In May of 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and women boarded a plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a mysterious valley on the island of New Guinea. It was supposed to be a pleasure tour but it became something entirely different when the plane crashed killing all but three. Badly injured and unequipped for the jungle, the survivors set out to try to find help and instead found a primitive tribe who had never seen a white person. Mitchell Zuckoff tells this true story of survival, adventure and rescue in his new book Lost in Shangri-La.
Then, Bob talks with 20-year-old multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Sarah Jarosz. She signed a recording contract as a senior in high school and her first album earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Instrumental. Jarosz left Texas to study music at The New England Conservatory in Boston and has just released her second album called Follow Me Down. [Broadcast Date: June 7, 2011]
Listen to Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff.
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