The Race Is On
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 389
- Mar 18, 2020 6:00 pm
- 50:37 mins
The Race to Build a Better Racecar than the Nazis Guest: Neal Bascomb, author, "Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best" In 1938, French auto racer Rene Dreyfuss beat Nazi Germany’s best racer at the Pau Grand Prix against all odds. The Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas Guest: Scott Ellsworth, author, "The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas" From the 1920s through the 1950s, a Great Race was on. Athletes from around the globe were competing to see who could top the world’s highest peaks. These efforts brought together the strangest of characters and resulted in both great tragedy and immense wonder.