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The naked truth: Vermonters bare it all about nudism, naturism and being in public in the buff

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This hour, we're talking about public nudity in Vermont, and with Vermont nudists and naturists about being naked in public and outdoor recreation without clothes.

Swimming, biking, hiking and gardening—those are just a few of the activities some Vermonters like to do naked. This hour, host Connor Cyrus speaks with a Vermont law professor about state laws around public nudity and disrobing in public. And he talks with several Vermont nudists—or naturists—about why they feel most comfortable without clothes.

Our guests are:

  • Jared Carter, a professor at Vermont Law and Graduate School who specializes in the First Amendment
  • Mark Ozenich, a Milton resident who's enjoyed the nude way of life for several years in Vermont who also worked at the Coventry Club and Resort, a family-oriented naturist club and campground
  • Lisa, a Vermont nudist from Johnson
  • Dan, a naturist who living outside of Boston who's undertaken naked hikes of the Longtail and other nude active sports in Vermont and throughout New England

Broadcast live at noon on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.

Have questions, comments or tips? Send us a message or tweet us @vermontedition.

Connor Cyrus joined VPR as host and senior producer in March 2021. Formerly a reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, he's passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards from the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Relocating to southwest Florida, he was a producer for television news and NPR member station WGCU for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined VPR in October 2017 as producer of Vermont Edition.