Today's The World This Weekend appeared to have grounded its globetrotter-in-chief Mark Mardell.
Thankfully, BBC Radio 4 as-a-whole's globetrotter-in-chief-for-life James Naughtie was on hand, touring the mountains of West Virginia in advance of the US elections, and attending a Trump rally.
He poured out his usual rich, creamy prose, and turned on his ever-so-impartial irony/sarcasm:
It was very interesting being in that crowd. He was talking about coalmines reopening in West Virginia - which is true to an extent, although a big one has just closed - but what they were waiting for from him was to get onto the really gutsy stuff, you know, immigration, Mexican rapists and murderers coming over, this Honduran caravan - still a thousand miles away incidentally, which, you know, necessitates troops being sent to the border to guard the very soul of America. Now, I mean, how many Honduran migrants are there in West Virginia? I would hazard a guess, you know, single figures, if at all. And yet they sound as if it's an alien invasion coming in a spacecraft from Mars. And he loves it. He whips it up.And Jim whips it up for the Radio 4 audience too.