Author Archives: scott carrier
I decided to take a break and go for a long walk in the mountains, up to the Khumbu near Mt. Everest. I was there in 1986. I want to see how it’s changed. I’m in Kathmandu now. It’s two … Continue reading
India, 1986. This is from a radio series I worked on in 1986 called “Passages to India.” The producer was smart in that everywhere we went he found musicians who’d play for free. peecolashah2 She’s 16 years old with a … Continue reading
A shorter version of this story was broadcast on the PBS show “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly” in 2008. This is the version I sent them to see if they were interested in the story. It was shot and edited by … Continue reading
Lisa Miller beside Lake Manasarovar, 2006. This is a radio story we produced for a series called “Stories from the Heart of the Land.” Music by Gentry Densley kailash.mp3
November, 2011. The mayor of Portland announced that at midnight the police would clear the park of the Occupy Wall Street protesters. The police showed up in force, with new padded uniforms and riot squad equipment, but so did about … Continue reading
Buddhist Side–Western Tibet Muslim Side–Northern Pakistan
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By Trent Call. “Monkey Money Blues” by Alex Caldiero. monkey money blues
With Creighton King, Lisa Miller, and the not-so-good-at-high-altitude Suu Kyi in the Winds, 2012.
ikeepforgetting A poem by Alex Caldiero, the man in the photo above. I’m sorry, but I don’t know who did the music. I got it off one of Chesty Morgenstern’s Forbidden Loves, by Larry Massett and Art Silverman. (Yes, Vegor, … Continue reading
This story aired on This American Life in 1997 and was published shortly after in the Readings section of Harper’s Magazine. Thanks to Alix Spiegel and Ira Glass. the friendly man
Milo and Jessi, 1990 subsafari The beginning of my brother’s theories on running and breathing.
A radio story broadcast on All Things Considered in 1986. Noah Adams is the host. Edited by Larry Massett. raa.mp3
February 15 was the first day it felt like spring. It was a tough winter. I should have hibernated.
This was the first guy I met floating down the Green River. Click on his hat, it says DAMN I’M GOOD. His car is a Catalina. He was waiting to get a job on a ranch. The stories aired as … Continue reading
the avalanche This is a radio story from 1987 about an avalanche that happened in 1979. Seven young men went skiing in Big Cottonwood Canyon, just east of Salt Lake City. Three were caught in an avalanche. One died, one … Continue reading
Video footage from the Internet Archive Ivan Besse collection: Britton, South Dakota 1938-39] (Part I) (1938) Audio of shortwave ambience, not a mix.
searching for amnesia
Ken Larsen tells a dream he had when he was in first grade. Footage from the Internet Archive Ivan Besse collection: Britton, South Dakota 1938-39] (Part I) (1938)
Somewhere around Bombay, India, 1986. newshoes This is a story that’s partly about my first trip to India, in 1986. I’d never been overseas before, never seen the poverty of the third world. India was not really a developed country … Continue reading
the death of ruth tuckThe Death of Ruth Tuck is a radio docu-drama about what happens after somebody dies–to the body and to the family, how our culture deals with death. Ruth and her family are fictional, portrayed by actors, … Continue reading
I had a Bolex and I asked Rick Wyatt (climbing guide to presidents and kings) if he’d mind climbing something so I could film it. This is the waterfall in Provo Canyon, circa 1984. Music by Peecola Shah.
sw_amb A sample from my collection of shortwave ambience.
bowden_imagine2 Charles Bowden reading a passage from “Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America.”
Photo by Trent Harris rubined This is a radio story I produced in 1991 about “Rubin and Ed” by Trent Harris. I saw the premier in Salt Lake City. The story builds to a one-line climax, and I just about … Continue reading
Footage from the Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library, Williamson reels thdl.org Music by U2-Beautiful Day
It was the winter of 1991 and we were bombing the shit out of Iraq. The news showed fighter jets and bombers taking off, one after another and another. I was upset about the war, upset about a lot of … Continue reading
A radio story produced with money from the CPB and the NEA, circa 1986, one of a four-part series called “Man with a Microphone.” In this episode I was trying to follow Bill Owen’s photo-essay “Suburbia.” the neighborhood
Carolyn Campbell wrote the original print story on Harmston and his church for The Salt Lake City Weekly, I believe in 1996. I never would have been able to talk to Harmston and the members of his church without Carolyn’s … Continue reading
Interstate 10, Texas, 1983.
hitchikeIn February of 1983 I hitchiked from Salt Lake to Washingtion D.C. I thought I could interview people along the way and then convince someone at NPR to let me make a story. I was very lucky Alex Chadwick was … Continue reading
A pilgrim along I-10 near El Paso, Texas, 1983.
the west desertThis is a cultural history of the Great Salt Lake Desert, aka the West Desert because it’s west of Salt Lake City. The story begins with Mark Twain’s description of the landscape while riding through on the Overland … Continue reading
ski lesson Radio story broadcast on All Things Considered, early 1990′s.
Alyce with Buster at Squam Lake swim lesson Radio story from “This American Life.” Thanks to Jay Allison and Christina Egloff for their support.