Inspired by her long-running PBS Series, Darley Newman’s new iHeart Podcast motivates listeners to hit the road themselves to dive into food, history, art, culture, nature and outdoor adventures
Emmy-award nominated TV host and producer Darley Newman’s new “Travels with Darley” podcast launched fall of 2023 on iHeart, Apple Podcasts, Amazon, Spotify, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Jiosavvn, Castbox, Audible, and wherever you listen to your favorite podcast! Between Nov 1, 2023 and the end of December, the “Travels with Darley” podcast went on to be in the 10% of podcasts with more than 1,200 HOURS of content consumed! New podcasts continue to drop every Wednesday, immersing listeners on location with local experts as the guides for inspirational and informational journeys.
Much like her long-running PBS series (currently in production for its 11th Season,) the “Travels with Darley” podcasts shares hidden gems and bucket list trips… Season One features James Beard award-winning chefs, inspiring entrepreneurs and authors, and passionate experts in Alabama, West Virginia, Quebec, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Great Britain and beyond. Darley’s podcasts stimulate her listeners’ imagination through descriptions that can only be crafted from first-hand experience and enriched by interviews and sounds captured on location.
WHEN: “Travels with Darley” has new episodes launching every Wednesday.
Montgomery’s Culinary Heritage: Historic Hot Dogs, BBQ, Vegan Delights, and Rooftop Views in Alabama’s Capital City 11/1
Explore Montgomery, Alabama’s rich culinary history at iconic eateries like Chris’ Hot Dogs, Brenda’s Bar-B-Q Pit and Plant Bae, while savoring vegan delights and rooftop cocktails. Find out where to dine on barbeque that fed Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and hot dogs that reportedly inspired Hank Williams to write “Hey Good Lookin’.” Join Darley Newman to meet the chefs and families behind top restaurants in Alabama’s capital city, where a meal can be a walk back in time. Restaurants and people featured include Chris’ Hot Dogs with Theo Katechis, Brenda’s Bar-B-Q Pit with entrepreneur Donetta Bethune, Plant Bae with Dr. Quebe Merritt and Ravello with Chef Eric Rivera.
Birmingham Bites: A Culinary Adventure in Alabama 11/8
Embark on a Birmingham, food tour in Alabama, discovering award-winning restaurants and local favorites like The Bright Star, Hot and Hot Fish Club, Automatic Seafood and Oysters, and the famous Irondale Cafe, known for its connection to the novel and movie “Fried Green Tomatoes.” Sip craft beers at Back Forty Beer Company, learn about Murder Point Oysters and more of Birmingham’s vibrant food scene. Join Darley Newman to meet a James Beard Award-winning restaurant serving Greek style snapper throats and frequented by football greats with The Bright Stars’ Andreas Anastassakis. Head to the Market at Pepper Place with Chef Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club. Watch trains roll by as you savor fried green tomatoes at Irondale Café. Grab a beer beside historic Sloss Furnaces with entrepreneur Doug Brown at Back Forty Beer Company. Taste Southern oysters with Automatic Seafood with Chef Adam Evans.
Mobile’s Culinary Kaleidoscope: Secret Speakeasies & Southern Gourmet 11/15 Explore Mobile, Alabama’s diverse culinary scene, from secret speakeasies and French Creole delights to gourmet Southern-style meat and three. Darley Newman takes you to dine with a former professional football star, now restaurateur, Bob Baumhower and indulge in diverse dishes with Spanish, British and French influences with Chef “Panini” Pete Blohme. From Eggs Cathedral for breakfast at family-run Spot of Tea to gourmet meat-and-three at The Noble South, the journey is a delectable blend of flavors and history. Restaurants, entrepreneurs and chefs featured include Las Floriditas and Dauphin’s with Bob Baumhower, a former NFL nose tackle with the Miami Dolphins. In downtown Mobile, Darley dines with Chef Pete Blohme at Squid Ink Eclectic Eat & Drinks, Chef Chris Rainosek at The Noble South and Tony Moore at Spot of Tea.
Adventure Awaits: New River Gorge National Park – Raft, Leap, & Marvel 11/22
Explore the newest U.S. National Park, the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve in West Virginia, featuring adrenaline-pumping whitewater rafting, base jumping from the second highest bridge in the USA, and breathtaking mountain views. Darley Newman takes you whitewater rafting with Ace Adventure Resort and Chris Colin on Class V rapids during Gauley Season, some of the world’s toughest whitewater rafting that regular travelers can enjoy. Next, it’s on to the sights and thrills of Fayetteville on Bridge Day, a festival on the third Saturday in October complete with base jumping, running and local beer and pizza.
West Virginia’s Vintage Train Glamping & Waterfall Trail 11/29 Embark on a unique glamping adventure in the woods in West Virginia in your own vintage caboose, retrofitted with a kitchen and modern amenities and enjoy slow travel on a breathtaking journey along the Waterfall Trail. Discover unique road trip and train travel in West Virginia with adventurer Darley Newman through historic towns like Durbin and Cass. Hop aboard a steam-drive locomotive on the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad. Walk through an old mill town dating back to 1901, with a woman who grew up there, and drive to explore waterfalls in the Monongahela National Forest, along the Highland Scenic Highway and beyond.
Ride the Fantasy Rails: Sky Railway with George R.R. Martin 12/6
Journey back in time on George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones-inspired Western Fantasy train in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Darley Newman sits down with the mastermind himself at an old west saloon, The Legal Tender, in Lamy to delve into his creative inspiration. Join Darley to experience riding Sky Railway’s adventure train and learn its history as you’re immersed in food, live music and margaritas.
Santa Fe Arts: Canyon Road to Meow Wolf’s Wonderland 12/13 Explore the vibrant world of art, culture, and creativity in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from Canyon Road’s eclectic galleries to the International Folk Art Market, centuries-old weaving traditions in Chimayó, and the mind-bending experience at Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return. Darley gets insider’s tips on IFAM from artists Meeta Mastani from New Delhi, India, Karleigh Brown from New Zealand and Fernando Lorenzo from Mexico. Learn about New Mexico’s State Cookie, the biscochito, and visit the Museum of International Folk Art at during this annual Santa Fe arts festival. Along Canyon Road, Darley paints on feathers at Marin Studio and Gallery with artist Patricia Marin, who shares it’s never too late to purpose your passion. Just a short excursion from downtown Santa Fe, Darley shares a pilgrimage site for many Catholics, Chimayó, where Robert Ortega, the 8th generation of the Ortega family, continues the tradition of weaving and explains local traditions. She also reveals the story behind Meow Wolf’s secret passageways and multimedia fantastical realms on a tour with Vince Kadlubek.
Santa Fe Serenity: Sustainable Glamping, Mountain Biking, & Zen Spa Adventures at Ten Thousand Waves 12/20
Discover the perfect blend of nature, adventure, and relaxation in Santa Fe, New Mexico with sustainable glamping with KitFox, mountain biking through the Santa Fe National Forest, and a Japanese-style spa in the woods at Ten Thousand Waves. Glamping is of the top trends in travel right now and just south of Santa Fe, you’ll find a glamping oasis at KitFox with posh tents and a dining in the wild experience that’s truly gourmet. Oh, and there’s cornhole! Entrepreneur Jennifer Kolker introduces Darley Newman to luxurious camping in New Mexico. Modeled after traditional Japanese onsen, natural hot springs bathing houses, Darley shows you where to relax at Ten Thousand Waves, which offers Japanese Shiatsu massages, hot tubs for soaking and an onsite restaurant with healthy Japanese cuisine and one of the largest artisanal sake menus in the United States. Finally, you don’t have to have mountain biking skills to take on the trails in the Santa Fe National Forest with Four Seasons Biking Guide Mikey Fong, who takes Darley cycling down the Winsor Trail.
Santa Fe’s Brews, Burgers, and Biking on the Historical Turquoise Trail 12/27 Explore the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway and find your next road trip vacation with artist Kevin Box’s larger than life origami sculptures, unique beers from New Mexico’s oldest brewery at Santa Fe Brewing Company, authentic green chile cheeseburgers at The Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid, and the challenging Santa Fe Century bike ride. Darley Newman shares where you can discover creativity and art at Origami in the Garden, master planned by the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Entrepreneur Brian Lock relays why locals and travelers seek out his brewery for pints of New Mexico IPA and food truck tacos at Santa Fe Brewing Company. Darley joins locals to cycle along the Turquoise Trail through the old mining towns of Cerrillos and Madrid, which have served as a filming location for hit movies and TV shows like Longmire and Wild Hogs. Get tips on where to stop, shop and eat along this iconic highway.
Québec City Tour: Monastery-Turned Hotel to Chateau Frontenac, Waterfalls and Indigenous Cuisine 1/3
Discover Québec City as you journey from the luxurious Chateau Frontenac to Augustinian monastery-turned-hotel with healing vibes in Old Québec. This episode includes a walking tour of one of the world’s most photographed hotels and Old Québec during the New France Festival with Darley Newman and Simon Pelletier of Cicérone Tours. Darley then takes you to Wendake to learn about First Nations culture and cuisine with a Michelin-star chef. Visit magnificent waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls just outside of the city at Montmorency Falls Park, all while savoring authentic indigenous cuisine and agritourism spots on Île d’Orléans, where cider tasting and soft serve ice cream combine at Cidrerie Verger Bilodeau and Cassis Monna & Filles.
Montreal’s French Charms & Modern Culinary Delights: Bagels, Butterflies & Beatles Hotel Suite 1/10
Immerse yourself in Montreal’s captivating blend of French influences and modern city vibrancy as we stroll through diverse neighborhoods with Darley Newman and local guide Françoise Bâby, exploring its rich history, architecture, multiculturalism, and savoring a food tour. Step inside the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, where the couple staged a bed-in during their honeymoon and wrote “Give Peace a Chance.” Find out how much a night in this iconic suite may set you back! Walk among fluttering butterflies at the enchanting Insectarium with expert Max Larrivee. Find out why Montreal is famous for its bagels at St-Viateur Bagel and what makes them different, plus street-side gnocchi and pandan ice cream on a food tour of the Mile End neighborhood.
Embark on an expedition through Québec’s Eastern Townships for breathtaking landscapes, vibrant wineries, and a rich tapestry of cultural heritage. Travel expert Darley Newman takes you to the luxurious lakeside retreat, Manoir Hovey, a favored haunt of the Clintons and mystery novelist Louise Penny in North Hatley. Indulge in delectable poutine and visit Leon Courville Vineyard with female winemaker Anne-Marie Lemire, while also trying unique outdoor adventures, including the zipline coaster at Mont Sutton and a treetop cycling.
Great Britain Hidden Gems: Castle Howard, a Harry Potter Train Station and Library Vacation in England and Wales 1/24
Journey through Great Britain to discover hidden gems like a Harry Potter filming location, a castle reminscent of Downtown Abbey and a unique vacation destination for book lovers. In North Yorkshire, England, Darley Newman shares an insider’s tour of iconic Castle Howard with guide Jane Blunt, delving into its history and the visionary mind of architect John Vanbrugh. She takes you to Goathland Station, a Harry Potter filming location in the quaint village featured as Aidensfield in the British drama Heartbeat. How about a literary escape in Wales? At Gladstone’s Library, Peter Francis leads Darley on a tour of the stacks and to see the reading rooms and accomodations at the UK’s only prime-ministerial library… where you can also stay the night. Look for Darley’s travel tips and videos on social media @darleynewman and @TravelswithDarley and her PBS and streaming series.
Literary England: Explore the Yorkshire Dales, Bronte Parsonage and Meet The Calendar Girls 1/28 Visit iconic literary destinations and movie locations in Yorkshire in Northern England. Darley Newman takes you to the Bronte Parsonage, where the Bronte sisters wrote classic books like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. Tour this home in the village of Haworth with Ann Dinsdale, who shares the sisters’ unconventional upbringing and groundbreaking achievements. Join Darley to walk amid the dramatic moors, made famous by Wuthering Heights. Next, Darley meets the real-life Calendar Girls in a pub in the Yorkshire Dales. Tricia Stewart and Angela Baker share the heartwarming story behind their iconic calendar used to raise money for leukemia research and later made into a hit movie starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. The journey continues with stops for England’s best fish and chips at Bizzie Lizzie’s in Skipton and an exploration of historic landmarks like Bolton Abbey.
Belgium Hidden Gems: Best Meal of My Life & Cultural Mons 2/6
Combine city and countryside in Belgium starting with a gastronomic adventure at L’air du Temps, a Michelin-Starred Restaurant, with Chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre. He crafts innovative dishes for traveler and podcast host Darley Newman using locally sourced ingredients and shares his culinary philosophy blending Belgian and Korean influences. Next, enjoy a walking tour of the city of Mons with its rich history and architectural marvels alongside local guide Alice Abels. From rubbing the head of the iron monkey for good luck at City Hall to savoring a wide array of Belgian beers at a local beer hall, Darley immerses you in the charm and culture of Mons in this episode featuring Belgium’s hidden gems.
Echoes of Valor: Exploring WWII’s Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes 2/14 Explore the Ardennes region of Belgium through the lens of WWII’s Battle of the Bulge. From the landscapes of La Roche-en-Ardenne to the historic grounds of Bastogne, Darley Newman uncovers the pivotal roles these locales played in one of the war’s most significant conflicts. Through conversations with local expert Martin Cugnon, listeners gain firsthand insights into the bravery of American soldiers, especially the 101st Airborne Division, who defended Bastogne against overwhelming odds. Visiting the Bastogne War Museum and nearby foxholes and woods portrayed in the Steven Spielberg’s “Band of Brothers,” Cugnon paints a vivid picture of wartime hardships and sacrifices, emphasizing the importance of remembering the past. Through engaging storytelling, Travels with Darley invites listeners on a journey where history comes alive, offering valuable lessons from the echoes of the past.
Battlefields to Balconies: Exploring Waterloo’s History and Brussels’ Art Nouveau Architecture 2/21 Journey through time and space, exploring the historic battleground of Waterloo and the stunning Art Nouveau architecture of Brussels, Belgium. Delve into the intricacies of the Napoleonic Wars with a military historian, standing atop the iconic Lion’s Mound, where the fate of nations was decided. Discover the significance of preserving such sites and immersing oneself in the rich history they hold. Then, join Darley Newman and a local guide to pedal through the streets of Brussels on a captivating cycling tour to marvel at the architectural wonders of Art Nouveau. Learn how Brussels has become a haven for preserving and restoring these architectural gems, offering visitors a glimpse into a bygone era.
From dining with a secret meatball tester to beer tasting in a convent turned brewery, join Darley Newman on a culinary adventure combining meatballs, beer and waffles in Liège, Belgium. Discover the city’s hidden gems, including Boulets à la Liégeoise and peket at Amon Nanesse with Sébastien Laviolette of the Confrérie du Gay Boulet. Visit a bakery to learn about Liège’s distinctive to-go waffles, and taste craft beer at Brasserie C beside the iconic Montagne De Bueren, an extreme staircase. Walk through an arts center housed in a former swimming pool and the bustling La Batte market. With each bite and step, uncover the quirky tapestry of flavors and medieval history that make Liège a must-visit destination for foodies and lovers of craft beer.