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Encyclopedia Man's Final Chapter

NPR's Scott Simon has one last conversation with A.J. Jacobs, the man reading the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica. Jacobs has finally finished his task and is looking for new challenges.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.