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Re:sound #255 Taxidermied Cows
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This hour, a teenage taxidermist, a community of medical migrants who settled in Snowflake, Arizona, and, a day in the life of a sacred cow. A Cow A Day by Pejk Malinovski for Falling Tree Productions and Between the Ears from BBC Radio 3 At sunrise, on the banks of the Ganges river, the poet and radio producer Pejk Malinovski picks out a cow at random and starts to follow her. He continues to follow her until sunset. A meditative journey unfolds within the sonic backdrop of the ancient city of Varanasi - until suddenly the two of them find themselves on the set of a Bollywood dance film. ‘A Cow a Day’ invites you to un-follow your digital stream and exercise your ability to be just present. The Teenage Taxidermist by Rachel Matlow for The Sunday Edition from the CBC Tristan Meyer-Odell is a pretty normal 15-year-old guy. He loves video games, comic books and his pets: a python and big burly dog. But recently, Tristan has taken up an unusual hobby. And to support it, he has a freezer in his bedroom. It was the top thing on his Christmas wish list last year. The freezer is now full of dead animal carcasses, patiently waiting for his attention. Medical Migrants by Delaney Hall for State of the Re:Union Susan Molloy has a controversial medical condition called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), which renders people seriously intolerant to synthetic substances. Because of this she’s lived in the clean mountain air of Snowflake, Arizona since 1994. MCS is not recognized as an illness by the American Medical Association, and people with the condition often find themselves without medical care, or access to disability resources. Sufferers live largely outside of mainstream society in isolated communities where they fend for themselves and build their own support networks. In Snowflake, the few dozen people who migrated there, left behind homes, families, and jobs to seek a place they can feel better... and more are still hoping to move in. This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk

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Re:sound #254 Pinball Poets
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This hour: lawyers-turned-pinball wizards, two extraordinary minds meeting in a field of poetry and, forty years after the phrase was coined, the skinny on 420. Geis & Geis: Pinball Machine Distributors by Sarah Geis for Falling Tree Productions' Short Cuts on BBC Radio 4 When Sarah was 10-years-old, her lawyer parents decided to quit their jobs and and take a spin in the world of pinball. 420 by Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer for Criminal The Colorado Department of Transportation says the 420 mile markers on the state’s highways were stolen so often, they had to replace them with 419.99 mile markers. Many people know that “420” represents marijuana – hence the popularity of the mile markers – but very few know why. It’s not a police code, it’s not the number of chemical compounds in cannabis, and it’s certainly not Bob Marley’s birthday. This is the real story. Two Poets by Martin Johnson for Seriously on BBC Radio 4 Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant for whom words are filled with colour and numbers have become friends. In Daniel's world, four is shy, six a little sad. Numbers and words come easy to him. And he never forgets — once, he recited 22154 digits of Pi from memory. On another occasion, he learned Icelandic in a week. He has a hard time connecting with people, but the poetry of Australian Les Murray opened up a new world for Daniel. This hour of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.

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Re:sound #253 Naked Strangers
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This hour an unlikely best-seller, a colorful hero and the legends of burlesque. “Naked Came the Stranger”: an oral history By Sam Kim for PRI’s Studio360 In 1969, the erotic potboiler “Naked Came the Stranger” climbed The New York Times bestseller list. According to the back cover, it was written by a “demure Long Island housewife” named Penelope Ashe. Except… that wasn’t the whole story. Becoming Barbara by Natalie Kestecher for Short Cuts on BBC Radio 4 When Natalie found herself stuck on a story she was writing and struggling for ideas, a friend invited her to a special gathering. There, during a spiritual dalliance into literary soul-searching, she finally met her muse... the author Barbara Cartland. Burlesque Legends by Steve Urquhart for Seriously on BBC Radio 4 Each year, hundreds of performers attend the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas, where the guests of honour are The Living Legends. In the mid-20th century these women were shunned by society. Most were presumed prostitutes. But now their careers are celebrated, and their ground-breaking acts are revived, at the Titans of Tease Reunion. British actor, cabaret star, and former Best Male Striptease Artist, Mat Fraser embarks on a very personal journey to meet some of the legends, both on and off stage. This hour of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.

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Re:sound #252 Analog
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This hour, three stories from the annals of analog. ‘Second Side Up’ By David Waters with Asst. Producer Robbie MacInnes and Exec Producer Francesca Panetta for Between the Ears on BBC Radio 3 (2017) For over four decades, Mark Talbot recorded scenes from his life and used them to create a cassette radio show, which he called Second Side Up. Complete with music, interviews and phone-ins, Second Side Up sounded like professional work, but not a single episode was ever broadcast. The tapes were distributed to a tiny network of friends and family, a unique correspondence that came to define Mark's life. The resulting archive of tapes is a unique autobiography in radio-show format. Cassette From My Ex [Excerpt] by Joe Decault for 91.5 WBEZ Chicago (2009) That mix tape you received from an ex. ‘Time’ By Damon Krukowski, Max Larkin and Ian Coss for Ways of Hearing from Radiotopia’s Showcase Contemplate the way digital audio – in music recording, and in radio and television broadcast – employs a different sense of time than we use in our offline life, a time that is more regular and yet less communal.

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Re:sound 251 - Jesse and Joe
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This hour, we remember the audio work of two brilliant producers who recently passed away — Jesse Cox & Joe Frank. Part 1: Jesse Cox (5 September 1986 – 18 December 2017) ‘Keep Them Guessing’ [excerpt] by Jesse Cox for ABC RN’s 360Documentaries (2013) As a young boy, producer Jesse Cox discovered a set of old cassette tapes which turned out to be a hugely popular BBC radio show featuring his grandparents performing telepathically. The tapes had been sitting in the front room of his parent's home for years - recordings of an unsolved mystery that has captivated and kept his family guessing for three generations. (This piece won the 2013 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Directors’ Choice Award) ‘This Is About Jesse Cox’ By Belinda Lopez & Jess Bineth for This Is About (2017) Friends and colleagues of Jesse Cox remember his work, life, spirit and humour. ‘The Real Tom Banks’ by Jesse Cox with Timothy Nicastru for ABC RN’s Radiotonic (2014) Tom Banks is 23, gay and searching for love. He grew up relatively isolated on a farm just outside of Geelong in Victoria, Australia, and as a teenager turned to internet chat rooms to meet others. Over the years, Tom has become somewhat of an expert when it comes to meeting guys online. And he's learned that when you're online, you can be whoever you want to be. So who is the real Tom Banks? (This piece won the 2014 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary Silver Award) Part 2: Joe Frank (19 August 1938 – 15 January 2018) Featuring: Excerpts from Joe’s 2003 Third Coast Lifetime Achievement Award Speech ‘Sweepstakes Winner’ by Joe Frank for KCRW Fund Drive (2000) In Sweepstakes Winner, Joe Frank imagines a seemingly celebratory phone call from KCRW's Fund Drive that is quickly interrupted. ‘Dreamers’ by Joe Frank for KCRW’s Unfictional (2013) Dreamers is a contemplation of time and mortality. It includes stories about a family’s tragic visit to Palestine and a man who attends a dinner party after learning he might be dying. This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.

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Re:sound #250 Our 250th Show
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This hour, we look back on some of our favorite moments from the past 14 years of Re:sound. With former producers Katia Dunn, Roman Mars, Delaney Hall and Katie Mingle, we listen to excerpts of memorable Re:sound moments and episodes: The Karaoke Tupperware Show, The Confessions Show, The Phone Show, The Transmission Show, The Feedback Show, The Music of Everyday Things Show, The Night Show, The Centenarians Show, The Stories from Childhood Show, the Driving Show and The Odd Couples Show. This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.

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Re:sound #249 The Pocket Conference Show Pt. 2
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This hour we're going behind-the-scenes at two top podcasts: The Daily and 99% Invisible . Bringing Together Narrative and News [EXCERPT] presented by Lisa Tobin and Michael Barbaro of The Daily from The New York Times When the New York Times got into the podcast business in 2017, they hired producer Lisa Tobin, a public radio veteran, as executive producer. Lisa and her team went in thinking they would make one type of podcast and came out with something completely different. The form they inadvertently invented was The Daily, a twenty-minute deep dive into the news that to applies documentary story structure to traditional journalism. They must be doing something right, since The Daily shot right to the top of the podcast charts. At the 2017 Third Coast Conference, Lisa Tobin the show’s host, Michael Barbaro, discussed what they’ve learned from the first nine months of making The Daily. The Past Isn't Past [EXCERPT] presented by Delaney Hall of 99% Invisible At the 2017 Third Coast Conference, Delaney Hall shared a range of stories that trace a line from the past to the present — using deep reporting to understand the world around us. During the session, Delaney drew on her experiences as a producer and editor with 99% Invisible , as well as work from other history-centric podcasts like Uncivil , More Perfect and Scene on Radio . She also shared tips on how to frame and structure stories about the past, how to source archival material and how to bring dead characters and lost places to life in sound. This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk

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Third Coast's 2017 Audio Recap
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Before the end of a busy and exciting year for radio and podcasts, the Third Coast staff got together to recap and reflect on 2017. Johanna, Maya, Gwen, Dennis and Isabel discussed the shows and moments in the audio world from 2017 that they won't soon forget... and talked about what they look forward to hearing more of in 2018 and beyond. What we won’t forget from 2017: Johanna: How much everyone wanted to talk (debate, and reconsider, and take some more) about S-Town. Isabel: The rise of mini-series, often delving into the mind of one man (yep, mostly men), including: Missing Richard Simmons, Start Up’s series on Dov Charney, The Pope’s Long Con, Mogul: The Life & Death of Chris Lighty, Embedded’s “Trump Stories” Dennis: Podcast producers making limited series that can end, like Showcase & Heaven’s Gate. Maya: How inspiring it was — especially for public media newsrooms — when 74 Seconds won the Third Coast/RHDF Best Documentary: Gold. Gwen: This latest season of Heavyweight & the divisive set-up of Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel. What we’re looking forward to in 2018: Gwen: MORE OF THE THINGS I LOVE!!!! Johanna: More people re-thinking the podcast form — like in CBC’s Alone: A Love Story. Maya: A nightly, live on-air radio broadcast hosted by women about urgent, topical issues, like WNYC’s “A Reckoning in Our Own House” Isabel: More great Spanish-language and bilingual podcasts! Shout out to Martina Castro’s bilingual provocation. Dennis: Pieces without clear narrative arcs — and podcasts & radio stories made overseas, but NOT in Europe.

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Re:sound #248 The Twisted Xmas Show
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This hour, Third Coast’s take on the holidays. No Santa By John Biewen for Scene on Radio (2015) A father turns on a recorder while tucking in his 7-year-old, having no idea he’s about to capture a poignant growing-up moment in his son’s life. (Advisory: This episode is not suitable for some young children.) Vince Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas By Ben Manilla for Inside the National Recording Registry for Studio360 (2012) The soundtrack of the holidays is lousy with annoying songs about sleigh rides and snowmen, and beautiful old carols done up as treacly as possible. One of the saving graces this time of year is the music from A Charlie Brown Christmas, written by Vince Guaraldi. Winterval By Helen Zaltzman for The Allusionist (2016) There's a word that has become shorthand for 'the war on Christmas' with a side of 'political correctness gone mad': Winterval. Morning Program [excerpt] By Stephanie Foo for Pilot (2016) A satirical look at the way public radio often treats "exotic" holidays... applied to Christmas. Burn Slush! The Reindeer Grand Prix [excerpt] By Cathy FitzGerald for BBC World Service (2016) Producer Cathy FitzGerald travels to the snowy north of Finland to discover the sport of reindeer racing. She visits the little town of Inari, where the cappuccinos come with tiny antlers sketched in the foam and the local bar – PaPaNa (The Reindeer Dropping) – serves pizza topped with bear salami. Each year, the top 24 fastest reindeer compete here to be crowned The Reindeer King. They fly around a two-kilometre race track carved on the surface of icy Lake Inari to the cheers of hundreds of spectators. This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk

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Best of the Best 2017 (Part 2)
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This hour, some of the winners of our annual documentary competition, including the Best Documentary: Gold Award winner. The Discussion — Best New Artist by Rosa Gollan for PocketDocs from ABC Radio National For some friends there's no subject too secret, or content too confronting. Rosa and Ryan have that kind of friendship. But five years after they first met, Rosa realized there was still one discussion left to have, and it wasn't going to be easy. Los Cassettes del Exilio — Best Foreign Language Award by Dennis Maxwell for Radio Ambulante For much of Dennis Maxwell’s childhood, his father was living in exile, communicating with the family via cassette tapes. Dennis found those tapes recently and discovered the true impact of his father’s exile. The Accidental Gay Parents, Part 5 — Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award by Hillary Frank with Kristen Clark and Abigail Keel for The Longest Shortest Time from Stitcher This is the story of what it’s like to be a pregnant man, and to share that news with your parents, your children, and the world. S-Town — Directors' Choice Award by Brian Reed and Julie Snyder S-Town is a podcast that starts as a traditional investigation into corruption and wrongdoing in rural Alabama that becomes something much newer and stranger: a literary profile of one man’s life. The Traffic Stop — Best Documentary: Gold Award by Tracy Mumford with Hans Buetow, reported by Jon Collins and Riham Feshir, for 74 Seconds forMinnesota Public Radio and American Public Media. On July 6, 2016, Philando Castile was pulled over by Officer Jeronimo Yanez for a broken brake light. How did a routine traffic stop turn fatal in less than two minutes? We break down what happened that night, second by second. This hour of Best of the Best was produced by Dennis Funk. Music for Best of the Best was provided by Patient Sounds, a private-press record label and book publisher in Chicago.

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Best of the Best 2017 (Part 1)
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This hour, some of the winners of our annual documentary competition. Featuring... Quiet Revolution — Best New Artist Award by Laura Irving for BIRSt.co.uk This autobiographical account follows a middle-aged woman embarking on an unconventional new hobby of roller skating. Is she a fearless warrior against age and gender stereotypes? Standing Out from the Crowd at a Trump Rally — Best News Feature Award by Ike Sriskandarajah for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX In Myrtle Beach, candidate Donald Trump spoke at a Tea Party convention about banning Muslims: “We don’t know where these guys are from.” At a motorcycle rally outside, producer Ike Sriskandarajah is personally confronted with the same skepticism. Blink Once for Yes — Best Documentary: Bronze Award by John Fecile, Steven Jackson and Lizzie Schiffman Tufano for Love + Radio, from Radiotopia When Mike comes home after an accident, his family is faced with a new reality and an impossible choice. Heavyweight: Gregor — Skylarking Award by Jonathan Goldstein with co-producers Wendy Dorr, Kalila Holt, Chris Neary for Heavyweight from Gimlet Media. 20 years ago, Gregor lent some CDs to a musician friend. The CDs helped make him a famous rockstar. Now, Gregor would like some recognition. But mostly, he wants his CDs back. Emancipation: A Young Man Leaves Foster Care on His Own Terms — Radio Impact Award by Noel Anaya with Brett Myers and Denise Tejada for Youth Radio and NPR’s All Things Considered When Noel Anaya had his final hearing before aging out of California’s foster care system, he wanted to bring millions into that courtroom with him, where he’d suffered time and time again. Majd’s Diary: Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl — Best Documentary: Silver Award by Sarah Kate Kramer and Joe Richman for Radio Diaries and NPR’s All Things Considered Majd Abdulghani dreams of becoming a scientist, while her parents want to arrange her marriage. From the age of 19 to 21, Majd Abdulghani used a microphone to chronicle her life, taking listeners inside a society where the voices of women are rarely heard. This hour of Best of the Best was produced by Dennis Funk. Music for Best of the Best was provided by Patient Sounds, a private-press record label and book publisher in Chicago.

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Re:sound #247 The Meet The Composer Show
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This hour, we're diving deep into the strange, beautiful world of modern music composition. The Producer By Alex Overington for WXQR's Meet the Composer (2017) Staff paper and key signatures are great for concertos and sonatas, but the composers in this story don’t think that way… in fact most of them aren’t even sure they should be called composers at all. That includes producer Alex Overington who takes us on a road trip to unravel the creative process of those who write without a score. This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk. Music for Re:sound is provided by Patient Sounds, a private-press record label and book publisher in Chicago.

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Re:sound #246 The Mirrored Show
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This hour, what we see - and what we want to see - when we gaze into our reflections in the mirror. Mirrored By Cathy Fitzgerald for BBC Radio 4 / World Service (2017) Each of us cultivates an image of ourselves at certain point in our lives and, once it’s there, it’s a hard image to shake. So much of our identities are expressed through our appearance. So what happens to our self-image as we get older and our features begin to change? In this story, we hear from people between the ages of 11 to 86 years old as they reflect… on their reflections in the mirror. Only Volunteers By Rebecca Hertz for Snap Judgement (2012) When Rebecca began working for a makeover-themed reality TV show, she thought she was going to be helping women realize their dreams and become more self-confident. What actually happened over the course of the show’s production was very different from what she - or any of the show’s contestants - signed up for. The Trouble With Beauty [Excerpt] By Lea Redfern for ABC RN’s 360 Documentaries (2013) As producer Lea Redfern prepares to have her first baby girl, she confronts the issue of having to someday teach her daughter about “beauty.” In this story, Lea explores how society values beauty and whether as a parent, she’ll be able to turn some of those values around. This episode of Re:sound was produced by Isabel Vazquez. Music for Re:sound is provided by Patient Sounds, a private press record label and publisher in Chicago.

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Re:sound #245 The Determination Show
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This hour, amateur detectives, spiritual revelations and other stories of dogged perseverance. The 27th Amendment By Matt Largey for Pop-Up Magazine and KUT Austin (2016) With everything that’s going on in politics these days, it helps to remember the power that we have as individuals to make change. Examples of this are far too few, of course. But there is one that stands out. And you’ve probably never heard it. Angie By Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer for their podcast Criminal (2015) In July of 2002, Philadelphia Homicide Detective Pat Mangold was called to the scene of a gruesome murder on the Schuylkill River. When he wasn’t able to determine the victim’s identity, he expected the case to remain unsolved. But then, out of the blue, a professional soccer player inserted himself into the investigation, and became obsessed with solving the crime. Featuring a behind the scenes interview with Phoebe Judge First You Leave and Then You Go By Karen Duffin Re:sound debut, originally produced for the Transom Storytelling Workshop (2013) Karen's dad most wanted to pass on his curiosity and his faith to his seven children. She has the curiosity, it's sharing his faith that she's not so sure of. This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk. Music for Re:sound is comes from @Patient-Sounds, a private press record label and book publisher in Chicago. You can check them out at www.patient-sounds.com

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