Stories

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


The Modern Woodsman

Filmmaker Adam Clitheroe playfully puts forth an audio portrait of a traditional woodsman . . . equipped with a cell phone.

Alamo: A Radio Play (INC)

In this radio drama, a middle-aged doctoral candidate named Irving Paley is obsessed with the Alamo (aka the Cube), a contemporary sculpture which sits on a traffic island in Astor Place in downtown Manhattan. During an interview with a "public radio reporter," Paley reveals how the Cube has slowly consumed his life, while back at Astor Place, a mystery around the sculpture deepens.

We Believe We Are Invincible

In sports, the margin of victory can come down to just thousandths of a second. Ben Rubin interviews several famous track and field stars to explore the mental edge athletes try to develop as they prepare for competition.

Geekspeak

The origins of Geekspeak lie in a 1995 artist residency Pamela Z participated in at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center.

When the Dog Was Just the Dog

When her husband brings two puppies home, producer Lea Redfern becomes completely immersed in the world of canines. Now dog culture pervades her every waking moment, from commanding her social life to steering her personal politics.

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.

A Sense of Place

Filmmaker Tony Hill takes his blind friend to a mystery location, where she discovers her whereabouts solely through her sense of touch.

Seratonin Syndrome

Ken Nordine wonders if the warning pamphlets included with many powerful prescriptions may cause some of us to suffer mild paranoia.

When Do You Feel Feminine?

After a teenager was killed near San Francisco for having a different biological gender from the one she expressed, some local middle-schoolers wanted to know why. What is gender, anyway?

Dia's Diary: My Mother

Dia Fallana is a young transgender woman living in a depressed area of Oakland, California. In this radio essay, she explains how her mother's anti-gay attitude kept her in the closet -- until she was forced to tell the truth.

Return to Oakland

When Youth Radio reporters in Oakland, CA, spoke with their friends returning home from Iraq, they realized that the public wasn't hearing the perspectives of these young soldiers.

Soldiers React to Prison Abuse

When Youth Radio reporters in Oakland, CA, spoke with their friends returning home from Iraq, they realized that the public wasn't hearing the perspectives of these young soldiers.

Waiting . . . for Love

This is a playful exploration of Nicholas Longstaff's first forays into the world of relationships, documenting the semantics of falling in and out of love.

Railway Lines

Sound artist Sylvi MacCormac tells this story about coming home by train along the Canadian Railway Lines.

Radio -- What Do I Do?

Chandra Bulucon, sole proprietor of Puppy Machine Productions, recorded a 45-minute phone conversation she had with a friend about her relationship to radio.

A Drinking Song

Could The Star Spangled Banner be recast as a drinking song? Holger Mohaupt suggests that in this family, it could.