Episode 22: Prairie Warbler

Episode 22: Prairie Warbler

When Drew Lanham was a child, he used to lie down in a field and play dead, just so he could get a glimpse of vultures flying over him. He made binoculars out of toilet paper rolls, and wings out of cardboard. He loved birds. But when he went to college, he says "I was trying to live up to the expectations of others who said, ‘you're a black kid who's good at math and science.’” So he studied engineering, and was miserable. And then, one day he heard the call of a Prairie Warbler. Drew Lanham’s book is The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Mejuri Head to and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order Quip Go to for your first refill free Progressive Get your quote online at and see how much you could be saving Ten Percent Happier This is Love listeners can get 40% off the Ten Percent Happier app. Go to StoryWorth Go to for $10 off your first purchase! Toyota Visit to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers!

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