Michael Hearst

Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer.

He is a founding member of the band One Ring Zero, which has released seven albums, including the acclaimed literary collaboration As Smart As We Are. As a writer, Michael's work has appeared in such journals as McSweeney's, The Lifted Brow, and Post Road. He hosts a podcast series with Rick Moody called 18:59 and is a producer for the Web site Cassette From My Ex. Hearst has appeared on such shows as NPR's Fresh Air, A+E's Breakfast With the Arts, and NBC's The Today Show.


They Didn't Get Along

An inquiry into the nature of human relationships over the course of eons, featuring musical accompaniment in diverse time signatures, and a British narrator.

Thrifty Liquidators

In addition to writing lyrically ABOUT the wonders of the dollar store phenomenon...

This hour: To do lists, compulsive lists, data lists, lists in literature and a list of firsts.

This hour: 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story, an audio experiment orchestrated by the Third Coast Festival in collaboration with cartoonist Matt Madden.