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Every two weeks: One destination. Five books we love.

In each episode of Strong Sense of Place, we get curious about one destination and discuss what makes it different than every other place on Earth. Then we share recommendations for great books — novels, nonfiction, graphic novels, short stories, and more — that took us there on the page. Available wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts; or listen on the pages below.

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Season 4

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Iceland

Released: 25 April 2022

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Thailand

Released: 9 May 2022

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Hotels

Released: 23 May 2022

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Tasmania

Released: 6 June 2022

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Appalachia

Released: 20 June 2022

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South Africa

Released: 4 July 2022

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Museums

Released: 18 July 2022

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Hawaii

Released: 1 August 2022

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Turkey

Released: 15 August 2022

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Canada / Atlantic

Released: 29 August 2022

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Secret Passages

Released: 12 September 2022

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Italy

Released: 26 September 2022

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Season 3

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Hollywood

Released: 10 May 2021

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Costa Rica

Released: 16 August 2021

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Newsroom

Released: 6 September 2021

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Arctic

Released: 27 September 2021

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Afghanistan

Released: 25 October 2021

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Egypt

Released: 8 November 2021

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Forest

Released: 29 November 2021

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Greece

Released: 20 December 2021

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Season 2

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Paris

Released: 24 August 2020

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Alaska

Released: 7 September 2020

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The Library

Released: 21 September 2020

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New Zealand

Released: 5 October 2020

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Halloween

Released: 19 October 2020

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Iran

Released: 2 November 2020

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Nigeria

Released: 16 November 2020

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Peru

Released: 30 November 2020

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Trains

Released: 14 December 2020

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Vietnam

Released: 11 January 2021

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Pennsylvania

Released: 25 January 2021

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Ireland

Released: 8 February 2021

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Season 1

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Prague

Released: 20 January 2020

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Restaurants

Released: 21 January 2020

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Japan

Released: 22 January 2020

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Mexico

Released: 23 January 2020

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Scotland

Released: 3 February 2020

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The Sea

Released: 17 February 2020

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Morocco

Released: 2 March 2020

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Russia

Released: 16 March 2020

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Chicago

Released: 30 March 2020

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Sweden

Released: 13 April 2020

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Cuba

Released: 27 April 2020

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The Circus

Released: 11 May 2020

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Strong Sense of Place is a website and podcast dedicated to literary travel and books we love. Reading good books increases empathy. Empathy is good for all of us and the amazing world we inhabit.

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