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Goat on a Cow

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.

Best Documentary: Silver2006 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2006 / Ellen Horne / Jad Abumrad / Laura Starecheski / Radio Lab, USA

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.

A seemingly random set of characters -- homesick WWII soldiers, an estranged husband, an amateur genealogist, and a Manhattan school teacher -- come into focus as Starecheski unearths the web that interconnects them.

Goat on a Cow won the Best Documentary: Silver Award in the 2006 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.


produced by

Jad Abumrad

Jad Abumrad (@JadAbumrad), is a Peabody Award-winning producer and 2011 MacArthur Fellow, is the creator and co-host of WNYC's Radiolab .


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