Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket (no coming back!). Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

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Discover our guests' one way ticket destinations


EP 113: Dr. Streicher’s one way ticket is to this city known for its canals, museums and some behaviors not yet legal elsewhere.

Lauren F. Streicher, M.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the Medical Director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. Dr. Streicher is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics…

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EP 112: Josh’s one way ticket is to this vibrant year in Manhattan’s history.

Joshua Hammer was born in New York and educated at Princeton University. Between 1992 and 2006 he served as Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent-At-Large on five continents. He is currently a freelance writer based in Berlin, a contributing editor to Smithsonian and Outside, and frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and the…

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EP 111: Mignon’s one way ticket is on this nautical journey.

Mignon Fogarty is the Founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network, the Creator of the Grammar Girl website, and the Creator and Host of the Grammar Girl podcast. Mignon is the Author of the New York Times best-seller Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing and six other books on writing….

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109: Peter’s one way ticket is to this 32 mile long island, located a hop, skip & a jump from one of the world’s greatest cities.

A multiple Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. Known in the industry as “The Travel Detective,” he is the travel editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, and Sunday Morning, among other broadcast platforms….

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EP 108: Larry’s one way ticket is back to this popular sitcom. Robin’s one way ticket is way back to the era of this female English author.

Larry Potash joined WGN-TV News in August 1994 and has been anchoring WGN Morning News since 1995, just one year after its inception. Larry does in-depth stories about history, science, religion and more. In 1996, he travelled to Asia to do a multi-part series on the culture of Hong Kong and the transition to Chinese…

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