Author Phil Patton and singer Linda Thompson on this edition of Fresh Air. Phil Patton is the author of Bug: The Strange Mutations of the World's Most Famous Automobile. It's a cultural history of the Volkswagen Beetle, the most produced and best known car of all time. Patton writes for the New York Times, Esquire, Wired, and ID. He also wrote Dreamland: Travels inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51. Linda Thompson's back performing after a long hiatus. She was formerly part of a British folk-rock duo with her husband, Richard Thompson. In 1985, Linda Thompson left the stage, diagnosed with hysterical dysphonia, a form of stage fright. Her new CD is called Fashionably Late and she collaborated with Richard and their son Teddy on the album's songs. (Broadcast Date: September 23, 2002)
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