• 2003
  • 40:56
  • New Zealand

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The Long-Expected Party

By Camilla Maling

This Radio New Zealand documentary explores the construction of the world of The Lord of the Rings through the eyes of the New Zealanders whose "good old kiwi ingenuity" on the film set brought Middle Earth to life. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 34:33
  • Denmark

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Leaps and Dunes

By Sabine Hviid, Rikke Houd & Lisbeth Koerner

Summer sleepover camp means more than mosquito bites, sunburn, twig art, and bonfire gatherings. Camp offers many kids their first taste of independence -- which can be equal-parts blissful and terrifying. (more)

Leap
  • 2008
  • 59:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #99: The Radio Ballads Show

By Various

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. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 1:56
  • EGYPT

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A Sweet Journey Around the World

By Sarah Saad

Get a taste of sweetness of three desserts from three different continenets around the world. (more)

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  • 1996
  • 44:08
  • UK

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Hinterlands

By Sara Conkey

In a blending of both drama and documentary, three bereaved women talk about their real experiences of loss and how they've tried to move forward with their lives. In a parallel drama, their loved ones meet on a beach in "the hinterland," somewhere between life and death. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 75:54
  • USA

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Making Radio Against Most Odds

By Kelly McEvers

Imagine reporting in a culture that speaks a language your listeners don't understand, and covering issues your listeners don't totally care about - all in a country that doesn't even want you there in the first place. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 88:19
  • USA

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Beyond the Frontlines

By Jamie Tarabay

News correspondent Jamie Tarabay spent much of the past decade reporting from some of the world's most high-profile conflict zones, including two years as NPR's Baghdad bureau chief. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:58
  • Germany

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Chain of Missing Links - 36

By Jonathan Beier, JJ Hurvich & Tad Klimp

A German and a Jew attempt to discover the relationship between their past and present - but their conversation proves only to weave a distorted map of missing links. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 16:48
  • USA

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From Sagebrush to Steppe

By Hal Cannon & Taki Telonidis

Two years ago a group of Mongolian herdsmen and musicians traveled to Elko, Nevada, to participate in the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. (more)

Herdsman
  • 2010
  • 2:59
  • Scotland

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I Didn't Know That (road trip)

By Zoe Irvine

A journey to find a specific house by a lake. Recorded in the Lake Simcoe area of Ontario, Canada. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 59:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #20: The Phone Show

By Various producers

This hour: stories told over the phone. (more)

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  • 2004
  • 59:29
  • USA

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Re:sound #9: The South Side of Japan Show

By Various producers

This hour: we head to the south side of Chicago and Japan. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 58:29
  • USA

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Re:sound #41: The Dry vs. the Moist Show

By Various producers

This hour: the captivating results of a transcontinental radio collaboration. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 58:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #116: The Family Show

By Various

This hour: families, in all their messy, dysfunctional glory. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 37:25
  • Ireland

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The Diary of Leanne Wolfe

By Ciaran Cassidy

Leanne Wolfe, an 18-year-old schoolgirl in Cork, Ireland, committed suicide in March, 2007. On the morning of her funeral, her older sister Treena discovered Leanne’s diaries. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 15:32
  • Colombia

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El otro, el mismo (The Other, The Same)

By Camila Segura

Meet Eduardo Bechara (from Colombia) and Eduardo Bechara (from Argentina). (more)

Elotro_eds
  • 2008
  • 2:30
  • Russia

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Feeling Small but Dreaming Big

By Anastasia Ivanova

"Why we should not imagine a row of sheep at night and why is a coffee tree sometimes like a man?" (more)

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  • 2005
  • 58:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #18: The Women Show

By Various producers

This hour: decoding female language, an intimate dinner, and a tour of bathroom stall graffiti. (more)

Flightseries_4
  • 1995
  • 32:05
  • UK

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Knoxville: Summer of 1995

By Alan Hall

Here's an audio homage on three levels: first, to James Agee's poetic memoir of the sounds and smells of Knoxville, Tennessee in the summer of 1915, shortly before his father died; secondly, to Samuel Barber's 1947 orchestral setting of Agee's text for the soprano Eleanor Steber; and finally to the modern city of Knoxville. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 6:28
  • USA / Russia

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Lenin's Ears

By Andrey Allakhverdov

Andrey Allakhverdov, from the Foundation for Independent Radio Broadcasting (based in Russia), talks about what the FNR is up to over in Moscow, and introduces the timezone-bending modern-day audio legend Lenin's Ears. (more)

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