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Evan Ratliff on how hard it is to disappear




Evan Ratliff took a picture of himself every day he was on the lam.
Evan Ratliff took a picture of himself every day he was on the lam.
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What is it really like to try and disappear off the face of the earth? Writer Evan Ratliff knows all too well. 

A few years back, Wired magazine sponsored a contest in which they asked Ratliff to try and disappear for 30 days while still retaining some presence online. Wired offered its readers $5,000 to anyone who found him. That hunt became a nationwide phenomenon. 

Evan Ratliff, who is no longer on the lam, joins the show to talk about how hard it is to disappear while maintaining an online presence.