In 2017, Jeff Davis Peak (California) and Jefferson Davis Peak (Nevada) began the process of shedding their names. In this episode, we journey through the bureaucratic network that names places in the US, and try to get a handle on what it means to name a place.
More episodes from "The Wind"
Bonus Episode: Jessica Bruder (Nomadland)
13:49A conversation with Nomadland author Jessica Bruder from February 2020.
2:30I sit at my desk and the wind scrapes endlessly through the canyon. Glad that I could capture a little bit of it and fold it up into words and yips and yodels for you this year. Catch you soon.
A Shout Across the Valley
31:31The unlikely history of voice breaking in American music, and what it says about us.
20:00Before this patch of Lodgepole Pines became my office, I was walking through the meadow. I heard a small waterfall coming from inside a bush. Since waterfalls don't come from inside bushes, I elbowed my way in to find a Fountain of Youth -- a rusty pipe spouting the coolest, clearest water I had ever tasted.
47:41Dan Flores and his book Coyote America, dueling press releases, and The Wind Inaugural Coyote Calling Contest.
25:30An investigation of subversion by Emily Pratt.
4:01A quick tour of the office, as it snows on my desk.
A Tale of Two Mountains
36:12In 2017, Jeff Davis Peak (California) and Jefferson Davis Peak (Nevada) began the process of shedding their names. In this episode, we journey through the bureaucratic network that names places in the US, and try to get a handle on what it means to name a place.
A Hobo, A Tramp, A Bum
19:58Time can wear a word down. If said to much, or not enough, it can begin to mean something else entirely or in some cases start to blend into the words around it. Three such words are hobo, tramp and bum.
30:00How gender neutral language is working for non-binary people, and how it’s developing in English, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Hebrew. Featuring Avery Hellman (Ismay), Cara Nguyen, Dana Dela Cruz, Tyler Broderick (Diners), nwaobiala, Tuck Woodstock (gender reveal), Dan Everton, Jaq Victor, Em Jiang, Lior Gross, Eyal Rivlin (Non-binary Hebrew project).