This hour: The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!
The Cosmic Frequency
by Jessie Borrelle (Paper Radio, 2011)
An American ham radio operator in Austrialia makes contact with Russian cosmonauts from the space station, Mir.
The Drinking Cure
Gregory Warner (Marketplace, 2011)
In America we have Alcoholics Anonymous... in Russia, there's an entirely different approach to dealing with the problem.
Icons of Soviet Design
by Julia Barton and Roman Mars (99% Invisible, 2011)
Soviet-era goods attempted (with varying degrees of accuracy) to mimic stuff from the U.S. These campy, industrial designs have been documented in a new book by Michael Idov.
by Julia Barton (The World, 2012)
Alexander Yellin writes songs that others sing. Ten years ago, he bet a friend $200 that he could create a hit song in Russia on the cheap. Yellin won the bet with his huge song 'A Man Like Putin'.
This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.
MUSIC FOR RE:SOUND IS PROVIDED BY RECKLESS RECORDS
Messer Chups, "Tchaikovsky Beat," Cafe Sputnik (Eastblok Music, 2005)
Auktyon, "Zhdat," Girls Sing, (Geometriya, 2007)
Dima Vikhornov, "Folk Song," Cafe Sputnik (Eastblok Music, 2005)
Gene Marshall, "Jimmy Carter Says Yes," American Song-Poem Anthology
English version of A Man Like Putin:
Jimmy Carter Says Yes:
Check out the Melbourne, Australia based audio journal, Paper Radio.
Hear more from Julia Barton.
See pictures of some Soviet era designs at 99% Invisible.
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