Hitchhiking (Revised)

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August 14, 2016

Does anyone still hitchhike? Cult film director John Waters does. At the age of 66, he hitchhiked 2,800 miles, from Baltimore to San Francisco. He tells us about the people who picked him up, along with some who didn't. And did the American Interstate System pave the way for fear and violence on the highways?

  1. Killer on the Road - Ginger Strand

    Ginger Strand talks about her book, "Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate."

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  2. Carsick: Hitchhiking Across America - John Waters

    John Waters talks about his book, "Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America."

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  3. Anywhere - Mishy Harman

    Mishy Harman, host of the "Israel Story" radio program, shares his story of trying to win back his ex-girlfriend by hitchhiking around the world.

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  4. Maggie Nelson on "Close to the Knives"

    Maggie Nelson recommends "Close to the Knives" by David Wojnarowicz.

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  5. The Romance of Ballooning

    Before the airplane was invented, ballooning was all the rage, and many people thought this was the future of air travel. Cultural historian Richard Holmes describes the remarkable history of the hot air balloon.

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