Re:sound #35: The Dad Show

This hour: Dads. The good, the bad, and the complicated.

2006 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: Dads. The good, the bad, and the complicated.

Family Sentence
by Jeanine Cornillot and Viki Merrick (Transom.org, 2005)
Here's the story of a daughter, asking the unanswered (and perhaps unanswerable) questions of a child whose father disappeared into a prison decades ago. Family Sentence bears witness to the fraying facade and stunning honesty of a failed revolutionary and father.

My Incredible Shrinking Father
by Jesse Brown and Karen Levine (The Sunday Edition, CBC, 2004)
It's often assumed that therapists' children spend their early years functioning as research subjects. The truth is, the most remarkable thing about Jesse's experience growing up the son of a psychiatrist is that he has very little to remark on it. So Jesse went to a convention of the American Psychiatric Association to try to understand psychiatry in general and his father in particular.

Mauthausen
by Gwen Macsai (Morning Edition, 1995)
On the 50th anniversary of her father's liberation from the Nazis, Re:sound host Gwen Macsai attempts to reconcile the strange little man who loves to call her up and tell her his newest dirty joke with the boy who spent his teen years in the Mauthausen concentration camp.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Roman Mars.

produced by

Jeanine Cornillot

Jeanine Cornillot began her career as a documentary editor, and has written and produced shows for CBS, NBC, ABC, Kids' WB, and VH1.

Viki Merrick

Viki Merrick is an independent radio producer and editor.

Gwen Macsai

Gwen Macsai hosts Third Coast's radio programs Re:sound and Best of the Best.

Roman Mars

Roman Mars (@romanmars) is the creator of 99% Invisible , a short radio show about design and architecture.


Subscribe to the Podcast

Hosted by Re:sound producer Dennis Funk, the weekly Third Coast Podcast features episodes of Re:sound (a radiophonic remix of audio goodness) and occasional audio treats, like recent faves from our library spotlight and debuts of more experimental work.

You can subscribe through iTunes (where we hope you'll consider writing a review) or Feedburner, or listen via SoundCloud.