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Episode 11

The Immovable Piece of the Equation
with Marguerite Dibble

Travel with Ryan to Landgrove to meet Marguerite Dibble, the president and CEO of gametheory, who’s also – we discover – a skilled maker of deviled eggs. Ryan and Marguerite spend the day roaming around her Vermont home where they talk about gamification, and why there’s no place she’d rather live or work than right here.

The Immovable Piece of the Equation with Marguerite Dibble

I Swear I Saw the Ducks
with Todd Hardie

Makin' Friends with Guster
at the Moran Plant


I don’t like to do things that suck
with Paul Budnitz
I’m Not Gonna Eat Meat Anymore
with Eben and Heidi
I want to be in the Circus
with Rob Mermin

Rusty, Dusty Stuff
with Brian Boland

Where's the tree eater?
With Nova and Les

Welcome to my Kingdom with
Dave Sellers


It's Cool to be a Nerd with
John Cohn
Consciousness Soup with
Bruce Duncan and Bina48
I Want to Build a Round House
with Jaimie Mantzel



Ryan Miller, a recent transplant to Vermont, needs new friends. During his ten years in New York, Miller, a film composer and lead singer of Guster had amassed quite a collection of vibrantly creative, inspirational, entrepreneurial, gigantic personalities. Simple math told Miller he’d be hard pressed to find the concentration of these people, his tribespeople, in the sparsely populated Green Mountain State, and his first few years here have been tough .

Fortunately, Miller has come to understand that this great state has its own brand of what he affectionately calls “high functioning weirdos,” and they're often functioning on an even higher level than their urban counterparts. The artists, craftspeople and entrepreneurs who choose to live in Vermont and pursue unconventional , creative or otherwise interesting lives “can almost be weirder here,” says Miller. “You don’t have to monetize everything here the way you do in a city like New York so you’re additionally unencumbered.” And so it is with great excitement and promise that Miller decided to find these incredible people all over Vermont, and to ask them to be his friend.

Makin' Friends with Ryan Miller is produced by Vermont PBS in conjunction with PBS Digital Studio.



Shout out as an honoree in the category of Online Film and Video: Reality.

The New Yorker
A Vermont Postcard: The Great Escape
– A New Yorker journalist spends a day with Ryan at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT.  

Vermont Public Radio
VPR Art Hounds
– Ryan talks about his experience making new friends and new albums with VPR.

Seven Days
Ryan Miller Gets Weird and Makes Friends
 – complete with a killer photo shoot featuring 10+ Ryans in one picture.

WCAX - The :30
Ryan makes friends with WCAX reporter, Gina Bullard.

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