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Radio Free Vermont - A Fable of Resistance

Bill McKibben

"I hope no one secedes, but I also hope that Americans figure out creative ways to resist injustice and create communities where everybody counts. We've got a long history of resistance in Vermont and this book is testimony to that fact." —Bernie Sanders A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic. As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location." With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law. In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that's become more popular than ever--seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement.

"I hope no one secedes, but I also hope that Americans figure out creative ways to resist injustice and create communities where everybody counts. We've got a long history of resistance in Vermont and this book is testimony to that fact." —Bernie Sanders A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic. As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location." With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law. In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that's become more popular than ever--seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement.
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"I hope no one secedes, but I also hope that Americans figure out creative ways to resist injustice and create communities where everybody counts. We've got a long history of resistance in Vermont and this book is testimony to that fact." —Bernie Sanders A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic. As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location." With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law. In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that's become more popular than ever--seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Danny Campbell

Length:

5h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:00


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:44


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:07


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:21


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:15


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:23


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:36