Digital Programs

Podcasts, videos, and other online resources.

Featured Content

Poet James Crews, author of “Bluebird,” reads from and discusses his poetry at Jamaica State Park for our Words in the Woods series. He also shares writing prompts for those inspired by his words.

Note: we have also released this conversation as an episode of our Portable Humanist podcast series.

Digital Programs

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Before Your Time Podcast Series

Exploring Vermont’s history, one object at a time. Produced with the Vermont Historical Society. See list of episodes.

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The Portable Humanist Podcast Series

Listen to Vermont Humanities talks and learn when you’re on the go. View list of episodes.

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First Wednesdays Videos

Recorded talks from our free public lecture series, dating back to 2016. View talks.

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Upcoming Digital Events

Free lectures, discussions, and workshops, presented on our website and social media channels. See list of events.

Recent Digital Posts

Justin Morgan’s Horse: Making an American Myth

Justin Morgan’s Horse: Making an American Myth

Video: Amanda Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society explores the story of the first Morgan horse, which is tied up with the idea of Vermont identity, the relationship between humans and animals, and the creation of American myth.

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Words in the Woods with Poet James Crews

Words in the Woods with Poet James Crews

Video: Poet James Crews, author of “Bluebird,” reads from and discusses his poetry at Jamaica State Park for our Words in the Woods series. He also shares writing prompts for those inspired by his words.

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Before Your Time: Vermont on the Silver Screen

Before Your Time: Vermont on the Silver Screen

From “A Vermont Romance” to “Funny Farm,” our state has been featured in films for over a century. What are the myths that Hollywood creates about our lives in Vermont? And what are the myths that we create ourselves?

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The Value of Our Stories

The Value of Our Stories

Video: Rajnii Eddins shares his poetry and discusses how our stories can be used to confront racism and other injustices, affirm diversity and equity, and initiate community dialogue.

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Tips for Making Friends as an Adult

Tips for Making Friends as an Adult

Video: Ryan Kriger, author of “How to Make Friends as an Adult,” describes the approach he used to develop a group of friends after moving to Montpelier from New York City. He also shares advice for maintaining friendships, even during a pandemic.

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Words in the Woods with Geof Hewitt

Words in the Woods with Geof Hewitt

Video: Join writer Geof Hewitt in an entertaining video shot at Elmore State Park as he recites several of his poems and leads a fast-paced writing workshop. The video features a seven-minute interlude of scenery taken at the park, designed to inspire you to write!

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JAG Talks with Keelay Gipson and Stacey Rose

JAG Talks with Keelay Gipson and Stacey Rose

Video: a conversation on the condition of Black theatre during a time of death, betrayal, and global pandemic. Jarvis Green, producing artistic director at JAG Productions, leads a discussion with award-winning playwrights Keelay Gipson and Stacey Rose.

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