Re:sound #1: The Very First Show Show

This week: an aural trip to one of the oldest cities in the world, an unconventional love affair, and a man who eats up all the books he reads (literally).

2004 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This week: an aural trip to one of the oldest cities in the world, an unconventional love affair, and a man who eats up all the books he reads (literally).

Fez, Morocco: A Journey in Sound

by Jim Metzner (The Savvy Traveler, 1998)

Fez, Morocco, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Jim Metzner takes us on an aural tour of the city and back in time.

Holy Soul

by Matt Power (The Next Big Thing, 2002)

Matt Power was a 15-year-old aspiring writer when he met poet Allen Ginsberg at his cousin's bar mitzvah. The two developed an intimate friendship, and Ginsberg's influence as a mentor, friend, and writer is still ever-present in Matt's daily life.

Mind, Body, Soul

by Gregory Whitehead (BBC Radio 4, 1999)

Gregory Whitehead interviews a performance artist whose "art" consists of consuming entire copies of the Oxford English Dictionary, Gray's Anatomy, and the King James Bible, page by page.

produced by

Jim Metzner

Jim Metzner has been producing sound-rich radio programs for the past 30 years, beginning his career with a piece for NPR's Voices in the Wind -- the predecessor to All Things Considered.

Matthew Power

Matthew Power was a freelance print and radio journalist and a contributing editor at Harper's magazine and National Geographic Adventure.

Gregory Whitehead

Gregory Whitehead is the award-winning playwright, director and producer of more than one hundred radio plays, documentary essays and acoustic adventures for the BBC, Radio France, Australia’s ABC, NPR and other broadcasters.

Julie Shapiro

Julie Shapiro (@jatomic) is the executive producer of Radiotopia from PRX - a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven podcasts.


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