Off-Trail Learning
Ethan Mitchell on Being a Polymath
Jul 25, 2020 · 1 hr 5 min
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What’s it like to be someone who knows a little bit about everything? Or sometimes, a *lot* about everything? Ethan Mitchell ( is a teacher and essayist who lives on a sheep farm in Vermont, attended just one semester of college, and writes an underground newsletter called the “Hebdromodary.” In this interview we talk about Ethan’s wide-ranging interests, self-directed learning path, numerous weird jobs, and views on unschooling.

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