Brave Little State
By Vermont Public Radio
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What if you could decide what stories Vermont Public Radio should be covering, before they're even assigned? That's the idea behind Brave Little State, a new monthly podcast where you ask the questions, you decide what VPR investigates, and then you work with us to find the answers.
||CleanVermont Hustle: What It's Like To Work 3 Jobs||There’s a joke about the employment scene in Vermont: “What do you call a Vermonter with two jobs? Lazy.”||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Would It Look Like If Vermont Seceded?||We aren't endorsing it, but ... if Vermont did manage to secede from the United States, how would we fare?||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's The History Of The Underground Railroad In Vermont?||When it comes to Vermont’s history with the Underground Railroad, where’s the line between myth and truth? And whose voices are missing from the story?||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Has The Geology Of Vermont Affected Its Character?||If you’ve lived in a state for a long time, or grew up there, you probably have this feeling — when you drive into or out of it, you feel like you can tell the difference.||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLow Pay, Weird Schedule: Who Exactly Can Pull Off The Legislator Lifestyle?||Vermont’s citizen legislators get paid about $12,700 for five months of work. So, if you have a career and/or a family, how do you pull it off?||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Vermont History Fix, From Gold Mines To Witch Windows||This month on Brave Little State, we’re doing things a little differently. Instead of taking on one of your questions about Vermont, we’re taking on three — in a kind of local history lightning round.||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's It Like To Be A Migrant Worker In Vermont?||If you drink Vermont milk, or eat Vermont apples or vegetables, it's likely that you have foreign workers to thank. But do you know any?||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Can Be Done About Vermont's Aging Sewer Systems?||This month on Brave Little State, a subterranean question about wastewater treatment in Vermont.||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Tribute To Vermont's Old, Falling-Down Barns||This month on Brave Little State, a question about the many barns in Vermont that are left in a suspended state of disrepair.||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Is Vermont So Overwhelmingly White?||This month on Brave Little State, the history of Vermont’s whiteness — both racial and cultural — and stories from people of color about what it’s like to live here.||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's The Deal With Coydogs?||There’s a creature that lives in Vermont that you don’t see very often. But a lot of Vermonters recognize its unmistakable call.||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlmost 100,000 Vermonters Voted For Donald Trump. Why?||On Election Day, nearly one in three Vermont voters cast ballots for Donald J. Trump — and VPR reporters teamed up with Brave Little State to hear from a few of them.||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is The Status Of The Abenaki Native Americans In Vermont Today?||This month on Brave Little State , VPR's people-powered journalism podcast, a question about the descendants of this region's first residents.||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Vermont Ghost Stories: A Halloween Special From Brave Little State||In this Halloween special from Brave Little State , a terrifying compendium of spine-tingling Vermont ghost stories, as told to us by … you.||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Utility Bills 'So High' In Vermont? It's (Really) Complicated||This month on Brave Little State , VPR's people-powered journalism podcast, a question about utility bills in Vermont — and a small sampling of Vermont ghost stories.||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes Vermont Really Have An Embezzlement Problem?||This month on Brave Little State , VPR’s people-powered journalism podcast, a question about embezzlement in Vermont — and a myth about stone walls and woodland fairies.||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Cow' Or 'Ke-ow'? The Past, Present And Future Of The Vermont Accent||In the inaugural episode of Brave Little State , VPR's new, people-powered journalism podcast, we tackle a question about the history of the Vermont accent, and a question about a strange "thing" at the Waterbury rest area.||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Brave Little State, A New Podcast From VPR||Most decisions about the news you hear and read and watch every day are made by somebody else. But what if you could make some of those decisions? That's the idea behind Brave Little State, a new podcast from Vermont Public Radio.||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I just listened to the first episode, and I'm eager to hear what comes next. This sound like a great idea for a podcast! Woo hoo!
Great idea for a podcast and the firs(t) episode was excellen(t)!
Congrats on the new podcast and fun format. Looking forward to future episodes off the beaten path in VT.