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Re:sound #199 The Nineteen Eighty-Four Show

This hour we head back in time to 1984.

2015 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour we head back in time to 1984.

1984 (the year not the book)
by Benjamen Walker (Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything, 2014)
In the book 1984, George Orwell predicted that in the future "Big Brother" would watch and dictate our every move. In the year 1984, producer Benjamen Walker was in middle school. Like Orwell's protagonist Winston Smith, Benjamen kept a diary for "future citizens" in which he recorded the country's descent into totalitarianism — and his crush on a girl named Theresa. In 2014, he revisited those diaries and produced this sonic catapult to the days of Reagonomics, Thriller, Clara Peller and the birth of Apple. What would Benjamen's 12-year-old self think about the 42-year-old's documentary? Find out in in 'Extra' section of this Library Spotlight.

Advice on Ageing
Jonathan Goldstein & Mira Burt-Wintonick (Wiretap [CBC], 2013)
What if, by some magic time/space dimensional realignment, you could go back and advise your younger self. What words of wisdom would you share? In this piece, people from age 5 to 90 offer advice on growing up.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.

produced by

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).

Jonathan Goldstein

Jonathan Goldstein (@J_Goldstein) was the host and creator of Wiretap which ran on CBC Radio for 11 years. His new podcast for Gimlet Media is Heavyweight.


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