Thursday January 28, 2016
Hunter S. Thompson's son on fearing, loathing and loving the 'gonzo' journalist
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- January 28, 2016 Episode Transcript
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Hunter S. Thompson was a journalistic figure who rose to fame and acclaim in the 1960s and '70s by covering politics and culture in a way that went beyond just colourful prose. It was downright psychedelic.
Thompson invented the first-person, irreverent style of "gonzo" journalism that inspired generations of writers after him, and he went on to become a celebrity in his own right.
But to Juan Thompson he was always just "dad."
Juan F. Thompson's new memoir, Stories I Tell Myself, Growing Up with Hunter S Thompson shares memories of his childhood growing up with the outlaw writer and how their conflicted relationship grew to include fear, loathing and love.
This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.