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Over the Road

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Over the Road is an eight-part series that gives voice to the trials and triumphs of America’s long haul truckers. Host “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer, a musician, storyteller and trucker for nearly 40 years, takes you behind the wheel to explore a devoted community and a world that’s changing amidst new technologies and regulations. Over the Road is a podcast from Overdrive Magazine and PRX’s Radiotopia.
19 Episodes
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The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead

2020-05-2846:54

In our series finale, Paul checks back in with truckers we’ve met throughout Over the Road, as the team convenes at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas to ponder the million-dollar question: will self-driving trucks render American truck drivers obsolete? Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
Channel One-Nine #7

Channel One-Nine #7

2020-05-2112:461

For this final mini-episode Paul is in the hot seat, taking your questions on everything from pet policies to hitchhikers, ‘how’s my driving?’ and highway hand signals. Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
Meet a handful of Paul’s unsung heroes from within and around trucking, including a pistol-packing grandmother, a disc jockey who brought meaningful overnight trucking radio back to the airwaves and a fellow refrigerated freight hauler who helped Paul pick up the pieces after a pivotal tragedy in his career. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
Channel One-Nine #6

Channel One-Nine #6

2020-05-0707:24

For all the “four-wheelers” listening, long-time trucker and trainer Gary Buchs lays out the dos and don’ts of sharing the road with semis. We cover following-distance, blindspots, light etiquette and a few tricks that might just change the way you drive on the highway. Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
Our Punjabi Brothers

Our Punjabi Brothers

2020-04-3036:126

Punjabi-Americans represent a large and fast-growing segment of the trucking community, especially among California’s Central Valley produce haulers. In this episode, Binda Atwal tells the story of how Punjabi drivers got into the politics of trucking: leading the largest trucker demonstration in a generation, and changing a few hearts and minds in the process. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
Channel One-Nine #5

Channel One-Nine #5

2020-04-2305:571

We take a tour of “The Goose,” a forest green Freightliner with more than its fair share of creature comforts and personal character. The Goose’s owners, Daniel and Phyllis Snow, offer a good example of just how far some truckers will go to make a truck their own. Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
Back Home

Back Home

2020-04-1649:175

The stresses of trucking on family life are well-known to those working over the road. In this episode, Over the Road producer Lacy Roberts heads home to Montana to explore her family’s three-generation history in trucking, and how this job has shaped them all. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
Paul checks back in, this time with a story of kindness amidst the challenges and strain of trucking during a pandemic. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
Channel One-Nine #4

Channel One-Nine #4

2020-04-0909:232

A speed round of questions on the theme of truck mechanics, featuring veteran owner-operator Ingrid Brown. Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
Three Stops in Kentucky

Three Stops in Kentucky

2020-04-0247:164

On this tour of independent truck stops in Eastern Kentucky, Long Haul Paul investigates the enduring and alluring mystique of the “nanner nanner pudding,” and learns how each stop is keeping the lights on amidst the ever-expanding, seemingly ubiquitous national chains. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
The impacts of COVID-19 have radiated out into every corner of the trucking industry. We check back in Paul and four other drivers to hear how life on the road continues to change. Hear more from Paul's dispatches, and more perspective from produce hauler owner-operator Ingrid Brown, in last week's edition of Overdrive's podcast: ‘This thing is on’: Method amidst the mess, madness around COVID-19.
Channel One-Nine #3

Channel One-Nine #3

2020-03-2608:361

What do drivers listen to on the road? Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
Paul sits down with Finn Murphy, author of the memoir “The Long Haul,” for a genuine, over-the-truck-stop-counter discussion about regulation, de-regulation and the myth of the cowboy trucker. Plus, we meet one of Paul’s personal trucking heroes. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
How is COVID-19 impacting truckers? Long Haul Paul offers a quick check-in and some initial observations from the road. You can read more from Paul in his essay, ‘We drive on’: A week in the pandemic, from truck stops, picks and drops, to home published in Overdrive magazine.
Channel One-Nine #2

Channel One-Nine #2

2020-03-1206:544

What’s your favorite road to haul? Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
Why We Drive

Why We Drive

2020-03-0541:419

A tale of two truckers in Grand Island, Nebraska: former real-estate agent Kenyette Godhigh-Bell, and third-generation owner-operator Jared Sidlo. One is testing the waters of a new career, while the other weighs the personal costs of a job he can’t (and won’t) quit. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
Channel One-Nine #1

Channel One-Nine #1

2020-02-2706:265

What are CB handles? Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
Over the Road host “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer drops into the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, where drivers from all over the country converge each year to show off their chrome and exchange stories, tips and gripes. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.
Trailer

Trailer

2020-02-1004:021

Where’s that truck going, what’s inside it and who’s that person behind the wheel? In Over the Road, from PRX’s Radiotopia and Overdrive Magazine, host “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer, a 40-year veteran truck driver, takes you behind the wheel to explore a devoted community and a culture that’s changing amidst new technologies and regulations. Rolling out February 20. Listen for free at overtheroad.fm or wherever you get your podcasts.
Comments (15)

Leslie bailiff

Paul- I loved that you put your heart and soul into this Podcast. This was what I listened to during this hard time and it taught me so much. Thanks for doing this and I loved your music which added another flare to it.

May 30th
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Andre D'Elena

Paul, wanted to chime in here and thank you for doing this podcast. You and your team are doing a great job! I really appreciate it.

May 19th
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Stephen Boykin

Great episode of Over The Road! Long Haul Paul's stories were great along with the other Truckers on the show. Great Podcast!! I really enjoy it!! 👍😀

May 15th
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Jason Schneider

I grew up in a trucking family. Dad, Uncles, Grandpa, Grandma.... they were all truckers. I never knew I wasn't the only one who felt this way. I didn't want to be a trucker for the same reasons and was resented for being the oldest and not carrying on the family tradition. I know how hard being a trucker is and I am so proud of all of my family who have made it a career.

Apr 28th
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Chris Boles

aww man... talk about a tear jerker... had to pull over... something in my eyes,😭😭😭

Apr 16th
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Stephen Boykin

Great episode of over the road

Apr 2nd
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April All Year

Finn Murphy is a badass!

Apr 2nd
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April All Year

Long Haul Paul is doing an excellent job on this podcast👏It is really clever and interesting!.

Apr 2nd
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Drew Anderson

this podcast is a good idea..too bad the host is boring and dry as anything

Mar 22nd
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Stephen Boykin

Having been a trucker myself, I really enjoy this podcast. Paul is a natural at it. He's a great story teller and I enjoy listening to him a lot.

Mar 18th
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Michael Roop

enough of these 5 min shows.. if they can't crank out a real show I'm unsubscribing... I liked where they are going with it.. but it also seems to go nowhere

Mar 18th
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Bob Robinson

ahh keep Rollin

Mar 14th
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Sarah Garcia

Really enjoying what I've heard so far!

Feb 27th
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Drew Anderson

Eh, pretty disappointing. Not really on the level of what I expect from Radiotopia.

Feb 23rd
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