Episodes to make you think and perk your ears

11 EpisodesProduced by Radiotopia

Whether drawn in by writing, sound design, story topic or style, these episodes made me tangibly *feel* something while I listened. Here are stories I’m still thinking about, in my mind and ears.Julie Shapiro is executive producer of Radiotopia (www.radiotopia.fm), from PRX.

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Voice, place, and memory

December 7th, 2016


From ancient Greenland through a snowy woods to a quiet cabin in rural Oklahoma, three stories bring voice, place and memory (and polar bears, poetry …

A perfect gem of a sound-rich short story

November 7th, 2016


This is a perfect gem of a short story – intelligent, melancholy, evocative and humorous, embedded in a gentle but intentional sound design that sets …

A mom and daughter tackle the ‘babies’ question, with an added layer of complexity.

November 7th, 2016

Raising a transgendered child may be one of the hardest stories to tell, but Marlo Mack does this with so much love and respect, humor and elegance. In this episode Marlo and her daughter dip into the birds and the …

Scott Carrier on the ground at Standing Rock, tape rolling.

November 7th, 2016

Through words and keen observations, Scott Carrier brings us the voices, emotions and sounds of conflict from Standing Rock, North Dakota, where Sioux protesters and thousands of supporters continue to resist the …

Small, unobtrusive, and amazing

November 7th, 2016


Sometimes the most amazing sounds are the smallest and least obtrusive ones.

36 Science For Wankers

November 7th, 2016


Ross Sutherland reflects (and rants) about the intersection of science and storytelling, crowdsources non-truths from the internet, and waxes …

A proud trucking community in Australia

November 7th, 2016


It’s so refreshing to be taken out of a studio and into the world of this proud trucking community in Australia. The stories shared by the people interviewed are lovely, and the excellent on-site recordings – including …

Emotion that no words can touch

November 7th, 2016


Here’s a stunning example of how music can convey emotion that no words can touch, alongside a thoughtful reflection of how such a composition came …

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