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Re:sound #5: The Remedial Silence Show

This hour: a man hand-delivers reading material to a war criminal, two people who've never spoken fall in love, and more.

2004 / Benjamen Walker / Joan Schuman / Michael Johnson / Julie Shapiro / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour: a man hand-delivers reading material to a war criminal, two people who've never spoken fall in love, and more.

Remedial Theory

by Benjamen Walker (The Next Big Thing, 2002)

When Slobodan Milosevic was tried at the Hague for crimes against humanity, the world collectively turned against him -- except for Benjamen Walker, who hand-delivered a pile of edifying literature to him, including Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment.


by Joan Schuman (The Next Big Thing, 2001)

Imagine being in love with someone with whom you've never communicated verbally. That's how it was at the start of Tripura and Om's relationship. Joan Schuman paints an aural portrait of their very quiet relationship.

And How Does That Make You Feel

by Kathleen Ross (Blunt Youth Radio, 2003)

Stella's senior year in high school isn't about proms and football games. It's full of therapists, overbearing adults, and vice. Kathleen Ross offers this fictionalized view of high school from the therapist's couch.

Chicken Diaries

by Jude Fletcher and Michael Johnson (Hot Soup, 2003)

They're great for dinner, metaphors, and weak jokes. But can chickens make decent house pets? Meet Betty and Veronica, two hens who give Jude Fletcher the chance to see for herself.

produced by

Benjamen Walker

Benjamen Walker (@benjamenwalker) has made radio for NPR, WNYC, WFMU, and the BBC. Currently he produces Benjamin Walker's The Theory of Everything, part of the Radiotopia network from the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson has trained many producers and reporters in public radio in digital production through his years at Western Public Radio, and served on assignment in Managua, Nicaragua during the Contra/Sandinista Civil War. Johnson has also been a freelance producer/reporter for the BBC, a training consultant for NPR, and General Manager of KALW-FM, San Francisco.

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 .

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