Program 479: Atlas Obscura America; The Not-Quite States; North Korea Holiday

Release Date: 04-01-2017


Folks from online magazine Atlas Obscura share some of their favorite American roadside attractions. Then author Doug Mack explains the unique status of the United States' far-flung territories, where American citizenship is "complicated." And writer, photographer, and businesswoman Wendy Simmons describes her remarkable tour of North Korea.


  • Dylan Thuras, co-founder, and chief editor Ella Morton of the "Atlas Obscura" website and book (Workman Publishing)
  • Doug Mack, author of "The Not-Quite States of America"  (W. W. Norton)
  • Wendy E. Simmons, author of "My Holiday In North Korea" (Rosetta Books)

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Program Extras

More with Wendy Simmons - Wendy Simmons, author of "My Holiday in North Korea," tells Rick the general costs and planning required to visit North Korea, and the difference between visiting with a tour group and going solo. (runs 2:37)