Todd Melby spent years in the oilfields of North Dakota, documenting the boom—and eventually, the bust—of the industry. During that time, he created radio stories for NPR and Prairie Public, and a series of documentaries for PBS. In this week’s episode, Jay speaks with Todd about what drew him to this subject, his experimental approach to journalism, and why North Dakota is the most dangerous place for people to work in America.
You can explore "Oil To Die For," Todd's interactive documentary, at http://blackgoldboom.com/oil-to-die-for/.
[Music excerpts from This is Radio Clash by The Clash]