The following link will take you to a 52 minute podcast in which the discussion tandems the book, Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind, by Curtis Keim. The book is required reading for the study tour on which I am about to embark. At 52 minutes, this podcast is not for casual followers, but for people who really do want to delve into American misconceptions about Africa. Perhaps you can start the podcast and listen while you fold laundry or sort your recycling. To the brave few - ENJOY!