Program 469: Fresh Starts: Schultz and Sedaris; Outdoor Adventures; Unseen City

Release Date: 12-31-2016


Authors David Sedaris and Patricia Schultz encourage making travel plans in the new year. Chris Santella recommends getting outdoors for an adrenaline kick heli-skiing in Alaska or a civilized game of golf on the coast of Ireland. Plus, Nate Johnson stirs up our curiosity about urban wildlife from the birds we take for granted to the plants we never noticed.


  • Patricia Schultz, author of "1000 Places to See Before You Die" and "1000 Places to See in the U.S. and Canada Before You Die"  (Workman Publishing)
  • Author David Sedaris 
  • Chris Santella, author of the "50 Places" recreation guidebooks (Abrams Books)
  • Nathanael Johnson, author of "Unseen City" (Rodale Books) 

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Program Extras

More about the Scottish new year - There is a whole batch of fun traditions and superstitions that people in Scotland use to welcome in the new year "for auld lang syne." Ken Hanley and Anne Doig from Edinburgh explain how they usher in a Scottish new year. (runs 3:33)