Posts Tagged: Radio

The Storming Bohemian #34: Descent into the Underworld

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The last time I punked the muse, I wrote of the summer solstice, a meditation into the heart of the sun. My goal was to leave behind the ever-more-depressing news cycle, and touch some place deep down where hope resides. We live in the Sun, I concluded. I envisioned a home where we could all […]

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You Can’t Be a Snob with Bad Teeth: Talking with David Sedaris

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David Sedaris discusses his new collection of diary entries, Theft By Finding, his love for book signings, and his inevitable return to IHOP.

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This Week in Essays

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Minda Honey writes at Longreads on traveling to detox from whiteness and discovering there is nearly nowhere to escape. Good news, New Yorkers: apparently noise can be good for creativity. Susie Neilson looks at the good and the bad of noise pollution for Nautilus.

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A Certain Frequency: Radio’s Appeal Across 75 Years

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Today, radio is bigger than ever—but in vastly different forms. More people listen to the radio than watch TV, according to Nielsen, only now it’s on a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone.

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The Rumpus Interview with George Saunders

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George Saunders discusses his new (and first) novel Lincoln in the Bardo, Donald Trump, and a comprehensive theory of literature.

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Sound & Vision: Ken Freedman

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Allyson McCabe talks with Ken Freedman, the general manager of WFMU (the longest-running freeform radio station in the US), about the relevance of radio, technological innovation, and a just-launched morning show.

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Podcatcher #6: The History Channeler

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Scott Pinkmountain, host of The History Channeler, on how he created the podcast, music, comedy, and his love of Tom Cavanagh.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 2): “Ave Maria”

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Mothers of America / let your kids go to the movies!

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Poetics on the Radio

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This is where poetry approaches music. Because you cannot put meaning in words as intellectually comprehensible. It’s just there, and you know it’s there. And it is the rhythm and the beat and the music of the sound that carries it. To me, that is extremely mysterious, and rightly so.   Between the Covers podcast host David […]

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Learning by Listening

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The Millions staff writer Nick Ripatrazone examines literature that “embraces the power of radio” and highlights the sounds of language: Radio is elegiac. Radio is the theater of the mind: our eyes are free to look elsewhere, but the sound bounces in our brains. Two mediums that elicit imagination and subjective experience, radios and literature go well […]

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Writing about Music, Dancing about Architecture

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Radio is undergoing the sort of DIY revolution that journalism faced with the advent of blogs. If ‘Out on the Wire’ helps convince the legions of amateur podcasters that good radio is far more than recording hour upon hour of unedited gabbing, it will be not only useful and fun but that much rarer thing: […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Banning Eyre

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Producer, senior editor, Afropop expert, and author Banning Eyre talks about his new book, Lion Songs, a 15-years-in-the-making biography of Zimbabwe’s legendary musician Thomas Mapfumo.

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Whistling in the Dark

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Every generation has its reservations about popular music—all the same, the last few market-driven decades have undoubtedly left their own, new, unique mark on its most contemporary manifestations. Still, there are radio programs out there dedicated to music as such. This Thursday, our very own Allyson McCabe will be joining radio host Binnie Klein on WPKN […]

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Wayne Coyne’s Human Head-Shaped Tumor Radio Show

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Next week, on November 24 and 25, at 5pm, KCRW will be broadcasting (and streaming on KCRW.com) a radio show created by our pal Rickard Parks. The show was first featured in McSweeney’s and includes helicopter crashes, “murmuring tumors,” and original performances by: Wayne Coyne, Michelle Martin Coyne, Steven Drozd, and Scott Booker (Flaming Lips), […]

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Car Talk Retirement

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Tom and Ray, NPR’s Car Talk brothers, have announced that they’re retiring come October. The good news is there will continue to be a weekly program pulled from the archives. “But to our fans, don’t be sad. We’ve managed to avoid getting thrown off NPR for 25 years, given out tens of thousands of wrong […]

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Radio Ambulante

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A new transnational, Spanish-language, radio program seeks to share human stories throughout Latin America and the U.S. In the last year, Radio Ambulante has built a production network throughout the Americas and begun production on the first three episodes. To propel the project to the next stage, donations are being accepted through Kickstarter.

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Rumpus Radio with Marc Maron

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In our eleventh episode of Rumpus Radio we have an in-depth interview with Marc Maron. We go deep into the roots of alternative comedy and how Marc transitioned from unable to book a show to one of the most popular and successful podcasts, a star of the new medium. And The Rumpus gives Maron some […]

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Javier Marias on KCRW’s Bookworm

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Allen Ginsberg claimed that his reading voice was an imitation of the voice with which William Blake spoke to him in his visions and dreams.  Once you hear Ginsberg read, you are stuck in his dream forever. Javier Marias, the prolific Spanish author who blends wit and private conspiracies in unparalleled ways, was on KCRW’s […]

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