Episode 130: Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

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Hunter S. Thompson became a legend the moment he published this novel of a drug-fueled trip into the desert. Packed with mind-altering chemicals, extreme paranoia, and claiming to be a scathing journey to “the heart of the American Dream,” Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas established Thompson’s particular style, and purported to give voice to the disillusionment of a generation.
But who was included in that generation?
Has the book aged well?
And what kind of effect did this story have on the city of Las Vegas itself?
We explore these questions and more. Buckle up. This is bat country.
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