Aleks Krotoski explores whether technology has impaired our ability to wander. Now that off-grid is on-grid and we can send emails from mountaintops, have we sacrificed the pleasure of travelling to discover new places and ourselves?
Andrew Forsthoefel is a freelance radio producer. He walked 4,000 miles across the USA from his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania to the Pacific Ocean. He recorded his experiences in over 80-hours of audio, some of which is featured in the programme. He’s currently writing a book about his experiences.
Jay Allison is an award-winning radio producer. He's also Editor and Founder of transom.org. The organisation is a showcase and workshop for new public radio. Jay spent months working with Andrew to help craft his many hours of audio into, ‘Walking Across America: Advice for a Young Man’. As Jay says, “It’s rare we take the time to listen to hour-long radio stories anymore, but I hope you’ll listen to this one, maybe twice."
Jan Chipchase is the Executive Creative Director of Global Insights at Frog Design. He spends much of his time on the road, identifying emerging international trends. You can gain a vicarious slice of his globetrotting life via his twitter: