Ben Adair

Ben Adair (@benadair) is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and educator. He leads BA Creative and produces the podcast First Time Last Time.

Previously, he was the editorial director of American Public Media's sustainability and global climate change initiatives. He was also managing editor and senior correspondent for APM's Weekend America. In 2005 and 2006, he created and hosted Pacific Drift for KPCC-FM. Before that, he produced and edited The Savvy Traveler. He's also consulted for radio stations seeking to breathe new life into old productions, streamline editorial processes, or create institutions and frameworks for increasing creativity and exceptional storytelling.


Here's the entertaining and provocative story of a group of Americans seeking adventure, new experiences, and maybe a little bit of extra-marital sex while traveling through Central Asia into Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. One thing makes itself abundantly clear: all of their well-laid plans and pre-conceptions about what to expect were terribly mistaken.

This hour: From the highest fresh water lake in the world to one of the lowest spots on the bowery, we bring you stories of nomadic cultures, peoples and spirits.

This hour: a group of tourists travels through Central Asia, where antics and misbehavior ensue.