The Accidental Journalist

As a child, Freddie Wilkinson was fascinated by K2 and the adventure narratives from 8,000 meter peaks. It led to an incredible career as an alpinist seeking out difficult routes on obscure peaks across the globe, but his interest in climbing the trophy peaks waned. In August 2008, 11 climbers lost their lives on K2. The ensuing media frenzy was just that–a frenzy. Facts were hazy and right from the start people began making broad generalizations even though the details had yet to emerge. Something about it pissed Freddie off and stirred his curiosity. What really happened up there? Freddie started asking questions and in the process he found himself chasing an incredible story. You don’t need a journalism degree or a press pass to be a reporter. All it takes is a little New England “Can Do Spirit” and curiosity that won’t rest.

Music: Animus Vox by The Glitch Mob   •   Between Two Points (Featuring Swan) by The Glitch Mob

Music by The Glitch Mob provided by IODA Promonet.

Also, today we featured two songs from Wolf Parade off of the upcoming album “Expo 86.” I’m particularly happy about this album. Wolf Parade’s “Apologies to the Queen Mary” was one of the best albums of the last decade. It was so wonderfully different and yet still fist pumping and rocking, which is ultimately what I love in music. It also makes me think of chopping wood with Becca in Corvallis and drinking margaritas in our garage. Anyway, I’m pumped about the third album because the second album really wasn’t nearly as good.   I’m glad to hear that these guys are back rocking.


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