Digital Programs

Podcasts, videos, and other online resources.

Featured Content

Amherst College psychology professor Catherine Sanderson examines what research in psychology tells us about how adverse events – such as a global pandemic – can lead to some positive outcomes.

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

David Macaulay: “Crossing On Time”

David Macaulay: “Crossing On Time”

Video: Illustrator David Macaulay illuminates the rich and storied history that culminated in the building of the steamship the SS United States. He also tells of a personal journey: the famed vessel was the very one on which the author emigrated to America as a ten-year-old.

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We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: A Conversation with Annelise Orleck

We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: A Conversation with Annelise Orleck

Labor historian and Dartmouth professor Annelise Orleck is the author of “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now,” which provides a close look at globalization and its costs. She interviewed berry pickers, fast food servers, garment workers, hotel housekeepers and others who are fighting for respect, safety, and a living wage.

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After the Crossing

After the Crossing

Audio: Many different groups of people, from many different continents, have helped build our state. But from the 19th century through 2019, the stories of immigrants have largely been excluded from the popular image of Vermont.

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Poet Richard Blanco: “How to Love a Country”

Poet Richard Blanco: “How to Love a Country”

Video: Richard Blanco reads from his recent poetry collection “How to Love a Country,” exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, unraveling the fabric of the American narrative in accessible and emotive verses.

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Celebrating E. B. White

Celebrating E. B. White

Video: From Charlotte’s Web to his exquisite essays in The New Yorker, E. B. White remains the master’s master of elegant prose, sophisticated wit, and graceful irreverence. Drawing on his stories, essays, poems, and letters, Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine celebrates White’s versatility and enormous legacy.

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Listening in Place

Listening in Place

Take part in a crowd-sourced Sound Archive to document our daily experiences during the pandemic, via the Vermont Folklife Center.

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