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When composer John Cage talked about "The Silent Piece" he wasn't talking about 4:33. So, what was he talking about?

  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 22:00
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Van Sounds contributor Julian Guy is on the bus in Uruguay's capital.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Van Sounds contributor Emily Jiang files this guest postcard from a the side of the road.

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mt. Julius Caesar by Leor Pantilot
The power and process of naming places. -- Beginning with an ear hike through John Muir National Forest, this episode dives into the process of nam...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
From: Fil Corbitt
Series: Van Sounds
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A Basque American cocktail and a bitter, brown western tradition.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 23:29
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An Essay and Interview with Dr. Carolyn Finney on her vision of

  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 25:26
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How can sound heal a body? With our guides, Susan Rogers—who recorded albums for Prince and David Byrne—and hypnotherapist Daniel Ryan, we explore ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 35:28
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How to hitchhike / a guide to hitchhiking in 2017.

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 31:51
  • Purchases: 1
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#4 in a series of postcards from somewhere else.

  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:59
Caption: Hunter S. Thompson, Long Beach, California, May 1989, Credit: Rs79
Hunter S. Thompson had his first run-in with federal agents as a young boy during the Louisville summer of 1946

  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
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Alauna Yust is the producer of Area Voices and our very own Embedded Artist. Alauna hangs out with fine and folk art groups around Bemidji and trie...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 07:44
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An Elaine George poem, From My Porch, is woven in among a tapestry of sounds and activities of summer. Recorded in Missoula, Montana, Summer 2015.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 05:34
  • Purchases: 1
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Third Episode of Aural Regions

  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 10:25
Caption: Ruji C., Credit: Ruji C.
This one is about my Linux distribution, SadOS. SadOS used to be based on Xubuntu, and now it’s based on Arch, and I talk about all of that. Many t...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2013
  • Length: 13:45
Caption: pork walk, Credit: archive
Passions for food and music shine through the nation of Catalunya.The traditional, the innovative, the very local and the trans-Mediterranian fusio...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
From: Conor Gillies
Series: Stylus
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Is there such a thing as true silence?

Bought by WZEN.org, WRIR, WCAI / WNAN, HowSound, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 10, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Mr. Toilet (aka Jack Sim) with Chief Sealth International High School social studies teacher Noah Zeichner, Credit: Sarah Stuteville
Jack Sim is better known as “Mr. Toilet.” He has spent the past twelve years getting people to talk about sanitation. Sim has learned a lot about ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2013
  • Length: 03:01
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Another night of music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of... Made substantially better via my tin foil hat.

  • Added: Feb 03, 2013
  • Length: 02:53:50
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And some great interstitials between music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of. Americana music from the 1950s to the 1970's. O...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 02:48:26
Caption: Sidney Hill, leader (Tadodaho) of Onondaga nation, Credit: Octavian Coman
Speeches at a Washington DC conference about Native Americans can exude optimism and many promises. But from time to time words used in a hurry p...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2012
  • Length: 01:53
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In our second compilation, we bring together voices from the Leopold Leadership Program to investigate the changing nature and changing goals of co...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 23:16
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Cindy Davis talks about life before and after Title IX in Southern Minnesota.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2012
  • Length: 04:31

  • Added: Sep 05, 2012
  • Length: 04:59
Caption: Elon Musk, Credit: NPC
The CEO of SpaceX describes the goals of his company, which is NASA's most important customer.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2011
  • Length: 54:02
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Your host dreams of "Cthulhu Con." A bunch of Brooklyn Musicians dream of "Brand Aid." Plus: a lecture on the concept of the unreliable narrator.

Bought by KALW, PRX Remix, WRIR, and KUOW


  • Added: Mar 22, 2011
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 4