6 episodes

Tangier Island, Virginia - Population 460 (and shrinking). It's a quirky, isolated place located smack dab in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Residents drive golf carts and speak their own dialect, while visitors must travel by boat or plane to get there. But the island is vanishing. The reason why depends who you ask. But the fact is it could become uninhabitable in as little as 25 years, wiping an entire community and way of life off the planet. Should the island be saved... and at what cost? It's a question that has received attention from the highest rungs of power - including The White House.

Going Under: The Story of Tangier Island WTOP

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    • 4.4, 19 Ratings

Tangier Island, Virginia - Population 460 (and shrinking). It's a quirky, isolated place located smack dab in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Residents drive golf carts and speak their own dialect, while visitors must travel by boat or plane to get there. But the island is vanishing. The reason why depends who you ask. But the fact is it could become uninhabitable in as little as 25 years, wiping an entire community and way of life off the planet. Should the island be saved... and at what cost? It's a question that has received attention from the highest rungs of power - including The White House.

    Episode 1 - Welcome to Tangier Island

    Episode 1 - Welcome to Tangier Island

    From soft-shell crabs to cats named Ann Coulter, Tangier Island is a place with a lot of character and characters.

    • 19 min
    Episode 2 - Call me Ooker

    Episode 2 - Call me Ooker

    Meet the mayor of Tangier Island, James Eskridge, a commercial crabber with a deep love for his community.

    • 10 min
    Episode 3 - Crabs, Cats, Religion, Hope

    Episode 3 - Crabs, Cats, Religion, Hope

    From crab shanties to the Supreme Court and God...who are the people of Tangier Island?

    • 8 min
    Episode 4 - Trump is Tops on Tangier

    Episode 4 - Trump is Tops on Tangier

    Ooker speaks with President Donald Trump and debates Al Gore.

    • 10 min
    Episode 5 - Should Tangier be Saved?

    Episode 5 - Should Tangier be Saved?

    Is any cost too much to save a people, a community and a way of life?

    • 13 min
    Trailer - Going Under: The Story of Tangier Island

    Trailer - Going Under: The Story of Tangier Island

    A new podcast produced by WTOP News in Washington, DC. Hosted by Reporter Michelle Basch. Full season release scheduled for December 17, 2018.

    • 34 sec

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