Stories

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


Hong Kong Song

The sounds of the city resonate as Hong Kong comes to life through audio mosaic and three voices: a traveler remembers, newscasters rattle off facts and statistics, a young woman recalls a legend from her fading childhood.

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 Dead News Network

Anne is a 37-year-old mother of two. Her husband Paul is a carpenter. She lives in an ordinary house, in a medium-sized Irish town, about a half-hour drive from Dublin. From the outside, Anne's life couldn't look more normal.

City Nights: Star for Sale

A man visits a star sale, where auctioneers are selling off the cosmos to the highest bidder. The Southern Cross, Orion's Belt, the Big Dipper -- they're all up for grabs.

One Way Ticket to Mars

NASA is figuring out how to take the next great leap into space. The difficulty is, if we leap to Mars, we might not make it back.

The Too Hard Basket

Only in the last 60 years or so have people begun to talk openly about sex, but one group is often left out of the discussion.

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.

Deliverance Day

Spontaneous songwriter Abraham Levitan composed this inaugural Re:sound wrap up song for the Chicago Show, reflecting on Wild Onion by host Gwen Macsai and the Third Coast Chicago Sound Drops.

Breaking Away

Luzer Twersky was raised as a Hasidic Jew. At the age of 23 he decided to leave his family and everything he'd ever known to move into secular society. His upbringing had been strict -- no school, no movies, no dates, no jobs. Otrasized from his community, he entered a world he knew very little about.