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Storytelling Podcasts

A podcast from the Vermont Folklife Center that explores the diverse cultures of Vermont through the voices of its own residents.

A podcast from the Vermont Folklife Center that explores the diverse cultures of Vermont through the voices of its own residents.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast from the Vermont Folklife Center that explores the diverse cultures of Vermont through the voices of its own residents.

Language:

English

Contact:

8029921929


Episodes

Episode 12: Project Independence

9/18/2020
This episode of VT Untapped™ is the first in a six-part series built around our “Listening in Place” project. We’ll take you into six different Vermont communities where we’ve spent some time listening to what people are going through and what they’re thinking about during the pandemic and beyond. Since mid May the VFC has been working in partnership with Project Independence, an elderly day center in Middlebury, as part of our Listening in Place project, which seeks to document the...

Duration:00:28:55

VT Untapped Special: Story Circles

4/21/2020
This special episode of VT Untapped shares three stories that were recorded during a “Virtual Story Circle” in early April during the Covid-19 pandemic. A Story Circle is a supported space where participants respect the testimony of others as each person is invited to speak about their own experience. In this case, people are speaking about their experience living in Vermont during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The VFC first used this model of group storytelling as a response to Tropical...

Duration:00:22:22

Episode 11: Meet Cute 2020!

2/12/2020
‘How did you meet?’ is probably one of the most common questions couples receive. In the spirit of Valentine’s day we’re sharing another round of these love stories recorded by VFC staff through interviews with friends and neighbors. So what do we mean by “Meet Cute”? Well, the term refers to the conditions under which two potential partners meet—trust us, it’s in the Oxford English Dictionary. Last year in Episode 4 we shared three stories of Vermonters finding love, and this year we’ve...

Duration:00:21:58

Episode 10: Pub Sing!

12/18/2019
A guy walks into a bar and…starts singing? If that bar is Brattleboro’s McNeill’s Brewery and it’s the third Saturday of the month between 3-5 pm then the chances of this happening are pretty high. That’s when the Brattleboro Pub Sing meets. And in this episode of VT Untapped you get to come along! The pub-sing or pub-session tradition originates in the British Isles. “The Pub” being a place where people gather as much to socialize with friends and family as to enjoy a local brew, the...

Duration:00:27:36

Episode 9: Spooky Halloween Special

10/28/2019
This month on VT Untapped we hear spooky stories told by Kim Chase of Essex Junction. Kim is a second-generation, bilingual Franco-American and the stories she shares were passed down through generations of her family members. Kim’s maternal grandmother moved from Cap-Santé, Québec to Winooski, VT sometime between 1905-1910. Her mother, Claire Bouffard Chase was born in Winooski. Kim grew up in Massachusetts but spent every summer with her grandparents in Winooski until her family moved back...

Duration:00:35:31

Late-Summer Update

8/30/2019
Hello Vermont Untapped listeners! It's time for a late-summer update. The days are still (sort of) long, the sun is bright and we’ve been pretty darn busy here at the Vermont Folklife Center. Listen in for a short update on our doings (and to hear where to get the best cinnamon rolls in St. Johnsbury!) We’re also taking a moment to let you know that our next full episode of VT Untapped will be released towards the end of September. Following that, we’ll release one more episode in late...

Duration:00:06:27

Episode 8: The Perks of Being a Storyteller

6/28/2019
VT Untapped is produced by the Vermont Folklife Center. June is a month when we celebrate our fathers, so we would like to use this month's VT Untapped episode to show you Vermont through the eyes of a unique father and daughter team: Perkins Flint (1878-1969) and Katharine Flint DuClos (1907-2010). Perkins Flint lived and farmed in Braintree, Vermont, in the late 19th and early 20th century. His great-great-great-grandfather, William Flint, was one of the first settlers of the town, and...

Duration:00:17:59

Episode 7: Out on the Ice

5/25/2019
This month on VT Untapped we take a trip to the “Retreat Meadows,” a flooded, marshy area at the convergence of the West and Connecticut rivers in Brattleboro, Vermont, that regularly freezes over in winter. It was on this icy plain that Vermont-based Colombian photographer Federico Pardo noticed a small village of rough, squarish structures spring up each season. These ice “shanties” intrigued him and he began documenting them in 2016. The VFC became involved when Vision & Voice Gallery...

Duration:00:23:22

Episode 6: Remembering Martha

4/26/2019
Martha Pellerin was a musician, scholar, advocate, educator and song collector—to name just a few of her many roles. Her family immigrated to Vermont from the Eastern Townships of Quebec in the 1960s, settling in Barre. Growing up, Martha navigated a complicated landscape of culture and identity. While her family spoke French at home and maintained strong ties to Quebec, Martha also spent much of her life immersed in American culture and the English language. Ultimately she found her...

Duration:00:29:53

Episode 5: Vermont Women

3/26/2019
Three Extraordinary Vermont Women To celebrate Women’s History Month, we honor the achievements of three extraordinary women: Nellie Staves, Daisy Turner, and Gert Lepine—all of whom were interviewed extensively by Vermont Folklife Center founder (and pioneer in her own right) Jane C. Beck. Nellie Garnet Dunbar Badger Staves was born in West Danville, Vermont, in 1917 and grew up on Walden Mountain. She was an avid outdoors woman and conservationist, as well as an artist known for the...

Duration:00:21:46

Episode 4: Meet Cute

2/18/2019
‘How did you meet?’ is probably one of the most common questions couples receive. In the spirit of Valentine’s day, we share these love stories recorded by VFC staff through interviews with friends, neighbors, and family. So what do we mean by “Meet Cute”? Well, the term refers to the conditions under which two potential partners meet—trust us, it’s in Oxford English Dictionary. Your true love could be on the other side of the desk at a job interview, at the end of a scavenger hunt, or the...

Duration:00:25:41

Episode 3: Stalag Luft III

1/25/2019
Major J. Francis Angier tells the gripping story of being shot down over Germany during World War II, surviving as a prisoner of war, and saving two ships carrying hundreds of soldiers from certain doom. In the early 2000s Greg Sharrow and audio producer Erica Heilman conducted a set of interviews under the auspices of the Vermont Folklife Center for the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress. From those interviews, an audio documentary was produced called “Prisoners of War: A...

Duration:00:32:36

Episode 2: Deer Stories

12/21/2018
Based on interviews with hunters conducted by the Vermont Folklife Center, Deer Stories doesn’t advocate for or condemn hunting but rather explores the experience from an insider’s point of view. This episode features excerpts from an original twelve part series produced by Greg Sharrow and Erica Heilman. Deer hunters introduce us to their world through stories that illustrate hunting practices and core values.

Duration:00:13:31

Episode 1: The Rainbow Cattle Co

12/21/2018
What's my drag? That’s the question photographer Evie Lovett found herself asking after spending time with Kitty, Mama, Candi, and Sophia, all drag queens at the Rainbow Cattle Company, a gay bar in Dummerston, Vermont.

Duration:00:22:45

Teaser: The VFC has a podcast!

11/28/2018
Welcome to VT Untapped, a podcast from the Vermont Folklife Center that explores the cultures of Vermont through the voices of its own residents. Check out our preview and look for the first full episodes in early December!

Duration:00:02:07