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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.




Bears Ears, Part One

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, 2017. Donate

Duration: 00:09:58

Two More Stories About Mountains

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

Duration: 00:29:36

Ski Lesson

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

A Rivendell Atlantis, rivbike,com 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

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

Duration: 01:01:03

Basin and Range


Duration: 00:18:30

NFL Sunday

A short commentary on the protests. Donate

Duration: 00:06:29

The Continental Divide, Part Two

I try it again, this time with some respect. 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

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

Duration: 00:09:24

The Green River

Paul Brennan, Creighton King, and myself at the Green River Lakes in the summer of 1991. I thought, considering the recent mind-fuck of news, it would be good to play a relaxing story. This is a re-run from a couple summers ago, although I originally produced it in 1991 for Weekend All Things Considered. Donate

Duration: 00:28:20

Trump's Wall, Part Two

The opening of Santa Elena's Canyon, Big Bend National Park. The left side of the canyon is in Mexico, the right side is in the United States. Interviews with people on both sides of the border in and around Big Bend National Park, Texas. Donate Tourists crossing the Rio Grande at Boquillas del Carmen. Float trips on the Rio Grande are very popular. You're not supposed to get out of your boat on the Mexico side, but there's no one down there to stop you. In the village of Boquillas...

Duration: 00:41:53

Trump's Wall, Part One

The Rio Grande in Bend Bend Ranch State Park, Texas, just west of Big Bend National Park. The first part of a series about the proposed wall along the border. A visit to Big Bend National Park. Music: Down By the River by Neil Young Donate The Rio Grande near Lajitas, Texas.

Duration: 00:11:42

The Test

This story originally aired on This American Life in 1996. Music: White Rabbit by Grace Slick, performed by Mayssa Karaa for the American Hustle soundtrack. Donate

Duration: 00:18:12

Standing Rock, Part Three

Thousands of veterans join the Water Protectors, and the Army Corps of Engineers denies the permit for the pipeline to go under the Missouri River. Music: One Monkey by Gillian Welch Arikara headress. Donate A peaceful demonstration on Highway 1806, next to the Oceti Sakowin camp. Ladonna Brave Bull Allard Celebrating after the Army Corps announcement. Monday, December 5th, the blizzard begins. The front entrance to the Oceti Sakowin camp. On Highway 1806, with the bridge in the...

Duration: 00:19:08

Standing Rock, Part One

The battle at the bridge, November 20, 2016. Music by Mum. Some of Kevin Gilbertt's live-streamed video. You can see more on his Facebook page, Kevin Gilbertt. Donate

Duration: 00:08:21

The Road

I-80, Wyoming Donate I-10, Texas I-10, Texas Hullet, Wyoming Donate

Duration: 00:24:37

Maybe He Became a Bear: An Interview with Jim Harrison

I don't know who took this photo, but I owe him or her a t-shirt and patch. I spoke with Jim at Dennis Sizemore's house up Emigration Canyon, about ten miles east of Salt Lake City. We'd eaten dinner and it was too noisy inside the house, so we sat in my pickup truck out in the driveway. Donate

Duration: 00:50:32

An Introduction to Charles Bowden

Charles Bowden died a year ago, on August 30, 2015. He was my friend and mentor. I miss him a lot.Order Bowden's book here. Donate

Duration: 00:38:22