Program 296: Appalachian Trails

Release Date: 08-11-2012


Some things haven't changed much over the years in Appalachia. Rock the cradle of country music, from kitchy Dollywood, to all-day mountain music jams along Virginia's "Crooked Road." Tony Horwitz explores how John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, still haunts us today. Also, we'll hear how fun it is to hike the Appalachian Trail.


  • London-based travel writer Will Hide
  • Tony Horwitz, author of "Midnight Rising" (Henry Holt and Co.)
  • Appalachian Trail hiker Albert Dragon, author of "Avalanche and Gorilla Jim" (Morgan James Publishing)