Home of the Brave
Scott Carrier's laconic, Peabody-award-winning drawl is always a sensory pleasure, as are his gimlet-eyed observations of people and place. His stories have been regularly broadcast on This American Life, but his own independent podcast, Home of The Brave, now provides a permanent home for all his stories, old and new. Episodes follow in the wake of his own relentless curiosity: he travelled to Nepal, for example, to report on the aftermath of 2015's earthquake, and has attended primaries and rallies on both political sides throughout the 2016 election campaign. His customary mode is that of thoughtful, brutal honesty, and he's a unique and trustworthy voice in the media din. New episodes emerge intermittently but regularly - typically every couple of weeks.
Gateway episodes: Saints of the Last Days (29 Jan 2016) / Prisoner of Zion (25 Mar 2016) / A Walk on the Beach (25 Feb 2015)