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Finn Murphy

Finn Murphy is an American long haul trucker and author of The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road, published by W.W. Norton & Company.
Recent episodes featuring Finn Murphy
A Trucker's Stories From The Road / Remembering Burt Reynolds
Fresh Air
Finn Murphy has logged over a million miles hauling people's belongings across the country. His memoir, 'The Long Haul,' is filled with insights about life on the road, and the subculture of truckers. Also, we remember Burt Reynolds, who died on Thursday. He spoke with Terry Gross in 1994. And Geoff Nunberg shares a defense of the word "falsehood," which he argues isn't just a decorous synonym for "lie."
"The Long Haul" by Finn Murphy
Maine Calling
More than 30 years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of Colby College to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as "U-Turn," he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy. Guest: Finn Murphy is the author of "Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road”
#109 Secrets of Your Stuff: Mover, Finn Murphy
How Do We Fix It?
Are you too attached to your stuff? Do you have a big move coming up? Long-haul trucker, Finn Murphy has covered more than a million miles of packing, loading and hauling people's material possessions all across the country. In this episode he shares his insights into the moving business, truckers, his many customers and how American households have changed in recent years. Finn is the author of "The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road," a wise, vivid and charming account of his years in the business. His book gives a penetrating look into the lives of big-rig drivers and the people they move. More than 35 million Americans move house every year.  Finn has intelligent advice on how to avoid moving scams, the best way to pick a mover and when finding a new place to live might not bad a smart move.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Finn Murphy, "The Long Haul"
Paul Harris Show
Finn Murphy's job is to move people and their stuff -- loading and unloading and carrying their belongings thousands of miles across the US, crisscrossing the country and encountering all sorts of characters, from clients to truckers to cops. He's been doing it for over thirty years, and writes about his life in "The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road."When he joined me on the air, we discussed: The difference between movers and other long-haul truckers;Whether there's a science to packing all the stuff into the trailer so it doesn’t get damaged en route;Some clients who have treated him like crap and the driver who almost killed him;How the book came out of tapes he recorded while driving;How technology has changed a trucker's job and life;Whether he fears the advent of trucks that drive themselves;The most expensive thing he dropped or broke while packing up someone's house.Listen, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!
Finn Murphy, "The Long Haul"
Paul Harris Show
Finn Murphy's job is to move people and their stuff -- loading and unloading and carrying their belongings thousands of miles across the US, crisscrossing the country and encountering all sorts of characters, from clients to truckers to cops. He's been doing it for over thirty years, and writes about his life in "The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road."When he joined me on the air, we discussed: The difference between movers and other long-haul truckers;Whether there's a science to packing all the stuff into the trailer so it doesn’t get damaged en route;Some clients who have treated him like crap and the driver who almost killed him;How the book came out of tapes he recorded while driving;How technology has changed a trucker's job and life;Whether he fears the advent of trucks that drive themselves;The most expensive thing he dropped or broke while packing up someone's house.Listen, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!
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Birthdate
May 22nd, 1958
Location
Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland
Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
5
Total Airtime
2 hours, 4 minutes