Synopses & Reviews
Meet Colin Angus and Julie Wafael, who spent two years circumnavigating the globe using their hands and feet. Turn on the radio in Katmandu and hear music from the 70s. Learn how robot jockeys are solving a human rights problem in Dubai. (It has to do with camel races.) Get ready for carnival in Rio. And walk through old Beijing before it's demolished for high-rise development.
NPR has correspondents all over the world. As listeners learn, most meet with friendliness and hospitality, even in the most out-of-the-way places.
". . . just perfect for summer car trips . . ."
--Boston Globe Family Motor Coaching
"It's an experience not to be missed!"
"The same stories you enjoy on the air are now better than ever on audio CDs called NPR Road Trips. These CDs make for easy listening; plus they are educational and entertaining."
--Family Motor Coaching
With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips
series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them--and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining you've come to expect from NPR.
• "Adventurers Cross the Globe by Foot and Hand "
• "1970s Nostalgia Thrives in Katmandu"
• "Robot Jockeys Give Camel Racing a Modern Twist"
• "Listener Sends 'Postcard' from Rio's Carnival"
• "A Walk Through Beijing's Vanishing Hutongs"
Includes "Adventurers Cross the Globe by Foot and Hand," "1970s Nostalgia Thrives in Katmandu," "Robot Jockeys Give Camel Racing a Modern Twist," "Listener Sends 'Postcard' from Rio's Carnival," and "A Walk Through Beijing's Vanishing Hutongs."
About the Author
NOAH ADAMS is an American broadcast journalist and author, known primarily for his more than thirty years of experience on National Public Radio. A former co-host of the daily All Things Considered program, he has also served as senior correspondent at the network's National Desk.Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPRs audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.