11 episodes

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.

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    • Documentary
    • 4.6, 644 Ratings

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.

    Channel One-Nine #4

    Channel One-Nine #4

    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.

    • 9 min
    Three Stops in Kentucky

    Three Stops in Kentucky

    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. Learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

    • 45 min
    Another Update From the Road

    Another Update From the Road

    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.

    • 5 min
    Channel One-Nine #3

    Channel One-Nine #3

    What do drivers listen to on the road? Learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

    • 8 min
    A Brief History of Trucking in America

    A Brief History of Trucking in America

    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. Learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

    • 48 min
    Brief Update From the Road

    Brief Update From the Road

    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.

    • 4 min

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644 Ratings

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Episode 4

Paul, Oh Paul.
You made me miss running North/South for the entire episode. Those stops 76, 62, and 49 in Kentucky are true gems, and I loved hearing the back stories behind the places I relied on for dinner every week for a year. Though i am partial to the Derby City South, Im so glad you focused in on all their eccentricity and history.
If you get a chance to run down 20 from GA to AL, make sure to stop into Newborns Truck Stop and ask their side of the Nanner Puddin story.

Aliciaisawesome!!! ,

So good!

Long Haul Paul’s name is so relaxing. I have learned so much from this podcast. Thank you for all your hard work, friends!

Dark Sky not worth it ,

Spectacular

Tender. Funny. Entertaining. Captivating. Human.

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