"Čas proměn": Prague in a Time of Transformation with Mark Baker

February 3rd, 2022 · 43 mins 45 secs

About this Episode

On this episode, Lera and our new host Misha speak with travel writer and journalist Mark Baker based in Prague. They discuss how he went from writing for the likes of Bloomberg and working for Radio Free Europe to researching and creating travel books for Lonely Planet and others. Mark Baker expounds on his latest book, not a travel guide but a memoir, which covers his amazing stories and experiences in Prague in the decade following the Cold War. We hope you enjoy!


Mark Baker is a travel writer and journalist. He first visited Prague as a student in 1984 and began living there, after a stint in Vienna, in the early 1990s. Since then he has written or co-written a number of guidebooks to the Czech Republic and other countries in the region. Baker was also one of the founders of the Globe coffeehouse and bookstore, a center of Prague’s English-speaking community in the 1990s, when capitalism returned to Czechoslovakia. Check out his website to read his blog and see his many publications! https://markbakerprague.com/

(Photo credit: Mark Baker)

PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on October 29th, 2021 via Zoom.

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Associate Producer/Host: Lera Toropin (@earlportion)
Assistant Producer/Host: Misha Simanovskyy (@MSimanovskyy)
Associate Producer: Cullan Bendig (@cullanwithana)
Assistant Producer: Sergio Glajar
Assistant Producer: Zach Johnson
Executive Assistant: Katherine Birch
Recording, Editing, and Sound Design: Michelle Daniel

Music Producer: Charlie Harper (Connect: facebook.com/charlie.harper.1485 Instagram: @charlieharpermusic) www.charlieharpermusic.com (Main theme by Charlie Harper and additional background music by Ketsa, Dlay, Anthem of Rain, Makaih Beats, Antony Raijekov, Shaolin Dub)

Executive Producer & Creator: Michelle Daniel (Connect: facebook.com/mdanielgeraci www.msdaniel.com)

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