A few years ago, Dave Haeselin, an English professor at the University of North Dakota, moonlighted as a sugar beet truck driver…and he learned one or two things about himself and the world around him. We discuss Culinary Luddism, and the (in)authenticity of food (industrial/””fake”” vs. organic/””real””), selves (what’s a non-Midwesterner with a PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies doing driving a beet truck anyway?), and communication (why digital culture is ruining our ability to interface with each other).

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