Contributor Lauren Baker reads a postcard from Florence. Recorded on a hike in the Sierra Nevada.
You are what you do but sometimes that line moves, then blurs.
“I think about how far away from here I’ll be tomorrow. But tomorrow is only a horizon. It’s the line wavering under my feet — just a trick I’ve played on my eyes to convince me there’s a destination in sight. This must be time travel.” - Em Jiang
Roots Connective - Yclept Insan
Field Recording of a song by Well (interviewee)
"In January I left my home for 6 months of wandering and, of course, one of the main things I explored were the infinite shades of night in each new place. What I noticed more than ever is that every night is a finger print – each is unique, with no one the same as another. The sounds tell the stories." - Vanessa Lowe, Nocturne
Extra Extra!! From the banks of the Satoshi River to the banks of the Reese River, a newspaper that propped up a honest-to-goodness LIARS CLUB, no lie, and a story from the city who built itself on such falsehoods. The secret history of bitcoin? The Toiyabe Mole Man in the mines of ERN, NEVADA? The TRUE story of TOTAL LIARS and the history they invented for themselves.
This episode was directly inspired by Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything and his ongoing "False Alarm" series. Check it out here.
Roots Connective by Yclept insan
A long song written by me and the artist formerly known as Tea Haze.
A track from BluOrange
Kiss me Honey Kiss me used as exit music on Buster Blue’s album When the Silver’s Gone.
Symetree by Yclept insan
White Fur by Dear Nora.
There are a lot of Death Metal bands in Kathmandu, Nepal. Let's figure out why.
A guest postcard from Montevideo, Uruguay by Julian Guy.
"Like into newness we were born at the corner stop." • All photos by Julian Guy
How did this mountain, in California, get the name Julius Caesar?
Who gets to name things?
In this episode, we explore the process of naming places, and look at two mountains named after the Confederate President that might be changing names soon.
For a full list of NV's naming rules and application, visit: NEVADA STATE BOARD ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES
“Once, from eastern ocean to western ocean, the land stretched away without names. Nameless headlands split the surf; nameless lakes reflected nameless mountains; and nameless rivers flowed through nameless valleys into nameless bays. Men came at last, tribe following tribe, speaking different languages and thinking different thoughts. According to their ways of speech and thought they gave names, and in their generations laid their bones by the streams and hills they had named. But even when tribes and languages had vanished, some of those old names, reshaped, still lived in the speech of those who followed." Names on the Land by George R. Stewart