This episode continues this months live broadcast of hobo themed content in conjunction with the UConn Archives exhibition There & Back Again: A Hobo’s Tale on view until February 28th, 2020. A family history was delivered to me this month, written under the moniker Hobo Hills, detailing a train hop from California to Kansas in 1977. Listen along to the narrative of a sailor hopping the iron road.

Featured Tracks:

Boxcar Willie – Freight Train Carry Me Home

John Lee Hooker – Hobo Blues

Woody Guthrie – Hobo’s Lullaby

Holy Locust – Tangled in Ropes

We the Heathens – Neurotic Decay

Glenn Campbell – By the Time I Get to Phoenix

Tom T. Hall – That’s How I Got to Memphis

Grateful Dead – Casey Jones

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About The Author

Graham Stinnett

Graham is an Archivist overseeing the Human Rights and Alternative Press Collections at the UConn Library, Archives & Special Collections. His work focuses on the archivist as activist and expanding access to archives for a diverse audience. His personal interests deal with settler colonialism in antebellum Kansas Territory and Civil War memory.

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