1. Deborah Weatherston
    Deborah Weatherston March 4, 2021 at 8:25 pm | | Reply

    This is an extraordinary time for gathering. I really love the idea of nourishing people with your presence and caring, symbolically with soup. Inspiring, Erica.

  2. John
    John March 4, 2021 at 9:14 pm | | Reply

    Free food is suspicious at first, then Rose turns it into an inspired, strange party. I loved this. I say MORE parties like these. The people will come.

  3. DP
    DP March 5, 2021 at 7:03 pm | | Reply

    Erica, you are a gifted producer of great stuff.
    I’m not just sayin.
    This piece makes me very happy.

  4. Anne Greensfelder
    Anne Greensfelder March 11, 2021 at 5:01 pm | | Reply

    Good on Rose and her friends! The story filled me with hope for humanity but also with a wistful loneliness.
    Thank you Érica, for an inspiring, seamlessly edited edit

  5. ma z
    ma z March 21, 2021 at 11:30 pm | | Reply

    Rose Et.al., souphug.
    Erica, soundhugs.
    Gentlewarm wisesouls.
    I bowdeep grateful to the
    Tzadikim Nistarim with a ladle and a mic.

  6. Wpearl
    Wpearl April 9, 2021 at 1:04 pm | | Reply

    Do you have episode transcripts? Thank you!

  7. Ivy Vann
    Ivy Vann April 9, 2021 at 9:20 pm | | Reply

    This was lovely. I ran a community supper in New Hampshire for 11 years and in the beginning it was very hard to get people to come because they thought it was just for the desperate. I miss it still but ever week was a lot of work! Great storytelling.

  8. Amy
    Amy July 28, 2021 at 1:57 am | | Reply

    This episode made me cry. The way you capture people in Vermont, like this community – their optimism, their generosity, their honesty, their kindness, the way they witness each other in season after season, the ways in which they decide to be present no matter what…I don’t have people like that in my life. I don’t have that life. I don’t think I realized how much I longed for that life until listening to Rumble Strip.

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