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Stories

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


Electronic Samples Cut-Up

A few years ago, Mark Vernon bought a pile of old reel-to-reel audio tapes at a boot sale (think yard sale, but in the trunks of cars) near his hometown of Derby, England.

Embroidery Felon

Ray Matterson spent the first year of his seven and a half-year jail term feeling angry at the world. Then he found a kind of redemption -- in a pair of socks.

The End

Endings in radio used to serve a purpose: they used to signal to a live audience that the time to applaud was near. But this has changed now, prompting Sara Fishko to take a look at the outdated "ending" and to piece together some favorite final moments for a Big Finish.

Epic, Painful, Long, Scary

Epic, Painful, Long, Scary is the story of 19-year-old African-Australian twins. The twins hardly remember their mother and father, who both died from AIDS-related illnesses when the boys were just toddlers.

Educating Esme

Esme Cordell shares a year's worth of classroom anecdotes and musings, culled from a journal kept throughout her first year teaching in Chicago.

English

Karla Saavedra, 17, moved to Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood from Mexico two years ago.

The Earthquake

About a year ago, producers at KPCC started discussing the inevitable major quake set to hit Los Angeles and wondered how they could get people to not just listen but really prepare. The Big One: Your Survival Guide is what they came up with.

The End of the World

The idea was to drive around and talk to people about the end of the world. As producer Scott Carrier says, "There's no law against it."

Easy Love

Twenty-six years ago, Warren Kirk was at home in his suburban Melbourne rental flat. Freshly showered and dressed, he consulted the yellow pages before making a call.

Envision Yourself Being a Free Man

Sylvia Ryerson works with family members of those incarcerated in Virginia supermax prisons to capture the sounds, voices & music of home - to be broadcast directly into the prisons.

Enjoy Your Worries, You May Never Have Them Again (INC)

Paul de Jong and Nick Zammuto, otherwise known as the Books, incorporate an array of sound fragments and miniature stories into their music. The results are part songs, part "documentary vignettes" -- an original approach to making both documentary audio and music.