Delaney Hall

Delaney Hall (@daphall) is a radio producer with 99% Invisible .

Before joining 99pi, she helped launch Reveal , an investigative radio show and podcast. She also worked as a producer with State of the Re:Union and helped the show win a Peabody Award. Delaney co-created the Austin Music Map, one of ten Localore projects aimed at inventing new models of storytelling for public media. She got her start in radio with the Third Coast International Audio Festival, based at WBEZ in Chicago.

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The Indian Ocean

How did the mammoths die? Where did the Indian Ocean come from?

This hour: Two stories of people who are far away — physically, emotionally and/or spiritually from the place they call home.

This hour: a one way mission to mars, a Russian cosmonaut's favorite music, the Voyager golden record, the sound of the northern lights, and more.

This hour: we explore some big ideas – justice, injustice, punishment, and redemption – through small, powerful, personal stories.

This hour: one woman's comments at a school board meeting in Kanawa County, West Virginia, become a catalyst for deep division within the school district, the county, the state, and the entire country.

This hour: kids sing opera, they talk about life on a remote island, and they opine about running the world.

This hour: change. Some of us crave it, some of us avoid it at all costs. But whenever and wherever it happens, change creates fallout, intentional or not.

This hour: three documentary poems chronicling the lives of working class mothers in Troy, NY. Plus, poets as reporters, confused readers, and more.

This hour: best friends who will never meet face to face, an abandoned wedding dress found floating in a lake, and more.

This hour: a lobster diver in Honduras, a chocolate taster in France, a movie director in Nigeria, and other stories that reveal the workaday world in all its globalized complexity, one person at a time.

This hour: meditations on whispering, selective mutism, and a man who records some of the quietest sounds in the world.

This hour: the untold story behind one of the most famous, groundbreaking, and disturbing experiments in the history of psychological research.

This hour: we're diving into the archives and rewinding our way to the 1970s and 80s, sampling some of the fascinating, strange, and hilarious work that was produced when public radio was a medium without a real template.

This hour: a Japanese blues singer, an aging opera fan, and homemade recordings of a rural children's choir.

This hour: the work of producer Sean Hurley, a writer and musician who lives on top of a mountain in New Hampshire and has an alter-ego, Sherwin Sleeves, who's become central to Sean's radio storytelling.

This hour: the BBC's groundbreaking Radio Ballads, produced between 1958 and 1964, which wove sounds, voices, and music into dense sonic tapestries that explored everything from the lives of coal miners to the lives of teenagers, focusing mainly on communities that weren't often heard from on the radio.

This hour we’re coming to you from inside the Third Coast Institute of Sound — a fictional museum we’ve dreamed up where all of the exhibits and artifacts are dedicated to things that make sound and noise.

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This year we honored the best audio work in the following categories: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention), Directors Choice, Best New Artist, Best News Feature and Radio Impact. Additionally, Ira Glass of This American Life created The Little Mermaid Award to honor beautifully produced work that is out for fun.

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