Re:sound #217 The Call and Response Show

This hour stories of quiet calls that have produced the most unexpected responses.

2016 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour stories of quiet calls that have produced the most unexpected responses.

The Time Traveller and the Hitman by Lynn Levy, Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt ( Reply All , Gimlet Media, 2015) In 1997, John Silveira wrote a joke classified ad in a tiny publication called Backwoods Home Magazine asking if anyone wanted to travel back in time with him. A lot of people took him seriously. What do you do when everyone wants you to fix the worst mistakes they’ve ever made?

Obituary Notice [ NOTE: Only available until 28 March 2016 ] by Peter Meanwell ( Between the Ears , BBC Radio 3, 2012) WPAQ is a tiny radio station nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. It was founded to preserve a wholesome way of life — broadcasting Old Time and Gospel music, preachers, and the local obituary notices three times a day. These notices are a portrait of the region's unique rural history, which is disappearing with every death.

Mojave Phone Booth by Joe Rosenberg ( Snap Judgement , 2015) When Doc started calling a phone booth in the middle of the desert, he was sure no one would ever pick up. But, oh, would they ever...

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk

produced by

Lynn Levy

Lynn Levy has been a producer at Studio 360 and Radiolab. She is now a radio producer at Gimlet Media.

Joe Rosenberg

Joe Rosenberg is a radio producer with Snap Judgement. His work has also appeared on NPR's On The Media, This American Life, WNYC in New York, MPBN in Maine, and KCRW in Los Angeles.

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