227: What if you faced a terrifying beast?
“What it felt like was - I am absolutely here, but this is not happening to us…This is not happening at all.”
Today’s episode featured John W. Evans. John is the author of three award-winning books. His poems and essays appear in Slate, The Missouri Review, ZYZZYVA, Poets & Writers, and have been listed as Notable in Best American Essays. He is the Nancy Draper Lecturer of Creative Nonfiction at Stanford University. His author website is www.johnwevans.com.
Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock
Episode Summary: A newly married man traveling the world with the love of his life faces unimaginable horror on a hiking trail in Romania.
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Content/Trigger Warnings: graphic violence, graphic bodily injury, death, animal attack, animal death, explicit language
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Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper
Music Bed: “Union Flow” – Spuntic
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