Stories from Unplugged America

Our goal is to bring you stories from rural America — from the fly-over places that are far from the hot light of the national media. Stories of ordinary people doing ordinary and sometimes extraordinary things. The idea for the podcast came from our host, George Wood, after he took a trip during the summer of 2020.  While on the road he met people whose stories were fascinating and not often told.  He wrote about them on his social media feeds but we think the stories he was hearing deserved a wider audience.


Episode 1 : People Might Think We’re Not Nice

Since George’s pandemic road trip was the genesis of the podcast, we thought an introduction to that journey would make a good first episode.  So here’s George reading “People Might Think We’re Not Nice,” the introduction to his collection of essays about his travels in unplugged country.

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Harmony Water Tower

 

Episode 2 : Living in Harmony

Early in his trip, George stumbled into the small town of Harmony, MN.  He was looking for a good meal, he found a lot more.

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Episode 3 : Clean Water

Early in his trip, George stumbled into the small town of Harmony, MN.  He was looking for a good meal, he found a lot more.

 

 

 

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Episode 4 : Keeping Track

George shares his story about the people he found on his Pandemic Roadtrip who are working on keeping track of our past. 

 

 

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Episode 5: Scrap Metal

Episode 5 of George’s pandemic roadtrip “Scrap Metal” Episode 5 takes us on an unplugged sojourn along an enchanted highway where we discover the way to some outsized wonders in North Dakota.

 

 

 

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Scrap Metal Photo


 

Episode 6 : Center of Things

George This Episode in George’s Pandemic Road Trip demonstrates what’s at the heart of Unplugged America . . .  and fills us in on Charley’s first – and so far only – unplugged accessory.

 

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Episode 7 : Home

“Home” is the seventh and closing episode in George’s Pandemic Road Trip. Yet the story won’t end here. It is a chronicle that carries on in the hearts and souls of the people George has shared with us and lives in the memories we have built through his telling. (Goes live at noon on May 11)

 

 

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Interactive Map of George’s Pandemic Roadtrip

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