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Stories

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


Prey

As producer Rachel Bryant researched seabirds in the remote arctic wilderness of Southampton Island, Nunavut, she began thinking about issues of survival and vulnerability.

Peggy Lee Appreciation

A huge Peggy Lee fan, producer Karen Michel has produced five features about this singer, songwriter, and arranger.

Poetry Off the Shelf

Award-winning producer Curtis Fox has covered arts and culture for many years, first for public radio, and more recently as a full-time podcaster.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Everyone knows the riddle: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? And the answer: Practice, practice, practice. But what if you practice, practice, practice, and still don't get there?

Prom Queens (INC)

Tom Truss, working as a producer and reporter for Outright Radio, chaperones a gay high school prom in Silicon Valley, CA. Listen as protesters line up to shame the prom-goers as they enter under the protective eye of straight clergy and parents.

Purple Rain

“Mihai” – a pseudonym he chose himself – has a lifelong history of drugs and psychosis.

The Pirate

Morning sunlight streams through the blinds as John Ostoich (aka "Johnny O") pours his first bourbon of the day. A cigarette hangs from his lips; his parrot, Bok-Bok, rests on his shoulder.

The Pigeon Race

We may be a bit biased subject-wise, but here's a delightful, sound-rich exploration of an endangered sport and community in Maine that's got it all: history, suspense, expertise and devoted participants both human and winged.

The Paint Mixers

Wired with a low-fi tape recorder, performance artist Damali Ayo visited hardware stores and asked employees to mix paint to match different parts of her body.

Picture Me Rolling (INC)

Shomari Kress wants to live the American Dream: start his own business, make lots of money, drive a fast car. But like many other young African-American men in his south side Chicago neighborhood, he's not sure how to realize that dream.

Passing Stranger

Ron Padgett and Andrei Codrescu recall a night in 1968, when fellow poet Kenneth Koch was assassinated, or so it seemed, during a reading at St. Mark's Church in New York City.