This week Dave and Steel offer their congratulations to the 2015 Name of the Year (won by Idaho’s finest citizen!), discuss the allure of road trips, their dream vacations and vacation dreams, and are joined by Dave’s wife Arianne for a special To the Limits segment, in which the trio discusses Born to Run, Arianne’s visit to the Tarahumara tribe in Northern Mexico, and Aron Ralston, the man whose experiences inspired the film 127 Hours. Dave and Steel also try to answer two very important questions in a lengthy segment of Unchained Melodies which features music by Spoon, Mötley Crüe, Dizzee Rascal, Ratatat, The Gipsy Kings, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Okkervil River, and Stylophonic, and Dave drops some book wisdom from the great Don DeLillo.
Name of the Year
- A picture of Dave’s family’s van:
- The Hagia Sophia, in Istanbul [Steel’s dream vacation]
- Machu Picchu [Dave’s dream vacation]
To the Limits
- Christopher McDougall’s book Born to Run, which features the Tarahumara Indians of northern Mexico.
- Some photos from Arianne’s trip to visit the Tarahumara people in 2006:
- Aron Ralston’s story, as reported by the St. Petersburg Times.
Spoon — I Turn My Camera On
Mötley Crüe — Kickstart My Heart
Dizzee Rascal — Fix Up, Look Sharp
Ratatat — Loud Pipes
The Gipsy Kings — Bamboleo
Rodrigo y Gabriela — Hanuman
Okkervil River — Last Long Song For Now
Stylophonic — If Everybody in the World Loved Everybody in the World
This week’s passage of Book Wisdom comes from the section in Don DeLillo’s White Noise about the ‘most photographed barn in America’.