Otis Gray is a radio producer, storyteller, and writer living in rural Vermont. You can hear his work on The Moth Podcast, WBUR’s Only A Game, and Milk Street Radio among others. He also hosts the Sleepy podcast – a weekly show where he reads old books to help people sleep.

All Stories by Otis Gray

April 26, 2021

Living for a living: Labor of love can be lonely sometimes

Brynn Paul is in the early stages of his life as a homesteader in West Woodbury, Vermont. Building his home surrounded by land and livestock he depends on, Paul reflects on the double-edged sword of his isolated lifestyle.

February 12, 2021

‘He was my brother:’ In small towns, every loss hits home

Wesley Josselyn grew up in a rural Vermont town that most people only visit. However, the isolation of small towns makes them hotbeds for the opioid epidemic.

February 1, 2021

A beautiful day for a walk in the woods

Tim Rumrill of Ludlow, Vt., finds that hunting gives him a time of quiet as well as a sustainable way to provide food for his family.

January 25, 2021

Vermont business owners: ‘One winter can’t kill us’

Despite travel restrictions, tourists are flocking to Vermont. Business owners like Eliza Greene and Justin Hyjek face a tough decision: close to keep the community safe, or open their doors to tourists the community depends on.