In a These Parts special episode, the McNally Brothers cross the pond for an incredible multi-country trip. It's a once in a lifetime event that can only truly be called The European Spectacular!



A town with the highest number of umbrella-related fatalities of nannies.

Vivre, France

A town that's taken the peasant-cuisine renaissance to its inevitable extreme.

Vermeklimdam, Netherlands

A town that avidly and demonstrably supports the de-taboo-ification of very mild cultural transgressions.


A town whose skewed beauty standards are a product of a former regional monarch’s incestuous bloodline.

Leonardofino, Italy

A town that incorporated Da Vinci’s least known inventions into their everyday lives and still use them.

Ämerikia, Estonia

A town established to appease an Estonian Prince's love American culture.