Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

Episode 23: Backpack Ambassadors


Backpackers in the Netherlands, 1969. Life Photo: Carlo Bavagnoli

Richard Ivan Jobs talks about the rise of backpacking in Europe after the Second World War. Jobs argues that youth travel helped create a new European culture after the war, contributing to the integration of Europe during the 1960s and 70s. Jobs is a professor of history at Pacific University. He is also the author of Backpack Ambassadors: How Youth Travel Integrated Europe recently released by University of Chicago Press.

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Richard Ivan Jobs

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