Re:soundAuthor: Third Coast International Audio Festival
16 Aug 2018


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    Re:sound #259 Divided We Payphone

    This hour, we trot across middle America, with a story from a Nashville neighbourhood, and a Missouri payphone that won’t stop ringing.

    The Great Divide 

    By Meribah Knight for The Promise from Nashville Public Radio (2018) 

    Big Man, a public housing resident from Nashville’s Cayce Homes, walks across the street to meet the wealthy couple who live in the fancy new home on the hill. In many ways, their lives couldn’t be more different, but in breaking the silence between the two sides of the gentrifying neighborhood, a friendship begins to form — only to be dashed in a way no one could have expected. 

    [Note: this is the 4th episode of the series]

    Putting Columbia’s Pay Phone Mystery to Rest 

    By Emerald O’Brien for KBIA in Columbia Missouri (2016) 

    Payphones went from being a staple of many people’s daily lives to nearly completely antiquated in a matter of decades. This is true in Columbia, too – with only a couple dozen phones still standing. But KBIA's Emerald O'Brien looked into why one downtown payphone has an unusual amount of activity, but only in the middle of the night. And answering this question led her down an unexpected path.


    By Laura Barton for Short Cuts from Falling Tree Productions and BBC Radio 4 (2017) 

    A box full of postcards, stamped and unsent, may seem insignificant, but as Laura Barton explains, those cards can capture a time and place long forgotten.

    This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.

  • Posted on 10 Aug 2018

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    Re:sound #258 Tsunami Song

    This hour, a deep dive into the anthem of the Confederacy, two different kinds of waves and a modern take on Romeo & Juliet.

    The Song

    By producers Chris Neary, Chiquita Paschal, and Saidu Tejan-Thomas and hosted by Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika for Uncivil from Gimlet Media (2017)  

    On this episode, the *Uncivil* team dig deep into ‘Dixie’, the anthem of the Confederacy only to find out that everything we thought we knew about the history of the song… was wrong.

    Migraines & Tsunamis   

    By Adrienne Lily (first appeared on Constellations in 2018)  

    This is a non-narrative (but highly descriptive) piece about the prelude to suffering. It’s a play on expecting pain, on remembering pain and on the scales of suffering. Going through the warning signs of a tsunami and the nervous anticipation of an impending migraine. Part audio diary, part collage and part soundscape.

    Romeo & Juliet

    By Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime for Pen Pals (2017)  

    After their suicides, a posthumous textathon between Romeo and Juliet reveals he somehow wound up in Heaven, she in Hell. Can Juliet claw her way through the circles of Hell to join her Romeo or will she be stuck bunking with The Real Housewives of Inferno for good? Starring *Love's* Paul Rust and Noël Wells of Master of None.

    This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.

  • Posted on 20 Jul 2018

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    Re:sound #257 Skateboarding Beatles

    This hour, the most famous chord in pop music, swimming pools, skateboarders and more!

    The Pool and the Stream 

    by Avery Trufelman for 99% Invisible (2017) 

    A story in three acts, that connects one idea, born in Northern Europe, to a four-wheeled phenomenon in 1970s Southern California.

    Magical Mystery Chord 

    by Joel Werner for Sum of All Parts (2017) 

    The opening chord to The Beatles ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ is one of the most iconic sounds in pop music history. But for decades, no one could figure out exactly how those couple of seconds of music were made.

    No Event 

    by Miyuki Jokiranta (first appeared on Constellations in 2018) 

    Time functions asymmetrically in a doctor's waiting room. Our bodies keep their own time, which is rarely calibrated to half hour appointments, and we feel we're often left waiting. The smallest procedure can stretch to fill a day, and a year on waiting list, a lifetime. No Event is a plastic moment in a waiting room.

    This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.

  • Posted on 29 Jun 2018

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    Re:sound #256 Toccata in Dream Murder

    This hour more of our faves, including Gloria Gaynor, a seventeen year-old retiree, and two spoofs: one microbiological and one murderous.

    Episode 1: A Perfect Murder 

    by Katy Yeiser, David Sidorov, Ryan Natoli, and Fran Hoepfner for A Very Fatal Murder from The Onion 

    In the first episode of “A Very Fatal Murder,” longtime Onion Public Radio reporter David Pascall, who has searched tirelessly for the most resonant true-crime podcast that is also about middle America, heads to Bluff Springs, NE where the small town is reeling from the death of 17-year-old Hayley Price.


    by Mira Burt-Wintonik & Cristal Duhaime feat. the voice of Jane Lewis for Falling Tree Productions and The Essay from BBC Radio 3 

    Canadian producers Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime blend reality and fiction to explore a parasitic relationship.

    Dear Dream 

    by Jess Shane for The Doc Project from the CBC 

    A lot of us define ourselves by our jobs. 

    Which is why people often struggle when the time comes to retire. They don't know who they are any more. And we're not just talking about people who stop working after a lifetime in a career — the girl at the heart of this documentary is 17. She retired from a promising rhythmic gymnastics career — she was competing at a national level and was Olympics-bound — about a year ago because of an injury. And retirement? She still hasn't accepted it.

    Inside the National Recording Registry: I Will Survive” 

    by Devon Strolovitch for PRI’s Studio360 

    Originally released as a B-side, so many deejays began playing Gloria Gaynor's “I Will Survive” that the record company reissued it as a single. It was immediately embraced as an emblem of women’s empowerment and soon became anthem among the LGBT community and survivors of all kinds. Music writer Vince Aletti joins Gaynor herself to tell the story of the recording.

    This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk

  • Posted on 08 Jun 2018

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    Re:sound #255 Taxidermied Cows

    This hour, a teenage taxidermist, a community of medical migrants who settled in Snowflake, Arizona, and, a day in the life of a sacred cow.

    A Cow A Day 

    by Pejk Malinovski for Falling Tree Productions and Between the Ears from BBC Radio 3 

    At sunrise, on the banks of the Ganges river, the poet and radio producer Pejk Malinovski picks out a cow at random and starts to follow her. He continues to follow her until sunset. A meditative journey unfolds within the sonic backdrop of the ancient city of Varanasi - until suddenly the two of them find themselves on the set of a Bollywood dance film. ‘A Cow a Day’ invites you to un-follow your digital stream and exercise your ability to be just present.

    The Teenage Taxidermist 

    by Rachel Matlow for The Sunday Edition from the CBC 

    Tristan Meyer-Odell is a pretty normal 15-year-old guy. He loves video games, comic books and his pets: a python and big burly dog. But recently, Tristan has taken up an unusual hobby. And to support it, he has a freezer in his bedroom. It was the top thing on his Christmas wish list last year. The freezer is now full of dead animal carcasses, patiently waiting for his attention.

    Medical Migrants 

    by Delaney Hall for State of the Re:Union 

    Susan Molloy has a controversial medical condition called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), which renders people seriously intolerant to synthetic substances. Because of this she’s lived in the clean mountain air of Snowflake, Arizona since 1994. MCS is not recognized as an illness by the American Medical Association, and people with the condition often find themselves without medical care, or access to disability resources. Sufferers live largely outside of mainstream society in isolated communities where they fend for themselves and build their own support networks. In Snowflake, the few dozen people who migrated there, left behind homes, families, and jobs to seek a place they can feel better... and more are still hoping to move in.

    This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk

  • Posted on 18 May 2018


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