Re:sound #19: The Sweet Sound Show

This week: 14 brothers and sisters search for their estranged father, and a profile of one of the most avid sound recordists of all time.

2005 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This week: 14 brothers and sisters search for their estranged father, and a profile of one of the most avid sound recordists of all time.

Sweet Phil From Sugar Hill
by Phyllis Fletcher (Transom.org, 2003)
A man has 14 children with 13 different women, dies young, and leaves his kids no choice but to learn about him through each other -- and the letters he wrote from prison.

Interview with Phyllis Fletcher
Re:sound host Gwen Macsai talks with Phyllis Fletcher about Sweet Phil and how her documentary brought the disparate parts of her family together.

Tony Schwartz: 30,000 Recordings Later
by Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, the Kitchen Sisters (All Things Considered, 1999)
Tony Schwartz not only recorded some of the most important social figures of his day, but also some of the most mundane daily occurances: children playing jump rope, cabbies in New York.

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

produced by

The Kitchen Sisters

The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) are producers of the duPont-Columbia Award-winning and James Beard Award-nominated NPR series Hidden Kitchens, and the two Peabody Award-winning NPR series, Lost & Found Sound and The Sonic Memorial Project.

Roman Mars

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


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