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From exploring New Orleans’ culture with James Carville to Maya Angelou’s journey from a San Francisco streetcar operator to celebrated poet and novelist, World Footprints brings unique and thoughtful conversations about the places and people who inspire exploration of our planet, transformative travel and positive life choices. Hosts Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick, Esqs.—three-time North American Travel Journalists’ Association award winners for excellence in travel broadcasting—will change the way you view travel, culture and the environment through the voices of celebrities and newsmakers. As a leading voice in socially responsible travel and lifestyle, World Footprints explores diverse topics such as modern slavery, film, music, politics, sustainability and travel intelligence as we travel the planet together. On World Footprints you’re just as likely to hear from conservationists such as Jack Hanna and Bobby Kennedy, Jr. as you are from survivors of human trafficking, distinguished historians, Oscar-nominated film directors and human rights advocates. You’re also likely to find World Footprints behind the wheel of a race car, in the field digging for dinosaur bones, at White House events and Olympic Games. If you want a travel and lifestyle show that inspires, tune into World Footprints. Explore our planet with Tonya and Ian. It’s radio that moves humanity. Make sure you sign up for our newsletter and connect with us on twitter @WorldFootprints, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. Wishing you blue skies and purposeful travel!

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World Footprints is excited to share one of our new favorite cities --Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (despite our football rivalries). When most people who have never visited Pittsburgh think of the city, they may envision an industrial city filled with tall smoke stakes. In reality, Pittsburgh is a vibrant, colorful, modern and pristine city that is very welcoming. The three rivers that meet at a point creates a flowing calming energy and provided the inspiration for Dutch artist Florentjn Hofman to select the city as her North American debut of his giant rubber duck. Today, we will give you a glimpse into this remarkable city as we explore Pittsburgh's rich history through attractions like the Senator John Heinz History Center, we'll walk through the streets of The Hill Districk and we'll relive Pittsburgh's industrial past as we tour the Carrie Blast Furnaces.
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On-Demand Episodes

In celebration of the launch of WORLD FOOTPRINTS RADIO and in honor of Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick’s national broadcast award from the North American Travel Journalist Association, an encore of the show that helped them earn this... more

Have you ever descended into the depths of a mine, or panned for gold in Alaska? Its all in a days work for Kristen Gum, host of the Travel Channel’s Treasure Hunter and World Footprints will explore the treasures of the world on... more

Keith Bellows, Editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler joins World Footprints Radio to talk about his magazine and his upcoming travel book for children. Then, Shelley Galloway from the newly opened Buddha Bar DC, will... more

World Footprints hosts Tonya and Ian will reintroduce you to two of their favorite guests: Pauline Frommer and Patricia Schultz. Pauline and her dad, the famous Arthur Frommer opened the doors of affordable travel to many Americans... more

Encore: World Footprints Radio continues with its special broadcast from New Orleans during French Quarter Festival 2010. Stevie McKee will talk about the 7th Ward and Faubourg Treme, an historic neighborhood recently made famous by... more

Encore: World Footprints Radio officially launched during a special 2-hour broadcast in New Orleans during French Quarter Festival 2010. During this first hour, we are happy to reintroduce you to Mary Beth Romig, VP of the French... more

In celebration of the launch of WORLD FOOTPRINTS RADIO and in honor of Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick’s national broadcast award from the North American Travel Journalist Association, an encore of the show that helped them earn this... more

As a follow-up to the World Footprints broadcast during French Quarter Festival, enjoy a taste of the true flavor of New Orleans. Meet indie soul singer/songwriter Theresa Andersson who stops by to talk about how life in New Orleans has... more

World Footprints Radio launches its first LIVE show from New Orleans during French Quarter Festival. During this special 2 hour broadcast, Tonya and Ian will interview some amazing guests including musicians Rockin' Dopsie Jr. (better... more

In honor of International Women’s Day last month, Travel’n On will introduce Camille Jackson, an officer in the Economic Policy Staff in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs, who has worked on development policy,... more