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The world's largest bus station, and a bus driver who wanted to be God.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Mar 27, 2016
  • Length: 54:12
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Allen Ginsberg reading poetry, Credit: The New York Public Library Digital Collections
One of Allen Ginsberg's first publishers was taken to court for a book that an undercover police officer deemed "not fit for children to read."

  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: :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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Alfred Bundy and Kevin Jenkins in conversation about this book.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 18:57
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'Step-', as in stepparents or stepchildren, originated in grief. Family structures have evolved, but are stepmothers now so tainted by fairytale as...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 38:16
  • Purchases: 1
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Forget words for a moment; look at the spaces between the words.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 10:21
  • Purchases: 1
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You'd think you could trust dictionaries, but it turns out, they are riddled with LIES.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 15:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing has been a teacher, house painter, conflict mediator, musician, arts administrator, freelance writer, and has occasionally worked for...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2013
  • Length: 02:35
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Originally commissioned by Radio France Culture, this soundscape radio essay by Jean-Luc Nancy explores the 1967 meeting of Paul Celan and Martin H...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota" by Stewart Van Cleve
Dan Sinykin provides a comprehensive of the historically illuminating new book "Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota" by Stewart Van ...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2012
  • Length: 04:48
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Sharon Chmielarz has had poems published in several literary magazines including The Laurel Review, The Iowa Review, Water~Stone, Kalliope, Ascent,...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 16, 2011
  • Length: 23:45
  • Purchases: 1
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When will I get over my obsession with Walden Pond? As a 20something interested in connecting to nature, is Thoreau the best example?

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Mar 23, 2011
  • Length: 10:18
  • Purchases: 1
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The enigma of the death of Socrates

Bought by Remix Radio and WMUB


  • Added: Nov 10, 2008
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 2
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October 22, this day in history.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2008
  • Length: 02:52
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Susan Sontag and her last novel, "In America." Norman Mailer and his book, "Time of Our Time.

  • Added: Jan 10, 2008
  • Length: 54:30
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Thoughtful commentary about the symbolic role of lights at Christmas

  • Added: Dec 19, 2007
  • Length: 03:30
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Editor Joshua Clark and writers from the acclaimed new anthology, LOUISIANA IN WORDS, read short excerpts and discuss this novel approach to descri...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2007
  • Length: 10:14
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Poetry is just as combustible and wild an art form as it always has been.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WTJU, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WEKU


  • Added: Apr 07, 2006
  • Length: 02:04
  • Purchases: 4
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Book review of dustbowl history

  • Added: Mar 17, 2006
  • Length: 06:15
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Review of a new old book

  • Added: Nov 28, 2005
  • Length: 04:10
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The story behind Viennese composer Gustav Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” and his subsequent meeting with Sigmund Freud in Holland.

Bought by KFAI, WXDU, Yellowstone Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and WHQR


  • Added: May 17, 2005
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 5