Twin Peaks

Reporting from the world’s highlines and highlands

Jeanne Menjoulet/Flickr
Jeanne Menjoulet/Flickr


Sarah Williams Goldhagen takes us on a tour of New York’s High Line—and the insides of our brains—and Judith Matloff talks about traveling 72,000 miles, across nearly a dozen mountain ranges, as she investigated why the world’s highlands harbor so much violence.

Go beyond the episode:

• Sarah Williams Goldhagen’s Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives
• Judith Matloff’s No Friends But the Mountains: Dispatches from the World’s Violent Highlands
• Plan your own trip to New York’s High Line park

Tune in every two weeks to catch interviews with the liveliest voices from literature, the arts, sciences, history, and public affairs; reports on cutting-edge works in progress; long-form narratives; and compelling excerpts from new books. Hosted by Stephanie Bastek.

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Stephanie Bastek is the senior editor of the Scholar and the producer/host of the Smarty Pants podcast.


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