Mon, Jun 9, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

John Waters' Guide to the Hitchhiking Galaxy

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If you saw a hitchhiker with a pencil mustache holding a sign that read, "I'm Not Psycho," would you stop and pick him up? What if that hitchhiker turned out to be none other than filmmaker John Waters, of "Cry-Baby" and "Hairspray" fame? Waters thumbed rides all the way from Massachusetts to California, and he documents his adventures in a new book, "Carsick."

Host: Michael Krasny


  • John Waters, screenwriter and director of films including "Hairspray," "Cry-Baby," "Pink Flamingos" and "Dirty Shame," and author of books including "Carsick" and "Role Models"

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