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
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Rodney And The Taggers

What keeps the taggers tickin?

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

An awkward moment with Jeffrey Lewis.

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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Spotless

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
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Socks!

They get fucked up in strange ways in Sweden.

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

Edgar spends most of his days sitting on a five gallon bucket in downtown Seattle. One night I hung out with Edgar and his friends and recorded their arguments songs and pushup competition. This piece was the first place winner of the Big Shed Verite+1 audio competition.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-One_for_the_Commandant.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT
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Welcoming the Water Angel

I attended a fancy party where a beautiful woman modeled a dress that was hooked up to a garden hose. The dress sent streams of water into the sky and reminded my friend of this sad tale of enema addiction.

Direct download: Water_Angel.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT
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Badass Emma-'85

I was hanging out in Cabrini Park, a dog park in the French Quarter in New Orleans when Badass Emma saw my microphone and asked me to interview her. She told me the story of how she lost her dogs in Katrina and about her job as a cook. We talked about the good old days and the future of New Orleans. This is one of several vignettes that make up a portrait of one of the baddest ass women you've ever met.

Direct download: RT-Podcast-85_was_lively.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:30am EDT
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Badass Emma-Miss Clio

I was hanging out in Cabrini Park, a dog park in the French Quarter in New Orleans when Badass Emma saw my microphone and asked me to interview her. She told me the story of how she lost her dogs in Katrina and about her job as a cook. We talked about the good old days and the future of New Orleans. This is one of several vignettes that make up a portrait of one of the baddest ass women you've ever met.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Badass_Emmas_Pets_II.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:19am EDT
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Badass Emma-Mr. Williams

I was hanging out in Cabrini Park, a dog park in the French Quarter in New Orleans when Badass Emma saw my microphone and asked me to interview her. She told me the story of how she lost her dogs in Katrina and about her job as a cook. We talked about the good old days and the future of New Orleans. This is one of several vignettes that make up a portrait of one of the baddest ass women you've ever met.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Badass_Emmas_Pets.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT
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Pizza Cat

My girlfriend recorded this gem while doing interviews for a radio story about the closing of the beloved Sugar Park Tavern in New Orleans.

Direct download: RT-_PiZZa_Cat.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT
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Posterity

I wore a wire for several years and secretly recorded my life. I recently produced a story about this period in my life for the radio show Wiretap. One of my ideas for the piece was to record myself calling up people from my past to explain that I had recorded them without their knowledge. This is a recording of one of those conversations.

You can hear the Wiretap story here: http://www.cbc.ca/wiretap/episode/2012/01/20/man-vs-machine/

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Posterity.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:34am EDT
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Another Successful Meal by Captain Tom

After a successful meal Captain Tom has no trouble patting himself on the back for a job well done.

Direct download: RT_Podast-Toms_Meal.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:39pm EDT
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Captain Tom Wins a Ham

Back when I was a deckhand on the M.V. Ptarmigan, a glacier tour boat in Alaska, I used to hang out in the wheelhouse and listen to Captain Tom tell stories. I called him up recently and asked him to tell me the one about about the time he won a ham in a furthest listening contest.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Free_Ham.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT
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