'Til Death Do Us Part
Sasha Aslanian


TCF, USA, 2006
99 Ways, Family, Love
02 30


Producer Sasha Aslanian's divorced parents listen to audio of their 1963 wedding vows, remember what went wrong, but still can't get over each other. 

Til Death Do Us Part was produced for the 2006 TCF ShortDocs Challenge: 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story.


Sasha Aslanian is senior producer for American RadioWorks, the documentary unit of American Public Media. She has produced investigative, historical, and narrative documentaries on a wide range of topics including the trauma industry post 9/11, maternal depression, international adoption and personal bankruptcy. She has won a Heywood Broun Award for her environmental reporting and two Gracies. Prior to joining ARW in 2000, Aslanian spent eight years producing daily news programs for Minnesota Public Radio. She is a graduate of Grinnell College. 


'Til Death Do Us Part was presented by Sasha Aslanian at the opening session of the 2006 Third Coast Conference - Presenting the 2006 TCF ShortDocs: 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story.

The Third Coast collaborated with cartoonist Matt Madden on 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story. The project, inspired by the French literary group Oulipo, asked any/everyone to produce a short audio piece that:

- began with some manifestation of, "To begin with, they never got along;"
- included a pre-recorded voice, rhythmic noise and exclamation
- lasted exactly 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

Read about and hear all 101 submissions to 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story.


Beautifully done! A pleasure to listen to.
Posted by Michael Pulsford from Melbourne, Australia at 10/30/2010