Bringing Wes home. How Sound
is a podcast on radio storytelling on Public Radio Exchange
that focuses on the story behind the radio story, and this episode is called "Bringing Wes home". I'd recommend listening to it cold with no more information than that, but if you'd like to know a bit more, the episode description is below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Lexica
on Jul 20, 2014 -
Teenage Diaries Revisited Beginning in 1996, Radio Diaries gave tape recorders to teenagers around the country to create audio diaries about their lives. NPR’s All Things Considered aired intimate portraits of five of these teens: Amanda, Juan, Frankie, Josh and Melissa. They're now in their 30s. Over this past year, the same group has been recording new stories about where life has led them for our series, Teenage Diaries Revisited.
- The conversation at the end of the 2013 update on Josh
is a complete gut-punch - it left me speechless and unable to breathe.
posted by Slap*Happy
on May 10, 2013 -
Some of the excellent audio stories/interviews from the first season of Strangers
, the latest project from Lea Thau, creator of The Moth Podcast (mp3s): The Teacher who Couldn't Read (part 1
and part 2
); Big Jim and Smokey Joe
(NSFW - A Hollywood waitress, a former bomber pilot, and a retired railroad engineer from the Midwest take the trip of a lifetime); And Justice for All
(A booker for court TV shares highs and lows from the merry-go-round of daytime justice) [more inside]
posted by I, Credulous
on Oct 23, 2012 -
There's just something about being read to out loud, even if it's over the radio. Wisconsin Public Radio presents Chapter a Day
, in which listeners are treated to daily doses of literature (both fiction and non-fiction). The program presents one book at a time, giving listeners the chance to follow stories from beginning to end over a period of weeks.
posted by sarabeth
on Jul 19, 2009 -
Inspired by the staccato brilliance of political bitch-fest The McLaughlin Group, rocker Andrew W.K. has composed a song (direct mp3)
based on a particularly scattered exchange. Here he is explaining
the process on the public radio show "Fair Game." The song has already sponsored a video
tribute. [more inside]
posted by jtajta
on Mar 11, 2008 -
To The Best Of Our Knowledge
is one of the most wide-ranging and literate public radio shows in the US, a two-hour "radio salon" featuring leisurely exploration of weekly themes like No Smoking
, Identity Crisis
, and The Mind, Music, and Math
. Host Jim Fleming
approaches these big ideas through the works of authors - journalists of all stripes, memoirists, poets, fiction writers, essayists. Five years' worth of shows
are available on audio archives; you can also search the impressive list of authors by name
, or subscribe to the podcast
. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Feb 27, 2008 -
Glenn Mitchell passes away.
If you don't live in the Dallas area or listen to KERA
"on the sly," as Glenn used to say, you have no idea who Glenn Mitchell was. If he had lived a few months longer, you would have heard him on XM Radio
starting in early 2006. Possibly the best interviewer of our age. He left us far to early. Check out the forum
to see what he meant to his listeners. Rest in peace, Glenn.
posted by Doohickie
on Nov 21, 2005 -
After the Storm
Sometime this weekend, you may be able to hear one of the best expressions of New Orleans’ role in music and culture available in any mass media. It's American Routes, a weekly show carried on many US public radio affiliates
. Programmed and hosted by folklorist
and UNO professor of folklore and culture Nick Spitzer
, the show normally broadcasts from a studio in the heart of the French Quarter, but has found a temporary home on a Creole/Cajun French/English public radio station
in Lafayette. Spitzer told the NYT
that he began planning the music for this week’s show
as he was fleeing the flooding city in his car, playing Fats Domino’s “Walking to New Orleans."
This week’s show highlights New Orleans’ recovery from disasters past, emphasizing the city’s role as the greatest single wellspring of American music. The Crescent City, after all, has either birthed or nurtured
everything from jazz
, R & B
, cajun and the related black-influenced zydeco
, and rock and roll
.) With an encyclopedic knowledge of American vernacular music, an utterly democratic spirit, and an unmistakeable respect and love for American musical forms and the people who create them, Spitzer has stepped forward several times this week
to serve as a compassionate and optimistic spokesman for the irrepressible creative spirit of a suffering city
and a culture in diaspora.
posted by Miko
on Sep 10, 2005 -
The Audio Kitchen.
Music, spoken word, conversations, phone messages and anything else recorded — played on a radio program. Most of the material is found in thrift stores and flea markets. [RealAudio required]
posted by pedantic
on Feb 23, 2004 -
An extensive customizable list of (almost) all public radio stations that offer streaming audio and what they have playing now and in the future.
posted by Mick
on Oct 28, 2003 -
with Nick Spitzer
is one of the best radio shows ever. It's a "... two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music -- blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. Plus stories and conversations with musicians and everyday people, known and unknown."
There are great archived interviews
with people like Dick Dale, Calvin Cooke, Sleepy LeBeef, Koko Taylor, Bob Moog, Nick Hornby, Ahmet Ertegun, John Hammond Jr., Keely Smith, Jim Jarmusch and everyone in between. Playlists
back to April 1998. Photos
. The shows usually have a theme--"Cool", "Arabs and Jews in Jazz & Blues and Beyond", "East Texas / West Louisiana"--and are always interesting. Get even more info. at Deep Routes
posted by lobakgo
on Sep 24, 2003 -