The writer Henry David Thoreau may have gone to the woods to live deliberately, but he came to Cape Cod to walk deliberately. Hundreds of miles. To mark the 200th anniversary of Thoreau’s birth, radio producer Rob Rosenthal followed Thoreau’s footsteps across the Cape using Thoreau's classic book Cape Cod as his guide and a way to reconnect to the Cape after three decades away.
Listen here to the 5-part series. It was produced by Rob. Edited by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media. The voice of Thoreau was read by Matthias Bossi with help from Viki Merrick. Financial support was provided by Cape Cod Five. Music by Stellwagon Symphonette and Blue Dot Sessions.