Re:sound #246 The Mirrored Show

This hour, what we see - and what we want to see - when we gaze into our reflections in the mirror.

2017 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour, what we see - and what we want to see - when we gaze into our reflections in the mirror.

By Cathy Fitzgerald for BBC Radio 4 / World Service (2017)
Each of us cultivates an image of ourselves at certain point in our lives and, once it’s there, it’s a hard image to shake. So much of our identities are expressed through our appearance. So what happens to our self-image as we get older and our features begin to change? In this story, we hear from people between the ages of 11 to 86 years old as they reflect… on their reflections in the mirror.

Only Volunteers
By Rebecca Hertz for Snap Judgement (2012)
When Rebecca began working for a makeover-themed reality TV show, she thought she was going to be helping women realize their dreams and become more self-confident. What actually happened over the course of the show’s production was very different from what she - or any of the show’s contestants - signed up for.

The Trouble With Beauty [Excerpt]
By Lea Redfern for ABC RN’s 360 Documentaries (2013)
As producer Lea Redfern prepares to have her first baby girl, she confronts the issue of having to someday teach her daughter about “beauty.” In this story, Lea explores how society values beauty and whether as a parent, she’ll be able to turn some of those values around.
Listen to the full version of this story here.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Isabel Vazquez.

Music for Re:sound is provided by Patient Sounds, a private press record label and publisher in Chicago.

Ben Varian, 'Club Soda Unbridled', Real Domestic Scene (Patient Sounds, 2014)
〄 DJM 〄, ‘Do You’, Foreground Music (Patient Sounds, 2014)
JUNIOR MUNGUS / RITCHRD, ‘Anyone Home’, Split (Patient Sounds, 2013)
Thompost, 'Newt', Muffled (self-released, 2011)

produced by

Rebecca Hertz

Rebecca Hertz is a TV producer and writer/storyteller for radio and print.

Lea Redfern

Lea Redfern has been making radio since the early 1990s when she was seduced by the intimacy, independence, and creative possibilities allowed by the medium.

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