The Talking Pictures Podcast

Live from the Shanty Boat

September 10, 2015

We take the podcast on the road (technically the river) to talk with artist, historian and shanty boat captain, Wes Modes. Wes and his dog Hazel, recently docked their shanty boat in the Quad-Cities to collect stories for his project 'A Secret History of American River People'. "Secret History is a journey to discover and collect the lost narratives of people who live and work on the river from the deck of a recreated shantyboat and present these stories through web-based digital archives and a touring art installation," Wes Modes.