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On Rumble Strip you\'ll hear from taxidermists, soccer moms, criminals and waitresses. You\'ll hear about what people love, hate, fear...and what makes them more like you than you\'d realized. Rumble Strip gives you extraordinary stories about ordinary life.

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    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

On Rumble Strip you\'ll hear from taxidermists, soccer moms, criminals and waitresses. You\'ll hear about what people love, hate, fear...and what makes them more like you than you\'d realized. Rumble Strip gives you extraordinary stories about ordinary life.

    I Hate Google Meet

    I Hate Google Meet

    I am not fond of video conferencing. I learned this last week.

    • 6 min
    Karl Hammer and the Donkeys

    Karl Hammer and the Donkeys

    Karl started as a vegetable and dairy farmer on a hill farm in Vershire Vermont. He had a business card that said, 'Have fun. Make money. Save the world.' How do you make more land better land to make more food for more people? I think it was that question that finally made him leave farming and get into compost production, long before composting was a virtue...

    • 25 min
    Crossing Guard

    Crossing Guard

    A guest show from Bianca Giaever about loneliness, God, and the quest to live a meaningful life.

    • 39 min
    Winnie

    Winnie

    In her sixty years, Winnie has learned that not all Christians are actually Christian.

    • 19 min
    The Museum of Everyday Life: Knots and Pandemics

    The Museum of Everyday Life: Knots and Pandemics

    Clare is the curator of the Museum Of Everyday Life, which lives in a barn on Route 16, about eight miles from Glover, Vermont, population 2000. Over the years, the Museum of Everyday Life has given us the toothbrush, the mirror, bells and whistles--celebrations of objects we use everyday in our unglamorous everyday lives. This year’s exhibit features the knot. It's not quite finished, because as Clare was preparing the exhibit, she was also working her other job as a nurse at a small rural hospital, in the middle of a pandemic.



    She showed me the exhibit, which is not quite done but which is already strange and brilliant, and we talked about knots, and  about her work as a nurse, in a pandemic and beyond...

    • 24 min
    Leland in a Pandemic

    Leland in a Pandemic

    I met my friend Leland when he was in first grade and he came over to play with my son Henry. For six years now, we’ve been having a yearly conversation about how he’s doing and what he’s thinking about. He just finished his sophomore year at the Central Vermont Career Center in Barre, which is a technical education school. He was never big on regular school, even though he knows more about geography than I’ll ever know. Leland lives in an old farmhouse on a dirt road looking down over Pekin Brook in Calais. I drove over and I sat in my car and he sat in his truck and neither of us had a lot to say, in that way that a lot of us don’t have a lot to say right now, with so much that’s so uncertain...

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

benry ,

Informative and worth a listen

Erica's interview of Robert Ford, the former US ambassador to Syria, was my first introduction to this podcast. Her thoughtful and well articulated questions and excellent interview style hooked me quickly and helped better shape my understanding of this complex issue. I'm now diving into the archive and look forward to future shows as well.

Warmflash ,

Rumble Strip F A N T A S T I C

My sleep pattern has been thoroughly disrupted because of the holidays. Last night, however, I stayed up (pretty much past dawn) listening to Rumble Strip by producer writer Erica Heilman.

Rumble Strip is such a beautiful, thoughtful, wonderful, touching, creative, deep, next-level production, I couldn't stop listening until the sun was coming up.

I listened to

The Taxidermists
Why Cooking Sucks
Private Investigator
Vermont Private Eye
An American Life
The Defense
Hot Bird
Driving Around With Susan

Rumble Strip is transformative audio storytelling. It's not locked into one format and it's anthological, so you can enjoy any epsiode in this amazing series, at any time.

RS is F A N T A S T I C. It's everything I like in an audio-story. It's next level stuff. Thanks Erica Heilman for producing such a wonder work.

Clive Desmond
Toronto

SeanMaccc ,

Best

This show is legit journalism

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