The Times podcast: Car chases are deadly. We love them anyway
Whether by horse, on foot, or in a car, Americans have loved watching lawmen chase bad guys for ages, going all the way back to colonial times. In this era of social media and livestreaming, high-speed car pursuits are as popular as ever and now are broadcast everywhere.
Today, we’ll talk to University of South Carolina criminology professor Geoffrey Alpert, who studies car chases, and to Zoey Tur, a pioneering TV news helicopter pilot who was one of the first people to ever cover them in Los Angeles, the undisputed capital of car chases. We’ll also hear from our senior producer Steven A. Cuevas. All three guests disapprove of our host Gustavo Arellano’s car-chase obsession and will try to break him of his habit. Can they succeed?
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guests: Helicopter news pilot Zoey Tur, University of South Carolina criminology professor Geoffrey Alpert, and The Times’ senior producer Steven A. Cuevas
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