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.
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.