Is Green Acres The Place to be? Life in a Small Town

Is Green Acres The Place to be?
Life in a Small Town

Show Notes

We are all new arrivals someplace and we all know the loneliness of what it’s like to be from somewhere else and have to find our community. 

In TV series from Green Acres to Schitt’s Creek, that discovery of life away from big cities is played for laughs as newcomers discover who they really are in strange new places. 

In Willmar, Minnesota, people had to intentionally find ways to be together. Isolation and quarantines changed how residents connected. What used to happen pre-pandemic in smaller towns was an ingrained sense of community. 

Residents would see each other all the time. They would go to each other’s homes or they may run into someone they knew at the local stores and go for lunch or get caught up by grabbing a coffee.  But when differences divide people, everyone has to find a new way to reconnect.

Major Sources In This Episode:
Carrie Henning-Smith Interview July 22, 2021

Marv Calvin Interview September 9, 2021

Host and Writer: Peg Fong
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Producers: Debbie O’Reilly and Guillermo Serrano
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

We are all new arrivals someplace and we all know the loneliness of what it’s like to be from somewhere else and have to find our community. 

In TV series from Green Acres to Schitt’s Creek, that discovery of life away from big cities is played for laughs as newcomers discover who they really are in strange new places. 

In Willmar, Minnesota, people had to intentionally find ways to be together. Isolation and quarantines changed how residents connected. What used to happen pre-pandemic in smaller towns was an ingrained sense of community. 

Residents would see each other all the time. They would go to each other’s homes or they may run into someone they knew at the local stores and go for lunch or get caught up by grabbing a coffee.  But when differences divide people, everyone has to find a new way to reconnect.

Major Sources In This Episode:
Carrie Henning-Smith Interview July 22, 2021

Marv Calvin Interview September 9, 2021

Host and Writer: Peg Fong
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Producers: Debbie O’Reilly and Guillermo Serrano
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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