100 episodes

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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 475 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.

    Finn and the Bell

    Finn and the Bell

    Finn Rooney killed himself in Walden, Vermont. This is a story about who he was and what he left.

    • 33 min
    Hill Farm: A Tribute to Peter Dunning

    Hill Farm: A Tribute to Peter Dunning

    After forty years farming this land, Peter Dunning is getting done.

    • 20 min
    The Defense

    The Defense

    In cases where a defendant seems unjustly accused, the defense attorney is our hero. But if they seem guilty...or if it’s an especially violent crime, we look at these lawyers and wonder…how can they do that?

    This is a show about the people who stand with the accused.

    You’ll hear five perspectives on the art of criminal defense. You'll hear about what drew these attorneys to criminal law, preparing for trial and cross examinations, and how this work colors their views on our state of Vermont. And you'll hear some great stories.

    • 57 min
    Susan Asks, For Who? For What?

    Susan Asks, For Who? For What?

    Susan delivers a dead owl to the Fairbanks Museum and then we talk about Covid.

    • 22 min
    Virtual Justice

    Virtual Justice

    What does justice lose when human contact is lost?

    • 22 min
    Camp Zeno

    Camp Zeno

    A camp for people with and without disabilities that is the funnest ever.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
475 Ratings

475 Ratings

snowotterish ,

Excellent interviews interesting topics

Erica is a great listener, curious and asks deep questions. The podcast covers a lot of topics some serious some more light hearted and no matter what erica takes US into the lives she is exploring.

She has a genius for evoking story

chunkylitetunainwater ,

A Good Creation

I grew up in Arizona and have lived in Arizona my whole life. That is, my whole life minus 2-3 weeks just about every summer of my youth. Those weeks hold a sort of magical ability to bring me to feel grounded and peaceful. I often wonder why this short period of my life seems to define my ideal in most every way. From the land to the deep family roots that were present there and hard to come by when you live in a place like Az where nearly everyone comes from someplace else. Those weeks that were spent near the US Border with Canada are imprinted in my mind. I am always looking for connections back to that time 20 and 30 and 40 and more years ago. I listen to Rumble Strip and I hear the words of my childhood spoken in that unique northern woods accent shared by many of my people. I remember the days spent at the camp, days at the farm, cheese factory and endless walks in the woods. The deep breath of air and the simple joy of card games and summer rain on the lake's surface. The giant mosquitos and moths that seem painted on the wall if not bouncing off the lighted windowpane. Wading in the water, discovering snails and leeches and the time we almost lost our fishing pole to a fish much bigger than that 6 year old expected. I listen to this podcast because it seems to share the same quiet magic of my childhood memories and makes me think well beyond those years. I yearn for the wonderful, intelligent simplicity of a better world where people and their lives and the land teach us the most important things we will ever really need to know. This podcast brings me a little closer all the time.

veteran podcast listener ,

Fabulous Storyteller

One of the best podcasts out there about everyday people. It’s on par with Home of the Brave, Scott Carrier’s podcast

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