Interview by Studs Terkel; the interview with Hunter S. Thompson occurred shortly after the release of Thompson’s book, Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. The book chronicles the almost two years Thompson spent in the mid-60s living and drinking with members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club, up and down the California coast.

This interview comes to us from the Studs Terkel Radio Archive. It originally aired on WFMT-FM in Chicago — the radio home of Studs Terkel for over 45 years.

Read more on the context, credits, and interview outtakes:

Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws