The Perfect Storm

GUESTS: Sebastian Junger/ Author, A Perfect Storm [Norton Books, 1997] The Perfect Storm is the tale of a violent 1991 nor'easter, with waves as high as 100 feet, that swept away a boat of fishermen off the coast of Nova Scotia. Author Sebastian Junger examines why crew members set off even though during that season they knew the storm might hit. The author speculates on the dramatic final moments of their lives. Join host Melinda Penkava for a discussion with the author about weather systems at sea and the dangerous and lucrative nature of the fishing industry.

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