Self-Improvement Kick

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A perfectly normal guy gets rid of everything he owns, changes his name, says goodbye to his friends — and begins walking. In the name of peace. And Honduran government officials try to heal their corrupt country by starting a perfect city, from scratch. For the new year, we bring you stories about how far some people go in hopes of a better life.

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Banner image: The birth of a city: This napkin drawing shows a map of Honduras. The dot is where a brand new city would be built, free of the country's ills.



Ira Glass