• 2010
  • 22:58
  • USA

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Willie McGee and the Traveling Electric Chair

By Joe Richman & Samara Freemark

On the night of May 7th, 1951, a thousand people gathered in Laurel, Mississippi, to witness the execution of Willie McGee, a black man convicted of raping a white woman. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:15
  • USA

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Bottled Zeitgeist: The Bitter Spirit of the Times

By Ryan McLeod

What if you could bottle time, shove it in a cellar for twenty years and break it out at dinner parties? (more)

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  • 2015
  • 2:48
  • USA

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What was it about marriage anyway?

By Austin Mitchell

A distilled conversation between Erica Jong and Studs Terkel, remixed with music. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 5:13
  • USA

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Passing Stranger

By Pejk Malinovski

Ron Padgett and Andrei Codrescu recall a night in 1968, when fellow poet Kenneth Koch was assassinated, or so it seemed, during a reading at St. Mark's Church in New York City. (more)

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  • 2011
  • 0:00
  • Canada

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Cognitive Dissonance: Lightning in a Bottle

By Chris Trimmer

What was the earliest sound ever recorded, or "bottled"? The First Sounds (FS) project, organized by a group of audio historians, scientists, and archivists, is dedicated to exploring these pioneering sounds, and sharing them with the world. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 21:35
  • USA

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Goat on a Cow

By Laura Starecheski, Jad Abumrad & Ellen Horne

Laura Starecheski finds herself figuratively falling down a rabbit hole (microphone and all) as she embarks on a journey that begins with the story of a goat, a cow, and a box of old letters. (more)

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  • 2014
  • 25:00
  • USA

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The Ghosts of Fire Island

By Myke Dodge Weiskopf

Fire Island, only sixty miles from New York City, has long served as a safe and vibrant mecca for gay men and women. But in the early 1980's, the haven faced a new and lethal threat. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 0:06
  • USA, UK, The Netherlands

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2010 TC/RHDF Competition Winners

By 2010 Winners

Announcing the winners of this year's Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition! (more)

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  • 2008
  • 56:34
  • UK

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Like Blackpool Went Through Rock

By Sara Parker

In the late 1950s, folk musicians Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger and BBC radio producer Charles Parker joined forces on a radio endeavor unlike anything the BBC (or the world, for that matter) had heard before. (more)

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  • 2003
  • 14:24
  • Canada

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Can You Say Haa?

By Reena Katz

As a girl, Reena Katz learned one story about the history of Israel and the people who lived there. As she grew up, an interest in cartography and her father's rare books about Palestine prompted her to dig deeper to understand the landscape of the Middle East. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:59
  • Netherlands

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Green Slime to Dark Days: Neighbors in 4D

By Marnie Chesterton

I take one place, look at what or who lived there over a very very long period of time, and give you the edited highlights. (more)

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  • 2014
  • 58:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #188 The Tight Spaces Show

By Multiple

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

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  • 2012
  • 2:59
  • USA

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The Purple and the White: What's up with Talley's Alley?

By David Green

The first in an occasional audio documentary series exploring the history, people, places and traditions of North Shore Country Day School (NSCDS) in Winnetka, IL. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 59:00
  • USA

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Best of the Best: The 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, Hour 2

By Katie Mingle

Re:sound's Gwen Macsai hosts Best of the Best: The 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2012 TC/RHDF Competition. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 3:05
  • USA

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I Didn't Know That (A Short People's History of the United States)

By Stephanie Coleman

A young rendering of an old story. All contributors between the ages of five and eight. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 15:51
  • USA

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Mandela: An Audio History

By Joe Richman, Sue Jaye Johnson & Ben Shapiro

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of South Africa's first democratic election, Radio Diaries produced this five-part series featuring newly discovered archival tape of Nelson Mandela, his supporters, and detractors. (more)

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  • 2015
  • 58:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #202 The To Heal A Sick Nation Show

By Multiple

This hour a revealing snapshot of Martin Luther King, Jr. as he struggled to stay the course he'd set out for himself and the nation. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:01
  • Australia

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True Blue - The Story of Anzac Day

By David Stephenson

Here's the untold story of the origins of Anzac Day. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:58
  • USA

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All You Need is a Wall (I Too, Sing America)

By Adam Kampe

A high school teacher imagines what might happen when poet Langston Hughes, in his poem “I, Too, Sing America," has a chance to leave the kitchen he's confined to and actually sit at the table when company comes. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 30:08
  • UK

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The Glass Piano

By Kate Bland & Deborah Levy

At the tender age of 23, Princess Alexandra Amelie of Bavaria (1826-1875) was observed awkwardly walking sideways down the corridors of her family palace. (more)

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