Melds the incredible auctioneering skills of Dan Skeels, the 2004 World Livestock Auctioneering Champion, with the electronic sounds of Nick Freilich, aka Epicte the Elemental.
Sold 'Em Way Up High at 1200 was produced for the 2006 TCF ShortDocs Challenge: 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story.
Cyrus Farivar is a freelance technology journalist, a freelance radio reporter/producer, and a wanderlust geek who lives in Oakland, California. He regularly reports for National Public Radio, The World (WGBH/PRI/BBC), and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and freelances for the Economist, Foreign Policy, Slate, the New York Times, Popular Mechanics, and Wired. He has a B.A. in political economy from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His book The Internet of Elsewhere, about the history and effects of the Internet on different countries around the world, including Senegal, Iran, Estonia and South Korea, is due out from Rutgers University Press in 2011.
The Third Coast collaborated with cartoonist Matt Madden on 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story. The project, inspired by the French literary group Oulipo, asked any/everyone to produce a short audio piece that:
- began with some manifestation of, "To begin with, they never got along;"
- included a pre-recorded voice, rhythmic noise and exclamation
- lasted exactly 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Read about and hear all 101 submissions to 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story.