In her riveting memoir
, Tara Westover describes her childhood on an
Idaho mountainside, in a family in which “home-schooling” meant no
lessons, but determined isolation from the modern world Tara’s
parents turned away from. The author — who left that insular
life behind to earn her PhD in History at Cambridge — joins Miwa
Messer on this episode of the podcast to talk about her improbably
journey, and what she’s learned along the way.