Listening Critically

Art forms such as film, literature and even TV, generate rich bodies of critcal writing that push the boundaries of what creators do and why, and gives audiences new ways to appreciate the work.

Art forms such as film, literature and even TV, generate rich bodies of critcal writing that push the boundaries of what creators do and why, and gives audiences new ways to appreciate the work.

In radio, work gets discussed in edits and workshops. But how often do producers peer into the heart of the ideas, and often unspoken assumptions, informing their work? With audio and moving-image clips from the last hundred years, Ben Shapiro and James Wehmeyer pick up the gauntlet to see how theories and discussions from other arts can be brought to the radio medium.


Featuring

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro has been producing and editing programs and series for public radio for over 20 years.

James Wehmeyer

James Wehmeyer has spent the better part of the last 20 years teaching, telling, and taking apart the popular mass-mediated stories of our day. He has taught media and cultural studies at Fort Lewis College, Georgetown University, and the University of Washington; produced digital exhibits and educational media for the Smithsonian institution; and is currently worming his way into the documentary and new media scene in Toronto. Wehmeyer is also the father of two small children, so please... leave a message.