Re:sound #179 The Dreams Show

This week: dreams and dreamers of all kinds - lucid, fictional, public and elusive.

2013 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This week: dreams and dreamers of all kinds - lucid, fictional, public and elusive.

Dream Bed
by Sean Cole (Studio 360, 2005)
Dreams are intensely personal. But since we all dream, might there be an aspect of dreaming that could be communal? Artist Marina Abramovic believes there is, so she created an installation in the Rose Museum in Boston and then invited people to sleep in it.

Dreamers
by Joe Frank (Unfictional, 2012)
The work of Joe Frank is dark, unpredictable and often, hilarious. His story "Dreamers" is more like an M.C Escher drawing than a traditional tale and leaves you questioning the blurry line between dreams and reality.

The Lucid Dreamers
by Neva Grant (360documentaries, ABC, 2012)
How wonderful would sleep be, if we could control our dreams? As it turns out, many people say this is possible, and YouTube is filled with how-to videos. American producer Neva Grant explored this phenomenon of lucid dreaming while living in Australia.

Dreamland
by Nate DiMeo (The Memory Palace, 2012)
Amusement parks have always been places where the stuff of your wildest dreams can be lived out. So it's not a surprise that New York's Coney Island, which once boasted three competing parks, named one of them Dreamland.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.

produced by

Neva Grant

Neva Grant has been working in radio as a producer, reporter, editor and director for more than forty years - if you count high school.

Sean Cole

Sean Cole is a producer at This American Life .

Joe Frank

Joe Frank's radio work spans more than 30 years. He began in 1977 at WBAI, Pacifica's New York station, and later served as co-anchor of NPR's All Things Considered .

Nate DiMeo

Nate DiMeo is the creator of The Memory Palace, a 2016 Peabody Award finalist. The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Nate is the Artist in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for 2016/2017. He lives in Los Angeles.


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