From The Dig: A new show featuring original documentary reporting, personal narrative, and other sonic experiments from a wide range of contributors.
Alien Jerky Sold Here
If you look, you'll see. Most people don't look. Produced by Stephen Cassidy Jones and Liza Yeager.Edited by Mitchell Johnson, with editorial oversight from Daniel Denvir.Featuring Mark Pilkington (https://mitpress.mit.edu/author/mark-pilkington-28127/), Valerie Kuletz (https://www.routledge.com/The-Tainted-Desert-Environmental-and-Social-Ruin-in-the-American-West/Kuletz/p/book/9780415917711), and Trevor Paglen (https://paglen.studio/).
Reporter Dharna Noor learns about the Tennessee Valley Authority: the good, the bad, the past, and the future. Produced by Dharna Noor. Edited by Liza Yeager and Mitchell Johnson, with editorial oversight from Daniel Denvir. Support The Dig at https://www.patreon.com/thedig (https://www.patreon.com/thedig).
Counting in Chinese
Writer and critic Andrea Long Chu wanted to ask everyone in her family one simple question.The Dig Presents is edited by Liza Yeager and Mitchell Johnson, with editorial oversight from Daniel Denvir and Alex Lewis.Support The Dig at https://www.patreon.com/thedig (https://www.patreon.com/thedig).Listen to the episode of Al Jazeera's The Take (https://www.aljazeera.com/audio/podcasts/the-take) featuring Omar Etman and his Dig Presents story, A Garden in Cairo.
Transmissions from Jonestown
A sonic memorial to the Black women of the Peoples Temple.Produced and reported by Babette Thomas. Edited by Liza Yeager and Mitchell Johnson, with editorial oversight from Daniel Denvir and Alex Lewis. Support The Dig at Patreon.com/thedig (https://www.patreon.com/thedig).
We have as many roads in the United States as we have streams and rivers. Produced by Caroline Kanner and Jackson Roach, with original music by Jackson Roach. Edited by Liza Yeager and Mitchell Johnson, with editorial oversight from Daniel Denvir and Alex Lewis. Subscribe to The Dig Presents (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dig-presents/id1515666414), and support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig (https://www.patreon.com/thedig). Bibliography (in order of appearance):A Field Guide to Roadside Wildflowers at Full Speed (https://theprairieecologist.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/a-field-guide-to-roadside-wildflowers-at-full-speed_january2020-1.pdf) - Chris HelzerCar Country: An Environmental History (https://cwwells.net/carcountry) - Christopher W. WellsOn Trails: An Exploration (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/On-Trails/Robert-Moor/9781476739236) - Robert MoorSnell-Rood Lab (https://cbs.umn.edu/snell-rood-lab)Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of Our Planet (https://www.bengoldfarb.com/crossings) - Ben GoldfarbA Short History of the Blockade: Giant Beavers, Diplomacy, and Regeneration in Nishnaabewin (https://www.uap.ualberta.ca/titles/986-9781772125382-short-history-of-the-blockade) - Leanne Betasamosake SimpsonWho Belongs to the Land: An Essay on Camps, Blockades, and Indigenous Models of Remaking the World (https://canopycanopycanopy.com/contents/who-belongs-to-the-land) - Lou CornumFurther reading available here (https://thedigradio.com/The%20Dig%20Presents/).
A Garden in Cairo
It started with a few cones and a cryptic sign. Produced by Omar Etman. Edited by Liza Yeager, Mitchell Johnson, and Daniel Denvir. Special thanks to Alan Dean, Alex Lewis, and Nihal El Aasar.Support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig.
beauty as politics…
…politics as beauty
omar’s story blew me away with insight and poignant richness
i can’t wait for more
thank you for doing this kind of work
I’m glad I didn’t write a review comparing this to This American Life before hearing the host say that directly. Amazing writing, production, and solidaristic values.
I needed this!!
Indeed this was the “commie This American Life” that I needed. Such good stories. Such good production. Such needed politics.