Re:sound #188 The Tight Spaces Show

This hour we look at the ups and downs of confinement.

2014 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour we look at the ups and downs of confinement.

Picture A Box
by Nate DiMeo (The Memory Palace, 2012)
Sometimes the only way to get out of a tight space is by getting into an even tighter one. Henry Brown did just that when he sealed himself in a very tight space.

Tunnel 57
by Roman Mars & Daniel Gross (99% Invisible, 2014)

In 1961, East Germany closed its border to West Berlin with a wall. But this isn't a story about the the Berlin Wall. This is a story about how to get through it — or really, underneath it.

Elbow Room
by Elizabeth Arnold (Stories From The Heart Of The Land, 2007)
Alaska, China and Mongolia ~ How much land does a person need? Elizabeth Arnold, who lives in Alaska, goes in search of even more wide-open space—and ends up with a case of claustrophobia in Outer Mongolia.

The Isolation Solitude Confinement Happiness Freedom Domain
by Jon Tjhia and written by Toby Fehily ( Radiotonic from ABCRN & Paper Radio)
A day spa isn't the first place you'd expect to find a think tank. And yet beyond the spray tans and skin needling, the head massages and body sugaring, Toby Fehily finds himself stripping off and stepping into a darkened capsule filled with warm, salty water. With the lid tightly shut, Toby merges into the purest blackness, coming to his senses via the most senseless route possible.

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

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Nate DiMeo

Nate DiMeo is the creator of The Memory Palace, a 2016 Peabody Award finalist. The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Nate is the Artist in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for 2016/2017. He lives in Los Angeles.

Elizabeth Arnold

Elizabeth Arnold

Elizabeth Arnold is currently a freelance correspondent for NPR based in Alaska. She reports on the social, economic, and political repercussions of environmental policy, for Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. Arnold is an avid hiker, skier, and long-distance runner.

Jessie Borrelle and Jon Tjhia

Jon Tjhia

Jon Tjhia is a Melbourne-raised multimedia producer. He's worked for ABC Radio Australia - for whom he built websites and reported on DIY musicians in the Pacific Islands for three years - and is vocationally entangled with the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas. His forays into sound include short films, site-specific performances, art projects and fashion shows, and that old chestnut - music (ii, Speed Painters). He is Paper Radio's lead sound designer.


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