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Word of Mouth digs into the nooks and crannies of the state to uncover the stories, places, and people that make New Hampshire home. It's your questions answered, your state explored. Produced by New Hampshire Public Radio.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 35 Ratings

Word of Mouth digs into the nooks and crannies of the state to uncover the stories, places, and people that make New Hampshire home. It's your questions answered, your state explored. Produced by New Hampshire Public Radio.

    The North Country Needs You

    The North Country Needs You

    Certain towns in northern New Hampshire are becoming destinations for artists. But why? And can music fuel community development and growth? Jason Tors thinks so. He’s the owner and artist behind the Loading Dock in Littleton. It’s an unlikely space for music. “I was instantly attracted to it because it was super raw, had brick walls and exposed ceilings and felt like something that I would find in New York City or Brooklyn,” said Tors of the former newspaper storeroom that now houses his

    • 10 min
    Manchester VA, Two Years On

    Manchester VA, Two Years On

    Two years ago, VA employees blew the whistle on what they called bad care for veterans at the Manchester VA , kicking off a scandal that made national news. This week, we’re taking a look at what happened in New Hampshire’s only VA Medical Center after the scandal. Thirty years ago, Joseph Maloof underwent spinal surgery after rupturing a disk in his lower back. The procedure left him with back pain whenever he stood straight. “I was never the same after that,” he says. “My back never really

    • 50 min
    Tiny Stories From The North Country

    Tiny Stories From The North Country

    During our reporting, some conversations don't make the final cut because they don't quite fit the subject at hand – but it's often the meandering moment and quiet stories that bring a place to life. Here's a few too good not to share: we're calling them "Tiny Stories from the North Country."

    • 56 sec
    North Country: High-Speed Internet

    North Country: High-Speed Internet

    This week on Word of Mouth, we're continuing our series on the North Country by answering a listener's question about access to high-speed internet. You can send us your questions about New Hampshire by emailing us or submitting a question online . Steve Knox stood in his driveway, craning his neck at a telephone pole connected to his house in Albany, NH. The wire at the very top of every telephone pole carries electricity, while the lowermost wire is owned by whoever owns the pole, usually a

    • 27 min
    How New Hampshire Got Its Shape

    How New Hampshire Got Its Shape

    What's nearly triangular, fiercely litigated, and often just rivers? The state border, of course. This week, we look at how New Hampshire fought for its borders. And how the borders inside the state determine how we are represented.

    • 19 min
    North Country: The Big Nansen

    North Country: The Big Nansen

    The dream of waking "the sleeping giant." This audio postcard is part of Word of Mouth's series on the North Country.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Kat_in_SF ,

Smart and interesting NH stories.

I’ve really been enjoying listening to the WOM podcast since it answers questions to things I have wondered about or should have wondered about. I particularly enjoyed their shows on food/ drink related topics— like the farm to table movement and state liquor laws.

Faceupandsing ,

Perfectly pleasurable radio

Virginia Prescott is fantastic - knowledgable, incisive, and probing. I love this show!

ZoranaPringle ,

You will love it!

Love Word of Mouth! I drive a lot and love podcasts. This is one of my favorites, up there with This American Life, Invisibilia, Radio Lab and Innovation Hub. I think of it as interesting stories for interesting people. The topics are hard to define. Pretty much everything one can be interested in and a big bunch of stuff that we did not think to be interested in because we did not know of it yet. I read books discussed on the show, got ideas for gifts, got inspired for my work (I study creativity) and above all got entertained. Word of Mouth is intelligent and playful and a terrific source of conversation topics. Give it a try! It will be one of those amazing discoveries you can’t stop talking about!

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