The Moby-Dick Marathon draws fans of Herman Melville's classic from all over the world to the New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts every January to read the great book straight through over 25 glorious hours.  Afterwards, I sat down with a scholar who has taught Melville in Pakistan and led his own life of adventure.  I asked why Melville took that fateful first voyage on the Acushnet in 1840 ... and hope listening like this evaporates borders.  Special thanks to the musician, Dana Boulé.

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