PODCASTS

The crown jewel of the PastAccess endeavor is our podcast.

You can find our podcasts on iTunes or at acast.com.

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DRESDEN
From the Ashes

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In our first episode of season one, Past Access takes you to the city of Dresden, Germany.

Find out more about the great Augustus the Strong, the German turmoil of the 20th century, and the reconstruction that led to reunification of the German state.

Follow Pete Collman through the city streets of this beautiful Saxony town and journey back in time to the destructive night of February 13, 1945.

BARCELONA
Catalonia Capital (PART ONE)

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A popular get-a-way destination, Barcelona is a vibrant and energetic city. Rich in historic relevance from Hamilcar Barca to scars of the Spanish civil war, this city by the Mediterranean is full of surprises. 

Past Access will tour you through the Latin Quarter, take you flamenco dancing, and save you a waterfront seat for tapas and cerveza. 

BARCELONA
Catalonia Capital (PART TWO)

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Join Pete Collman for a tour through the history and culture of Barcelona in Part Two of Barcelona: Catalonia Capital. Pete will visit the Maritime Museum and dive into the nautical past of this seaside town. A tour from above Barcelona, via a cable car, will provide amazing views of locations yet to be seen in this series. From the trophy cases of FC Barca to the architectural masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi, Past Access has it all covered.

WASHINGTON D.C. - BALTIMORE
American Pride (PART ONE)

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The national capital region of the United States is a thriving metropolitan area. This D.C.- Baltimore corridor is full of history and amazing events throughout the year. Past Access will introduce you to the great museums and monuments on the National Mall of DC., the battle for the second American independence at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, and various stadium trips to America's past time of baseball.

BALTIMORE - WASHINGTON D.C.
American Pride (PART TWO)

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In this sequel to Part One of "American Pride", Pete continues his exploration of D.C. with a tour of the White House and the forgotten history of the War of 1812. The Past Access team then heads to Baltimore to talk about Fort McHenry and the Star-Spangled Banner before touring the USS Constellation moored at the inner harbor. Pete closes out Part Two of "American Pride" with an Orioles game, tips on eating Maryland blue crabs, and finishes the tour in D.C. at the Lincoln Memorial.

STOCKHOLM

Scandinavian Capital

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It is said that Sweden offers much in the way of happiness and a wonderful quality of life. It is true that places like the capital city of Stockholm offer much for her citizens and tourists alike. However, Stockholm's history takes center stage in this podcast.

From the Viking era to the amazing Vasa ship museum, Stockholm mixes the modern world with her colorful past. 

 

The Great War Revisited
World War One - A Century Later (PART ONE)

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Visiting World War One memorials around Europe can be a challenging endeavor for the disabled traveler. Many former fields of battle are very difficult to navigate by a wheelchair but our Past Access crew were up to the challenge. Join Pete and the team as Past Access zig zags across the western front in the Somme and Ypres....visits amazing museums in Paris, Brussels, and Vienna....and boards the Czech Legion train in Prague.

The recap of the Great War's centennial is an epic journey.  

The Great War Revisited
World War One - A Century Later (PART TWO)

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We pick up our story by 1916 as Verdun and the Somme rage through the year. Loss of life and entrenched warfare are the norms of the day as the tears itself apart. By 1918, the world was a different place with borders redrawn, old empires fell and new ones were created, and technology raced past everyone's expectations.

 

The Great War's conclusion served as a blueprint for the rest of the 20th century.  

Iceland
The Land of Fire and Ice

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Join us on a journey to beautiful Iceland with our correspondent Kelly Narowski. Past Access will take you from the capital city of Reykjavik to the amazing countryside communities that make Iceland a trip that cannot be forgotten. Wheelchair access and a tour through Icelandic history are on full display in this episode of Past Access with Pete Collman.

Vienna
The Imperial City 

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The imperial city of Vienna is covered in the fingertips of the Habsburg dynasty. We visit the Schonbrunn palace, the military history museum, and view the majestic Lipizzaner stallions.

Venice 
Visions of Veneto (PART ONE)

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The floating city of Venice has a story to tell around every corner and over every bridge. Past Access will show you the accessible areas of interest and the history that makes Venice so unique.

The winged lion of Saint Mark will watch our every move on this edition of Past Access. 

Verona - Lake Garda
Visions of Veneto (PART TWO)

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Join us for part two of our grand tour of the Veneto Region of Italy. We will first take in Verona, then we will wrap up the trip with some relaxation on beautiful Lake Garda.

It is a full episode of an adventure through time that you cannot miss.

PARIS
City of Light

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Paris is Paris. There is no other city like her and she shines with history, art, and culture. We take to the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Eiffel Tower, visit Napoleon's tomb (kind of), and wheel through the streets and cafes that inspired artists and writers alike.

 

 

Nous aurons toujours Paris!!!!

FLORENCE 
Cradle of the Renaissance

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Florence is the crown jewel of Tuscany. You absolutely feel immersed in history when moving through the city. Much like Venice, Florence provides a virtual time machine to tourists but yet allows you a less fast paced experience opposed to a larger or more crowed cities like Rome or Naples.
Florence is a manageable city as it is not too big and every turn provides another opportunity for a magnificent photograph.

ROME

PART ONE: The Eternal City

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Rome, the eternal city, is a unique location as you can stroll past modern and ancient monuments of architectural achievements. The Roman Republic/Empire and the Holy Roman Empire's seat in Vatican city are a history lover's ideal tourist location.  That being said, navigating Rome in a wheelchair will be challenging but don't let that scare you away from an effort that will really pay off.
From access to the Colosseum to the near by Forum of ancient Rome, you will find great views and a historical perspective that you soon won't forget. 

ROME

PART TWO: Of Gods and Men

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Rome and Vatican City are historic and current epicenters for peoples of faith. Vatican City is a "living" seat to the Catholic faithful and her history is on full display through museums and churches.

This tour of the city moves you through history from the pagan polytheistic home of the Pantheon to the seat of Christian faith built upon the rock of Saint Peter. It is difficult not be moved by the power of faith that inspired great works of art, architecture, and city design.

PRAGUE

City of a Hundred Spires

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Prague is a jewel of Central Europe. Visiting Old Town on your way to Charles Bridge can provide a good measure of the historic city and her amazing legends.

Past Access will explore Prague castle and retell stories of Prague's golden alchemical era under Emperor Rudolf II.

Join us on for a stroll along the beautiful Vltava River.

AMSTERDAM

Venice of the North

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Amsterdam is many things to many people. On our tour through the history of this city, you will see the influential maritime tradition, artistic achievements by such greats as Vincent Van Gogh, the scares of World War Two, and a view of from the canals in an accessible tour boat.

Amsterdam is a city that warrants many a return trip. The tour provided scratches only the surface but does offer an adequate first impression.    

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