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 Transom.org and This American Life, and is the author of Walking to Listen.

You Are Either Listening Or You’re Not

by Andrew Forsthoefel

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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You Are Either Listening Or You’re Not