"One thing I will say is that my intention was to piss people off, which may be the main reason it never played on a national program. Listen to it if you want."
Scott hitchhiked across the transom the 1983. It is something of a public radio legend. He left a failed marriage in Salt Lake City and spent several weeks thumbing his way east, carrying a tape recorder and a microphone, until he arrived at National Public Radio in Washington, DC and, with the help of Weekend All Things Considered, made a piece about his journey.
Here’s a piece Scott made soon after he got to Washington. He spent several months hanging with the mostly homeless protesters living across from the White House in Lafayette Square Park.
Scott Carrier presents his stories on religious fundamentalism, from Afghanistan and America, 2001-2011.