Brady Carlson finds NH people interesting
CONCORD - Brady Carlson keeps his pulse on what New Hampshire thinks.
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.';