• 2009
  • 2:16
  • USA

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I've Never Lived in Chicago

By Jonathan Mitchell

To celebrate the launch of our new website, the TCF presents the Chicago Sound Drops - short audio works that conjure the city through sound, story, and imagination. (more)

Shortdocs09
  • 2006
  • 14:08
  • Canada

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Who Is Vern Nash?

By Thelon Oeming & Steve Wadhams

The day Thelon Oeming moved into an apartment in a working class area of Toronto, he saw a hunched-back man shouting to himself in the middle of the street. (more)

Vern
  • 2010
  • 1:24
  • USA

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A Cold Freezin Night - 12

By Matthew McVickar

A nostalgic recollection of a late night out driving around and swimming with friends a few summers ago back on Cape Cod, where I grew up. (more)

Bo_coldfreezin12_mcvickar
  • 2012
  • 2:59
  • USA

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Romance at the Red Line Tap

By Tricia Bobeda

Characters come out of the woodwork to take the stage at a weekly open mic at The Red Line Tap in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. (more)

Sd12tile
  • 2004
  • 58:59
  • USA

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Re:sound #13: The Living Flag Show

By Various producers

This hour: reparations, repatriations, and the mystery of the earworm. (more)

Flightseries_3
  • 2012
  • 59:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #162 The Ships Show

By Multiple producers

This hour: we’ll bob from the biggest maritime disaster that you've never heard of, to a man who saved thousands of shipboard lives with a deceptively simple design. (more)

Lusitania
  • 2008
  • 13:46
  • Ireland

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Meat Factory Ear Worms

By Richie Beirne

You know how sometimes you just can't get a song out of your head? Radio producer Richie Beirne can sympathize. (more)

Meatfactory
  • 2012
  • 2:51
  • USA

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Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Lutheran?

By Bradley Campbell

I challenged my neighbors to a good old fashioned college chant off! (more)

Orange_you_glad
  • 2008
  • 92:32
  • USA / UK

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Like Blackpool Went Through Rock: The Story of the Radio Ballads

By Sara Parker

Fifty years ago, folksingers Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger collaborated with BBC Radio producer Charles Parker to create an amazing body of work - the Radio Ballads. (more)

08conf
  • 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)

Ahall_pidgey
  • 2008
  • 59:29
  • USA

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Re:sound #93: The Singing Show

By Various

This hour: a Japanese blues singer, an aging opera fan, and homemade recordings of a rural children's choir. (more)

Tciaf_placerholders_1
  • 2010
  • 3:06
  • USA

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Chain of Missing Links - 24

By Ruth Lopez

The author recalls an incident from the past but wonders how much of it is real in this 3 minute piece about memory, ice cream and Lou Reed. (more)

Bo_missinglinks24_lopez_smaller
  • 2006
  • 58:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #43: The Music Show

By Various producers

This hour: time-lapse phonography, a much-sampled beat, and the only instrument you can play without actually touching. (more)

Tciaf_placerholders_1
  • 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)

Rb
  • 2011
  • 59:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #149 The Piano Show

By Multiple producers

This hour: the piano. But not just as a musical instrument. The piano as a spiritual healer, as a symptom in a grand delusion, as a man’s obsession, and as a beloved friend, put out to pasture. (more)

Piano1
  • 2011
  • 28:22
  • UK

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Downtown Avant Garde

By Steve Shepherd

Composer, label owner and multi-instrumentalist John Zorn is one of the most beloved (and provocative) American masters of free jazz, improvisation, and musical innovation. (more)

Zorn_cropped
  • 2010
  • 2:49
  • USA

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(For) A Cold Freezin Night

By Brendan Baker

Music incorporating a performance of William Safford's poem "A Story That Could Be True" with Book Odds samples. (more)

Bo_coldfreezin__for__baker_smaller
  • 2009
  • 27:57
  • USA

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Re:sound #104: The Music of Everyday Things Show

By Various

This hour: melodies from the world around us.*Note: due to rights issues, not all pieces in this show can be streamed on our website.  (more)

Tciaf_placerholders_5
  • 2010
  • 3:00
  • USA

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A Cold Freezin Ni(g)ht

By Shubha Bala

Spelling Bee Champion Sheena needs to track down, and bring back, the missing letter G for her new town in this radio drama for kids. (more)

10_coldfreezin_night__bala
  • 2009
  • 1:26
  • Canada

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The Happiness Project: Mrs. Morris

By Charles Spearin

Musician Charles Spearin lives with his family in a lively neighborhood in downtown Toronto. A year ago, Charles decided to invite neighbors and friends over to conduct interviews loosely based around the topic of happiness. (more)

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