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Riding The Rails: Life As A Drifter

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Drifters maintain a constant state of motion, crisscrossing the country untethered to a physical address. TCU sociologist Jeff Ferrell joins us to talk about what he learned by spending time in these ephemeral communities, which he writes about in “Drift: Illicit Mobility and Uncertain Knowledge” (University of California Press).

The featured image is from “A Period of Juvenile Prosperity” (Twin Palms Publishers) by photographer Mike Brodie. See more of his work here.

This episode originally aired May 2, 2018.