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Re:sound #259 Divided We Payphone
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This hour, we trot across middle America, with a story from a Nashville neighbourhood, and a Missouri payphone that won’t stop ringing. The Great Divide By Meribah Knight for The Promise from Nashville Public Radio (2018) Big Man, a public housing resident from Nashville’s Cayce Homes, walks across the street to meet the wealthy couple who live in the fancy new home on the hill. In many ways, their lives couldn’t be more different, but in breaking the silence between the two sides of the gentrifying neighborhood, a friendship begins to form — only to be dashed in a way no one could have expected. [Note: this is the 4th episode of the series] Putting Columbia’s Pay Phone Mystery to Rest By Emerald O’Brien for KBIA in Columbia Missouri (2016) Payphones went from being a staple of many people’s daily lives to nearly completely antiquated in a matter of decades. This is true in Columbia, too – with only a couple dozen phones still standing. But KBIA's Emerald O'Brien looked into why one downtown payphone has an unusual amount of activity, but only in the middle of the night. And answering this question led her down an unexpected path. Unsent (2017) By Laura Barton for Short Cuts from Falling Tree Productions and BBC Radio 4 A box full of postcards, stamped and unsent, may seem insignificant, but as Laura Barton explains, those cards can capture a time and place long forgotten. This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.

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Re:sound #258 Tsunami Song
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This hour, a deep dive into the anthem of the Confederacy, two different kinds of waves and a modern take on Romeo & Juliet. The Song By producers Chris Neary, Chiquita Paschal, and Saidu Tejan-Thomas and hosted by Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika for Uncivil from Gimlet Media (2017) On this episode, the Uncivil team dig deep into ‘Dixie’, the anthem of the Confederacy only to find out that everything we thought we knew about the history of the song… was wrong. Migraines & Tsunamis By Adrienne Lily (first appeared on Constellations in 2018) This is a non-narrative (but highly descriptive) piece about the prelude to suffering. It’s a play on expecting pain, on remembering pain and on the scales of suffering. Going through the warning signs of a tsunami and the nervous anticipation of an impending migraine. Part audio diary, part collage and part soundscape. Romeo & Juliet By Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime for Pen Pals (2017) After their suicides, a posthumous textathon between Romeo and Juliet reveals he somehow wound up in Heaven, she in Hell. Can Juliet claw her way through the circles of Hell to join her Romeo or will she be stuck bunking with The Real Housewives of Inferno for good? Starring Love's Paul Rust and Noël Wells of Master of None . This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.

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Re:sound #257 Skateboarding Beatles
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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.

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Re:sound #256 Tocatta In Dream Murder
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This hour more of our faves, including Gloria Gaynor, a seventeen year-old retiree, and two spoofs: one microbiological and one murderous. Episode 1: A Perfect Murder by Katy Yeiser, David Sidorov, Ryan Natoli, and Fran Hoepfner for A Very Fatal Murder from The Onion In the first episode of “A Very Fatal Murder,” longtime Onion Public Radio reporter David Pascall, who has searched tirelessly for the most resonant true-crime podcast that is also about middle America, heads to Bluff Springs, NE where the small town is reeling from the death of 17-year-old Hayley Price. Toccata by Mira Burt-Wintonik & Cristal Duhaime feat. the voice of Jane Lewis for Falling Tree Productions and The Essay from BBC Radio 3 Canadian producers Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime blend reality and fiction to explore a parasitic relationship. Dear Dream by Jess Shane for The Doc Project from the CBC A lot of us define ourselves by our jobs. Which is why people often struggle when the time comes to retire. They don't know who they are any more. And we're not just talking about people who stop working after a lifetime in a career — the girl at the heart of this documentary is 17. She retired from a promising rhythmic gymnastics career — she was competing at a national level and was Olympics-bound — about a year ago because of an injury. And retirement? She still hasn't accepted it. “Inside the National Recording Registry: I Will Survive” by Devon Strolovitch for PRI’s Studio360 Originally released as a B-side, so many deejays began playing Gloria Gaynor's “I Will Survive” that the record company reissued it as a single. It was immediately embraced as an emblem of women’s empowerment and soon became anthem among the LGBT community and survivors of all kinds. Music writer Vince Aletti joins Gaynor herself to tell the story of the recording. This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.

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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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