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


The Long-Expected Party

This Radio New Zealand documentary explores the construction of the world of The Lord of the Rings through the eyes of the New Zealanders whose "good old kiwi ingenuity" on the film set brought Middle Earth to life.

Live? Die? Kill?

Soon after 9-11 producer Karen Michel moved from a predominantly Puerto Rican neighborhood in Brooklyn to Pleasant Valley, NY.

Little Black Train

Eighty-two-year-old Daphne Reed is married to and madly in love with a man 30 years her juinor. She's been thinking a lot about death recently, and about the future years her husband will likely spend without her.

Larry and Zach

In Joe Frank's imagined world, a father and son conduct a conversation that appears to center around certain, tangible topics. But it's actually a searing and candid examination of their relationship -- no holds barred.

Like Blackpool Went Through Rock

In the late 1950s, folk musicians Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger and BBC radio producer Charles Parker joined forces on a radio endeavor unlike anything the BBC (or the world, for that matter) had heard before.

The Letters Show

This hour: letters. To yourself, to your city, lost letters, found letters... and a love letterto letters.

Locusts!

There's a feeling you get when you encounter a swarm of insects.

Leaf

A tree wonders why all of its leaves are leaving.

  • 2016
  • 03:00

Looking For Love

M. is six years old and transgender. Marlo is her single mom and chronicles their life together in her podcast How to Be a Girl .

Leaps and Dunes

Summer sleepover camp means more than mosquito bites, sunburn, twig art, and bonfire gatherings. Camp offers many kids their first taste of independence -- which can be equal-parts blissful and terrifying.

Lucia's Letter

Slavery in America still exists. In southwest Florida, for example, women and girls from Central America arrive everyday looking for a better life.

The Lemon Tree

Bashir was six during the height of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, when his family was forced to flee his stone home in old Palestine and live as refugees in the West Bank town of Ramallah.

Language Bites!

You may have been a "freelancer," or hired one, at some point in your work life, but have you ever wondered how the term originated?

Last Words from Hopi High

For nearly a thousand years the Hopi people of Arizona have lived on the same three mesas and for all that time they've spoken the Hopi language. But now elders and youth alike say the language is dying.

The Last Voice of an Ancient Tongue

Elsie Vaalbooi was the last speaker of !Auni, the ancient language of South Africa's first peoples. Producer Siven Maslamoney tells the story of how languages die and how Elsie's people have been driven to extinction.

Listening to Ghosts

In the past, radio was the most ephemeral of all art forms - it slipped by the ear and then vanished into the air forever.