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Rendered #5 Mighty Tieton

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The view looking west down Wisconsin Ave. in Tieton, WA. Photo by Phoebe Flanigan
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Rendered
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Ed Marquand, founder of Mighty Tieton
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Stanley Hall, Mayor of Tieton
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Jackie Williams, owner of Orchard Monkeys
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Kerry Quint, co-founder of Goathead Press

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How did a detour, a patch of goathead thorns, and a flat bike tire change one guy's life, and bring an economic boost to a sleepy, little town?

Welcome to Tieton, Washington. Population: 1,200. In some ways, it’s your quintessential small town: three churches, an antique shop, a couple of cafes. No highway, no railroad. For the most part, people make their money farming apples. But unlike most other farming towns in the region, Tieton is also something of a destination for artists and urban creatives from across the country. In this episode, we take a close look at how these people ended up in Tieton — and how their presence there has changed this town.

This story was produced by Phoebe Flanigan with help from Team Rendered.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 155: The Perp Walk

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John Roderick

Lisa says her boyfriend Mitch's jaywalking is annoying and downright dangerous. Mitch says jaywalking can be done safely, and that he's got it down to a science. Who's right?

We're joined this week by Guest Bailiff John Roderick of The Long Winters and the podcast Roderick on the Line, with Merlin Mann. Thanks John!

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Thanks to Peter Rawlings for suggesting this week's case name! To suggest a title for a future episode, like us on Facebook at Judge John Hodgman. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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