About Ryan Schnurr

Ryan Schnurr is editor of Belt Magazine. His first book, In the Watershed, is out now.

Episode Three – Inferno at Whiting

And there’s a thing that happens when you get into the Calumet region—that’s the name for the area on the southern shore of Lake Michigan, stretching across northwest Indiana and up into south Chicago. Because it has a distinctive smell, an industrial odor.

2023-11-28T22:13:44-05:00November 17, 2023|

Episode Two – Remember the Triangle

Fire!: An American Burning is a five-episode podcast series that delves into the stories of twentieth and twenty-first century industrial fires in American cities and their profound connection to contemporary climate crisis, produced by Belt Magazine and hosted by Ryan Schnurr. Today's episode delves into New York's deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. 

2023-11-17T09:14:57-05:00November 10, 2023|

Losing the Farm

"The twentieth century in America brought dramatic changes to the farm...one of which was the abstraction of my family and me from our roots on the land."

2021-08-19T09:57:05-04:00December 17, 2018|
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