First, Journalist Linda Ellerbee talks with Anne Strainchamps about her latest book Take Big Bites: Adventures around the World and across the Table
. Ellerbee remembers buying oranges in Afghanistan, visiting Vietnam a generation after the war, and bathing in the Mediterranean to mark the passing of Julia Child. Also, Dean King, author of Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival
tells Jim Fleming about the ordeal of Captain James Riley and his crew. They lost their ship and were enslaved by desert nomads for months. Then, Rebecca Solnit, the author of A Field Guide to Getting Lost
. She tells Steve Paulson that getting lost has many meanings and that sometimes it's a good thing if it allows you to go beyond your own constraints and comfort zones. Finally, Colin Meloy, who likes to lose himself in music. He's the songwriter and lead singer of a band called The Decemberists. Doug Gordon prepared this profile. And we hear lots of music. [Broadcast Date: September 29, 2006]
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