Re:sound #205 The Imposter Show

This hour what you see, is not always what you get.

2015 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour what you see, is not always what you get.

Chook In Memorium
by Mike Ladd ( 360 Documentaries , ABC Radio National, 2014)
The Australian lyrebird is a remarkable creature, able to mimic almost every man made and natural sound; sirens, car engines, other birds. Chook was very popular with visitors at the Adealaide Zoo until he died in 2011 at the age of 32. In this audio tribute to Chook we hear him mimic innumberable sounds.

The Two Lives of Asa Carter
by Joe Richman & Samara Freemark ( Radio Diaries , 2012)
Asa Carter was a speechwriter for Alabama Governor George Wallace. He penned one of the most infamous speeches of the era… Wallace’s 'Segregation Now, Segregation Forever' address. Forrest Carter was a Cherokee writer who lived in Texas. His autobiography, The Education of Little Tree, is a beloved classic that has sold millions of copies around the world. But these two men shared a secret.

45s at 33
by Steve Urquhart ( Radiotonic , ABC Radio National, 2015)
It started with Dolly Parton's song ‘Jolene'. Someone uploaded a slowed-down version to YouTube – and the reaction was extraordinary. But ‘Jolene’ was just the beginning. Search for 'slowed down to 33', and you’ll find hundreds of examples of old 7-inch singles playing at 33rpm, rather than 45rpm. As he turns 40 — and perhaps a bit preoccupied with the idea of “slowing down time” — radio producer Steve Urquhart discovers some unexpected gems.
Check out the sequel to this story called 'Faster! Faster!'

The Mysterious James Tiptree
by Eric Molinsky ( Unfictional , KCRW, 2015)
James Tiptree Jr. was a science fiction writer in the late 60's and early 70's. His books and stories had a loyal following, and were notable for the way he handled gender issues and male/female relationships in an era when science fiction featured almost only male heroes. Tiptree was a mysterious figure and only communicated to a few friends and fans. That's because his career hinged on a very big secret.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.

produced by

Mike Ladd

Mike Ladd was born to Australian parents in Berkeley, California in 1959. Mike has been working for ABC Radio since 1983, firstly as a sound engineer and then as a producer.

Samara Freemark

Samara Freemark (@sfreemark) is the Co-Creator and Senior Producer of APM Reports’ investigative podcast In the Dark.

Eric Molinsky

Eric Molinsky is the host of Imaginary Worlds, a biweekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres from Slate’s Panoply network.

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