A cabinet of auditory wonders for the 21st century.
Organ Donor

Mastering the art of the followup quesiton.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Organ_Donor.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

Rodney And The Taggers

What keeps the taggers tickin?

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Rodney_and_Taggers.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:59am EDT

Time Machine?

An awkward moment with Jeffrey Lewis.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Time_Machine.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT


I lent my friend Moose a tape recorder and he returned it with with tape full of interviews he had done with his friends. One of those interviews was with Herbie, an artist who collaborated with a couple bearded friends to make a sculpture called Re-Neavus. I cut it up and added some music by Barin Darnew.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Re-Neavus_2.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:10am EDT

The Flaneur

Speed Levitch giving one of his signature wlaking tours of Columbia, Missouri.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-The_Flaneur2.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT

This Bike is a Pipe Bomb

My friend Keaton was having some trouble working on a tandem bicycle at the bike shop he works at when a customer recommended a solution he found on the internet.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Bike_Bomb.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:06am EDT

A Single Moment

Wilbert Rawlins Jr. is the band director at O Perry Walker High school in New Orleans. He runs one of the best marching bands in the state along with a concert band and a Jazz ensemble. Rawlins doesn’t just teach kids to play an instrument though, he provides discipline for a lot of kids who live in a chaotic environment. He teaches them about commitment and the benefits of hard work and education. He puts in a tremendous amount of work at O Perry Walker. When you ask him what the reward is for the countless hours he puts into teaching he says it’s a single moment that lasts for one maybe two seconds.

This is an excerpt form a story I did a few years ago which you can listen to here. Wilburt Rawlins Jr. is also featured in the book Nine Lives by Dan Baum.

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Direct download: RT_Podcast-Single_Moment.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT


A deleted scene from a story I produced for Marketplace Morning Report.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Spotless.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT


They get fucked up in strange ways in Sweden.

Direct download: RT_Podcst-Socks.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:08am EDT

The Red Line

Andy Mills had a habbit of eavesdropping on other people's conversation during his commute on Chicago's Red Line. Sometimes he would record these overheard conversations. On today's episode Andy plays one of his favorite surrpetitious recordings and tells the story of this particulalry juicy piece of Random Tape.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-The_Red_Line_1.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT