On this episode of Out of Office: A Travel Podcast, Kiernan chats with The New Yorker’s Alex Ross about his recent article “A Grand Tour of Germany’s Opera Paradise.” Ross explains how the German government’s investment in the arts allows directors and actors to take more artistic risks—and keeps ticket prices within reach of the average person and tourist. Germany’s network of over 80 opera houses means that even small towns can be home to extraordinary theater. Plus, bratwurst!

Things we talked about in today’s podcast:

“A Grand Tour of Germany’s Opera Paradise” in The New Yorker


Alex’s latest book Wagenerism

Coburger bratwurst


The Concorde returns


Salem’s last witch exonerated