stories series webworks weblog who-is

Stories / Entertainment

rewind (inactive)12fast forward (inactive)

Couple in period dress dancing on Henley-on-Mersey, Bells Parade, Latrobe, Tasmania

Australia Day, Tasmania {format} 3:02 Jake Warga

On January 26 1788, a British fleet carrying hundreds of convicts from England arrived in what became the colony of New South Wales. Australia Day is celebrates the founding with great gusto in Tasmania. In the town of Latrobe, the day is filled competitive wood chopping, whip-cracking and ferret racing (photos).

Broadcast: Jan 26 2010 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Travel, Historical Anniversaries, Entertainment

1890s Circus Poster

Circus Blood {format} 54:00 Jay Allison, Joe Frank, Larry Massett & [Hearing Voices]

Tales from the Big Top. Emcee John Dankosky, of WNPR- Connecticut Public Radio, presents a world-class troupe of audio daredevils and media magicians: SF Chronicle journalist Jon Carroll interviews his daughter Shana as she hang upside down on her "Trapeze", ready to fly away; from the Life Stories series by Jay Allison. Joe Frank loves the lady "Lion Tamer," an excerpt from his hour "The Dictator- Part 2." Adam Rosen mixes a medley of the many versions of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Drummer Bobby Previte composes the "Music of the Moscow Circus." Elizabeth Eck returns to the circus family she ran away to join in Larry Massett's "Circus in the Blood." And Twink serves up "The Great Circus Show" from The Broken Record. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Jul 1 2006 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Specials, Spoken Word, Entertainment

Detail of painting by Victoria Golding

Love’s Labors {format} 54:00 Scott Carrier, Kitchen Sisters & [Hearing Voices]

Affairs of the Heart in this Valentine's special. Hosted by Amy Dickinson, syndicated advice columnist: "Ask Amy"- Chicago Tribune) and former NPR commentator, featuring: Letters to "Ask Amy". A "Valentine" from Kevin Kling (from his Stories from the Shallow End CD). The Girls Glee Club of New Palestine High School, Indiana singing the theme from "Midnight Cowboy" (off the out-of-print Poly High - School Bands Play The Classics). Women's tales of true but tainted love, what Nancy Updike calls "Cringe Love", from This American Life. One of the "6 terrific teen-age tunes sung by Barbie and Ken (and you can sing along, too!)," a 45-rpm record from Mattel Toymakers (mp3 at's 365 Days Project- May 31). James Rivieto's "Wedding", told by David Greenberger, with music by 3 Leg Torso (off their Whispers, Grins, Bloodloss & Handshakes CD). "Love & Marriage Atop the Towers," stories of weddings at the World Trade Center, collected by The Kitchen Sisters for their Sonic Memorial Project. Host Amy Dickinson and the hundreds of other "Leftover Brides" lined up for mass Moonie marriages. A "Parent and Child" discussion between Jessica and Scott Carrier on what makes a good marriage, from This American Life. And the Phi Mu Washboard Band sings "Love Hurts" (mp3 at's 365 Days Project- May 24). More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Feb 14 2006 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Specials, Specials, Entertainment, Family

Sheep watching TV- image from animation

ZBS {format} Tom Lopez

URL linkJACK, RUBY, & ZBS– The audio dramas of ZBS Media fold real sounds into their surreal stories. Recordings they gather around the world often become integral parts of their plots. Producer Tom Lopez calls it "writing with sound." Tim Clark's original music propels these productions, wrapping you in stereo sound &ndashs; you might hear steam trains in Bombay, samba frogs in Brazil, or an old Berber adage, such as: "He is a good storyteller who can turn men's ears into eyes."

Broadcast: Jan 10 2006 on HV Webwork Subjects: Entertainment, Drama

Chruch sing with The Plan letters

SERIES: The Plan {format} Barrett Golding

URL linkTHE PLAN- A weekly half-hour transmitting all human knowledge on a single subject via a series of rhythmic radio bursts. Produced by KGLT-FM (Bozeman MT) and The Wandering Jew. Funding from, the Public Radio Exchange.

Broadcast: Nov 1 2005 on HV Webwork Subjects: Entertainment, Spoken Word, Music

Lennon's drawing of his face

John Ono Lennon {format} 59:00 Barrett Golding, Paul Ingles, The Professor & [Hearing Voices]

A Memorial and Celebration special. Hosted by Lynn Neary, of NPR, featuring: "On Ed Sullivan"- an audio essay by host Lynn Neary with Beatles live performances and 1963-64 fanclub Christmas messages. "All We Are Saying" by Barrett Golding- Lennon in his own words and music (interviews, albums, outtakes, antics and poetics) talks about peace, family, and art. "The Day John Lennon Died" by Paul Ingles- Members of the generation jolted by Lennon's death recall how they heard the news and how deeply this ex-Beatle's life affected theirs. "NYC/LA Radio 12/8/1980" & "20th Anniversary Mourners: Imagine 12/8/2000" found-sound from The Professor- the radio dial recorded the night of Lennon's death, and mourners 20 years later singing in Central Park. "Pop Vultures: Grief" by Kate Sullivan & Vince DeLorca- Lennon's "God" as grief counseling, from the radio series Pop Vultures. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Oct 9 2005 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Rock, Politics, Music, Entertainment, Specials

HV logo on U2 iPod

PODCAST: Monthly Voices {format} [Hearing Voices]

URL linkVOICES CAST- our HV RSS feed of Adventurous Audio— Sound-Portraits, Slam Poets, Radio Docs and Vox Pop. A new hour every month.

Broadcast: Oct 1 2005 on HV Webwork Subjects: Entertainment, Technology

Mushroom Cloud {format} 59:00 Claus Andreasson, Scott Carrier, Barrett Golding & [Hearing Voices]

Tales of the Atomic Age in this (((Hearing Voices))) Hiroshima anniversary special. Hosted by Larry Massett, featuring: "Enola Alone" by Antenna Theater. The air war from the perspecitive of World War II bomber pilots, Japanese and English bombing survivors, and Colonel Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay mission over Hiroshima. "Atomic Age" by (((HearingVoices))). An audio document in political speeches and popular songs of our changing attitudes towards weapons of mass destruction; starting with the bombing of Hiroshima, August 6 1945. "Downwinder Diaries" by Claes Andreasson. Personal accounts of people downwind from the Nevada and Utah nuclear bomb tests in the 1950s, when the big red clouds drifted across the desert and into their towns. "Wild Dreams of a New Beginning" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. "A Pacific tidal wave a mile high sweeps in. Los Angeles breathes its last gas> A poem produced for radio by Erik Bauersfeld (Bay Area Radio Drama), with sound design by Jim McKee (Earwax), and original music by Wieslaw Pogorzelski. "What Are You Afraid Of?" by Scott Carrier. Americans across the country answer the question: What do you fear? "Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security" compiled by Selections for the CD/DVD set including Slim Galliard's "Atomic Cocktail" (1945), versions of "Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb" by Lowell Blanchard & The Valley Trio (1949) and by The Pilgrim Travelers. "Old Man Atom" by The Sons of the Pioneers (1951), and 1950-60s Civil Defense public service announcements. "Page One" by Lemon Jelly. The story of the Big Bang, with a beat. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Aug 6 2005 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Spoken Word, Entertainment, Specials, Specials, War, Historical

George Voss flying plane

Falcons Followed {format} 7:06 Jesse Boggs

Naturalist Alan Tennant and pilot George Vose track the migrations of Peregrine falcons all around the world. Their airplane flights may soon become a Robert Reford movie.

Broadcast: Apr 23 2005 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Entertainment, Environment, Travel

Rhett and Scarlett

Segregated ‘Gone with the Wind’ Set {format} {format} 3:25 Ben Adair

On the set of the 1940 movie Gone With the Wind, black and white actors were originally segregated. Until actor Lennie Bluett, an extra on the set, alerted Clark Gable to the situation. Produced for KPCC- Southern California Public Radio series Pacific Drift. [transcript]

Broadcast: Feb 25 2005 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Pacific Drift Subjects: Justice, Entertainment, Historical, African American

rewind (inactive)12fast forward (inactive)