5.22.17: Spring Picks

May 22, 2017

It’s spring picks week here on Word of Mouth. The crew—plus a special guest—have tilled the audio soil, and handpicked a beautiful bouquet of stories that will entertain, delight, and sometimes challenge you.

We kick off with a story that poses a complicated question: why is northern New England so overwhelmingly white? Then, astronomer Phil Plait ponders this conundrum: why are humans so quick to give aliens the credit for the mysteries of the cosmos?

Then we’ll find the unexpected joy in hearing someone read a local newspaper's police blotter. Links to all of today's picks can be found below.

Sam Evans-Brown's Pick

Brave Little State - "Why is Vermont So White"

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Logan Shannon's Pick

Orbital Path - "Must Be Aliens"

Maureen McMurray's Pick(s)

Scott Carrier - "Blind Dog" & Rumble Strip Vermont - "Police Log"