Re:sound #84: The Girls vs. Boys Show

This hour: girls, boys, and sleepover reconnaissance.

2008 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: girls, boys, and sleepover reconnaissance.

Pink
by Meghan Vigeant (Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, 2008)
There's no color more polarizing than pink. Some girls love it, some girls hate it. Some boys outwardly despise it, while secretly wishing they could wear it. There's nothing lukewarm about pink.

Melissa in New Haven: Teen Mom
by Joe Richman ( Radio Diaries , 2003)
Melissa Rodriguez of New Haven, Connecticut, has been in and out of foster care for much of her life. Now, at 18, she has a job and goes to school. A state program helps her with basic necessities: rent, utilities, and soon, diapers.

Sleepover!
by Hillary Frank and Jonathan Menjivar ( Weekend America , 2006)
This story chronicles a classic rite of passage. An ageless tradition that transcends our differences and unites us in the bonds of friendship and memory. It happens all over the country, every weekend, without fail. It is a stepping stone to adulthood. A tradition not to be messed with, with its ouiji boards, junk food, stolen secrets, and pesky parents.

Nick Epperson in Salt Lake City, Utah: From Home School to High School
by Joe Richman ( Radio Diaries , 1999)
It's a classic story: boy wants to meet girl, but can't figure out how. Nick Epperson was 15 when he started recording his radio diary. And, like many 15 year olds, his life was a little bit turbulent.

Metal
by Rick Moody ( Rick Moody and One Ring Zero , 2005)
A masterpiece of teen angst, involving vomit, bubble gum, and of course, heavy metal

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

produced by

Meghan Vigeant

Meghan Vigeant lives in Maine and is the owner of Stories To Tell, a self-publishing service specializing in personal history books and audio.

Joe Richman

Joe Richman (@RadioDiaries) is a Peabody Award-winning producer and reporter and the founder of Radio Diaries, a non-profit organization.

Rick Moody

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.

Roman Mars

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


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