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
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