City of the Rails

By iHeartPodcasts

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Image by iHeartPodcasts

Category: Places & Travel

Open in Apple Podcasts

Open RSS feed

Open Website

Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 167
Reviews: 2
Episodes: 13

 Mar 12, 2023
Thought provoking, eye opening and leaves more than a few morsels to chew on. Presentation is done in a way that (so far) seems thoroughly thought out as we the listener follow along on the journalistic river. Some concerns inspiring hobos are same ponderings many of me and my family and friends brought up in a less consequential way when we were teens too. I can only imagine many teens -and adults- ponder these same persistent questions of humanity.

 Feb 28, 2023
An excellent experience. completely opened my eyes to the rail. soo intriguing, for real


When journalist Danelle Morton’s daughter skips town to hop trains, she follows her into the train yard, and across America. Join Danelle as she travels the country to understand what drew her daughter into the hidden world of the railroads. Her guides are the rail cops, train engineers, and hobos she meets along the way, each of them with their own extraordinary tales of the beauty and brutality of the rails.

A mother/daughter story unfolds across a landscape of vast open spaces and filthy backstreets, as Morton learns how railroads shaped the modern world - from creating our time zones and QR codes, to the first lobbyists and unions.

The story of the rails is the story of America, and through 10 episodes, Morton reckons with our history, and her family history, as she tries what she can to bring her daughter home.

Episode Date
Fans Calling: A Bonus Episode of City of the Rails
Feb 07, 2024
Living By The Tracks — E10
Mar 15, 2023
Fire in New Orleans — E9
Mar 08, 2023
All The Livelong Day — E8
Mar 01, 2023
Cops & Robbers — E7
Feb 23, 2023
Whistle Stop
Feb 22, 2023
The Comfort Offensive — E6
Feb 15, 2023
Tramp Town, USA — E5
Feb 08, 2023
Riding the Dragon — E4
Feb 01, 2023
The Fiercest Females On Earth — E3
Jan 25, 2023
The Yard — E2
Jan 18, 2023
I've Gone and Made a Fool of Everyone — E1
Jan 18, 2023
Introducing: City of the Rails
Jan 11, 2023