The On Being Project

Andrew Forsthoefel
Andrew Forsthoefel

is a writer based in Northampton, Massachusetts. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2011 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies, he spent eleven months walking across the United States, recording interviews with the people he met along the way. He co-produced a radio documentary about his walk that was featured on and This American Life, and is the author of Walking to Listen.

You Are Either Listening Or You’re Not

A recent college graduate embarks on a 4,000-mile walking trek across the United States. His only goal is to listen. A powerful story of encounter and lending a kind and judgment-free ear, even when it frightens him.

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