The Boundless Show with Lisa Anderson
May 3, 2018

500 Miles of Friendship: Episode 535

1:00:15 – 

Learn from your college self, plus the story of two guys, a wheelchair, and a 500-mile pilgrimage, and a listener feels invisible to a guy she likes.

Featured musical artist: Jonathan Cain


Episode Segments

The Boundless Show: Roundtable Segment
Roundtable Segment

Let Your Younger Self Teach You

22:33 – 

It’s May, and our social media feeds are filling up with smiling photos of high school and college grads. As good as it feels to give advice to those following on our heels, what if our younger selves have something to teach us today? Find your old college sweatshirt, eat some mediocre dining hall food and join us as we reflect on the good — and not so good — things we can learn from who we were in college.

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The Boundless Show: Culture Segment
Culture Segment

Two Guys, One Wheelchair, 500 Miles

29:43 – 

He was watching a documentary about the 500-mile Camino de Santiago in Europe. Justin turned to his best friend, Patrick, and said, “Hey, want to hike that?” Patrick replied, “I’ll push you.” And that’s where it all began. Justin is in a wheelchair with a neurodegenerative disease, unable to move his arms or legs. Patrick pushed (and sometimes carried) him 500 miles across France and Spain, and it was truly the journey of a lifetime. Hear their story and how they got two things we all want: a close friendship and a summer adventure.

Patrick and Justin’s book: “I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair

Also watch our video interview with Patrick and Justin!

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The Boundless Show: Inbox Segment
Inbox Segment

Pining Away

Guests: Greg Smalley,

5:34 – 

She’s had a crush on him for over a year. She tried to make it as obvious as possible, but he’s not responding or showing any initiative. It’d be nice if there were a switch to turn off feelings … but there’s not. What can she do? Should she just wait around? Marriage expert Greg Smalley steps into the studio this week to tackle this listener question.

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