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)
- Atlas Obscura lists thousands of curious places and experiences on its website. Their book has fast become a best-seller, and is published by Workman Publishing.
- Among the unusual sites Dylan and Ella discuss are the Luray Caverns in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
- Douglas Mack is the author of "The Not-Quite States of America." He also wrote "Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day," in which he tried to travel using an outdated 1963 guidebook.
- The We The People Project aims to secure national voting rights for citizens of the American territories.
- Fina'denne' sauce is explained as a staple of Chamorro cuisine on the Guampedia website.
- Wendy Simmons wrote "My Holiday in North Korea" about her tour of the country. She includes photos from her trip to North Korea on her website, and summarized her experience for the Huffington Post.
- Wikipedia maintains a list of foreign nationals held in detention in North Korea.
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)