The last U.S. Ambassador to Syria arrived in the country just in time for the civil war to begin....
How feeding hungry people works. And how it's not working.
"Two pigeons, named Cody and Megan, were house hunting on the balcony of my apartment..."
Retired Vermont judge Ed Cashman talks about 25 years on the bench, and why punishment is never enough.
Victor is an undocumented Mexican farm worker whose future is increasingly uncertain. What is it like to never feel safe?
Seasonal depression, Dunkin' Donuts, and learning about civic engagement in middle age.
What school consolidation means for small town life in Vermont...
When Bill was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he asked his best friend to help him die. This is their story.
Steve Sheinkin talks about boring textbook writing, the politics of American origin stories, and Benedict Arnold's leg.
Excerpts from my day at the Fall Special Olympics.
"When my son was three and just learning to talk, he informed me that 'he' was a 'she'."
A story about war and hairdressing.
Private investigator Susan Randall and I drive around and talk about criminal justice and single parenting.
A close look at what it's like to be a parent inside the DCF system.
A postcard from childhood, that place we remember but can't visit anymore...
A rare look inside Vermont's most private and most troubled state agency.
A conversation with Bread and Puppet founder and director, Peter Schumann. And some fiddling and drumming.
Conversations with Americans who don't have enough to eat.
A short visit into the mind of Nicholas, who waits patiently for his first child to make an appearance.
Ho ho ho! It's time again for the annual seasonal update from the Keens!
Here's a seasonal roundup of highlights from a year in the Becht family. Happy Holidays!
'You work each bird as an individual...'
What we imagine our lives will be, what our lives have been, and discussion of age appropriate clothing.
A journey into the life and mind of Mark Utter
A stolen garage door clicker and a growling female. Here's your summer police report from central Vermont.
A show about love, family and dementia. In two parts.
Not all true love gets a holiday.
Painter Charlie Hunter talks about what it feels like to make paintings, and we drive around in his Honda Element.
That’s the thing about lentils, if they were going to soften, they would have already fucking softened.
Record producer Jim Rooney talks about how to make something great, then let it go.
A conversation about hunting, then welding, then hunting again.
Take a moment to locate the emergency exit, situated in the ceiling right above your seat...
An interview with one of Vermont's finest musician composers. Plus? He sings.
He's about to graduate from elementary school. He's got a lot on his mind.
Susan Randall talks about 15 years as a private investigator in Vermont.
Kevin is uneasy in the world of people. That's why he keeps his tent close by.
Barry Forbes talks about hunting, trapping, and a life lived on Route 116.
Recent calls to the Barre and Montpelier city police
A show about the people who stand with the accused.
Growing up in a family where drug addiction is a fact of life.
We talk about his new book. And writing. And middle age. And demonic possession...something for everyone.
A conversation with one of Vermont's most committed homesteaders.
I'm Aunt Bea. This is Aunt Lil. Both musty with penciled in moustaches and the stodgy good breeding of cauliflowers...
When friends potty trained at the dinner table, childhood educator Brett Berk figured it was time to write a book.
Scott Carrier spent a summer administering an hour-long mental health test with individuals in Utah. This is his story about…
Sarah Miller writes about her love for Bernie, and canvasing for Bernie in Nevada.
My very own eight minute pledge drive and SCHWAG RAFFLE, with inspirational music.
After 25 years of interviewing for the Mark Johnson Show, Mark Johnson gets interviewed about interviewing.
Stories from a life in the Kingdom.
An intimate conversation about the loss of a baby. What happens after the hardest thing happens?
Some calls to the Barre Police in recent days.
"Believe it or not, a turkey's not a lot different than people."
Shampoo was stolen. Grapes were thrown. The police have been busy.
Some calls in to the police in central Vermont this summer. There were odors. A machete was seen.
The time has come to draw names for the Schwag Pledging and Sustaining Membership Campaign Event Raffle....
Larry Massett sent me this weird story. I’m hoping it's the beginning of weird new podcast...
Come sit on the couch and hear stories about a Vermont legend.
Being a soccer mom is harder than it looks.
Here is the best canoe story. It's by Scott Carrier. I listen to it over and over.
Steve Fugate roams the roads of America with a suggestion over his head...
Today on Fresh Air, an interview with the author of a new book, Bison Selfies.
A mind bending day in Tbilisi with Larry Massett.
Larry Massett and Joe Frank talk about the supremacy of their cars. It's like debate club except without facts.
She mucks about at the intersection of libraries, technology and politics. Then reports back...
Sometimes the world's hottest villain calls you on the phone....
A person didn’t return DVDs.
Life as a private investigator in Vermont. Not all covered bridges.
Marc Estrin shares his pearls of wisdom from school. There were only three.
Larry visits Mt. Shasta...destination for the spiritually curious.
Cooking...the art that yields profound shame and frustration.
A thawed sock was found...
Two strangers meet and talk very late one night on a northbound NYC subway...
Leland. On death, deep space, and Revolutionary War reenactments.
Flurries will stick around, possibly turning to wet snow east of Route 2. Here is...Eyes on the Sky.
Vermont's democracy. It's not for everybody.
"The beauty of the boat is in the concept not the details."
I'm so happy it's spring. Let's take a minute and listen to some awesome music.
Old, but still letting air out of people's tires.
A short story about piano practice and parental rage.
The life and times of Solidod, an Apache original.
A show about the hardest, most humbling job. Parenting.
Guys talking about their rigs.
An unvarnished perspective on aging by a poopy old man.
What is he talking about??
In this season of holidays, we bring you a celebration of...Buy Nothing Day!
A monologue from a 4th generation Vermont farmer.
Larry Massett travels back to Romania with Andrei Codrescu. And the ghosts are watching.
The Christmas story. As told by a six-year-old.
Wizards, elves, zombies, math and strategy. You won't understand it. But they do.
A commentary about risking intense shame in the name of good parenting.
An unedited interview with a young man in Barre, starting life after jail.
Do we have a social responsibility to rally against Ben & Jerry's presence in the Israeli occupied territories?
Where do great photographs come from?
Sounds and stories from a town.
12 shows about deer hunting in Vermont, featuring some of the finest hunters and wardens in the state.
Power duo Rodney and Theresa Elmer talk taxidermy...
The farther you go from home, the stranger things get. A story about Paul Bowles.
Vermont Health Disconnect: a commentary about two Vermont state websites in need of repair
For generations of Vermonters, Thursday nights in the summer have meant one thing....Thunder Road.
A late night shopping cart reminds Marc Estrin of a song....
If the devil walked this earth in human form, who might he look like? Robby Porter has a couple ideas...
Face it. Gardening in Vermont can be a tyranny. Walt Amses tells us why.
Everyone's heard about the counter-cultural festival called Burning Man. But you may not know about Boring Man...
It's been a long winter. Let's talk about our woodstoves.
The Great Wall of China was built with no mortar. Scott Carrier's wall was also built with no mortar. Here's…
An interview about death and dying with someone whose seen his share....Tim Kasten.
Interview with central Vermont organic gardening icon Alan LePage.
An interview with poet, teacher, and reigning Vermont poetry slam champion, Geof Hewitt.
A show about songs and stories about songs. Shame, heartbreak, love, summer camp.
The US invaded Afghanistan. Scott Carrier decided he ought to go there too. To see for himself. Who are these…
The story of four Vermonters captured at the Battle of the Bulge.
The high art of Vermont road management. Featuring Mike Garand and Ray Burke.
Singer Miriam Bernardo talks about making a life in music in central Vermont. And she sings.
Stories about the failures and triumphs in career waitressing.
Musician and producer Colin McCaffrey talks about finding inspiration, music as a career, and mushroom foraging...