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Re:sound #185 The Chance Encounters Show

This hour: when two people meet, sometimes extraordinary things happen. And sometimes extraordinary things happen in order for two people to meet.

2014 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: when two people meet, sometimes extraordinary things happen. And sometimes extraordinary things happen in order for two people to meet.

Message in a Bottle
by Peter Mulryan and Liam O'Brien (Documentary on One, RTE, 2012)
On Christmas day of 1945, an American serviceman tossed a message in a bottle into the Atlantic Ocean. Eight months later it was found by a young woman on a beach in Ireland. Irish producer Peter Mulryan tells the story of what happened next.

Big Jim and Smokey Joe
by Lea Thau (Strangers, KCRW, 2012)
When Jennefer Ludwigsen was a waitress in Hollywood, a grumpy, foul-mouthed customer turned out to be the strangest fairy godfather ever.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.

produced by

Peter Mulryan

Peter Mulryan worked as a TV producer in the UK for fifteen years, he finally returned to Ireland in 2006 and is now a Senior Producer based in RTÉ's Cork studios. He has written one non-fiction book on pirate radio and six on whiskey.

Liam O'Brien

Liam O'Brien is the Series Producer of the RTE's Documentary on One.

Lea Thau

Lea Thau (@leathau) is a Peabody Award-winning producer, and the creator, producer and host of the podcast Strangers (from KCRW's Independent Producer Project and Radiotopia).


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