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Home of the Brave: new and old stories from "This American Life" contributor Scott Carrier.

Home of the Brave: new and old stories from "This American Life" contributor Scott Carrier.
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Home of the Brave: new and old stories from "This American Life" contributor Scott Carrier.

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English


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No Solution

11/14/2018
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Immigrants crossing the border near Agua Prieta, Sonora, 2005. Photo by Julian Cardona. Welcome to Season Two of Home of the Brave. This is the first of a series about the US/Mexico border and the present immigration situation. For background, I replay an interview with Charles Bowden recorded just a couple hundred yards from the barbed wire fence separating the two countries in the spring of 2005. Donate Migrants from Mexico crossing into the United States at the Buenos Aires National...

Duration:00:17:05

End of Season One: A Walk On the Beach

5/8/2018
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I need to take a break so let's call this the end of season one. And I'd like to play the second story I produced for the show, an interview with Alex Chadwick. Thank you very much for your support. I'm going to turn off the subscription service (Pay Pal), but you can still donate and buy tee-shirts, tote bags, and patches. I hope to be back soon. Music: Slow Bicycle by Mum.

Duration:00:26:24

Rumble Strip: It's a Podcast

4/27/2018
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Erica Heilman produces Rumble Strip from her home in Calais, Vermont. I like it because I never know what she's going to do next. This is a satire about modern life in America. Donate

Duration:00:13:34

Lick the Crickets by Larry Massett

4/18/2018
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Collage by Charles Hope From following the news lately I feel like I don't know who to believe or who to trust, like I don't know what's going on or why and things are only going to get worse and there's nothing I can do about it. In times like this maybe surrealistic poetry and Dada make more sense than realism. Donate Collage by Charles Hope

Duration:00:27:31

Bear's Ears, Part Six: Industrial Tourism

3/31/2018
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Which is worse--a campground or an oil well? Donate

Duration:00:13:57

Bear's Ears, Part Five: Traditional Ecological Knowledge

3/14/2018
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Firewood in Monument Valley, collected on Cedar Mesa to heat Navajo homes. A story about the origin of the Bear's Ears proposal. Round River Conservation Studies website Donate

Duration:00:12:58

Bear's Ears, Part Four: The Hopi Way

2/28/2018
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Comb Wash A conversation with Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, Hopi elder. Donate

Duration:00:14:05

Bear's Ears, Part Three: The Sand Island Petroglyphs

2/13/2018
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From "Early Rock Art on the San Juan River" by Joe Pachak Donate From "Early Rock Art on the San Juan River" by Joe Pachak From "Early Rock Art on the San Juan River" by Joe Pachak From "Early Rock Art on the San Juan River" by Joe Pachak From "Early Rock Art on the San Juan River" by Joe Pachak

Duration:00:17:23

Bear's Ears, Part Two

1/29/2018
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Bear Ears Buttes in the background. Looking north from the top of Cedar Mesa, San Juan County, Utah. Elevation 7000 feet. A conversation with author Terry Tempest Williams about the source of the problem in the battle over public lands in southern Utah. Click here for a link to some of Terry's work. Music by Glenn Gould playing Bach's Goldberg Variations. Donate Bears Ears from the west. In the foreground is one of the many sandstone canyons draining Cedar Mesa. Elevation 5000...

Duration:00:10:03

Bear's Ears, Part One

1/16/2018
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Looking south towards the Navajo Reservation from the top of Cedar Ridge, Utah. The first in a series of reports about the controversy over public land in southern Utah, plus a story by radio genius Joe Frank, who passed away January 15, 2018. Donate

Duration:00:09:58

Two More Stories About Mountains

1/1/2018
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A stitched panorama of the Salt Lake valley, from the north end.

Duration:00:29:36

Ski Lesson

12/6/2017
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I don't know who took this photo, but it sure is a good one. Maybe it's Thor. Something to get your mind off the sorry state of affairs these days. You can make a one-time donation by Stripe, below, or hit the Pay Pal button in the menu bar to subscribe for as little as on dollar a month. Thanks for listening. Donate

Duration:00:08:53

The Bicycle Artist

11/22/2017
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One of Grant Petersen's personal bicycles. An interview with Grant Petersen of Rivendell Bicycles Works in Walnut Creek, California. Music: Slow Bicycle by Mum Donate One of Grant's Bridgestone bikes

Duration:00:14:21

War of the Worlds

10/30/2017
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This is a Halloween special for people who have not heard the original 1938 CBS broadcast.

Duration:01:01:03

Basin and Range

10/22/2017
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Duration:00:18:30

NFL Sunday

9/29/2017
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A short commentary on the protests. Donate

Duration:00:06:29

The Oracle

9/1/2017
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My friend Alex and I try to visit the Utah Data Center, 20 miles south of my house in Salt Lake City. DONATE BY TEXT 801-876-1913 Check out The Sonosopher, a documentary about Alex Caldiero. James Bamford's article on the Utah Data Center in Wired Magazine. Music from the film The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Duration:00:13:51

The Continental Divide, Part Two

7/7/2017
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I try it again, this time with some respect. The short clip of music in the middle of the story is by the Icelandic group MUM. The music at the end is a North Vietnamese boys' choir, a recording given to me by Alex Chadwick. Donate

Duration:00:37:10

The Continental Divide

6/16/2017
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The top of the highway through Rocky Mountain National Park. The day before it snowed three inches. Donate

Duration:00:09:24