This hour, the most famous chord in pop music, swimming pools, skateboarders and more! The Pool and the Stream by Avery Trufelman for 99% Invisible (2017) A story in three acts, that connects one idea, born in Northern Europe, to a four-wheeled phenomenon in 1970s Southern California. Magical Mystery Chord by Joel Werner for Sum of All Parts (2017) The opening chord to The Beatles ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ is one of the most iconic sounds in pop music history. But for decades, no one could figure out exactly how those couple of seconds of music were made. No Event by Miyuki Jokiranta (first appeared on Constellations in 2018) Time functions asymmetrically in a doctor's waiting room. Our bodies keep their own time, which is rarely calibrated to half hour appointments, and we feel we're often left waiting. The smallest procedure can stretch to fill a day, and a year on waiting list, a lifetime. No Event is a plastic moment in a waiting room. This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.
What does a shy Englishman in search of rest do when he visits a fishing lodge in America? In Larry Shue’s hilarious farce, Charlie Baker, a proofreader by day and a boring husband by night, adopts the persona of a “foreigner” who doesn’t understand English. When others begin to speak freely around him, he not only becomes privy to secrets both dangerous and frivolous, he also discovers the adventurous extrovert within. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in November of 2002. Directed by Eric Simonson Kenneth Danziger as Sergeant ‘Froggy’ LeSueur Johnny Galecki as Ellard Simms Martin McClendon as Reverend David Marshall Lee Joey Slotnick as Owen Musser Dina Waters as Catherine Simms Paxton Whitehead as Charlie Baker Kate Williamson as Betty Meeks
In 2009, Jane Gillooly came across an item on Ebay that piqued her imagination. The picture was of a suitcase filled with old audiotapes. The listing’s title was “Suitcase of Love and Shame.” You can purchase Jane’s feature-length documentary film, Suitcase of Love and Shame, on iTunes and learn more about it at Cinemaguild. http://www.janegillooly.com/ http://store.cinemaguild.com/nontheatrical/product/2471.html Producer: Joe Rosenberg Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto
Just before Christmas one year, Nathan Walsh’s neighbours went on holiday. Nathan decided to go along with them. Nathan’s neighbours were a group of mostly, grey-haired, older women; a ladies’ club, from Riverchapel in Co. Wexford. They were going on a week-long Golden Years holiday to Westport, Co.Mayo. Nathan is a young man with dreadlocks who was studying radio production. He decided to join the women on holidays to record a radio documentary about them and their trip. In Westport, the Riverchapel Ladies went shopping around the town for that year’s must-have toy for their grandchildren; they bet on horses and watched the races in the pub and they danced to the hotel band - but only if the music was suitable for line-dancing. The women also went on daytrips. Once to Knock where they talked about religion and took hay from the crib for good luck. Then to Achill where they talked about childhood games and held starfish in the local aquarium. Throughout the week, Nathan got an insight into the lives of these women - the harsh times their mothers had; how the widows leave the radio on so the house isn't so quiet and how the spirited ones defy old age by staying in touch with their grandchildren. What emerges from Nathan’s recordings is a picture of a group of women full of charm and vim who throw themselves into the week’s activities with gusto and who really revel in each other’s company.
Wang Anshi wields his newfound power to implement, through his hand-picked Finance Planning Commission, a sweeping series of reforms aids at revitalizing that dynasty's sagging economy. They'll include a government loan program, new tax policies to pay for laborers, a rethink of the state's very relationship with commerce and traders, and a re-formatting of the empire's volunteer self-defense forces. Time Period Covered: 1069-1073 CE
The “M” word makes a lot of people uncomfortable. Historically, it’s wrapped up in a lot of morality, myth, taboo, and judgement. In this episode we talk about where that discomfort comes from, how to examine where you got your beliefs about masturbation, and provide you with some great questions you can ask to come to your own conclusions.
The story of The Mirage, the famous undercover Chicago Sun bar, as told by two reporters posing as bartenders. Pam Zekman currently works as an investigative reporter for CBS 2 Chicago. You can find Zay Smith’s book about The Mirage, his humor column and a his novel, at zaysmith.com. A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the Chicago Sun-Time’s collaborator as the Better Business Bureau. It was the Better Government Association Producers: Joe Rosenberg and Anna Sussman Original Score: Leon Morimoto
In this unique audio adaptation of Neil Simon’s screenplay, Paula McFadden’s a down-on-her-luck actress who’s forced to take in a new roommate – the eccentric, noisy, and generally unpleasant Elliot Garfield – who also happens to be an actor. As their careers and finances hit new lows, their reluctant partnership threatens to turn into something neither one wants. Recorded live in performance at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater in January 2018. Directed by Rosalind Ayres Ellis Greer as Donna Douglas Anna Mathias as Multiple Characters Matthew Floyd Miller as Elliot Garfield Amy Pietz as Paula McFadden Raini Rodriguez as Lucy André Sogliuzzo as Multiple Characters Inger Tudor as Mrs. Crosby Matthew Wolf as Mark Bodine Adam Wylie as Multiple Characters
In this unique audio adaptation of Neil Simon’s screenplay, Paula McFadden’s a down-on-her-luck actress who’s forced to take in a new roommate – the eccentric, noisy, and generally unpleasant Elliot Garfield – who also happens to be an actor. As their careers and finances hit new lows, their reluctant partnership threatens to turn into something neither one wants. Includes an interview with Marsha Mason, who starred in the film version of "The Goodbye Girl." Recorded live in performance at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater in January 2018. Directed by Rosalind Ayres Ellis Greer as Donna Douglas Anna Mathias as Multiple Characters Matthew Floyd Miller as Elliot Garfield Amy Pietz as Paula McFadden Raini Rodriguez as Lucy André Sogliuzzo as Multiple Characters Inger Tudor as Mrs. Crosby Matthew Wolf as Mark Bodine Adam Wylie as Multiple Characters
Meridian library is far from a traditional library. Library Director, Gretchen Caserotti, is breaking down barriers and offering creative options. Read the full Idaho Speakeasy story: idahospeakeasy.com/gretchen-caserotti-story/
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In 1963, Johnny Cash accompanied by the Tennessee Three and June Carter played twelve venues across Ireland. A newly discovered recording featured in this documentary reveals how his long and loving relationship with Ireland began on the tour. A Documentary On One listener shares a recording he had for safe keeping. It brings listeners closer than ever to Johnny Cash on his first tour of Ireland. Few people remember the very first Irish performances by the country music legend who would come to love Ireland and be loved by the Irish. The year is 1963. Johnny Cash accompanied by the Tennessee Three and June Carter plays twelve venues in ten nights across Ireland , from ballrooms in Mallow and Dundalk to Mullingar and Athy. The group also plays a big concert in the National Stadium in Dublin. By the time he arrives Johnny has already had a huge Irish hit with the single Forty Shades of Green and is an established star having sold eleven million records worldwide. Johnny Cash’s 1963 tour of Ireland comes at a difficult time for the singer, he was struggling with addiction to alcohol and amphetamines , his voice was problematic and his record company were unhappy with him. Johnny Cash was accompanied on the tour by June Carter, with whom he had just begun a relationship. It was a secret affair as both Johnny and June were married at the time. The tour came at a time when Ireland had just celebrated the visit of President John F. Kennedy, Sean Lemass was Taoiseach, economic growth was at 4% and optimism was in the air. Newly discovered material featured in the documentary shows a different side to Johnny Cash and reveals how his long relationship with Ireland began through the interactions with his audience during the tour. The documentary hears from fans of Johnny Cash who attended the gigs and from Eileen Reid who played support for part of the tour and from Johnny, June and the Tennessee Three.
Klaire part en vacances et cette fois, c’est sûr, elle va rencontrer le Prince charmant. Idéalement, il cache des binouzes dans la glacière à Mister Freeze, bronze en étoile pour planquer sa serviette de plage motif drapeau breton, et partage ses mots fléchés niveau quiche. Mais bon, il sera peut-être un peu dragueur, un peu crâneur, ou pire : maître-nageur. Mon prince à la mer (3/5) : Cyrano de Trouville Vacances, jour 12. Klaire se demande si ça marche de dire à un mec que son père a pris toutes les étoiles du ciel pour les mettre dans une chanson de Cabrel. Heureusement, quand on ne sait pas, il reste un joker : l’appel à un ami. Enregistrements : juin 18 - Texte et voix : Klaire fait Grr - Avec : Damien Zanoly, François Pérache - Réalisation et musique : Arnaud Forest - Illustration : Pauline Aubry
In GBA 339 we get even better acquainted with Lucy. She talks about the process of creating her debut novel One More Chance; the writing process, getting it published and promoting it. She also talks about how skills picked up performing in spoken word Edinburgh Fringe shows have helped with all this, her journey as a writer and novelist, her interest in stories about mermaids, and lots of other things. One More Chance is "Perfect for those who love gripping, contemporary, voice-driven drama and contemporary commercial women's fiction and suspense with an unusual edge." Lucy plugs: One More Chance:Trade Paperback/Digital/Audiobook: https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9780349700212 https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-More-Chance-Lucy-Ayrton/dp/0349700214 Dialogue Books: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/18/sharmaine-lovegrove-if-you-dont-have-diverse-workforce-wont-exist-dialogue-books-interview https://www.thebookseller.com/news/lovegrove-lead-new-inclusive-lbbg-imprint-dialogue-books-551496 https://twitter.com/dialoguebooks I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Getting Better Acquainted: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-69-lucy (this happened 6 years ago not 4 as Lucy said, maybe more than that tbh, we were both very different people then!) Lullabies to make your children cry: http://sabotagereviews.com/2013/07/01/lullabies-to-make-your-children-cry-by-lucy-ayrton/ The Splitting of the Mermaid: http://sabotagereviews.com/2014/07/25/the-splitting-of-the-mermaid-by-lucy-ayrton/ Hannah Gadsby: https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/jul/16/hannah-gadsby-trauma-comedy-nanette-standup-netflix Nanette: https://www.netflix.com/title/80233611 Ben Aaronovich: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Aaronovitch Marian Keyes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Keyes 50 Shades of Grey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Shades_of_Grey Brothers in Blood: https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9780349700281 Dispatches - Syria's Disappeared: http://www.hddocumentary.com/channel-4-dispatches-syrias-disappeared-the-case-against-assad-2017/ We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062654618/we-crossed-a-bridge-and-it-trembled/ The Surface Breaks: a reimagining of The Little Mermaid by Louise O'Neill: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Surface-Breaks-reimagining-Little-Mermaid/dp/1407185535 The Little Mermaid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid Hans Christian Andersen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen Atargatis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atargatis The Mermaids and Mrs Hancock: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mermaid-Hancock-Imogen-Hermes-Gowar/dp/1911215728 Oxford Shrunken Heads: https://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/shrunkenheads Huntarian Museum: https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums-and-archives/hunterian-museum/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!