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Papua New Guinea Islands (#1613H) Duration: 56:32 STEREO TVPG

The trekkers explore New Britain Island, the largest in the Bismarck Archipelago of Papua New Guinea. Inhabited by the indigenous Papuans and the Austronesians, the island was captured by the Japanese during World War II. Today the island's traditional cultures are diverse and complex but there are several ancient traditions that remain active today, especially the Dukduk Secret Society. Next, we visit the township of Rabaul, once the provincial capital until it was destroyed in 1994 by a massive volcanic eruption. Rabaul is still a superb location for scuba diving, snorkeling and wreck dives. We travel to the stunningly beautiful island of Bougainville, named after a French navigator, and an excellent location for wreck diving and sea kayaking.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 15, 2018 -- 9:00am
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 20, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 21, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

Nigeria (#1608H) Duration: 57:43 STEREO TVPG

Adela Ucar kicks off her visit in the capital of Lagos, an anarchic and electric city with a vital nightlife. Next she journeys to Yoruba Land in the southwest, thought to be the site of the Queen of Sheba's tomb. Adela later meets witch doctors in Oyo, travels to the historic walled cities in the north, hunts for bargains in the ancient Kurmi Market, visits the traditional Fulani village of Chafe and encounters a rare mountain gorilla in Nigeria's eastern highlands.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 16, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 17, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

Tough Trains: Vietnam (#1622H) Duration: 57:53 STEREO TVPG

Zay Harding discovers the checkered and often-dangerous history of the Vietnamese railway. His perilous journey takes him to Hanoi, Hue, the DMZ and Ho Chi Minh City where he meets a general who led the final attack on the Presidential Palace during the Vietnam War.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 18, 2018 -- 12:00am Remind me

Food Hour: The Story of Beef (#1614H) Duration: 56:58 STEREO TVPG

The tradition of eating beef has passed down generations to become an integral part for many of our regular diets. By providing precious protein, and packed with fatty calories, beef has come to be regarded as an important ingredient for human survival. Along with fellow presenters sharing delicacies from around the globe, this informative and entertaining episode joins Kate Comer on a voyage to discover the extraordinary journey behind the world's favorite red meat. The story of beef would not be complete without seeing Zay Harding attempt to eat a 72-ounce steak.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 22, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Top 10 South American Adventures (#1609H) Duration: 57:26 STEREO TVPG

In this Globe Trekker special, Ian Wright, Holly Morris, Elis Nevitt, Matt Young, Megan McCormick and Zay Harding travel all across South America - to Guyana, Venezuela, Columbia, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil - in search of the continent's Top 10 adventures, which include white water rafting in untamed waters, searching for giant anaconda snakes, trekking to the world's highest waterfalls, and climbing to the snow-capped summit of the Lanin Volcano in the Andes Mountains.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 23, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 24, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

Tough Trains: India's Independence Railroads (#1623H) Duration: 57:25 STEREO TVPG

In this episode of Tough Trains, Zay Harding takes on an epic journey across one of the world's biggest railway networks. These railways were built during the 19th century by the British to move troops and raw materials across the land, and ultimately played a role in the independence of the country a century later. The railway tracks are some of the oldest and longest you'll find anywhere in the world, and train travel doesn't get any tougher than this in a country with a population of over 1.2 billion. Indian Railways operations cover 29 states and seven union territories. It's now the world's fourth largest railway network, comprising 71,000 miles of track over a route of 40,000 miles.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 25, 2018 -- 12:00am Remind me

Food Hour: The Story of Beer (#1615H) Duration: 58:00 STEREO TVPG

Beer is the world's oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. In fact, it's the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea. China is currently the world's leading beer producer, whereas the Czech Republic is the biggest consumer, with an average of 143 liters of amber gold each year per person! These are some of the beer facts that will be shared in this informative and entertaining episode hosted by Globe Trekker Judith Jones. Together with fellow travelers from around the world, Judith uncovers the extraordinary popularity behind the favorite alcoholic beverage of millions of people worldwide.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 29, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Tough Trains: Cuba's Sugar Railroads (#1610H) Duration: 57:54 STEREO TVPG

Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to build a railway, starting all the way back in 1837. At the time, Cuba was the world's largest sugar producer, and its early railways were designed not with passengers in mind, but to transport sugarcane to the mills and refined sugar to the ports. In this episode, host Ian Wright goes on an eye-opening and hair-raising train journey across the Caribbean island of Cuba. The communist country's railway network is dilapidated and very unreliable, but it ends up being a fantastically enjoyable trip.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 30, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 31, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

Myanmar (#1616H) Duration: 58:04 STEREO TVPG

Megan McCormick starts her journey in Yangon with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Next she visits Inle Lake and then heads to the Shan Palace in the town of Hsipaw, where she uncovers a centuries-old tribal rivalry. Megan travels by train to Mandalay to visit the golden Mahamuni Buddha and to try her hand at puppetry. She makes her way to the Chin State and then on to Bagan, once the capital city. Megan's last stop is the Rahkine State where she boards a boat to Ngapali Beach, the ultimate beach destination.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 5, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Food Hour: Ireland (#1611H) Duration: 56:34 STEREO TVG

Globe Trekker Bobby Chinn samples oysters in Galway, fishes for salmon in Connemara, plays a tune or two with The Chieftains in Westport, visits the Nenagh Agricultural Show, judges a baking competition in Tipperary, and learns the history of Guinness in Dublin.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 6, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 7, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

Tough Boats: The Arctic (#1617H) Duration: 56:07 STEREO TVPG

Globe Trekker Ian Wright travels to the high Arctic from the coast of northern Norway, working his passage on a trawler fishing for cod before continuing his voyage on a specially ice-strengthened vessel around Spitsbergen, the world's northernmost inhabited islands. Ian's tough Arctic journey starts in fishing port of Tromso, more than 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. From here, aboard the fishing trawler Hermes, he travels another 300 miles north to rich fishing ground near remote Bear Island. Among his expeditions across the Arctic Ocean, Ian transfers to a small, but beautiful, 1950s-era Arctic cruise ship, The Stockholm, taking just a dozen or so passengers around the islands in search of polar bears and other Arctic wildlife.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 12, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Hawaii (#1612H) Duration: 57:41 STEREO TVPG

Hawaii is the sacred kingdom of Polynesians and America's sunny 50th state. It is the quintessential destination for paradise-seeking honeymooners from all over the world. No other group of islands on earth fascinates the common traveler more than this lush archipelago of volcanic isles positioned beautifully in the Pacific. With this in mind, Globe Trekker Zoe D'Amato sets out on a grand adventure to explore four of Hawaii's mounds of beauty: The Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 13, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 14, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

Food Hour: Southern China (#1618H) Duration: 57:42 STEREO TVPG

Celebrated New Zealand chef Peter Gordon discovers the roots of Cantonese cuisine. Peter's journey takes him north to Lianzhou, the mountain home of the Yao tribe, where he cooks succulent spiced pork. Next, he walks the rice fields of the Pearl River Delta, meets traditional medical doctors in Foshan, cooks up a strength-giving feast for dragon boat racing crews in Guangzhou, shops in the fabled market of Qingping, samples street fare in Chaozhou, visits the tea mountains near An'xi, stops in the glittering city of Xiamen and ends his journey in Daya Bay for simple soul food.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 19, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Tough Trains: Bolivia (#1619H) Duration: 57:27 STEREO TVPG

Since the 1860s, Bolivia has lost land to all its surrounding countries, leaving it landlocked and without vital access to coastal ports. As compensation, both Chile and Brazil agreed to build railways from Bolivia to their coasts, but they have not received proper investment since. Zay Harding travels along these railways from the Brazilian Pantanal to the Chilean coast. The first stop is Bolivia's agricultural heartland of Santa Cruz, followed by the constitutional capital of Sucre. Zay then heads to Potosi, where he turns his hand to being a miner for the day, followed by a journey to Uyuni, where he visits the Salar de Uyuni - a salt flat rich in both salt and lithium. Zay heads to Bolivia's administrative capital, La Paz, before concluding his trip at the Pacific coast.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 26, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me
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