The 1500 Stories podcast cracks open the uncomfortable subjects of money and economic class.  If you want a peek inside the kinds of experiences people usually don’t share in casual conversation, listen to 1500 Stories. While the website features individual narratives, the podcast combines and weaves together many voices on a different theme each episode.

You can help support the podcast and my ongoing creative work (which has been entirely a labor of love above and beyond my day job) by becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/jenmyhre, by leaving a review on your podcast app, and by sharing both podcast and my Patreon link in your social networks.

Welcome to the new mini-series about rural life!

We recommend that you listen in order for the best experience.


Episode 5: Beyond Red Barns and Silos, Part 1

The Show Notes for Beyond Red Barns and Silos, Part 1

Episode 6: Beyond Red Barns and Silos, Part 2

The Show Notes for Beyond Red Barns and Silos, Part 2

Episode 7: Farming While Black and Brown, Part 1

The Show Notes for Farming While Black and Brown, Part 1

Episode 8: Farming While Black and Brown, Part 2

The Show Notes for Farming While Black and Brown, Part 2


If you’re new to the 1500 Stories podcast, check out the trailer!

Episode 1: The trailer

Listen to the trailer now for the first season of the 1500 Stories podcast. Episodes will drop on the second and fourth Thursday of the month and be found wherever you listen to podcasts. Season 1 includes a three episode mini-series about how Americans think about middle-classness and a four episode mini-series about farm work and rural life. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music/Audible, Radio Public, Spotify, Player.fm, and coming soon to Radio.com and I Heart Radio.


Welcome to the mini-series about middle-classness in the U.S.

We recommend that you listen in order for the best experience.


Episode 2 (first full episode): Not Rich Not Poor

The Show Notes for Not Rich Not Poor

Episode 3: The Happy Medium

The Show Notes for The Happy Medium

Episode 4: There’s No Such Thing as Middle Class

The Show Notes for There’s No Such Thing as Middle Class

The 1500 Stories Logo with the phrase The Podcast superimposed over it, with the tag line "no matter where we fall on the economic ladder, everyone has a story"