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Home of the Brave

100 EpisodesProduced by Scott CarrierWebsite

Home of the Brave: new and old stories from "This American Life" contributor Scott Carrier.

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Coming To Ground

June 4th, 2020


I recorded these interviews with my family two weeks ago, …

The Neighborhood

May 1st, 2020


It seems more of us are paying attention to our …

Echo People by Trent Harris

April 10th, 2020


My friend Trent Harris has a problem caused by the …

Our Show by Erica Heilman

March 28th, 2020


Shana from Achterarder, Scotland.

The Dry Wall

March 17th, 2020


This story was originally broadcast on All Things …

Anti-War Stories: Adrienne Kinne and Douglas Peacock

February 26th, 2020


Adrienne Kinne just after basic training in 1994.

Anti-War Stories: Garett Reppenhagen

February 2nd, 2020


Garett Reppenhagen in Iraq, 2004

Interview in Amsterdam

January 17th, 2020


Last spring I was invited to speak at the Oorzaken Audio …

The Wordshaker

January 3rd, 2020


His real name is Alissandru Francesco Caldiero, born into …

Re-Play: The Rebel Yell

December 20th, 2019


I’ve been in Armenia teaching a podcasting workshop …

Encountering the Other

October 3rd, 2019


It’s not easy for me to walk up to people and ask if they …

Fund Drive

September 13th, 2019

Yellowstone Lake, August 2019

The Strait of Hormuz

August 10th, 2019


I wanted to see the place where a war between the United …

Alan Chin--Photographer

July 9th, 2019


Baghdad, Iraq

May 7, 2005

A suicide car bomb in …

Dreamers by Joe Frank

May 31st, 2019


photo by Michal Story

Some Spring Time Stories

April 16th, 2019

I just got back from speaking at two …

The Pacific Northwest Trail

March 14th, 2019

This is a story I produced last …

Warriors Zulu Nation Honduras

February 19th, 2019

A day inside the gang-ridden …

Honduras Part One: A New Caravan

January 20th, 2019

Some of the new caravan before departing from …


December 22nd, 2018

Ruth Pena and her daughter, from El Salvador, …

Casa del Migrante

December 4th, 2018

At Casa del Migrante in Juarez, the wrists of …

No Solution

November 14th, 2018

Immigrants crossing the border near Agua …

End of Season One: A Walk On the Beach

May 8th, 2018


I need to take a break so let's call this the end of …

Rumble Strip: It's a Podcast

April 27th, 2018


Erica Heilman produces Rumble Strip from her home in …

Bear's Ears, Part Six: Industrial Tourism

March 31st, 2018

Which is worse--a campground or an …

Bear's Ears, Part Two

January 30th, 2018

Bear Ears Buttes in the background. Looking …

Bear's Ears, Part One

January 16th, 2018

Looking south towards the Navajo Reservation …

Two More Stories About Mountains

January 1st, 2018

A stitched panorama of the Salt Lake valley, …

Ski Lesson

December 6th, 2017

I don't know who took this photo, but it sure …

The Bicycle Artist

November 22nd, 2017

One of Grant Petersen's personal bicycles.

War of the Worlds

October 30th, 2017

This is a Halloween special for …

NFL Sunday

September 29th, 2017


A short commentary on the protests.


The Oracle

September 1st, 2017


My friend Alex and I try to visit the Utah Data Center, …

The Continental Divide, Part Two

July 7th, 2017


I try it again, this time with some respect.The short …

The Continental Divide

June 16th, 2017

The top of the highway through Rocky Mountain …

Trump's Wall: Your Neighbor

May 10th, 2017

An undocumented farm worker in New England, …

Trump's Wall, Part Two

April 21st, 2017

The opening of Santa Elena's Canyon, Big Bend …

Trump's Wall, Part One

April 6th, 2017

The Rio Grande in Bend Bend Ranch State Park, …

The Test

January 3rd, 2017

This story originally aired on This …

Standing Rock, Part Three

December 19th, 2016

Thousands of veterans join the Water …

Standing Rock, Part Two

November 29th, 2016

The Missouri River at Lake Oahe, one mile …

Standing Rock, Part One

November 23rd, 2016

A water protecter, near Mandan, North Dakota.

The Greater Yellowstone Grizzly, Part Three

November 7th, 2016


How people feel about trophy hunting the bear.Link to

The Greater Yellowstone Grizzly

October 13th, 2016

Upper Paradise Valley, Montana.

The Road

September 7th, 2016

I-80, Wyoming

The End of Hope: Outside the DNC

August 20th, 2016

What if you threw a protest against the …

Cleveland RNC Part 2

August 12th, 2016

Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio

Opening Day Outside the RNC in Cleveland

August 5th, 2016

Sean Whitty and Christopher Traviano.

After Thinking About What To Do

July 9th, 2016

Trent Harris wonders 'what the fuck?' at a gun …

Reagan's Neighbors

June 27th, 2016

William Thomas, Lafayette Park, Washington …

Why People Vote for Hillary Clinton

June 11th, 2016

Hillary Clinton speaking June 4, 2016, in the …

Trump and Sanders in South Bend: Part Three

May 19th, 2016


Interviews with Sanders supporters two days before the …

Trump and Sanders in South Bend: Part Two

May 12th, 2016


Shortly before the Indiana primaries on May 3, 2016, both …

Trump and Sanders in South Bend, Indiana

May 7th, 2016


Both candidates were speaking in the same place, on …

My Trip To Palestine

April 21st, 2016

I've heard some people think these maps are not …

Maybe He Became a Bear: An Interview with Jim Harrison

April 6th, 2016

I don't know who took this photo, but I owe him …

Prisoner of Zion

March 25th, 2016

An essay on where I live and what I live …

One Year Review Meeting

February 25th, 2016


In which I present the numbers, an accounting, to the …

The Iowa Caucus

February 8th, 2016

Two Sanders supporters at the caucus in Dubuque.

Saints of the Last Days

January 28th, 2016

Jim Harmston (photo by the Salt Lake Tribune)

Absolutely, God Told Us To Do This

January 14th, 2016

Brand Thornton, one of the militia that has …

The Balkan Route

January 1st, 2016

The final report on the refugee trail, …

On the Ferry from Lesbos to Athens

December 17th, 2015



Photos by Camilla Q. Madsen

On the Isle of Lesbos

December 11th, 2015

Interviews with refugees as they arrive …

On the Border of Greece and Macedonia

November 24th, 2015

Four days ago, the European Union …

The Death of Ruth Tuck: A Docu/Drama

October 30th, 2015


Trump Supporters

October 16th, 2015

Donald Trump is in the news a lot, but …

The West Desert

October 2nd, 2015


A story (produced in 1989) about the Great Salt Lake …

A Tour of Burned Churches, Part Two: Macon

September 18th, 2015

God's Power Church of Christ, Macon, Georgia

An Introduction to Charles Bowden

August 30th, 2015

Charles Bowden died a year ago, on August 30, 2014.  He was my friend and mentor. I miss him a lot.Order Bowden's books here.Eva Cassidy, Imagine

Working for the Friendly Man

August 14th, 2015

There are a lot of Friendly Men. I don't know …

The Cooking Show

August 4th, 2015

Chef Milo Carrier, San Francisco, 2015

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