Re:sound #204 The Stories From Childhood Show

This hour some of our favorite childhood icons: from the man who gave us Thing One & Thing Two... to Dorothy, the Tin Man and Toto too.

2015 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour some of our favorite childhood icons: from the man who gave us Thing One & Thing Two... to Dorothy, the Tin Man and Toto too.

Dr Seuss and the Butter Battles by Eleanor McDowall (Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio 4, 2011) Theodor 'Dr Seuss' Geisel remains one of the best-loved children's authors in America. Famed for his witty and often subversive stories such as, 'The Cat in the Hat' and 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' his whimsical characters and playful rhymes are deeply embedded in American childhoods and those of children around the world. However, few readers are aware of the surprising political subtext to many of his tales.

American Icons: The Wizard of Oz [Excerpt] by Ave Carrillo, Jonathan Mitchell and Eric Molinsky with host Kurt Andersen ( Studio360 , WNYC, 2005) It's been more than seventy years since movie audiences first watched The Wizard of Oz. Meet the original man behind the curtain, L. Frank Baum, who had all the vision of Walt Disney, but none of the business sense. Discover how Oz captivated the imaginations of novelists, artists and thinkers all over the world. Click here to listen to the full hour-long special

A Goodnight Moon Story by Kelley Libby ( With Good Reason , 2013) First published in 1947, Goodnight Moon has become one of the most popular books for young children. Yet the book's author, Margaret Wise Brown, always wanted to write for adults. Kelley Libby tells the story of Brown's work, life, and tragic early death.

Special thanks to Nia Tavoularis & Tim Akimoff.

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Eleanor McDowall

Eleanor McDowall is a senior producer at Falling Tree Productions and series producer of Short Cuts on BBC Radio 4.

Kelley Libby

Kelley Libby

Kelley Libby is an award-winning public radio producer and documentary maker. She holds an MA in Writing and Rhetoric from Virginia Commonwealth University and attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Her work has been broadcast on public radio outlets across the United States.

Eric Molinsky

Eric Molinsky

Eric Molinsky is the host of Imaginary Worlds, a biweekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres from Slate’s Panoply network.

Ave Carillo

Ave Carillo

Ave Carrillo is a Producer at The Mill specializing in design, 2D & 3D animation. Previously, she worked at Psyop where produced spots for clients such as Samsung, 3M, Tums, Honest Tea, Xerox, JBL, Norwegian Cruise Line, and a 2013 Super Bowl spot for Becks Sapphire Beer. Her first career was in public radio starting in 1999, and in 2003 she started at PRI’s weekly arts program Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen. There she helped create the Peabody Award winning documentary about Moby-Dick. In 2006, she helped start up a new PRI show called Fair Game with Faith Salie helping oversee both the technical and editorial aspects of the show.


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