Archive for the 'Podcasts' Category

“There were hundreds of letters, stretching over four years of war and beyond.”

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The Washington Post: Brothers in arms. “Four siblings wrote hundreds of letters to each other during World War II. The story they tell of service, sacrifice and trauma was hidden away in an abandoned storage unit — until now.”

“We have been called out on air raid alarms the last few days, but you know as much about what was happening as I do, the radio is the only dope we get as well as you about them Japs and nasty Germans. Bastards are what they are, raiding without warnings, sneaking up at night and such wrong methods of a clean fight.”

There’s also a related podcast called Letters From War:

“Bringing the letters to life are modern U.S. military veterans. At key moments in the story, we’ll talk to them about how these letters compare to their own experiences — what’s universal about war and what’s changed. How they felt reading the words of these men who fought some 70 years ago. And why everyone who picks up these letters feels like the Eyde brothers become a part of their family.”

So far, a short introduction and the first episode have been published.

See also MetaFilter: Letters From WWII found in a storage locker.

“Davis has made it his business to meet people who hate him.” (The Washington Post)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Love + Radio: The Silver Dollar – Daryl Davis : Musician, Hate Group Connoisseur. (podcast, 40min) and How to Argue – Daryl Davis, part 2 (podcast, 40min).

Daryl Davis is a musician and the author of the book Klan-destine Relationships.

The Podcast everyone is talking about

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

In case you haven’t heard about it yet: The producers of This American Life and Serial have released a new series called S-Town. You can download all seven episodes. I binge-listened to them last week.

The New Yorker: “S-Town” Investigates the Human Mystery. By Sarah Larson.

The Atlantic: S-Town Is a Well-Crafted Monument to Empathy. “The much-hyped podcast evolves from murder mystery and rural tourism into timely, humanistic biography.” By Spencer Kornhaber.

Vanity Fair: How S-Town, From the People Who Brought You Serial, Is Changing Podcasts All Over Again. “After releasing all seven of its episodes at once, S-Town in inspiring fierce devotion—but you’ll have to figure out your solution for spoilers on your own.” By Katey Rich.

Charlotte Observer: Professor featured in S-Town gives his take on hit podcast – and its central mystery. By Ann Doss Helms. (Includes a short video of the sundial John McLemore made for his Chemistry professor and which is described in the last episode of the podcast.)

And in case you’d like to listen a podcast about this podcast:
Longform Podcast: Brian Reed. (1 hour 13 minutes)

I’m going to listen to this while on a little roadtrip tomorrow.

Some links via MetaFilter FanFare.

Audio Book

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Moby Dick Big Read.

Open Culture: Hear Moby Dick Read in Its Entirety by Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, John Waters, Stephen Fry & More.

Also available on iTunes and Soundcloud.

This was posted back in March 2016, but I found out about it today via Audrey.

Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts

Friday, December 16th, 2016

The Bello Collective: 100 Outstanding Audio Stories of 2016. “The best podcast episodes & audio journalism of the year, as chosen by the Bello Collective team (and friends).”

Lots of links to gread podcast episodes. I’ve been following Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams? and How to be a Girl and have listened to the Radiolab episodes The Buried Bodies Case and Debatable as well as the Radiolab Spinoff Podcast, More Perfect. Also, this American Life episodes Tell Me I’m Fat, Anatomy of Doubt and My Damn Mind and HumaNature episode Hoofprints on the Heart.

Link via MetaFilter: Ear of the Year.

Along the same lines, check out the answers to this Ask MeFi: Favorite episodes of radio shows/podcasts.