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Stories

Our vast - and ever growing - collection contains thousands of carefully curated audio stories of all stripes.


Big House / Disclosure

Big House/Disclosure is a multimedia project exploring the legacy of slavery, the genesis of house music, and Chicago's role as the first U.S. city to adopt a Slavery-Era Disclosure Ordinance (which requires companies doing business with the city to reveal if they profited from slavery in the past).

Basketball Diary

Katie Davis takes along her microphone when she is drafted to "coach" a high school basketball team in her neighborhood, allowing us to listen in as she stumbles through the season.

Back to School in a Garbage Can

A collage of love notes, tardy slips, and other high school detritus collected from high school garbage cans. Produced by Geraldo Hernandez and Giancarlo Hernandez for Curie Youth Radio.

Baggage

On the flight back from her honeymoon, Mary Beth loses her luggage and thinks it's a sign that her marriage might be a mistake.

Big in Japan

Desperate to learn the language, Japanese schools, businesses, and government agencies offer small fortunes to just about anyone who can help teach English.

Breaking Away

Luzer Twersky was raised as a Hasidic Jew. At the age of 23 he decided to leave his family and everything he'd ever known to move into secular society. His upbringing had been strict -- no school, no movies, no dates, no jobs. Otrasized from his community, he entered a world he knew very little about.

Being Siri

A woman gives away an intimate, personal part of herself—a part of herself that she wasn’t even that crazy about to begin with: her voice. And she gives it away to a total stranger.

Basement Story

When his mother decided to sell his childhood home, Austin Bunn returned to help clean out the basement and rediscovered traces of a childhood game that never really ended.

The Blacksmith's Song

After the death of his wife, renowned blacksmith artist Steve Weis moved from Toowoomba to Kin Kin on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Basket of Deportables

On January 27, 2017, Donald Trump's executive order closed U.S. borders to citizens of seven majority-Muslim nations. Some of the people locked out were already on their way... mid-flight.

The Books

Paul de Jong and Nick Zammuto, otherwise known as the Books, incorporate an array of sound fragments and miniature stories into their music.

The Big Night

Producer Jonathan Goldstein made every girl he ever dated watch the home movie of his family's Rosh Hashanah dinner he made when he was 17.

The Best Show on WFMU (INC)

WFMU is an independent, volunteer-run, listener-supported, freeform radio station broadcasting from Jersey City, New Jersey, and every Tuesday night at 8 PM Tom Scharpling takes over the airwaves.

The Beta Project (INC)

The Beta Project is an audio dialogue, part-listening experience and part-group discussion, presenting the issue of abortion through personal stories followed by guided conversations.