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Home of the Brave: new and old stories from "This American Life" contributor Scott Carrier.

Home of the Brave Scott Carrier

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Home of the Brave: new and old stories from "This American Life" contributor Scott Carrier.

    Coming To Ground

    Coming To Ground

    I recorded these interviews with my family two weeks ago, before George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis. Now they seem unimportant, like from another era. Except that in my family it’s the younger folk who have been mostly f****d by the virus pandemic, and it’s been young people, mostly, who’ve been out on the streets protesting. I hope their efforts lead to real change in our society.



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    Coming to Ground: Introduction

    Coming to Ground: Introduction

    Following the news is like watching a competition for the worst case scenario and I’ve grown weary of all the blaming and shaming. Now we can’t trust anyone, not even ourselves. But at some point we’re going to have to come together in order to survive. I’m working on a story where I interview people in my family about how they’re coping with the pandemic. Not everyone is doing well, and it’s pretty emotional for me, so I need to take some more time putting it together. In the meantime, thanks very much for your support.A link to an excellent documentary about Alex Caldiero.




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    The Neighborhood

    The Neighborhood

    It seems more of us are paying attention to our neighborhoods lately, so perhaps this is a good time to replay this story, produced in 1988. I still live in the same neighborhood, but it feels different now. It’s like there was a tall tree in my front yard but now the tree is gone and only a stump remains. I am stumped. I used to depend on trust—standing or sitting close to strangers and holding a microphone less than a foot from their faces. Now that’s not going to happen again for a while. In the meantime, here’s to remembering the good old days.



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    Echo People by Trent Harris

    Echo People by Trent Harris

    My friend Trent Harris has a problem caused by the coronavirus. It’s not a big problem compared to a lot of other things that have come up recently, like the possible collapse of the economy and thousands of people dying. Trent’s problem is more like a temporary embarrassment. Basically, his reputation is on the line.



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    Swackhamma tells Harvey a secret.














    Echo People Episode One on You Tube.Echo People Episode Two on You Tube.Trent Harris’ website is called the Echo Cave.Here’s the This American Life episode about Trent’s film, the Beaver Triology.




































    The cast and crew of Echo People, with Mystery Mountain in the background.


















































    Harvey Harris upon seeing Mystery Mountain.


















































    Trent Harris wondering what he has done.

    Our Show by Erica Heilman

    Our Show by Erica Heilman

    Shana from Achterarder, Scotland.




















    My friend Erica Heilman has a podcast called Rumblestrip. She drives around Vermont and talks to people about their lives. Last week she was sitting at home, like everybody, trying to figure out what to do, and she decided to ask her listeners to send her audio recordings of what and how they’re doing under self isolation. A lot of people responded, quickly, and within a couple days Erica posted the first episode of a series she’s calling Our Show. If you’d like to send Erica an audio recording of what’s happening where you are, here’s the email address: rumblestripourshow@gmail.com.Rumblestrip websiteThe song at the end is Atlantic City by Bruce Springsteen, performed by The Band.



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    Looking out Erica Heilman’s apartment in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.


















































    Recording ambience from Erica Heilman’s window in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

    The Dry Wall

    The Dry Wall

    This story was originally broadcast on All Things Considered in 1993. The ground was shifting under my feet back then and I had to figure out what to do. Now it’s shifting again, this time everybody’s in it together. There are things we can do, stories to tell, that can make us feel better. Thanks for listening and supporting this show.



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FrancoisEffe ,

Sound haikus

Good for the ears, good for the heart, good for the spirit.

FifiDiva ,

I love it.

Scott Carrier is hands down the most interesting and unusual person to listen to on a podcast. He makes my head jive and my heart soar.

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