McCandless and the Ethics of Risk

The McCandless bus on the Stampede Trail near Healy. Wikimedia photo by Erikhalfacre

Why and how we take risks is a constant topic on Outdoor Explorer. On this edition, we take it head on, with Craig Medred, the controversial and outspoken outdoor writer who has often commented on others’ backcountry mishaps. In particular, we’ll be discussing the Chris McCandless story, which is the subject of another new book and a PBS film. The topic is risk, reality, media fantasy, and how they interact. Join us for a lively hour of radio.

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth


BROADCAST: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, November 20, 2014, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. AKDT

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