Rumble Strip On VPR

Every second Wednesday of the month at 6:20 p.m. and the following Thursday at 7:50 a.m.

On Rumble Strip, you’ll hear from artists and criminals, taxidermists and soccer moms, lawyers and waitresses. Erica Heilman invites herself into people's homes to find out what they know, what they hate, who they love, what they’re afraid of, and what makes them more like you than you’d realized. These are vivid stories of the everyday.

VPR will be airing feature programs taken from the podcast on the second Thursday of the month at 7:50am and the following Friday at 6:20pm. You'll find the full Rumble Strip podcast series on the Rumble Strip website.

Carl Blaisdell sits in the drivers seat of a vehicle.
Erica Heilman / Rumble Strip

Carl Blaisdell's trailer looks out over the farm he ran for most of his life, then sold. After farming, Carl seemed to make a smooth transition to being a "mountain man," which is how he described himself — and the name pretty much fits.

St. Johnsbury Academy electrical program students gather around a table at the Brantview dorm.
Erica Heilman / Rumble Strip

At St. Johnsbury Academy, career technical education is a serious business, and student work is there for all to see, and use, and taste.