Re:sound #70: The Brain Show

This hour: the mysteries and complexities of the brain.

2007 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: the mysteries and complexities of the brain.

Touched by Fire
by Dheera Sujan (Radio Netherlands, 2003)
With great complexity comes a great possibility of error or anomaly. The brain is a perfect example. Kay Redfield Jameson is a psychiatrist who suffers from one of the diseases she treats: bi-polar disorder. She's written extensively about the disease and its possible links to creativity.

The Day My Mother's Head Exploded
by Hannah Palin (Transom.org, 2004)
One of the most amazing things about the already amazing human body, is that something big, huge, gigantic can be going on inside of you and you have absolutely no clue. Hannah Palin's mother was a very proper, polite, meticulous woman -- until one day, she wasn't.

Sit with Me
by Mike Bernstein (Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, 2007)
Twelve-year-old Cameron Ledoux talks with his father about his dad's depression.

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

produced by

Dheera Sujan

Dheera Sujan is an award winning radio producer who has been with Radio Netherlands for 15 years.

Hannah Palin

Hannah Palin is a writer, producer and performer who enjoys working with a variety of different media.

Roman Mars

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


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