Drones, Dur-Dur Band, And A Derby With Hunter S. Thompson

When illustrator Ralph Steadman accepted an assignment with writer Hunter S. Thompson at the Kentucky Derby, he never imagined the weekend that would ensue. Here, Steadman depicted the race's winner, a colt named Dust Commander. i i

hide captionWhen illustrator Ralph Steadman accepted an assignment with writer Hunter S. Thompson at the Kentucky Derby, he never imagined the weekend that would ensue. Here, Steadman depicted the race's winner, a colt named Dust Commander.

Ralph Steadman
When illustrator Ralph Steadman accepted an assignment with writer Hunter S. Thompson at the Kentucky Derby, he never imagined the weekend that would ensue. Here, Steadman depicted the race's winner, a colt named Dust Commander.

When illustrator Ralph Steadman accepted an assignment with writer Hunter S. Thompson at the Kentucky Derby, he never imagined the weekend that would ensue. Here, Steadman depicted the race's winner, a colt named Dust Commander.

Ralph Steadman

In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered: targeted killings, a game-changing week in Syria, the coming out of Glenn Burke, a remembrance of Hunter S. Thompson's trip to the 1970 Kentucky Derby, and the Somali dance music of Dur-Dur Band.

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