The Art of Noise: A history of experimental radio

What does it mean for a podcast or radio story to be “innovative” or “experimental”? Is it in the writing? The structure? The use of sound?

What does it mean for a podcast or radio story to be “innovative” or “experimental”? Is it in the writing? The structure? The use of sound?

Join Andrew Leland and Michelle Macklem as they trace the roots of narrative audio from some of the form’s newest producers back through radio history to the medium’s original innovators, with an emphasis on underrepresented and underheard artists. Andrew and Michelle make a case for the future of experimentation by exploring a treasure-trove of work that has shaped, and weirdened, the way narrative audio sounds.


Featuring

Andrew Leland

Andrew Leland (@quality) hosts and produces the Organist, an experimental arts-and-culture podcast from KCRW and McSweeney’s.

Michelle Macklem

Michelle Macklem (@michmacklem) is an award-winning Canadian audio artist and radio producer who explores the dissolving boundaries between sonic forms.