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Re:sound #22: The Fish Story Show

This hour: a beached whale in Maine, a conversation with the "real" Darth Vader, school kids deconstruct the work of one of America's most difficult poets, and more.

2005 / Molly Menschel / Sean Cole / Benjamen Walker / Pejk Malinovski / Pamela Z / Roman Mars / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour: a beached whale in Maine, a conversation with the "real" Darth Vader, school kids deconstruct the work of one of America's most difficult poets, and more.

Just Another Fish Story
by Molly Menschel (Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, 2004)
In 1994, a 60-ton dead whale washed up on the Atlantic shore of Lubec, a rural town in the poorest county of Maine. Molly Menschel traveled there and asked the residents to recall what happened to them, the town, and the whale.

"Just Another Fish Story" received the Best New Artist Award in the 2005 Third Coast Festival/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

The Impersovader
by Sean Cole and Benjamen Walker (Your Radio Nightlight, 2002)
Reporter Sean Cole explores the nature of pure evil with the "real" Darth Vader: Salem, Massachusetts, resident Bo Jackson.

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
by Pejk Malinovski (The Next Big Thing, 2003)
Writer Sam Swope visits a class of restless, imaginative 11-year-olds in Queens, New York, where he embraces the challenge of teaching Wallace Stevens's poem, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird."

"Thirteen Ways" won the Directors' Choice Award at the 2004 Third Coast International Audio Festival/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

Voices in Your Head
by Pamela Z (Voci, 2003)
After a falling-out with her psychic counselor, a mother is plagued by angry voices day and night.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Roman Mars.

produced by

Molly Menschel

In the fall of 2004, Molly Menschel attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, where she participated in the radio program and learned about radio.

Sean Cole

Sean Cole is a producer at This American Life .

Benjamen Walker

Benjamen Walker (@benjamenwalker) has made radio for NPR, WNYC, WFMU, and the BBC. Currently he produces Benjamin Walker's The Theory of Everything, part of the Radiotopia network from the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

Pejk Malinovski

Pejk Malinovski is a freelance radio producer, sound artist and poet based in Brooklyn.

Pamela Z

Pamela Z is a composer and performer who makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, and gesture-activated MIDI controllers. She has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Her work has been presented at venues and exhibitions including Bang on a Can (NY), the Japan Interlink Festival, the Venice Biennale, and the Dakar Biennale. She's created installation works and has composed scores for dance, film, and new music chamber ensembles. Her numerous awards include a Guggenheim fellowship, the Creative Capital Fund, the CalArts Alpert Award, and an Ars Electronica Honorable Mention.

Roman Mars

Roman Mars (@romanmars) is the creator of 99% Invisible , a short radio show about design and architecture.

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