard Cohen describes the varied ways human cultures have long celebrat…
 
Pioneering neuroscientist, Anil Seth, discusses Being You: A New Science of Consciousness in conversation with Adam Rutherford at 5x15.Join 5x15 for an electrifying discussion about consciousness that will turn what you thought you knew about yourself on its head. Anil Seth, will be in conversation with broadcaster Adam Rutherford to discuss a radi…
 
Three tour guides from Berlin suggest sights to see and experiences to enjoy in Germany's vibrant, changing capital. And to celebrate Oktoberfest season, a tour guide from Munich explains why beer gardens are so important to Bavarian culture. Then two guides from Italy walk us through the typical Italian's daily visit to a coffee bar, and share tip…
 
Hey Everybody. Welcome! To Episode 78 of the metal detecting show podcast. My Name is Ciaran and I have been Metal Detecting for nearly 30 Years. This week I want to address my most requested show topic something that I have avoided and that is how to program or creating programs for your detector. Before we start I want to thank you for listening …
 
Find out what makes the small Danish island of Ærø a perfectly charming and cozy getaway, which region Italophile Fred Plotkin considers Italy's greatest source of culinary and cultural achievements, and why the large island of Sicily is such a favorite with visitors, whether from elsewhere in Italy or abroad. For more information on Travel with Ri…
 
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