The Ghosts of Fire Island

Fire Island, only sixty miles from New York City, has long served as a safe and vibrant mecca for gay men and women. But in the early 1980's, the haven faced a new and lethal threat.

2014 / Myke Dodge Weiskopf / KCRW , USA

Fire Island, only sixty miles from New York City, has long served as a safe and vibrant mecca for gay men and women. But in the early 1980's, the haven faced a new and lethal threat.

Producer Myke Dodge Weiskopf explores the history and spirit of Fire Island through the voices of those who lived through the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and whose identities were forever transformed.

Learn more about Myke Dodge Weiskopf's journey into the long-guarded memories of Fire Island Behind the Scenes.


Myke Weiskopf's microsite for Fire Island .

The Ghosts of Fire Island as it originally aired on Unfictional .


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Myke Dodge Weiskopf

Myke Dodge Weiskopf (@mykedotme) is a producer at KCRW, where he's worked audio magic on Lost Notes, The Organist, UnFictional, Strangers, and more. As the Sound Doctor at the 2019 Third Coast Conference, Myke will meet one-on-one with producers to help guide you into aural transcendence.


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