PST, THIRD COAST IS BACK THIS FALL — in a new, virtual world. Join us for much-needed audio community & inspiration in: Third Place.

Re:sound #6: The Confessions Show

This hour: a retired child beauty queen recalls her youth and a young man revels in eating trash.

2004 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: a retired child beauty queen recalls her youth and a young man revels in eating trash.

Confessions of a Child Beauty Queen

by Roman Mars (Invisible Ink, 2003)

Growing up in the south, writer A. H. Weatherman regularly competed in beauty pageants. She remembers them vividly: the mothers were terrifying, the costumes uncomfortable, and the pageants themselves unforgettable -- for all the wrong reasons.

Interview with Roman Mars

Re:sound host Gwen Macsai talks with Roman Mars about how he stumbled upon A.H. Weatherman's story, Confessions of a Child Beauty Queen, and about his program, Invisible Ink.

Dumpsters of New York

by Matt Power (The Next Big Thing, 2003)

Matt Power eats trash. A regular Dumpster-diver, he's unearthed and consumed everything from Odwalla Bars and organic vegetables to fresh berries and gourmet pizza slices. He explains that it's not only cheap, but surprisingly satisfying.

produced by

Roman Mars

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

Matthew Power

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

Julie Shapiro

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


Subscribe to the Podcast

Treat your ears to a radiophonic remix of audio goodness by subscribing to the Re:sound podcast. It’s hosted by Gwen Macsai and produced by Isabel Vázquez.

You can subscribe through iTunes (where we hope you'll consider writing a review), Acast or wherever you find your favorite podcasts.