Call it A New Life

Call it A New Life

Call it A New Life Technological improvements, from butter churns to electricity, transformed life on Vermont farms from the 1890s through the mid-20th century. Many of these changes eased the workload of Vermont’s farming families. But other changes –...
A Foot in Both Worlds

A Foot in Both Worlds

A Foot in Both Worlds People speaking Spanish as they milk cows may not fit our traditional image of a Vermont farm. But workers from Mexico and Central America are crucial to the state’s economy. And such migrant labor has a long history in Vermont. Download the...
The Curious Catamount

The Curious Catamount

The Curious Catamount Though said to be extinct, catamounts live on in the minds of many Vermonters. In this episode we retrace a Barnard panther hunt from 1881 and consider the hold that these big cats continue to have on our imaginations. Download the Episode...
A Town Solves a Problem

A Town Solves a Problem

A Town Solves a Problem Town meeting is central to our identity as a little state on a human scale that does things differently. But what happens to town meeting when it needs to change during a pandemic? Or when it changes because Vermont itself has changed? Download...
Send Me a Box

Send Me a Box

Send Me a Box We examine some of the products that people have mailed to and from Vermont, from maple syrup to complete houses and almost everything in between. Download the Episode Subscribe to the Show This Episode’s Featured Object: Civil War Letters Sent...
Vermont on the Silver Screen

Vermont on the Silver Screen

Vermont on the Silver Screen From A Vermont Romance to Funny Farm, our state has been featured in films for over a century. What are the myths that Hollywood creates about our lives in Vermont? And what are the myths that we create ourselves? Image of Kenneth...