About This Show
From guidebook and travel feature writer Robert Scott Kelly comes this immersive story-driven podcast offering a full pack of tales, histories, interviews, and curiosities from around our world.
Most Recent Episode
Ep 12. Easter Holiday Special: Good Friday in Malacca
In the UNESCO Heritage town of Malacca, Malaysia, a Good Friday evening procession that began in the 16th century continues to this day. This Travel Tape podcast uses live recording from the 2016 event, and interviews with local historian Colin Goh, to immerse you in the walk and its complex history. At the centre of the story is St. Peter's Church, founded by Portuguese immigrants to Malacca, and a fraternity of Augustinian monks. The monks are credited with keeping the procession's traditions alive century after century even during periods where it was forced to go underground. Highlights: live recordings from the 2016 Good Friday procession sounds of the haunting funeral dirges history of Malacca and St. Peter's Church from a local expert Links: St. Peter's Church No. 8 Heeren House