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Before They Were Famous

Stories that your favorite radio producers made... before you'd ever heard of 'em.

Jay's Kids (2001) / Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia
Confessions Of A Child Beauty Queen (2003) / Roman Mars, 99% Invisible & Radiotopia
The Ring & I: The Passion, The Myth, The Mania (2005) / Jad Abumrad, Radiolab
The Dead Can't Do You Nothin' (2007) / Katie Mingle, 99% Invisible
Aftermath (2008) Nick van der Kolk, Love + Radio

Jay's Kids


Blues musician Screamin' Jay Hawkins had 57 children, some of whom were happier than others to learn of their father's prolific paternity.


The Aftermath, Inc., headquarters is nestled in a strip of ordinary office buildings in the Chicago suburbs, but there's nothing bland about the service the company provides.