• 2010
  • 2:55
  • USA

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I Didn't Know That (You Were a Muslim)

By Tali Singer

A portrait of how a recent college graduate came to Islam, and the story of what happened when her parents found out she'd converted. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:59
  • London, UK

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All You Need is a Wall - 5

By Wil Crisp

Since the 1880s Jews from all around the world have been called to Israel by the symbol of the Western Wall - but now there's a new wall where old friends meet. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:09
  • Finland

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A Cold Freezin Night - 7

By Katri Puro

Eventhough the cold causes fear and loathing in Finland, simplicity is found from the soul of the Finns: Sauna. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:36
  • CANADA

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The Sweet Taste of Imagination

By Nacha Raman

You can eat a sumptuous three-course meal when you're sick if you use a little bit of imagination. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 58:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #120: The Poetry Show

By Various

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

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Bland Is Sweet

By Susie An

Erica Bland wishes she didn't have to travel so far to eat at her favorite restaurants. (more)

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  • 2004
  • 6:09
  • USA

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Dia's Diary: My Mother

By outLoud Radio

Dia Fallana is a young transgender woman living in a depressed area of Oakland, California. In this radio essay, she explains how her mother's anti-gay attitude kept her in the closet -- until she was forced to tell the truth. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:59
  • USA

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A Cold Freezin Night - 6

By Nan Floyd

Every year smokejumpers, or wildland firefighters who parachute into remote areas to fight forest fires, secure their jobs in part by running for it. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Sweet Ratio(n)

By Sarah Lu

As he pursued a pro cycling career, the formula that helped J also hurt him, too. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 0:00
  • USA

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Making a Bitter Beast into a Sweet Meat

By Tina Antolini

How do you take an animal once on the endangered species list, and turn it into dinner? (more)

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  • 2002
  • 2:28
  • USA

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Ice Music

By Gregory Whitehead

What if sounds could be frozen into ice cubes, then released upon their melting? Everyday movements and actions might become rich musical performances... (more)

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  • 2013
  • 0:05
  • USA, UK, AUS

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2013 TC/RHDF Competition Winners

By 2013 Winners

Behold! The 2013 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition winners - a most stellar batch of radio documentaries from around the world. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 81:58
  • USA

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In Praise of the Sandbox

By Jay Allison

What inspires those who inspire us? Seasoned producer Jay Allison shares work that inspired him a long time ago and inspires him today, work that contains a healthy measure of invention and play -- key ingredients of creativity, even in a serious world. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:59
  • UK

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Being Green Is Easy

By George Drake Jr.

Envy is difficult to avoid... especially between two friends. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 7:10
  • Germany

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Snow on Plum Blossom

By Barbara Entrup & Malte Jaspersen

Japanese springtime: the motif of countless haikus and soulful pop songs, spectacular kabuki and elegant Noh plays, short stories, and novels. In Japan, spring begins in winter -- with a lot of noise. (more)

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  • 2014
  • 90:06
  • USA

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Sound Design 101

By Kaitlin Prest & Brendan Baker

Brendan Baker and Kaitlin Prest pull back the curtain on the alchemical process of combining stories and sound. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 7:20
  • USA

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Tongues Twisting

By Judith Sloan

Clapping games and tongue twisters in multiple languages turn into rich stories when Judith Sloan records young immigrants in a theatre workshop. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:59
  • USA

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Shades of Blue

By Sara Harris

Martha White interviewed her friend Jessica Chapin at Santa Monica's Step Up on Second, a psychosocial rehabilitation and support program for people affected by severe and persistent mental illness. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:04
  • Canada

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Bing Fu is Not Blue

By Julia Grant

Bing Fu is an ESL teacher in Toronto, and she tells her story about misunderstanding a word in spite of looking it up in the dictionary. (more)

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  • 2003
  • 89:30
  • USA / Canada

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Ways of Hearing

By Chris Brookes

It's not always easy to put aside the culturally-formed listening patterns we take for granted and hear radio in fresh ways. (more)

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