Re:sound #221 The Writing Out of Trouble Show

This hour we're featuring two stories of love through loss... plus an interview with the producers who've written their way through these troubled moments.

2016 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour we're featuring two stories of love through loss... plus an interview with the producers who've written their way through these troubled moments.

The Updates
by Sophie Townsend with Sound Engineer Louis Mitchell. ( 360documentaries , ABC RN 2014)
When Sophie Townsend’s husband Russell was diagnosed with lung cancer, she became the family spokesperson, a task she found endless, difficult and confronting. People’s questions about his sickness left her reeling, because the news she had to give them was never good. Soon she started the Russell Updates, a weekly email that laid it all bare for friends and family. The updates were not just a way to keep everyone informed, but Sophie’s way of working things out in her own head, and keeping herself afloat. Note : Sophie's updates were read by Gabrielle Rogers

ASK ME
by Sara Brooke Curtis ( Unfictional , KCRW 2016)
Sara spent her days riding buses and walking the beach alone, thinking of someone who wasn't there. In time, she found an unlikely stranger to share her thoughts with, and help her grieve.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk

produced by

Sophie Townsend

Sophie Townsend is a senior producer and editor at the ABC’s Radio National, and her feature-making work is internationally recognized.

Sara Curtis

Sara Curtis spends her time making radio stories. Her work is steeped in the desire to know, understand, and archive the moment, and our personal human histories in the making.


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