A brand new Christmas carol gets its world premiere: A song about both Christmas and American history. With lyrics by Sarah Vowell. Music written and performed by Marah. Sarah's next book, Unfamiliar Fishes, will be released this March. (3 minutes)
This American Life contributor Sarah Vowell tells the story of a mapmaker named Charles Preuss who charted the Western Territories with two of American history's legendary explorers—John Charles Fremont and Kit Carson.