Program 333: Rock & Roll Roadtrips; Irish Homecoming; Proving Up On the Great Plains

Release Date: 07-27-2013


Explore sites that pay homage to some of the icons of rock and roll. Get a heartfelt taste of music traditions in Ireland where a homecoming theme invites visitors this year. Also, explore how the Great Plains can get you in touch with Native American and pioneer history, the natural world, and a few curiosities along the way.


  • Travel writer Robert Reid
  • Traditional Irish singer Liam O'Riordan, from County Cork, Ireland
  • Tour guide and hostel proprietor Stephen McPhilemy, based in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Josh Garrett Davis, author of "Ghost Dances: Proving Up on the Great Plains" (Little, Brown)

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Program Extras

Program Extra 1 - Robert Reid describes more sites for a rock and roll roadtrip in London and New York: The Dakota building at New York's Central Park West, where John Lennon was shot, the Ed Sullivan Theater, and Denmark Street in London. (runs 1:32)

Program Extra 2 - Josh Garrett Davis shares two more of his favorite places in the Great Plains: The Bad Lands of South Dakota, and the "Garden of Eden" folk art installation in Lucas, Kansas. (runs 1:11)