Walking

November 6, 2016
(was 12.21.2014)

Walk long enough and far enough, and you will never be the same.  This week, stories of people who transformed their lives by picking up their feet, blazing trails, enduring blisters and frostbite and bad trail food. 

  1. "Walking Saved My Life" - Cheryl Strayed

    Girl loses self, solo hikes 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, and finds herself.  Cheryl Strayed's best-selling memoir "Wild" is now a movie, starring Reese Witherspoon.  Cheryl makes the case for walking as a life-saving act.

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  2. What Makes Werner Walk?

    Filmmaker Werner Herzog is obsessive about many things, including walking. Listen to find out why Werner walks.

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  3. Grandma Gatewood's Walk

    Emma Gatewood had 11 children and 23 grandchildren when she became the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail, at age 67.  She became a folk hero and helped save the Trail.  Ben Montgomery brings us her story.

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  4. Walking England's Coast

    Jules Pretty spent a year circumnavigating England's southeastern coast on foot.  He discovered tidal paths, secret roads, and beaches covered in tiny fragments of 18th century human bones.

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  5. BookMark: Michel Faber on Kurt Vonnegut's "God Bless You Mr. Rosewater"

    Novelist Michel Faber recommends one of his favorite books:  "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater," by Kurt Vonnegut.

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  6. This Year's Funniest Autobiography - John Cleese's New Memoir

    John Cleese gave us Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Life of Brian, the Ministry of Silly Walks, and the neurotic hotel manager in Fawlty Towers.  He looks back over it all in his new memoir, "So, Anyway."

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