A cabinet of auditory wonders for the 21st century.
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 EST
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Gainsborough Creek

Luke Cumberland is a second-year student in the MFA writing program at
Washington University.  He is editor of the anthology "Faces of
Virginia Poetry", available on LuLu.com. His most recent poetry has
been published on StatusHat.org. He is from Virginia; he lives in St.
Louis and he has never lost an arm wrestling match in his life.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Gainsborough_Creek.mp3
Category:Poetry -- posted at: 3:35pm EST
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Candy's Hair Affair

I found this recording in a box of old tapes. I think I picked it up at a thrift store in Louisiana. It appears to be role playing excercises at a beauty school.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Candys_Hair_Affair.mp3
Category:Found Tape -- posted at: 4:01pm EST
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Fifty Miles from Tonapah

Nason Smith's nonfiction has appeared on NPR: Hearing Voices and his fiction has been published in The Pinch. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Fifty_Miles_from_Tonapah.mp3
Category:Story -- posted at: 5:40pm EST
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Robot Compliments

Welcome to Florida. You look great!

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Robot_Compliments.mp3
Category:Sound -- posted at: 2:02pm EST
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Cold Cold Wine Coolers

One of the great things about New Orleans is that you can set up a card table and sell booze in the street. This is what it sounds like.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Cold_Cold_Wine_Coolers.mp3
Category:Sound -- posted at: 4:00pm EST
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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 EST
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Detained

Film maker Karim El Hakim told this story at a live storytelling event at the True/False Film Festival.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Half_Revolution.mp3
Category:Story -- posted at: 9:06pm EST
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All the Pretty Horses

This Mike West cover was performed by Walt McClement on banjo and Mary Go Round (the one time holder of the world record for spinning the most hoola hoops at once: 76 if my memory serves me correctly) on accordion and vocals.

The song All the Pretty Horses is about the Great Mississippi flood of 1927 and the Army Corps of Engineers decision to dynamite the levee at Caernarvon, Louisiana to save New Orleans. The breach caused a flood that displaced thousands and was later deemed unnecessary. Check out the book Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America 

I recorded this late one evening in the upstairs of Mimi’s in the Marigny in New Orleans.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-All_the_Pretty_Horses.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:51pm EST
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Larry's First Beer

I was walking my dog the other night when I came across Larry Boutan sitting on a concrete wall drinking a beer. I bought some beers and joined him. This is the story of Larry’s very first beer.

Direct download: RT_Podcast-Larrys_First_Beer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm EST
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