4 episodes

If you’ve ever given directions that included the phrase, “turn off the blacktop,” then you’re probably hip to the people and places that make small towns great. These are their stories.

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If you’ve ever given directions that included the phrase, “turn off the blacktop,” then you’re probably hip to the people and places that make small towns great. These are their stories.

    Episode 4 — You Wouldn’t Recognize it Back There

    Episode 4 — You Wouldn’t Recognize it Back There

    Sometimes the answer is obvious — it’s right there in front of you, but you miss it because you’re looking for something deeper.

    • 24 min
    Episode 3 — Classic Pizza & Pasta

    Episode 3 — Classic Pizza & Pasta

    A visit to a small-town pizza joint leads to a lesson about legacy.

    • 25 min
    Episode 2 — Downriver on a Boat

    Episode 2 — Downriver on a Boat

    You can find great human-interest stories everywhere, but maybe more of them bubble to the surface in small towns because there's less noise in a local newspaper. Next time you fill your gas tank or eat a piece of bacon, think about these stories from the "Wayne County Press" in Fairfield, Illinois.

    • 50 min
    Episode 1 – Back to the Beer Tent

    Episode 1 – Back to the Beer Tent

    In the quaint village of Sparta, Michigan, local music legends Dennie Middleton and Nick Lewis were blacklisted from the Town and Country Days beer tent for 12 years. This is the story of the festival, the beer tent, and the band's triumphant return.

    • 43 min

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