Travel Genius

What’s the most sure-fire way to get a flight upgrade? How can you find the best, secret local restaurants by asking just one question? What's the first thing you should do when you get into a hotel room? On Travel Genius, we'll give you those answers—and plenty more—as hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood quiz the world’s most experienced globetrotters for their tried-and-true travel hacks.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 34m. Bisher sind 47 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 19 hours 53 minutes


We're Back! Season Two Coming Soon

After clocking another hundred-thousand miles in the sky, hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood have a whole new series of flight hacking, restaurant sleuthing, and hotel booking tips to inspire your own getaways—along with a who's who roster of itinerant pros ready to spill their own travel secrets. From a special episode on Disney to a master class on packing, we'll go high, low, east, west, and everywhere in between. The new season starts Nov. 6...


 2019-10-24  2m

Introducing Prognosis Season 3: Superbugs

On this new season of Prognosis, we look at the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines. You're probably more likely to have heard of these as superbugs. Their rise has been described as a silent tsunami of catastrophic proportions. We travel to countries on the frontline of the crisis, and explore how hospitals and doctors around the world are fighting back. Prognosis’ new season launches Sept. 5.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork...


 2019-08-29  3m

Introducing "What Goes Up," A New Show From Bloomberg

On this new show from Bloomberg, hosts Mike Regan and Sarah Ponczek speak with expert guests each week about the main themes influencing global markets. They explore everything from stocks to bonds to currencies and commodities, and how each asset class affects trading in the others. Whether you’re a financial professional or just a curious retirement saver, What Goes Up keeps you apprised of the latest buzz on Wall Street and what the wildest movements in markets will mean for your investments...


 2019-04-19  2m

Coming Soon: The Pay Check Season 2

The Pay Check is back for a second season! For the next six weeks, we’re going to dig into the number one reason women still make less money than men: Motherhood. Women start their careers earning just about the same as men do, but once they have their first kid, that pay gap grows to a chasm. This season, we’ll show you how this “motherhood penalty” plays out for real women, in real life and how it affects the global economy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www...


 2019-04-05  2m

How Andrew Zimmern Picks Restaurants

On the final episode of this season of Travel Genius, Nikki and Mark talk everything Africa. Our guest this week also has suggestions for making the most of the continent, its range of cuisine and varied cultures: chef and host of the TV show “Bizarre Foods,” Andrew Zimmern.  Learn more about your ad-choices at


 2019-02-27  39m

How To Make Friends On The Road

It’s Listener Week all over again! We had such a blast tackling your voicemails that we couldn’t resist turning the show over to your expertise once more. And please keep those tips coming: Call 646-324-3490, and we may even play your tip on the show! Then, the New York Times publishes an annual list of 52 places to visit around the world. Nikki and Mark chat with Jada Yuan, who spent 2018 traveling to all 52 spots. She shares the tips and tricks she learned while on the road...


 2019-02-20  36m

A Message from The Pay Check

The Pay Check is collecting stories for our upcoming season, and we want to hear from you! Did having a kid change your career trajectory or the way you work? If you have anything you want to share, call and leave us a voicemail at (212) 617-0166. Stay tuned for more very soon! Learn more about your ad-choices at


 2019-02-14  1m

Make Your Layover A "Playover"

Nikki and Mark break down the latest intel on who, when, and how much to tip when you’re on the road. Then the conversation shifts to whiz-bang travel planning apps and packing hacks courtesy of Gillian Morris, who founded the innovative airfare search tool Hitlist. Learn more about your ad-choices at


 2019-02-13  36m

Bargain Like A Travel Pro

Mark and Nikki discuss how to plan a romantic getaway. Then, concert pianist Mame Huntsman shares insights about everything from invisible in-flight facials to global bargaining tactics. Learn more about your ad-choices at


 2019-02-06  41m

A Stuntman's Bucket List

Nikki and Mark discuss travel tips shared by listeners. Then, adventurer and TV host Aldo Kane talks about everything from rowing across the Atlantic to the essentials he packs to survive in any circumstance. He also shares an unlikely, lesser-known spot in Scotland that’s one of Europe’s unexpected surfing meccas.  Learn more about your ad-choices at


 2019-01-30  40m