Re:sound #116: The Family Show

This hour: families, in all their messy, dysfunctional glory.

2009 / TCF / WBEZ, USA


This hour: families, in all their messy, dysfunctional glory.

Secret Life of an Australian Mother (Chapter 4 - Punish with a Loving Heart)
by Eurydice Aroney, Tom Morton, and Stuart Brown (ABC's 360, 2009)
Mum decides it's time to set some boundaries -- and Angelo and George soothe their parents nerves with a little gentle music.

I'm Not Emo
by Josetta Adams, with Kaari Pitkin and Sanda Htyte (WNYC'S Radio Rookies, 2008)
Josetta Adams is 17 and going goth in a hip-hop world. Her family doesn't get it. "It" being not just her choice in music and clothes, but also her burgeoning identity.

The Lacey Study
by Andrew Bergmann and J. Alexander Cohen (Re:sound premiere, 2009)
The Laceys live in Brooklyn. Oliver DeWitt, a graduate student, has been recording all their interactions, intimacies, and issues for his dissertation (and our listening pleasure). The Laceys are actually ficticious, but their concerns, their secrets, their tensions, and tiffs are straight out of Family Life 101.

Secret Life of an Australian Mother (Chapter 6 - Control Your Temper)
by Eurydice Aroney, Tom Morton, and Stuart Brown (ABC's 360, 2009)
The parenting manuals advise us to take a break from our children now and then and enjoy some time by ourselves. That's all very well for Dad, who's off amongst the vineyards for a few days, but there's no rest for Mum. George regales her with the Song of 1000 Coffins. She takes Angelo and George down to the park with their friends. And there's nothing George loves like a brush with danger.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Delaney Hall.

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Eurydice Aroney

Eurydice Aroney is an independent radio documentary producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation where she hosted and produced a range of radio shows.

Tom Morton

Tom Morton has been making radio documentaries for 20 years, from places as far apart as Germany, Uzbekistan, Ireland, Canada, the Tanami Desert in north-western Australia & the western suburbs of Sydney.

Josetta Adams

Josetta Adams is a veterinary technician and former Radio Rookie based in Brooklyn, NY.

Sanda Htyte

Sanda Htyte is a storyteller, journalist, project manager, and educator in the multimedia industry. She is Associate Producer for WNYC's Radio Rookies.

Andrew Bergmann

Andy Bergmann's (@dubly) work can be found on CNN, NBA, Sports Illustrated, Washington Post, Deadspin, NPR, USA Today and FastCompany.

Tom Morton

Tom Morton has been making radio documentaries for 20 years, from places as far apart as Germany, Uzbekistan, Ireland, Canada, the Tanami Desert in north-western Australia & the western suburbs of Sydney.


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