In 1999 and 2000, and again from 1995 to 1997, the BBC's Roy Mallard travelled across Britain documenting the everyday lives of ordinary citizens--people like us--for a documentary series with the odd title People Like Us
, to show that these everyday peoples' ordinary lives are indeed just like ours, or us, and we, like theirs, or them.
Sample episodes in the series: Actors 1
/ a Vicar 1
/ Freelance Photographer 1
/ The Pilot Episode, which turned out to be the final episode 1
/ [Wikipedia] [more inside]
posted by not_on_display
on Aug 9, 2009 -
is a 14-part podcast about the history and practice of sound collage and mashups. A collaboration between Vicki Bennett
(People Like Us, previously
) and Ergo Phizmiz
), Codpaste is an entertaining and instructive wander through such topics as cartoon music, Negativland, easy listening, and William S. Burroughs. There's even a curriculum [30mb pdf]
to go with it! Most episodes are about 30 minutes long, feature the same editing techniques and sound sources that they discuss, and are enhanced by Ergo and Vicki's wonderfully quaint accents.
posted by moonmilk
on Dec 15, 2008 -
Americans like to pretend that we live in a classless society
but we don't, not by a long shot. I caught this PBS documentary a few days ago called People Like Us
(the link is to the companion site) which focusses on class in the US (what it means, how it works) in a refreshing way. I'm sure they'll be replaying it soon. I didn't much care for the companion site, but it did provide a link
to this creepy marketing service that tells you what sorts of people live in your neighborhood (based on your zip code) and what products they're likely to buy.
posted by wheat
on Sep 25, 2001 -