May 22, 1998
With all the American movies and songs and books about the joy of the open road, it's hard for an American to take just a normal road trip without huge expectations.
- Host Ira Glass talks with a guy who hit the road after his mother's death, hoping for some experience that would change him and shed light on what had just happened. This never happens to him, or to most of us. And yet, every Memorial Day we all head out on the roads. Hoping. (3 minutes)