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  • All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West | David Gessner

    All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Gessner
    • Narrated By Brian O'Neil
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    Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. Now, the award-winning nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists - from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches - braiding their stories and asking how they speak to the lives of all those who care about the West. What is the future of a region beset by droughts and fires, by fracking and drilling?

  • Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth | David Gessner

    Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Gessner
    • Narrated By David Gessner
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    Before he made a name for himself as an acclaimed essayist and nature writer, David Gessner devoted his 20s to a cultish sport called Ultimate Frisbee. Like his teammates and rivals, he trained for countless hours, sacrificing his body and potential career for a chance at fleeting glory without fortune or fame. His only goal: to win Nationals and go down in Ultimate history as one of the greatest athletes no one has ever heard of.

  • Man V. Nature | David Pasquesi,Ed Herbstman,Mark Gessner

    Man V. Nature

    • ORIGINAL (25 mins)
    • By David Pasquesi, Ed Herbstman, Mark Gessner
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    Three men are stranded in a lifeboat. Adapted from a short story by Diane Cook, our adaptation is by Diana McCorry. Performed by David Pasquesi, Ed Herbstman, and Mark Gessner. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell. "Man V. Nature" is from the collection of the same name, copyright 2014 by Diane Cook, used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

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