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Program 292: Running with the Dogs; Running of the Bulls; Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Release Date: 07-07-2012


We'll hear about this year's Iditarod sled dog race across Alaska from a rookie racer, Rick's younger sister. A guide from Pamplona, Spain tells us about the big San Fermín festival they're celebrating this week, and what the running of the bulls is all about. We'll also explore the craze in crime fiction from Scandinavia, where author Steig Larsson used his novels as a way to critique Swedish society.


  • Dog mushers Jan Steves and Bob Chlupach, from Willow, Alaska
  • Francisco Glaría, tour guide from Pamplona, Spain
  • Tour guide Ylva da Silva from Stockholm, Sweden
  • Lisa Rybloom, tour guide specialist on Scandinavia

Related Links

  • A photo of Jan Steves on the Iditarod trail with her sled dog team.
  • On his blog, Rick shares an e-mail Jan sent him from the Manley checkpoint during a Serum Run race she ran in 2011, in preparation for her 2012 Iditarod run.
  • The official Iditarod Sled Dog race website includes blog entries and statistics from the 2012 race, which Jan Steves completed, and in which she won the annual "red lantern" award.
  • Francisco Glaría lives in Pamplona, and guides with Novoturs in Spain's Navarra region.
  • The official Steig Larsson website.
  • Tours of Stockholm sites related to Steig Larsson's books are organized through the City Museum of Stockholm.