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Alaska Is the Center of the Universe

By: James Dommek Jr.,Josephine Holtzman,Isaac Kestenbaum
Narrated by: James Dommek Jr.
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  • Alaska’s recent history is one of massive changes: Western contact, colonization, climate change. But some stories have survived—including stories of mysterious creatures that may still be out there. In this series, Iñupiaq storyteller James Dommek, Jr, goes on a journey across Alaska in search of stories of the unknown… to find out what they can tell us about how to live today.
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  • Trailer
    Nov 2 2023
    Alaska’s recent history is one of massive changes: Western contact, colonization, climate change. But some stories have survived—including stories of mysterious creatures that may still be out there. In this series, Iñupiaq storyteller James Dommek, Jr, goes on a journey across Alaska in search of stories of the unknown… to find out what they can tell us about how to live today.
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    3 mins
  • Intro
    Nov 2 2023
    At a time of great change for Alaska, James Dommek, Jr, a rock-n-roll drummer, Iñupiaq storyteller and podcaster, sets out on a journey across the whole state of Alaska to find old myths, stories about cryptids, and forgotten history, to learn what they can teach us about the world as it is today.
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    9 mins
  • Episode 1: The Hairy Man
    Nov 2 2023
    In this episode, James travels to Utqiagvik, the northernmost city in Alaska (and the country) in search of stories of The Hairy Man, a cryptid with mysterious powers… and a taste for blood. Plus: a murder ballad like you’ve never heard before.
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    29 mins

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A storytelling feast of layers and dimensions

I loved this! The host revisits his home country in Alaska to gather and interweave amazing stories from local Elders, friends, and a few pretty elusive characters with wild and unsettling tales to share. The end result is a compelling, interwoven slice of insight into life for Native Alaskans that weaves ancient cultural knowldge and stories alongside the local perspective and experiences on the impacts of colonisation, global warming and pop culture. Looking forward to his next project!
Listening from Kaurna land in Adelaide.
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