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A storytelling show that explores the night, the landscape of the unseen, and how thoughts, feelings and behaviors transform in the dark

A storytelling show that explores the night, the landscape of the unseen, and how thoughts, feelings and behaviors transform in the dark

Location:

United States

Description:

A storytelling show that explores the night, the landscape of the unseen, and how thoughts, feelings and behaviors transform in the dark

Language:

English


Episodes

Through the Fog

7/21/2021
There are only 6000 tule elk left in the world, all of them found in California. Some of them roam along the coastal hills of Point Reyes National Seashore, an area that is also occupied by cattle and dairy ranches. To protect grazing land for cows, some of the elk are confined by high fences. But as drought worsens, and the elk are cut off from food and water, large numbers of them are dying. A band of activists have been trekking through the fog, in darkness, to try to help them. *The...

Duration:00:31:05

Traveler

6/16/2021
Kim felt an irresistible pull toward life on the road - the traveler's lifestyle, without schedules or responsibilities. Hopping freight trains and searching for places to sleep are now a thing of the past, but she still tries to hold on to the spirit of adventure and surprise she loved from that time.

Duration:00:38:28

The Same Stars

5/19/2021
Grace felt everything deeply from an early age. She was having panic attacks at 9 years old, and separation anxiety in middle school. The anxiety came to a head when she was 12, and nothing she tried helped in any meaningful way. Until one night she looked out her window.

Duration:00:28:16

A Whole Night for the Future

4/22/2021
Tonight, as you're lying in bed, take a moment to think about the fact that in the night sky right above you, a massive river of birds is on an epic, death-defying journey of survival.

Duration:00:45:18

Notes in the Trees

3/17/2021
Most parents would never consider leaving their kids in the dark woods at night, and letting them find their way back. The Dutch do just that, and they call it Dropping, and the kids mostly have fun.

Duration:00:28:34

86 Days

2/17/2021
When Lia Ditton set out from San Francisco to row alone across the Pacific Ocean she was confident that she would make it to Hawaii. But when you leave land, all you really know is that you're going on an adventure.

Duration:00:49:30

Perimeter

1/13/2021
I've been thinking about fear, and movement, and exploration, and safety. I've been thinking about barriers, and perimeters - those we create and those that are imposed. Pushing yourself into fear on purpose gives some comfort that maybe you'll be able to navigate life when you really have no control, when your thrown into a darkness bigger and deeper than you would ever choose.

Duration:00:26:03

Rest for Them

12/16/2020
The night represents a slowing, quiet contemplation, autonomy, dreams ... the dominion of rest. But Grind Culture tells us that our worth is in our productivity. The Nap Bishop is here to tell us, "No". Rest is not a privilege, it's a human right. Sleep deprivation is a social and racial justice issue. And, "Resting is actually going to allow you to wake up."

Duration:00:29:53

One Road Out

11/16/2020
Alec had spent countless summer days near Mammoth Pool Reservoir, in the Sierra National Forest. His memories were filled with fun and relaxation. As Alec and a friend arrived at the lake the first night of the Labor Day Weekend, there was little to indicate that this weekend would be any different than the trove of happy memories he had of this place.

Duration:00:32:15

Home

10/13/2020
The challenges of being unhoused are almost too many to count. They take on a distinct flavor at night.

Duration:00:33:56

Home

10/9/2020
The challenges of being unhoused are almost too many to count. They take on a distinct flavor at night.

Duration:00:33:22

The Drop

9/8/2020
A walk through a park, an urban rooftop, a forest trail - all of these are one experience in broad daylight, and entirely another after nightfall. The river, Aare, in Switzerland transforms into another creature in the darkness.

Duration:00:27:02

The Drop

9/8/2020
A walk through a park, an urban rooftop, a forest trail - all of these are one experience in broad daylight, and entirely another after nightfall. The river, Aare, in Switzerland transforms into another creature in the darkness.

Duration:00:27:07

The Last Dream

8/11/2020
When Sally lost her brother to suicide, a friend advised her to be open to the possibility that he would try to visit her from beyond. Despite her initial skepticism, what she experienced in the ensuing months changed her mind completely.

Duration:00:31:15

The Last Dream

8/11/2020
When Sally lost her brother to suicide, a friend advised her to be open to the possibility that he would try to visit her from beyond. Despite her initial skepticism, what she experienced in the ensuing months changed her mind completely.

Duration:00:31:11

Can You Hear That?

7/14/2020
What if, out of nowhere, you started hearing a low-frequency rumble, like a truck idling right outside your home, in the middle of the night, every night for weeks and months on end -- and no one else could hear it?

Duration:00:35:38

Can You Hear That?

7/14/2020
What if, out of nowhere, you started hearing a low-frequency rumble, like a truck idling right outside your home, in the middle of the night, every night for weeks and months on end -- and no one else could hear it?

Duration:00:35:08

Two Owls

6/9/2020
To connect with an owl, even in a small way, is a rare gift. There is no animal more emblematic of the night. Elusive, mysterious and powerful: owls inspire both fear and awe.

Duration:00:32:38

Two Owls

6/9/2020
To connect with an owl, even in a small way, is a rare gift. Elusive, mysterious and powerful: owls inspire both fear and awe.

Duration:00:32:08

Zebra

5/12/2020
While graffiti is seen by some as blight, and by others as art, the act of hiding in the shadows and stealthily scrawling your name on a wall is ultimately about being seen, rather than doing damage. This was definitely the case for a boy who went by the tag, "Zebra" in Philadelphia back in 1975.

Duration:00:28:19