Re:sound #167 The Mavis Show

This hour: We dedicate most of the show to a profile of Mavis Gallant, who at 90, is looking back on an extraordinary life.

2012 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: We dedicate most of the show to a profile of Mavis Gallant, who at 90, is looking back on an extraordinary life.

The Four Season of Mavis Gallant
by Megan Williams (Ideas, CBC, 2012)
Mavis Gallant may be the best writer you've never heard of. One reason for this could be that she has lived most of her life quietly, independently and far from the prying eyes of the public, in a little apartment in Paris. Rome based writer and journalist Megan Williams spent a week visiting with Gallant and brings us this profile.

Distance
by Nate Dimeo (The Memory Palace, 2012)
In this age of instant messages, sykpe, and the now-antiquated phone call, we take it for granted that we can connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime with very little effort. In this short episode of his podcast, The Memory Palace, Nate Dimeo remembers a time when reaching friends and family from a distance wasn't so easy and the man who spent most of his life trying to change that.

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

produced by

Megan Williams

Megan Williams is a Canadian writer and radio reporter and producer who lives in Rome. Her most recent book is the story collection Saving Rome. Her essays and documentaries can be heard on public radios around the world.

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.


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.