Vermont Humanities

Rumble Strip Creator Shares Stories from Her Podcast

Norwich ~ Erica Heilman, host of the podcast Rumble Strip heard on Vermont Public Radio, will share stories from the creation of her podcast episodes in a talk at Norwich Congregational Church on December 4 at 7:00 pm. Her talk, “Making Rumble Strip in My Closet,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Heilman’s podcast Rumble Strip covers a range of Vermont-related topics, from mental health, hunger, and homelessness to deer hunting, cheerleading, and donut shops. In this talk, she will discuss the interview process and share stories from her podcast, which she describes as “extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. Or that’s the goal.”

Besides her production of Rumble Strip, Heilman’s independent radio work has aired on NPR’s Day to Day, Hearing Voices, SOUNDPRINT, KCRW’s UnFictional, KCRW’s Lost Notes, VPR and on major public radio affiliates across the country.

About First Wednesdays

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Norwich are held at Norwich Congregational Church (unless otherwise noted) and are hosted by Norwich Public Library and Norwich Historical Society. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule of Norwich First Wednesdays talks.

The statewide underwriter for the First Wednesdays 2019-2020 series is the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

“Making Rumble Strip in My Closet” is underwritten by Stave Puzzles.

Norwich Public Library is sponsored by Friends of the Norwich Public Library, The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Mascoma Bank, Norwich Historical Society, and Norwich Square Properties.

For more information, contact Norwich Public Library at 802.649.1184, or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or, or visit

About Vermont Humanities

Vermont Humanities seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Vermont Humanities*** November 13, 2019