The Ernie Pyle Experiment!

Full Cast Historical Fiction Series

The Ernie Pyle Experiment! was created from the archives of the Ernie Pyle collection at the Lilly Library of Indiana University. It is a thirteen-episode podcast chronicling Ernie Pyle's pre-war work as a travelling columnist for the Scripps-Howard Newspaper syndicate.

Ernie and his wife, Jerry, travelled America from 1935-1942, in quest of interesting stories for his column, and its never-ending deadline. The Ernie Pyle Experiment! explores how it was done. Each episode, through fact and fiction, examines the circumstances surrounding an actual Ernie Pyle column from this pre-WWII era—the body of which is made up from 'recently discovered' wire-recordings that give us a view into their everyday lives on the road, and what led to the creation of the column. It culminates in a reading of Pyle's actual column in question at the end of each installment.


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