Staff Pick: Cheryl Strayed, "Wild"

Jul 23, 2019

When Cheryl Strayed was 22 years old, her mother died of cancer, her marriage was falling apart, and she was using heroin. She needed healing, and she found it by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. This episode was picked by Doug Fabrizio. 

When Cheryl Strayed was 22 years old, her mother died of cancer. That tragic loss brought her to a "most savage self." Her marriage was falling apart, she was sleeping with other men, and was using heroin. She needed healing. She found it on a grueling, 1100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. Strayed joins Doug to talk about facing her demons and finding her way back. (Rebroadcast)