In a town with no radio or cellular waves, with no wifi or cable, life is wonderfully quiet. We examine our strange relationships with technology and meet a woman who suffers from electromagnetic sensitivity so bad, she spent a year living in a Faraday cage.
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In a rural Iowa town rooted in Transcendental Meditation and home to the microcommunity movement, community-building and intention have been redefined.
Take a minute (or seven) to check out the newest podcast to join the Our Americana Podcast Network:
The Karen & Ellen Letters are found correspondence between two teenage girls and their landlord, over a three year period, from the '80s. This podcast is the reading of those letters and a re-telling of my journey to validate their authenticity. Plus, a weekly roundtable of guest commentators.
(Original broadcast: 9/15/16) In 2001, the small town of Gold River was adopted by a baby orca. Over the next five years, Luna the Whale would both unite and spark debate amongst the previously segregated town. And he would put this isolated Vancouver Island community on the map and at the forefront of an even bigger conversation about what happens when conservation and humanity collide.
Featured Music: Dave Depper, Lee Rosevere, Cloudjumper, Sergey Cheremisinov, Aaron Mist
In this hastily edited, year-in-review episode, I break from tradition to muse on Our Americana’s journey as a podcast and answer some FAQs, look into season three and Our Americana’s new projects, highlight some of 2016’s best podcasts, and share my countdown playlist of 2016's best songs.
See you all in February.
This week is Petoskey's Holiday Open House. In our Season Two Finale, I checked in with some old and new friends as they prepare for the big event; including the event coordinator and the local journalist covering it.
Special thanks to Sufjan Stevens, who was raised in Petoskey, for providing the holiday soundtrack.
This week's guests:
Kalin Sheick, Matt Mikus, Katie Potts, Andi Symonds, and Zoe Marshall-Rashid.
Our Americana is produced & hosted by Josh Hallmark.
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Sufjan Stevens - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas;
Sufjan Stevens - Silent Night;
Sufjan Stevens - Put The Lights On The Tree;
Sufjan Stevens - I'll Be Home For Christmas;
Petoskey High School Steel Drum Band - Deck The Halls;
Petoskey High School Steel Drum Band - Sleigh Ride;
Seth Partridge - Snow Falling On A Quiet Valley;
Rue Royale - Deck The Halls;
The Nancies - Song For A Winter's Night
Music available at: www.freemusicarchive.com