Retail stores now employ more Americans than coal and mining combined, but with the rise of online retail, stores are shuttering across the country. As more and more Americans face new challenges to affordable healthcare, a rising cost of living and a decline in jobs that provide a living wage, where will all these workers go? This episode follows an employee in Johnston, PA in the final months before the retail store they work at closes.
Recent article in The New Yorker.
Trent Reznor is a Pennsylvania native. His sound provides a dark undertone to the desolation and isolation of these empty spaces.