6 episodes

Reframing Rural's mission it to cultivate curiosity and conversation across the urban rural divide. The first season, Coming Home, is set in Sheridan County, Montana, which borders Canada, North Dakota, and the most rural county in the United States. Coming Home reflects on geography's role in our understanding of home and features stories of hope and resilience from the Northern Great Plains. Hosted and produced by Megan Torgerson, this narrative nonfiction podcast uses storytelling to reframe the narrative on rural America.

Reframing Rural Tree Ring Records

    • Documentary
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Reframing Rural's mission it to cultivate curiosity and conversation across the urban rural divide. The first season, Coming Home, is set in Sheridan County, Montana, which borders Canada, North Dakota, and the most rural county in the United States. Coming Home reflects on geography's role in our understanding of home and features stories of hope and resilience from the Northern Great Plains. Hosted and produced by Megan Torgerson, this narrative nonfiction podcast uses storytelling to reframe the narrative on rural America.

    Episode 4: Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed

    Episode 4: Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed

    Ralph Summers is a mailman, bus driver, taxidermist and preacher living in Dagmar, Montana. In this episode, we explore the history of rural mail delivery, the value of neighbors, and what it means to have faith.

    • 24 min
    Episode 3: Unearthing the Indigenous Narrative in Northeast Montana

    Episode 3: Unearthing the Indigenous Narrative in Northeast Montana

    Eddie Hentges grew up and later taught history on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Northeast Montana. A descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, he discusses the politics behind looking Native, the history of the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes and how he approaches teaching U.S. high school history through a multicultural and decolonial lens.

    • 28 min
    Episode 2: The Scary Prairie Will Not Get the Best of Me

    Episode 2: The Scary Prairie Will Not Get the Best of Me

    Margaret Hoven and David Anderson moved to Plentywood, Montana from Washington D.C. 15 years ago. Northeastern Montana culture, political memory, change and the power of music are themes explored in this episode named after Margaret's original song "The Scary Prairie Will Not Get the Best of Me" from a play the couple co-wrote, "Dead Thing On the Wall."

    • 25 min
    Special Episode: A Note on the "New Normal"

    Special Episode: A Note on the "New Normal"

    Reframing Rural interrupts its lineup of season one stories from residents of Northeastern Montana to reflect on the coronavirus and rural life lessons that can help us get through self-quarantining.

    • 2 min
    Episode 1: Preservation and Motherhood on the Northern Great Plains

    Episode 1: Preservation and Motherhood on the Northern Great Plains

    Kim Rudnigen is a mother of four, working as an environmental compliance officer in the oil and gas industry in Northeast Montana. In Reframing Rural's first episode, we'll learn from Kim what it is like to raise a family in a county where there are two people per square mile and how the Rudnigens are helping to reinvigorate the community surrounding Dagmar, MT.

    • 22 min
    Season 1 Preview

    Season 1 Preview

    Reframing Rural's mission it to cultivate curiosity and conversation across the urban rural divide. The first season, Coming Home, is set in Sheridan County, Montana, which borders Canada, North Dakota, and the most rural county in the United States. Coming Home reflects on geography's role in our understanding of home and stories of hope and resilience from the Northern Great Plains. Hosted and produced by Megan Torgerson, this narrative nonfiction podcast reframes the narrative on rural America.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Bunny B! ,

A necessary delight

These stories are beautiful! Megan lovingly undoes urban and suburban assumptions about rural life and people. I grew up as the first generation in my family not working in some kind of rural context (although my family moved to a tiny amateur farm in Ridgefield, WA during my last couple years of high school).

This project reminded me how much I love to be outside, away from crowds and being in deep relationship with land, water and the power of flora/fauna. Most of us city/town folk rely on rural labor everyday (food) but don’t really understand what it takes to work the land and be in tune with the cycles and seasons of farming. Much gratitude to this podcast for lifting up stories and building collective empathy.

DKMII ,

A Great Listen!

Transports you outside of suburbia, and into the America we all wish we were a part of!

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