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AgArts from Horse and Buggy Land | Taylor Brorby’s Boys and Oil

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Season #2, Episode 33: Taylor Brorby’s Boys and Oil

Host Mary Swander interviews Taylor Brorby about his new memoir Boys and Oil (Norton): Growing up Gay in a Fractured Land, about his life in rural North Dakota in the middle of the fracking boom. Brorby discusses how, as a child, he coped with bullying through his exploration of the prairie and through the arts. He describes the Bakken Oil Boom, his political activism, his disability , and his grounding in his identity as a gay man.

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Today’s episode was produced and mixed by Rick Brewer of Brewhaha Audio Productions.