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Re:sound #156 The Russia Show

This hour: The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

2012 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

The Cosmic Frequency
by Jessie Borrelle (Paper Radio, 2011)
An American ham radio operator in Austrialia makes contact with Russian cosmonauts from the space station, Mir.

The Drinking Cure
Gregory Warner (Marketplace, 2011)
In America we have Alcoholics Anonymous... in Russia, there's an entirely different approach to dealing with the problem.

Icons of Soviet Design
by Julia Barton and Roman Mars (99% Invisible, 2011)
Soviet-era goods attempted (with varying degrees of accuracy) to mimic stuff from the U.S. These campy, industrial designs have been documented in a new book by Michael Idov.

Pro-Putin, Anti-Putin
by Julia Barton (The World, 2012)
Alexander Yellin writes songs that others sing. Ten years ago, he bet a friend $200 that he could create a hit song in Russia on the cheap. Yellin won the bet with his huge song 'A Man Like Putin'.

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

produced by

Jessie Borrelle

Jessie Borrelle is a Melbourne-based writer, editor and producer from New Zealand.

Roman Mars

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


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