Posts Tagged ‘Travels with Mike’

Listen Up: CDS Audio Pieces Among the Best-Selling Public Radio Broadcasts in 2011

Two CDS-related audio programs—“Travels with Mike” and a Reality Radio event—were among the top ten most licensed pieces in 2011 from Public Radio Exchange (PRX), the award-winning media company that serves as public radio’s largest online distribution marketplace. The two broadcasts were on the Most Licensed Pieces list in the annual PRX Zeitfunk Awards, which recognizes standout producers […]


“Travels with Mike” CDS Radio Documentary Featured on PRX, Airing Nationwide

"Travels with Mike" CDS Radio Documentary Featured on PRX, Airing Nationwide

A half-century after John Steinbeck drove the country with his dog Charley and wrote his well-known account of the journey, producer and CDS audio program director John Biewen visited some key locations on Steinbeck’s itinerary, traveling not with a dog but with a microphone—mike, that is. In each location, he collaborated with an artist who […]


Interview with John Biewen about “Travels with Mike” on the Big Read Blog

Interview with John Biewen about "Travels with Mike" on the Big Read Blog

John Biewen was recently interviewed on the Big Read Blog about John Steinbeck’s classic novel Travels with Charley in Search of America, and the Travels with Mike project. “Driving Cross Country with John Steinbeck.” By Rebecca Gross. “Big Read Blog: Updates on the Big Read Initiative.” March 28, 2011. Read more about the Travels with […]


Listen to Audio: Susan Shillinglaw Talks about “Travels with Mike”

Listen to Audio: Susan Shillinglaw Talks about "Travels with Mike"

Two audio pieces with Susan Shillinglaw are now available to listen on the Travels with Mike website. Susan Shillinglaw is professor of English and director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University. She spoke with CDS’s John Biewen about John Steinbeck’s iconic nonfiction book, Travels with Charley in Search of America. Shillinglaw […]


Listen to Episodes from “Travels with Mike” Audio Series

Listen to Episodes from "Travels with Mike" Audio Series

All six episodes from the audio series Travels with Mike are now available to listen at the Travels with Mike website. Read more about the project here


Travels with Mike

Travels with Mike

In the fall of 1960, the writer John Steinbeck climbed into a pickup truck with a makeshift camper on top, and started driving. He and his Standard Poodle, Charley, roamed for three months and ten thousand miles, completing a circuit from one coast to the other and back again. Steinbeck’s account of the journey, Travels […]