Stories

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


Dreaming of Fat Men

One evening in 1994, four women came together for a feast. They had never met one another before. As far as anybody knew, they only had one thing in common: they were all obese.

Refugia

The Whole Wide World tackles issues of globalization by featuring leading economists, historians, political scientists, and some of the most influential artists, novelists, and musicians of our time. This episode focuses the restaging of an Athenian play as well as modern tales from refugees on the run from Bosnia, Haiti, China, and Somalia.

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.

Voices in Your Head

Voices in Your Head is an audio segment from Voci, a performance work Pamela Z created in 2003.

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.

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.

The Herrin Massacre

America's history is rich with the stories of antagonistic coal strikes, but the Herrin Massacre of 1922 is a particularly distressing event that resulted in the deaths of nearly two dozen strike-breakers.

Ferlinghetti: San Francisco Locations

San Francisco luminary and famed poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti takes listeners on a freewheeling tour of his neighborhood haunts in San Francisco's Chinatown and North Beach.

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.

The House I Live In

The historical saga of the song The House I Live In is a study in changing times, changing values, and fickle politics.

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.

Heat

In this short radio play, the consequences of living life in a tinderbox are revealed through a series of scenes taking place within their various rooms.

Ruby

A deaf-mute, lovelorn waitress has written a friend of her fractured heart. It's a garbled world in which Ruby spins between love, lust, and a bus ticket to California.

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.