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Today: Paul Salopek is walking "Out of Eden" and around the world
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Links to Paul Salopek
• Out of Eden Walk (on National Geographic's website): “Paul Salopek’s 24,000-mile odyssey is a decade-long experiment in slow journalism. Moving at the beat of his footsteps, Paul is walking the pathways of the first humans who migrated out of Africa in the Stone Age and made the Earth ours. Along the way he is covering the major stories of our time - from climate change to technological innovation, from mass migration to cultural survival - by giving voice to the people who inhabit them every day. His words, as well as his photographs, video, and audio, create a global record of human life at the start of a new millennium as told by villagers, nomads, traders, farmers, soldiers, and artists who rarely make the news. In this way, if we choose to slow down and observe carefully, we also can rediscover our world.”
• From this post by walking partner Yang Wendou in Yunnan province, China (January 19, 2022): “Looking back on the more than 200 miles I walked with Paul, I came to an unexpected realization. Walking for its own sake, while healthy and admirable, is only a small part of the benefit of moving with our feet. A deeper reward is rediscovering the world around us, shortening the distance between each other, deepening mutual understanding, and sharing each other’s cultures.”
• About Paul Salopek: “Born in California in 1962, Paul Salopek was raised in central Mexico. As a writer and journalist, he has traveled to more than 50 countries and earned most of America’s top print media awards, including Pulitzers for his reporting on human genetics and the civil war in Congo. In his past lives, Paul worked as a commercial fisherman in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, mined gold in Australia, and managed a ranch in Mexico.” See also Wikipedia.
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|Artist||Track||Images||Approx. start time|
|Paul Salopek discusses his 24,000-mile "Out of Eden Walk" and what it means for our technological society.|
|Tomaš Dvořák||Game Boy Tune|
|Interview with Paul Salopek||0:08:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Mark's comments||0:48:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|The Cleverlys||I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)||0:53:57 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|