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Minnesota native Ian Grant experiences Puerto Rico, Australia, Mongolia for new TV series

DULUTH —In the period between the quiet beginning and end of the documentary-style series “Relic Hunters” and the start of his new project, Ian Grant received pitches for other television shows that similarly combined history and travel.

One took a cue from the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where a visitor can find the oddities magnified in liquid-filled jars: the intestines of cholera patients, the hands of a person who had gout, or the dried foot skin of a 23-year-old with a skin-picking compulsion.

“I would travel around the world looking for famous people’s various body parts,” Grant said in a recent phone interview, “Like Joan of Arc’s tibia.”

While that didn’t come to fruition — “I don’t know if that’s a bummer,” he said — Grant’s new program “Culture Quest” does have him again traveling the world, but to meet with living, breathing artists. Episodes are…

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