An inquiry into the nature of human relationships over the course of eons, featuring musical accompaniment in diverse time signatures, and a British narrator.
They Didn't Get Along was produced for the 2006 TCF ShortDocs Challenge: 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story.
Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer. He is a founding member of the band One Ring Zero, which has released seven albums, including the acclaimed literary collaboration As Smart As We Are. As a writer, Michael's work has appeared in such journals as McSweeney's, The Lifted Brow, and Post Road. He hosts a podcast series with Rick Moody called 18:59 and is a producer for the Web site Cassette From My Ex. Hearst has appeared on such shows as NPR's Fresh Air, A+E's Breakfast With the Arts, and NBC's The Today Show.
Rick Moody is the author of five novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and, most recently, a volume of essays On Celestial Music and Other Adventures in Listening. He also plays music in The Wingdale Community Singers, whose third album "Night, Sleep, Death" was just released by Blue Chopsticks Recordings.
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.