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Hostelworld North America Podcasts

Presented by Hostelworld.com Editor Colm Hanratty and other members of the Hostelworld team, our award-winning podcasts are recorded in cities all over the world with people who tell us about things unique to their city. And in our London and New York City city guide podcasts Colm tells you what not to miss there and more.

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Montreal - At the Museum of Fine Arts

Location: Montreal, Canada (North America)
Did you know that it’s free to visit the incredible Montreal Museum of Fine Arts? In ‘Montreal – At the Museum of Fine Arts’, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Danielle Champagne, Director of Communications at the Museum. Listen to find out more about the permanent collection, the history of the museum and lots more.


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Montreal - At the Museum of Fine Arts

Niagara Falls - At the Botanical Gardens

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada (North America)
If you’re visiting Niagara Falls and you’re looking to save some cash, make sure to check out the Botanical Gardens which are free to visit. In ‘Niagara Falls - At the Botanical Gardens’, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks to James Smith, Superintendent of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture to find out what you can see at the Botanical Gardens, which events you can enjoy throughout the year and more.


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Niagara Falls - At the Botanical Gardens

Vancouver - What not to miss

Location: Vancouver, Canada (North America)
Want to know what makes Stanley Park so popular or why you should check out Gastown? Listen to our ‘Vancouver – What not to miss’ podcast to find out what makes Vancouver such a great place to visit. In it, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Amber Sessions, Travel Media Relations Manager at Tourism Vancouver about Vancouver’s fantastic neighbourhoods, some of the best places to go out at night and plenty more.


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Vancouver - What not to miss

Vancouver - Ask the locals

Location: Vancouver, Canada (North America)
In ‘Vancouver - Ask the locals’, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks to some of the people who live in this city in western Canada about their favourite bars, restaurants and neighbourhoods. Listen to find out where to try a deep-fried sushi roll, why you should visit South Main and lots more.


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Vancouver - Ask the locals

Quebec - At La Citadelle

Location: Quebec, Canada (North America)
Quebec City is filled with intriguing attractions including the star-shaped Citadelle, somewhere you should definitely try to check out during your stay. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Marjolaine Brochu, Assistant Chief Guide at La Citadelle to find out about the history of the site, the famous changing of the guards ceremony and more.


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Quebec - At La Citadelle

Only in Ottawa...

Location: Ottawa, Canada (North America)
The Canadian capital of Ottawa is located in the province of Ontario and is filled with things to see and do. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with some people about three of the unique attractions you’ll only find in Ottawa. These are the Rideau Canal, the Canadian Museum of Civilisation and the Parliament Buildings.


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Only in Ottawa...

Quebec - At Wendake, a First Nations community

Location: Quebec, Canada (North America)
Take a short trip from Quebec City centre and you’ll come to the First Nations community of Wendake. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Sébastien Desnoyers from Tourisme Wendake to find out what there is to see and do in the area. Listen to learn about the history of the Wendat people, find out what you’ll see at the Onhoüa Chetek8e traditional site and more.


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Quebec - At Wendake, a First Nations community

Niagara Falls – What not to miss

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada (North America)
As well as being the home of the famous waterfalls, Niagara Falls also boasts plenty of other great attractions. To find out more about things to do in Niagara Falls, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks to Paula Racher, Sales Director at Niagara Falls Tourism. Check out this podcast to hear about the best spots for shopping in the area, why you should go hiking in the Niagara Glen and more.


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Niagara Falls – What not to miss

Toronto – What not to miss

Location: Toronto, Canada (North America)
Located on Lake Ontario, the Canadian metropolis of Toronto is filled with things to see and do. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Michele Simpson, Media Relations Manager at Tourism Toronto to find out what makes the city so popular. Listen to find out more about top Toronto attractions like the CN Tower, popular neighbourhoods like the Beach, free things to do in Toronto and lots more.


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Toronto – What not to miss

Only in Montreal...

Location: Montreal, Canada (North America)
Montreal, which is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec, is filled with unique attractions to check out. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with some people about three of the attractions you’ll only find in Montreal. These are the Redpath Museum, the McCord Museum of Canadian History and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.


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Only in Montreal...

Miami - Art Deco capital of America

Location: Miami, USA (North America)
Miami, and South Beach in particular, is seen as the Art Deco capital of America. Take a stroll down Ocean Drive and you can admire building after building after building that screams out Art Deco. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Jack Johnson of the Miami Design Preservation League to discover what exactly is Art Deco, what are the best examples and more.


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Miami - Art Deco capital of America

Toronto - At the Royal Ontario Museum

Location: Toronto, Canada (North America)
In our ‘Toronto - At the Royal Ontario Museum’ podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan talks to Renee Tratch, Manager of Communication at the ROM, one of the largest museums in Canada. Listen to find out more about this popular spot which houses a spectacular dinosaur display and lots more.


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Toronto - At the Royal Ontario Museum

Ottawa - What not to miss

Location: Ottawa, Canada (North America)
Check out our ‘Ottawa – What not to miss’ podcast to find out more about Ottawa’s top attractions, neighbourhoods and more. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Karen Squires, Executive Director of Marketing at Ottawa Tourism about attractions like the Rideau Canal and the ByWard Market, as well as popular neighbourhoods like the Glebe and Little Italy.


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Ottawa - What not to miss

Niagara Falls - At the spectacular Niagara Falls

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada (North America)
In ‘Niagara Falls - At the spectacular Niagara Falls’, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks to Tony Baldinelli, Communications Manager at the Niagara Parks Commission about one of the world’s most beautiful attractions. Not just about the Falls themselves, this podcast also features some of the other top attractions to be found along the Niagara Parkway.


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Niagara Falls - At the spectacular Niagara Falls

Only in Quebec...

Location: Quebec, Canada (North America)
Quebec City is the capital of the province of Quebec in Canada and it attracts large numbers of visitors each year. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with some people about three of the attractions you’ll only find in Quebec City. These are the National Assembly of Quebec, L’Observatoire de la Capitale and the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac.


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Only in Quebec...

Only in Vancouver...

Location: Vancouver, Canada (North America)
A popular destination on the west coast of Canada, Vancouver is a beautiful city filled with unique attractions. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with some people about three of the attractions you’ll only find in Vancouver, namely the Vancouver Aquarium, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Museum of Vancouver.


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Only in Vancouver...

Montreal - What not to miss

Location: Montreal, Canada (North America)
In ‘Montreal - What not to miss’, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Marc-André Gemme, International Relations Manager at Tourism Montréal about the top attractions in Montreal. Listen to find out about the city’s famous mountain, what you can do for free in the city, why cycling is a way of life here, and plenty more.


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Montreal - What not to miss

Toronto - At the CN Tower

Location: Toronto, Canada (North America)
In ‘Toronto - At the CN Tower’, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Irene Knight, Manager of Public Relations at the CN Tower, one of the top attractions in Toronto. Listen to our first Toronto podcast to hear all about this towering Toronto attraction which boasts three unique viewing levels and lots more.


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Toronto - At the CN Tower

San Francisco - Ask the locals

Location: San Francisco, USA (North America)
Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty takes to the streets of San Francisco to ask the locals there where they like to go out at night, where they like to eat, what is their favourite neighbourhood and more.


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San Francisco - Ask the locals

New York City - Ask the locals

Location: New York, USA (North America)
Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty takes to the streets of New York City to ask the people who live there what their favourite bars, restaurants and neighbourhoods are. Listen to find out why Williamsburg in Brooklyn is so popular and what makes the bar 'Black and White' in the East Village so unique.


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New York City - Ask the locals

Only in New York City...

Location: New York, USA (North America)
There are many things that you can only find in the world's most famous city, New York City. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty travels to the Big Apple to speak to different people about those things.


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Only in New York City...

Boston - Ask the locals

Location: Boston, USA (North America)
Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty takes to the streets of Boston to ask the locals there where they like to go out at night, what their favourite restaurants are and which neighbourhoods they like hanging out in.


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Boston - Ask the locals

Highlights of Central Park

Location: New York, USA (North America)
In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Kate Sheleg of Central Park to find out about the park's history, it's highlights, how many movies were filmed there and more.


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Highlights of Central Park

Boston - On the Freedom Trail

Location: Boston, USA (North America)
Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Sam Jones of Boston's Freedom Trail to find out what you can expect on one of America's most famous and celebrated walks.


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Boston - On the Freedom Trail

Los Angeles - Ask the locals

Location: Los Angeles, USA (North America)
Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty takes to the streets of the City of Angels to ask the locals where they like to eat, drink and hang out.


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Los Angeles - Ask the locals

A Venetian in LA

Location: Los Angeles, USA (North America)
While it is famous as home to hundreds of superstars, Los Angeles also has some alternative areas. Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty met Danny Conn, a resident of LA's Venice Beach, to discuss the city's most eclectic neighbourhood.


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A Venetian in LA

The Wedding Chapel Crawl

Location: Las Vegas, USA (North America)
Heard of a pub crawl? Where you call into loads of pubs in the one night? Well join Colm as he embarks on a 'wedding chapel crawl', calling into six different wedding chapels in the same evening on Las Vegas Boulevard in Sin City.


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The Wedding Chapel Crawl

Managing Manhattan

Location: New York, USA (North America)
Going to New York and want to find out the differences between Manhattan’s various neighbourhoods before you go? If so listen to various ‘Big Apple Greeters’ tell Colm what makes each neighbourhood unique.


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Managing Manhattan

The Cable Car Cast

Location: San Francisco, USA (North America)
Discover the history behind arguably America’s best-known modes of public transport as Colm talks to ‘gripman’ Charles Hiletki as he drives his number 28 cable car around the streets of San Francisco.


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The Cable Car Cast

New York City Guide

Location: New York, USA (North America)
In this podcast you find out how to save time queuing up for tickets for the Empire State Building, how to save money when buying subway tickets, find out what New Yorkers' favourite parts of Manhattan are and more.


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New York City Guide
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