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Bonus Episode: That Tree

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Encouraged by a friend to treat his iPhone like a camera, Mark Hirsch stopped to photograph a tree he’d driven past for 19 years. This unsuspecting Bur oak in a Wisconsin cornfield became the catalyst for a transformative social media project and later, a photo book.

In this bonus episode, Charity Nebbe talks with Mark Hirsch, photographer and author of “That Tree: An iPhone Photo Journal Documenting a Year in the Life of a Lonely Bur Oak,” about slowing down, challenging the bounds of storytelling and inspiring oneself.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa