About Rumble Strip Vermont


On Rumble Strip Vermont, you’ll hear from artists and criminals, taxidermists and soccer moms, lawyers and waitresses. Erica Heilman invites herself into Vermonters’ homes to find out what they know, what they hate, who they love, what they’re afraid of, and what makes them more like you than you’d realized. It’s surprising conversation that sounds like Vermont, and takes its time.

Erica’s independent radio work has aired on NPR’s Day to Day, Hearing Voices, SOUNDPRINT and on major public radio affiliates across the country. She has taught all aspects of documentary production through the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, Vermont. She has received grants from WGDR, Goddard College and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Prior to her work in audio, Erica worked in documentary television in New York City. She produced programming for WNET, HBO and ABC News.

How to Listen…and What’s a Podcast?

Rumble Strip Vermont is a ‘podcast’,  which just means it’s a radio show you can listen to whenever and wherever you like. You can listen to the show right here on the site. You can also put the show on your mobile device and listen on your commute, while you’re making dinner, or during root canal surgery. This is the beauty of podcasting.

Here are two ways to get the show on your portable device.


Using your portable device, go to rumblestripvermont.com. Click on the Subscribe page. There you can sign up for the free, automatic download from iTunes. Just click the iTunes button on the Subscribe page. That will take you to the show on iTunes. Hit ‘subscribe’. That’s it. The show will now automatically load to your device when a new one is published.


Stitcher is an app that plays podcasts, including this one. Using your portable device, go the rumblestripvermont.com. Click on Stitcher on the Subscribe page. Then get the app. It’s free. Open the app, then search for Rumble Strip Vermont, then subscribe to it. The show will now automatically load to your device when a new one is published.


Last, if you subscribe to the newsletter, you’ll receive notices whenever new shows are added to the site. The emails are not shared with anyone, and you won’t get emails very often. Sadly. Because Erica is not very fast at making new shows.

And please leave a show comment. It’s nice to hear from you!


Stacey Peters

A writer, reader and web maven. A keeper of aspect ratios.

Larry Massett

The source of all good ideas. And he plays the piano.

Scott Carrier

He's a professional. I'm never really sure where he is.

Josh Larkin

If you see great pictures on this site, you can be sure that Josh Larkin took them.

Colin McCaffrey

A composer, producer and recording engineer in the wilds of East Montpelier, VT. Specializes in audio production, mixing, editing, mastering, hunting, fishing and foraging. (Renaissance Man)

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2 Responses

  1. Ruth
    Ruth November 22, 2013 at 9:55 am | | Reply

    It’s great. I love the interviews. I heard about your deer stories on Front Porch Forum. I saved the site to play it for my son when he came in from hunting. Thank you. I keep going back to listen to more interviews. I love those voices. It’s good the way you let people loose to tell you what they want to tell you.

  2. Charlene
    Charlene May 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm | | Reply

    I love the shows. They give me an entirely new perspective on Vermont and the people who live there.

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