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Conversations with Strangers A new podcast.

Conversations with Strangers A new podcast.
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Location:

Washington, DC

Genres:

Culture

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Conversations with Strangers A new podcast.

Language:

English

Contact:

2029069215


Episodes

Roadside Hero

12/15/2018
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Trucker Dusty Carty has travelled millions of miles with a clean safety record—and has been recognized for pulling over near an overturned car to help rescue passengers.

Duration:00:21:28

Sled Dog Racer

12/8/2018
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Frank Moe is a veteran musher whose love for sled dogging—and the dogs—has him competing against mushers sometimes half his age.

Duration:00:19:08

Christmas Tree Sales Ninja

12/1/2018
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Charles Deveaux works the afternoon shift in a northern Virginia roadside tree stand during the holidays. As he works to make ends meet, he says he wants to be "the greatest artist of my generation."

Duration:00:17:52

Hope As California Fires Burn

11/24/2018
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James Turnes is a volunteer who leads evacuee care at an RV campground near Corning, California. He says the community has rallied around those who have lost everything.

Duration:00:18:59

Boarding School Newbie

11/17/2018
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Khristi Adams has followed a student ministry career to a chaplaincy at a boarding school in Pennsylvania. The pace is frenetic—and, she says, it's an opportunity to focus on learning something every day.

Duration:00:16:12

Mayflower Descendant

11/10/2018
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Kim Ostermyer can trace his family tree back to the Mayflower. He says it's a long lineage full of people with stories that never make the history books.

Duration:00:12:49

Firefighter Lifer

11/3/2018
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Phyllis Fleming grew up around the Woodstock, VA Volunteer Fire Department—and eventually decided to join the force herself. At 67, she's still responding to emergencies and says about her many, many hours on the job: "I wouldn't have missed it for the world."

Duration:00:15:27

Keeper of the Fun Field

10/27/2018
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Ross Armstrong oversees up an "agritainment" fun zone on weekends at a 600-acre farm in Markham, Virginia. The full-time assistant high school principal compares his joy at seeing former students graduate ... with families enjoying a farm for the first time.

Duration:00:14:47

Our Children, Our Politics

10/20/2018
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John Tierney taught for decades in an Elko, Nevada middle school and won Teacher of the Year in 2016. As Democrats and Republicans cris-cross his state—and nation—John talks about the roots of how he taught the craft of useful discourse to children.

Duration:00:18:41

Her 92nd Year

10/13/2018
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At 91, Maria Abbott reflects on the people she's influenced ... and wishes for "good surprises" in her 92nd year.

Duration:00:15:28

Bronze Star Surprise

10/6/2018
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Marty Fleming was visiting Washington, DC with friends and family when I introduced myself. Turns out, he won a Bronze Star in Vietnam and spent 36 years in the press room at the Charlotte Observer.

Duration:00:13:25

Stagecraft

9/29/2018
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Bonnie Hill married a cowboy in rural Maryland, raised a family, and stumbled into a passion for theater when she took a chance and went back to school. Four decades later, she's holding auditions for a new production for the umpteenth time.

Duration:00:13:31

#NewBernStrong

9/22/2018
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Alderwoman Jameesha Harris says New Bern, North Carolina has been devastated by Hurricane Florence—and united like never before.

Duration:00:12:09

Inside the Big House

9/15/2018
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Jeff Holzhausen has been a season ticket holder at the University of Michigan's "Big House" since 1991. We checked in with him at halftime against SMU.

Duration:00:10:53

Island Dweller

9/8/2018
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Paul Sharpe spends part of his year on a tiny island in southeastern Alaska—with whales and sea lions and eagles as neighbors.

Duration:00:15:12

A Man and His Offering

9/1/2018
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A man escapes civil war in west Africa—and, while in the U.S.—spends his time giving of himself and the fruits of his labor to most anyone who needs it.

Duration:00:18:31

Need a Ride?

8/25/2018
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Bryan Parsons offered my family a ride when we were lost during a hike in Tennessee—then became the next podcast guest to share his story.

Duration:00:12:55

Rhino Whisperer

8/18/2018
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A mystery that besets a zoo's black rhino stretches Mike Adkeson's skills as lead vet—a career that began as a boy volunteer at his local zoo.

Duration:00:15:11

Darkest Skies

8/11/2018
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Brad Newton talks to us from the Texas-Mexico border as the sun goes down—from one of the darkest places on earth to see the stars.

Duration:00:16:37

Beyond the Page

8/4/2018
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Betty Darst plays the part of important but often obscure figures in history—often for an audience of one.

Duration:00:14:27