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Re:sound #57: The Seeking Show

This hour: spiritual loss and pursuit, an isolated religious community in rural Montana, a grumpy minister, and more.

2006 / Benjamen Walker / Brenda Hutchinson / Joe Frank / Roman Mars / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour: spiritual loss and pursuit, an isolated religious community in rural Montana, a grumpy minister, and more.

Untitled
by Benjamen Walker (Your Radio Nightlight)
As a teenager, Benjamen Walker bounced from congregation to congregation (Baptist, Lutheran, the First Church of Jesus Christ, Astrophysicist), dragged along by his spiritually lost mother.

New Violet Flame
by Brenda Hutchinson (Soundprint, 2002)
When Brenda Hutchinson's sister joined the Church of the Universal and Triumphant in rural Montana, Hutchinson got a little nervous because she didn't know very much about the isolated congregation. So she decided to visit, and spent three months living in the community and documenting her experience.

Minister
by Joe Frank (The Other Side, 2000)
Joe Frank, master of late night radio, assembled this piece: a phone conversation between himself and a cranky minister.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Roman Mars.


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).

Brenda Hutchinson

Brenda Hutchinson is a composer and sound artist whose work has been presented at international festivals in New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and Canada. Venues in the United States that have featured her work include the Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall and the Kitchen in New York; the Lab, and the Exploratorium in San Francisco; and Soundprint on NPR.

Joe Frank

Joe Frank (1938 - 2018) began his radio career in 1976 at WBAI, Pacifica's New York station, and served as co-anchor of NPR's All Things Considered in the show's early days.

Roman Mars

Roman Mars (@romanmars) is the creator of 99% Invisible , a short radio show about design and architecture.


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