The Curious Autodidact

March 19, 2011

Throwback Thursday, Hearing Voices: a Radio Series Worth Finding

Filed under: cool internet stuff,media related — Honilima @ 6:04 pm

Delicate Tulips

Hearing Voices is an NPR program that I have in my podcast feed that brings together stories that have been produced for their various stations that are brought together by a narrator and a theme. Here’s what they say on their website about the series ” Each episode mixes broadcasts, podcasts, sound-portraits, slam poets, docs, radio dramas, features, and found-sound. One-hundred+ stations all already on board”

You never know quite what you may find but I recently listened to one called “Hippies: Flying our Freak Flag ” that was about Haight Ashbury, in San Francisco, circa 1960s that gives you that “you are there” feel and reminds us of another time and place. “Mormon Fringe: Life with Latter Day Saints” is about the fundamentalist sect of the Church of the Latter Day Saints and tells about their feelings about Native Americans that I never had any understanding of until this program. “Elvis Aaron Presley: Birthday Party” will introduce you to fans of Elvis and tell about how many have no believe he is still alive living in seclusion. The story of the family, from the UK, that saved for years to pay to go to Memphis will remind you how this hound dog still has tons of fans in this country and internationally that will go to great lengths to walk through the gates of Graceland.

This is a great series, perhaps you will not want to listen to every episode but if you do you will hear stories you likely never heard before or would never likely hear were you not listening to this program, they get people to speak candidly and their selections are well done indeed.

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