About a month ago we launched our new weekly Skift Podcast, and five episodes in we know we have something good on hand based on all the great feedback so far.

For those who haven’t yet listened, we have collected them in this one post, below. This is a venue where we sit down with creatives, executives, and entrepreneurs from across the industry to discuss their insights and perspectives on the how and why of travelers’ habits, industry patterns, and the seismic changes happening to each.

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Start your July 4th long weekend by listening to these five:

Episode 5: How Bikes Are Changing The Way We Experience Cities

Guests for this episodeDani Simmons, who has worked in sustainable transportation in New York City for 11 years and currently serves as the director of communications and government affairs at Motivate (operators of Citibike), the nation’s largest bike share operator; and Dean DiSimone, who went from architect to media executive to owner of Tokyobike New York, which sells well-designed, lightweight bikes based on the concept of Tokyo Slow.



Episode 4: The Renegade Tours Disrupting City Visits For Tourists & Locals

Guests for this episodeNick Gray, founder of MuseumHack, which runs fast-paced tours through New York’s most famous museums, and David Behringer, founder of The Two Percent, which runs a live audio tour of New York art exhibitions.



Episode 3: Travel PR Is the Invisible Engine Fueling Your Travel Inspiration

Guests for this episode: Laura Davidson, founder and CEO of Laura Davidson Public Relations and Jennifer Maguire, President of Jennifer Maguire Communications & PR.



Episode 2: How Culinary Obsessions Are Changing the Way We Travel

Guests for this episodeDan Amatuzzi, the general manager at Eataly, the high-end Italian food market/mall chain with the famous flagship store in the Flatiron district of NYC, and Lionel Ohayon, the founder of innovation agency Icrave.


Episode 1: The Appeal of Mass Tourism in the Age of Authentic Travel

Guests for the episodeFred Dixon, the CEO of New York’s tourism marketing organization NYC & Company and Pegi Vail, an anthropologist at New York University and filmmaker who has explored the relationship between tourism and sustainability through her documentary Gringo Trails.