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The Excursions Episode

Audio - June 19, 2012 by Cally Carswell
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Just in time for summer travel season, we'll spend this episode of West of 100 wandering the West. Journalist Scott Carrier and poet Alex Caldiero visit the Sun Tunnels, a far-flung art installation in the Utah desert. High Country News editorial fellow Neil LaRubbio gives us a peek into the world of modern hoboes. (Neil is producing a documentary, Freeload, about train hoppers; check out the trailer and contribute to his Kickstarter campaign here.) And from producer Jonathan Mitchell, A Beginner's Guide to Hitchhiking

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Music in this episode:

"The Heart of the Cat" by Ergo Phizmiz, licensed under Creative Commons 

Sounds in this episode: 

Man saying "Roadtrip!"; car door shutting, courtesy nmscher; engine starting, courtesy RutgerMuller; train whistle, courtesy HerbertBoland; cars passing, courtesy volivieri. Licensed under Creative Commons. 

Clips from Freeload trailer, courtesy Highway Goat Productions

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