In my years working as a staff photographer for snowboard industry magazines, with a snowmobile in the back of my truck and a backseat full of camera/backcountry equipment, I was on the road a lot. This term is used loosely. Being “on the road” can just mean traveling away from home, but for me it meant driving on actual roads to get places because snowmobiles are a difficult to take as checked baggage on airplanes.
The Open Road. Somewhere Between Salt Lake City and Summit County, Colorado
Before I set out for a 10-20 hour drive I would organize the mandatory feel good peppy music playlist, but what really kept me going on those long drives are books on tape and podcasts.
My favorite podcast is the This American Life podcast from WBEZ, Chicago, http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ This American Life has been producing podcasts since 1995. I’ve listened to every single podcast and am hungry for a new or re-worked podcast each week. The episodes are entertaining, educational and enlightening to the view of others.
Last weekends episode titled 454: Mr. Daisey and The Apple Factory has stuck with me like no other, I can’t stop thinking about the insightful presentation. The episode presents how our (American’s as consumers) worship of “crap” affects others and exposes another country culture of work. It’s a powerful presentation and I recommend it and any of the other This American Life episodes.