Episode 1: Locals Only
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What does it mean to be a “local” somewhere? For us, local status is deeply connected to intimate knowledge of a place — the best secret camping spots, the cheapest happy hour, leftover powder stashes, and empty saturday morning trails. In this episode we look into how we define locals, and along the way we confront some of our own preconceptions. We speak with three people—Alison Miller of Leavenworth, WA; Matt Lanning of Aspen, CO, and Gabe Joseph of Santa Fe, NM—who help us along this journey. It turns out that local identity is a little more nuanced than we imagined.

Music in this episode is provided by The Good Lawdz and Free Music Archive.

We’d also like to thank our guest editor Molly Bayer for her expert opinions and advice on the final drafts of the episode. Got opinions? hey@topophiliapodcast.com.

In This Episode

Gabe Joseph: Software Engineer and former dirtbag. Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Alison Miller: Climber, architect, business owner, and President of Leavenworth Mountain Association. Leavenworth, Washington.

Matt Lanning: backcountry skier, mountain biker, and Suerte Tequila ambassador. Aspen, Colorado.

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