Re:sound #49: The Stans Show

This hour: a group of tourists travels through Central Asia, where antics and misbehavior ensue.

2006 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: a group of tourists travels through Central Asia, where antics and misbehavior ensue.

The Stans
by Benjamin Adair (The Savvy Traveler, 2001)
An entertaining and provocative story of a group of Americans seeking adventure, new experiences, and maybe a little bit of extra-marital sex while traveling through Central Asia into Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. One thing makes itself abundantly clear: all of their well-laid plans and pre-conceptions about what to expect were terribly mistaken.

Interview with Benjamin Adair
Re:sound host Gwen Macsai talks with the producer of "The Stans" about documenting a world (and worldview) that was on the cusp of a drastic change.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Roman Mars.

produced by

Ben Adair

Ben Adair (@benadair) is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and educator. He leads BA Creative and produces the podcast First Time Last Time.

Roman Mars

Roman Mars (@romanmars) is the creator of 99% Invisible , a short radio show about design and architecture.


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