A cabinet of auditory wonders for the 21st century.

A recording of a tornado siren in a park in St. Louis, MO.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Tornado_Siren.mp3
Category:Sound -- posted at: 12:59am EST
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Invite to the Pestulent

Thaddeus Conti reading an excerpt from his poem Invite to the Pestilent with live musical accompaniment by Josh Wexler and Sunny Metha. You can purchase Thaddeus’ book here:

http://www.amazon.com/%C3%A6poetics-Thaddeus-Conti/dp/1935084011.

And you can hear the full version of this piece here:

http://www.prx.org/pieces/47733-invite-to-the-pestilent

Photo by: Craig Morse

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Invite_to_the_Pestulent.mp3
Category:Poetry -- posted at: 2:40pm EST
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Christmas Bike

I can only assume Garrett was moved by the Christmas spirit when he left me this message. Or perhaps he was wasted on egg nog.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Christmas_Bike.mp3
Category:Voice Message -- posted at: 6:57pm EST
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The Threesome

Ever wondered how a couple of straights can satisfy a lesbian? Look no further. A friend of mine sent me a CD of old radio porn that included this track titled The Threesome.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-The_Threesome.mp3
Category:Audio Smut -- posted at: 4:25pm EST
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Radio

This poem appears in the October, 2011 issue of SOFTBLOW    

Alec Hershman lives in St. Louis where he teaches at St. Louis Community College and at the Center for Humanities at Washington University. His poems can be found in upcoming issues of Denver Quarterly, The Journal, The Burnside Review, Sycamore Review, Juked, and online at Transom, Anti-, Sixth Finch and The Fiddlehead. He is currently poetry editor for The White Whale Review.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Radio.mp3
Category:Poetry -- posted at: 5:38pm EST
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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 EST
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Train Station Thingy

I’m not exactly sure what the purpose of this device is but it makes cool sounds. It was attached to the outside of a train station in a small town in northern Italy.

Direct download: RT-Italian_Train_Station_Bell.mp3
Category:Sound -- posted at: 8:06pm EST
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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 EST
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Mongolian Street Musicians

I recorded this a few years ago outside the Pompidou in Paris.

Direct download: RT-Chinese_Street_Musicians_in_Paris.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 8:50pm EST
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They Were Talking

Philip Matthews is currently the Jr. Writer-in-Residence at Washington University in St. Louis. His work has appeared in Trapeze, Phati’tude, Poets for Living Waters, and Sonora Review. He is continually influenced by surreal visual and sound art, and works as a gallery assistant at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.

Direct download: They_Were_Talking.mp3
Category:Poetry -- posted at: 2:48pm EST
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