Francisco Cantú

Season 7, Episode 11

Francisco Cantú is a Mexican-American who served as an agent for the US Border Patrol in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. He joined Robin and Josie to talk about that experience and how it led him to write The Line Becomes a River, his new book on the horrors witnessed on the border. They also chat about the work of Jung, WG Sebald, Shalom Auslander and much more.

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Reading List

Francisco recommends:

Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

The work of Carl Jung

The work of W.G. Sebald

On the Natural History of Destruction by W.G. Sebald

The work of Primo Levi

Josie recommends:

Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

Hope by Shalom Auslander

The Informed Heart by Bruno Bettelheim

Robin recommends:

The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú

The work of Steve Moore

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl


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