Re:sound #239 The Stupid Pet Tricks Show

This hour, stories dedicated to our furry and not-so-furry friends.

2017 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour, stories dedicated to our furry and not-so-furry friends.

Flash! (parts I & II)
by Daimiano Marchetti with Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt ( Reply All , 2016 & 2017)
Craigslist: Santa Rosa, California. Lost & found. Post title: Lost tortoise. Flash has escaped.

Charles Mingus Toilet Trained His Cat. We Put His Method to the Test.
by Jody Avigran ( Studio360 [WNYC], 2014)
The jazz musician Charles Mingus was a celebrated band leader and one of the most important composers of his generation. But at the same time he was recording The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, he was working on another masterpiece of sorts. He figured out how to get his cat, Nightlife, to poop in a toilet — and he decided he’d share his method with the world. And so became The Charles Mingus CAT-alog .

by Jennifer Wing ( Sound Effect [KNKX], 2015)
The story of a lost cat that didn’t actually want to be found.

Are Animals Creative?
by Sean Cole ( Studio360 [WNYC], 2006)
What separates humans from animals? It used to be tools - and then we found out some animals are pretty handy. But what about art? There may be nothing prettier than birdsong, but each species sings pretty much the same tune. Are animals ever really creative? Sean Cole went looking for animal artists and found a dog painter and an orchestra of elephants.

Charlie's Conundrum [excerpt]
by Sook-Yin Lee and Veronica Simmonds ( Sleepover [CBC], 2016)
Eight-year-old Charlie tells us about her one great love… her guinea pig, Turnip.

What Happens When a Horn and a Dog Get Together? [ Broadcast Only ]
by Elisa Shoenberger for the 2015 ShortDocs Challenge: Studs Rules
An unexpected jam session with a dog and an alto saxophone.

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

Music featured on Re:sound is provided by Patient Sounds , a private press record label and book publisher based in Chicago.

Velella Velella, 'Casiod', The Bay of Biscay (Needle Drop Co., 2016)
Tonality Star, 'Dream 1', Dreams (Needle Drop Co., 2015)
M. Sage, 'Hanger Meridian' A Singular Continent (Patient Sounds, 2014)
HD Sunrise, 'Chambers', In Plein Air (Patient Sounds, 2016)
Naps, 'Im out', Checking Out Early (Patient Sounds, 2016)
Sun Pack, 'Albizia Lebbek', Head Cabin (Patient Sounds, 2015)
Sun Pack, 'Keyweed', Head Cabin (Patient Sounds, 2015)

Lake Mary & M. Sage 'Howl (I Know)', Wolfwalkers In Daylight (Patient Sounds, 2016)
Lake Mary & M. Sage 'Down Home', Wolfwalkers In Daylight (Patient Sounds, 2016)

produced by

Jody Avirgan

Jody Avirgan (@jodyavirgan) makes podcasts for FiveThirtyEight, the data-journalism site founded by Nate Silver and owned by ESPN.

Jennifer Wing

Jennifer Wing is a Special Projects Reporter and on-call News Host for KNKX. She covers everything from education and the arts to politics. Jennifer is also a frequent contributor to Sound Effect.

Sean Cole

Sean Cole is a producer at This American Life .

Sook-Yin Lee

Sook-Yin Lee (@sookyinlee) is a filmmaker, musician, actor, visual artist, dance-maker, and radio & TV broadcaster.

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