Hark! The Acoustic World of Elizabethan England

Three radio greats — Chris Brookes, Paolo Pietropaolo, and Alan Hall — explore the sound of England 400 years ago along with our modern soundscape. [...]


New producers Conor Gillies and Zack Ezor get it right, right out of the gate with their documentary “Stylus” on music and sound. [...]

A Trip to the Dentist

Not Larry’s actual tooth (as far as I know).


On this edition of HowSound, set the “Way-Back Machine” to 1977 for a legendary story — Larry Massett’s psychedelic “A Trip to the Dentist.”

The piece is legendary in public radio circles for two reasons. One, it was assembled on three, [...]

The Secret

Carma Jolly produces for the CBC and moonlights as a snow sprite.


Initially, “The Secret” by Carma Jolly seems like it might be a story about Carma’s brother and his near-death experience caused by Spina bifida.

But then, about four minutes in, the [...]

Chorus of Refuge


Once you’ve finished producing a story, what are you supposed to do with all the tape? Just let it sit on a shelf?

Some producers will re-purpose their interviews — turn them into a print piece or maybe fashion a new radio story. Producers Kara Oehler and Ann Heppermann, along with Jason Cady, [...]

Seizure’s Lament


The Third Coast International Audio Festival is three days of ear candy. Producers from around the world travel to Chicago to share work, talk shop, and, most importantly, listen.

Unfortunately, Third Coast only happens every other year. So, 2012 is a Third Coast year.

However, the geniuses at Third Coast went and invented [...]