Rick Steves Interview with Carl and Lorena

Listen to the Rick Steves interview with Carl and Lorena.

A couple months ago, Carl and I spent the afternoon visiting with an old friend, Rick Steves.  Schedules didn’t permit us to be sitting in a beach-side restaurant, eating Camerones al mojo de ajo, but we did get to talk about Mexico.

We were in Rick’s recording studio at his Travel Headquarters in Edmonds, Washington, reminiscing about how we first met and discussing traveling in Mexico today.  Rick is a master interviewer and Tim Tattan, did an amazing job of producing the interview that was broadcast today.

Travel with Rick Steves is broadcast on over 200 radio stations, worldwide.  But if you didn’t get listen to it on the radio, or are like us and don’t even get radio where you live, you can listen to it, or download it from Rick’s website.

All of the podcasts are listed at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/travel-with-rick-steves/id79063354.

At the moment, Journeying with the People’s Guide to Mexico, is the top interview, release date May 5, 2013.

You can listen to the podcast of the interview by either downloading it on iTunes, or just click the icon (the number) at the beginning of the title, and the interview will start.





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  1. Don Cuevas says:

    Doesn’t seem to be working just now, either as a preview or on the iTunes podcasts page.

    Don Cuevas

  2. Don Cuevas says:

    Located it, listened to it and enjoyed it. Used iTunes, iTunes Store. Search: “Rick Steves”.


    Don Cuevas

  3. Fred says:

    El Tribu Peoples Guide to Mexico,
    Just listened to Carl and Lorena’s interview on Travel with Rick Steves and enjoyed every minute. Everything ya’ll talked about – being part of the culture, getting to know Mexican’s, ask a women how to make her favorite dish, safety and Seafood Sundays, etc. – is as Right On today, as it was yesterday. Carl and Lorena are two very special folks (idols) and so nice to hear their voices and spirit coming through the web/radio show. Fitting to have you on the show for Cinco de Mayo. What was the name and artist of the great “cumbanda” style song about camarones y mariscos at the very end of your segment?
    I was also very tickled by Carl’s comments about the beautiful Mayo Indian town (watering hole) of Topolobamp; Carl had said he chose to visit the town because he liked the name. Just last week I finished work on a song of mine called “Bampo” recorded at Frogville Studios in Santa Fe – which speaks of the many Bampos and that region of Mexico (southern Sonora and northern Sinaloa) and the proverbial waiting for the rains to come. Would love nothing better than to send Carl and Lorena an MP3 of my tune, if you will let me know how best to send it. This wednesday, I have the pleasure of joining Morgan Davie at Frogville where he is finishing up a CD of songs he wrote, played and produced all the music – stay tuned PGM. Blessings to El Tribu Peoples Guide! Fred Shumate

    • churpa says:

      I agree re: interview. Song sounds awesome…Saludos to Morgan for me!

    • Lorena says:

      Hi Fred,

      Thanks for your very very kind words.

      I’ve emailed Tim, Rick’s producer, about that song and will let you know.

      Topolobambo may be the greatest town names in Mexico. And it has excellent seafood and a huge swamp, that we still haven’t explored.

      I look forward to hearing “Bompo” and hope you’ll let us all know when it is available.

      I also hope we will get to hear Morgan’s CD. I have many fond memories of beach gatherings where we danced the evenings away to the music of our Beach Band featuring Morgan and Craig Caffall and Steve Rogers, and …. oh my, memory fails.

    • Lorena says:

      Hi Fred,

      Just heard back from Rick Steves’ producer, Tit Tattan. He said:

      “That music excerpt at the end of the segment was from Ricardo Cerda. The song, “Caldo de Mariscos,” is on his album called Te Sigo Esperando, released by Alianza Records. “

      Thanks for sending your song Bombo. Is it yet available for others to listen to?

      Saludos, Lorena

  4. -el codo- says:

    Rick Steves is one of my heroes. A veritable colossus of the very idea of TRAVELER* versus TOURIST!

    One of the exceedingly few programs (PBS) on television that I do not sneer at.

    *TRAVELLER to you that say “GRAGE” and say “EH?” at the end of every sentence :).

    • -el codo- says:

      My ineptness with computers forced me to search out a direct link to this thirty-two minute interview. The streaming audio quality is superb. Disfrute!


      • Lorena says:

        How has Mexico changed? Communications, especially the internet and cell phone.

        • -el codo- says:


          Turn off any highway onto a dirt road (terraceria o brecha). Drive twenty minutes and you are likely to time travel back ten, twenty, forty years! This is especially true in Oaxaca, Chiapas, Campeche and other mid and southern states. For safety, not highly recommended in the northern third of the country unless I hear a pair of “Si Como No” from different locals.

          When I visit remote areas, especially if they are arid, I like to bring a big bag of fruit and pass it out to the kids. Sure they’d rather dulces Sonrics, or Barcel but tough.

          Want to cause a mini sensation? Bring lots of cinnamon chewing gum from home like Big Red brand. It’s unknown in México but they sure know what “canela” is and most adults adore the slight “pica” of Big Red gum. A few packages go a long way, stick by stick.

  5. Nancy Gale says:

    It was a wonderful interview! Enjoyed every minute on Saturday and now I can listen again – Thanks!

    • Lorena says:

      So glad you enjoyed it Nancy. Rick and Tim made us sound much more coherent. ;-)