Radio Bookclub: Cheap Land Colorado

The November selection for the Radio Bookclub is Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America’s Edge, by Ted Conover.

In May 2017, best-selling author and immersive journalist Ted Conover went to Colorado to explore firsthand a rural way of life that is about living cheaply, on your own land—and keeping clear of the mainstream.

The failed subdivisions of the enormous San Luis Valley make this possible. Five-acre lots on the high prairie can be had for five thousand dollars, sometimes less. Conover bought his own five acres and immersed himself for parts of four years in the often contentious culture of the far margins.

The interview was recorded in front of a live audience at the Boulder Bookstore on November 2, 2022.

This episode was broadcast on KGNU on Thursday, November 24 at 9 am.

Listen to more of Ted Conover as he answers audience questions in our podcast-only edition Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub.

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The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month, Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us for a discussion that airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 9am.