125: Life and Death with Badwater Ben Jones


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“I’ve seen a little of everything, by the way, I don’t know what I haven’t seen in the way of somebody dying.”

Badwater Ben Jones is a retired medical Dr. born in 1932. Ben has birthed more than 1,000 babies, performed 2,000 autopsies, and run 133 marathons. Also known as the Mayor of Badwater, he is a three-time Badwater Ultramarathon finisher, husband to fellow Badwater luminary Denise Jones, and was Lone Pine’s MD and autopsy-er for half a century.

Hear historic stories and unfortunate tales from the basin of Badwater to the top of Mt. Whitney as Luis discusses this iconic race with Ben.

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Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Photo: Photography by Kaori Peters


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