Today we offer some inspiration as you try to squeeze in one more road trip this summer. Ever the Englishman, writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry traveled across the United States in a black London cab, visiting all 50 states to experience first-hand what makes America unique. Fry stopped in Georgia for Thanksgiving, marched in a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, learned how to pick a banjo with hillbillies, and palled around with Ted Turner on his Montana ranch. Fry's book is appropriately titled, Stephen Fry in America: Fifty States and the Man Who Set Out to See Them All.
Then, another long drive. After he left the White House, Harry Truman drove his car from Independence, Missouri to New York City and back again, stopping at motels and diners just like any other tourist. Matthew Algeo retraces the excursion in Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip. [Broadcast Date: August 3, 2015]
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