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Two Wheels to Nowhere - Episode 5

From: Aengus Anderson
Series: Two Wheels to Nowhere
Length: 29:05

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Keene Valley, New York to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two Wheels to Nowhere is a seven-part series that weaves together the story of one man's motorcycle journey around the United States with the voices of people he met along the way. It is a conversation about people's greatest sources of excitement and concern--a conversation that ultimately explores how different Americans face the unknown.

Ep5_small This is a story of America told through snapshots of excitement and fear. Over the course of three months, Aengus Anderson rode his motorcycle around the United States and asked 166 random Americans the same two questions: what is the most exciting thing in your life? What is the most concerning thing? From beauty shop owners in Cairo, IL to contractors in rural South Carolina, a common theme emerged, one that spanned a cultural divide. From the left to the right, Americans expressed an uncomfortable feeling that something fundamental was off balance. Some worried about an environmental collapse, others a spiritual one, but their underlying disquiet was the same.

Two Wheels to Nowhere is a mix of interviews with a first-person travel narrative, a story that winds its way across American landscapes, both physical and cultural. It explores ideas through counterpoint and finds common ground in unlikely places. It is a story of choices, changes, and facing the unknown.

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This is a story of America told through snapshots of excitement and fear. Over the course of three months, Aengus Anderson rode his motorcycle around the United States and asked 166 random Americans the same two questions: what is the most exciting thing in your life? What is the most concerning thing? From beauty shop owners in Cairo, IL to contractors in rural South Carolina, a common theme emerged, one that spanned a cultural divide. From the left to the right, Americans expressed an uncomfortable feeling that something fundamental was off balance. Some worried about an environmental collapse, others a spiritual one, but their underlying disquiet was the same.

Two Wheels to Nowhere is a mix of interviews with a first-person travel narrative, a story that winds its way across American landscapes, both physical and cultural. It explores ideas through counterpoint and finds common ground in unlikely places. It is a story of choices, changes, and facing the unknown.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
The Cosmic Gate Thievery Corporation Cosmic Game. Eighteenth Street 2005 02:19
Warning Shots (Feat Sleepy Wonder And Gunjan) Thievery Corporation Cosmic Game. Eighteenth Street 2005 05:02
The Foundation Thievery Corporation Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi. Eighteenth Street 1997 05:39
Big Men Cry Banco de Gaia Big Men Cry. Mammoth 1997 06:06
Vivid Thievery Corporation Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi. Eighteenth Street 1997 04:23
Sang-Lien DJ Cam Mad Blunted Jazz. Shadow Records 1996 05:59

Related Website

www.twowheelstonowhere.com