Brady Carlson finds NH people interesting
He takes measure as host of 'All Things Considered' on New Hampshire Public Radio, as digital host of the station's Web operations and as the humorous brain behind his own offbeat humor website.
'I think New Hampshire is swarming with people ... (who) don't even know how interesting they are,' Carlson said. 'People don't often think of themselves as experts, yet there's so much they know and they're passionate about.'
The Concord resident recalled interviewing a teacher and comic artist who took a trip to his native land of Slovakia. 'He just started to notice there was this thousand-year history in comic art,' Carlson said.
'There's so much under our noses hiding in plain sight,' he said. 'If we could all find a way of sharing that, we could all learn something.'
Carlson, 35, helps share their stories with listeners and followers, whether hosting on the radio or surfing the Internet.
As digital host, he swaps the verbal word for the cyber world.
'My goal is to go where the action is online, the same way a State House reporter is going to go to the State House,' Carlson said. 'Where the culture is evolving in New Hampshire, I'm trying to be there to interact and listen and learn.'
The Illinois native finds people are eager to participate.
'They tend to see those situations not just as problems but come up with ways of dealing with the problem,' Carlson said. 'They say, 'Look at what they're doing in this town.''
This April will mark the 10th anniversary of his blog at livingindefinitely.com.
'It's sort of a look at offbeat culture,' Carlson said. 'I spent the entire year of 2000, I watched every show of 'The A-Team' and live blogged every episode.'
Asked what he will be up to in 10 years, Carlson said: 'I would hope I'd be doing the same kind of thing I'm doing now. I don't know what forms it would take. I think the thing that draws me to what I do both on the air and on the Web is I get to interface with really interesting people kind of all day every day.'