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Over the Road

Radiotopia

Over the Road is an eight-part series that gives voice to the trials and triumphs of America’s long haul truckers. Host “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer, a musician, storyteller and trucker for nearly 40 years, takes you behind the wheel to explore a devoted community and a world that’s changing amidst new technologies and regulations. Over the Road is a podcast from Overdrive Magazine and PRX’s Radiotopia.

Over the Road is an eight-part series that gives voice to the trials and triumphs of America’s long haul truckers. Host “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer, a musician, storyteller and trucker for nearly 40 years, takes you behind the wheel to explore a devoted community and a world that’s changing amidst new technologies and regulations. Over the Road is a podcast from Overdrive Magazine and PRX’s Radiotopia.

Location:

United States

Networks:

Radiotopia

PRX

Description:

Over the Road is an eight-part series that gives voice to the trials and triumphs of America’s long haul truckers. Host “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer, a musician, storyteller and trucker for nearly 40 years, takes you behind the wheel to explore a devoted community and a world that’s changing amidst new technologies and regulations. Over the Road is a podcast from Overdrive Magazine and PRX’s Radiotopia.

Language:

English

Contact:

617-576-5455


Episodes

The Road Ahead

5/28/2020
In our series finale, Paul checks back in with truckers we’ve met throughout Over the Road, as the team convenes at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas to ponder the million-dollar question: will self-driving trucks render American truck drivers obsolete? Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:46:54

Channel One-Nine #7

5/21/2020
For this final mini-episode Paul is in the hot seat, taking your questions on everything from pet policies to hitchhikers, ‘how’s my driving?’ and highway hand signals. Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:14:24

“The Long Haul of Fame”

5/14/2020
Meet a handful of Paul’s unsung heroes from within and around trucking, including a pistol-packing grandmother, a disc jockey who brought meaningful overnight trucking radio back to the airwaves and a fellow refrigerated freight hauler who helped Paul pick up the pieces after a pivotal tragedy in his career. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:59:07

Channel One-Nine #6

5/7/2020
For all the “four-wheelers” listening, long-time trucker and trainer Gary Buchs lays out the dos and don’ts of sharing the road with semis. We cover following-distance, blindspots, light etiquette and a few tricks that might just change the way you drive on the highway. Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:07:59

Our Punjabi Brothers

4/30/2020
Punjabi-Americans represent a large and fast-growing segment of the trucking community, especially among California’s Central Valley produce haulers. In this episode, Binda Atwal tells the story of how Punjabi drivers got into the politics of trucking: leading the largest trucker demonstration in a generation, and changing a few hearts and minds in the process. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:36:12

Channel One-Nine #5

4/23/2020
We take a tour of “The Goose,” a forest green Freightliner with more than its fair share of creature comforts and personal character. The Goose’s owners, Daniel and Phyllis Snow, offer a good example of just how far some truckers will go to make a truck their own. Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:07:10

Back Home

4/16/2020
The stresses of trucking on family life are well-known to those working over the road. In this episode, Over the Road producer Lacy Roberts heads home to Montana to explore her family’s three-generation history in trucking, and how this job has shaped them all. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:49:17

Update From the Road — April 14

4/14/2020
Paul checks back in, this time with a story of kindness amidst the challenges and strain of trucking during a pandemic. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:05:38

Channel One-Nine #4

4/9/2020
A speed round of questions on the theme of truck mechanics, featuring veteran owner-operator Ingrid Brown. Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:10:37

Three Stops in Kentucky

4/2/2020
On this tour of independent truck stops in Eastern Kentucky, Long Haul Paul investigates the enduring and alluring mystique of the “nanner nanner pudding,” and learns how each stop is keeping the lights on amidst the ever-expanding, seemingly ubiquitous national chains. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:48:07

Another Update From the Road

3/31/2020
The impacts of COVID-19 have radiated out into every corner of the trucking industry. We check back in Paul and four other drivers to hear how life on the road continues to change. Hear more from Paul's dispatches, and more perspective from produce hauler owner-operator Ingrid Brown, in last week's edition of Overdrive's podcast: ‘This thing is on’: Method amidst the mess, madness around COVID-19.

Duration:00:05:03

Channel One-Nine #3

3/26/2020
What do drivers listen to on the road? Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:09:15

A Brief History of Trucking in America

3/19/2020
Paul sits down with Finn Murphy, author of the memoir “The Long Haul,” for a genuine, over-the-truck-stop-counter discussion about regulation, de-regulation and the myth of the cowboy trucker. Plus, we meet one of Paul’s personal trucking heroes. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:50:45

Brief Update From the Road

3/18/2020
How is COVID-19 impacting truckers? Long Haul Paul offers a quick check-in and some initial observations from the road. You can read more from Paul in his essay, ‘We drive on’: A week in the pandemic, from truck stops, picks and drops, to home published in Overdrive magazine.

Duration:00:04:38

Channel One-Nine #2

3/12/2020
What’s your favorite road to haul? Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:07:02

Why We Drive

3/5/2020
A tale of two truckers in Grand Island, Nebraska: former real-estate agent Kenyette Godhigh-Bell, and third-generation owner-operator Jared Sidlo. One is testing the waters of a new career, while the other weighs the personal costs of a job he can’t (and won’t) quit. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:41:11

Channel One-Nine #1

2/27/2020
What are CB handles? Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:06:34

The Biggest Tailgate in Trucking

2/20/2020
Over the Road host “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer drops into the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, where drivers from all over the country converge each year to show off their chrome and exchange stories, tips and gripes. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

Duration:00:44:08

Trailer

2/10/2020
Where’s that truck going, what’s inside it and who’s that person behind the wheel? In Over the Road, from PRX’s Radiotopia and Overdrive Magazine, host “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer, a 40-year veteran truck driver, takes you behind the wheel to explore a devoted community and a culture that’s changing amidst new technologies and regulations. Rolling out February 20. Listen for free at overtheroad.fm or wherever you get your podcasts.

Duration:00:04:02

Coming soon!

6/24/2019
Coming soon

Duration:00:00:08