PRX - Pieces for Format: First-Person Essay

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I decided to speak about what I’ve witnessed. I've seen a lot in my neighborhood and I always wanted to share my stories with people to show what r...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 09:17
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James Van Der Beek? Nick Carter? Devon Sawa?  Puh-lease! According to pre-teen girls of the 90s, none of the above held a candle to the boy who pla...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2018
  • Length: 25:27
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What's the very worst way to learn about the birds and the bees from your parents? The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. ...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2018
  • Length: 22:02
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Happy New Year! Ring in '18 with tales of teenagers who make a resolution to lose their virginity. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radio...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2017
  • Length: 18:40
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The story of girl who copes with feeling like a misfit by inventing imaginary pen pal relationships with Movie of the Week characters. The Mortifie...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2017
  • Length: 24:06
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Giovanni knows that others consider him and many youth in his neighborhood to be criminals. In Urban Warriors, he learns about himself and begins t...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:28
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Steven knew from a young age that he wanted to join the military. In Afghanistan, the expectation of violence impacts the rest of his life experien...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 07:50
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On the streets, Danny compares himself to an animal in the wild that is in constant danger. Growing up around gangbangers, it felt natural for him ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:49
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A personal essay exploring all kinds of intimacy.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2014
  • Length: 05:16
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This week, we take a deep look at how and why we learn to lie, and what lying does to you

Bought by WMUU-LP and CHSR-FM 97.9


  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Erika Kooda
Erika Kooda shares a short essay on some monumental changes she faces in 2013. From graduating high school and entering Columbia College in Chicago...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 17, 2013
  • Length: 02:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Young voters could play a major role in this presidential election. But what issues are most important to those under the age of 30?

  • Added: Nov 04, 2012
  • Length: 03:45
Caption: Ross Rothpanhar, Credit: Ian Hill/KQED
Ross Rothpanhar is a public health major at University of California, Berkeley. He says growing up poor made him appreciate government services.

  • Added: Nov 02, 2012
  • Length: 01:06
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A sister tries to reacquaint herself with her older brother during a cross country road trip only to realize it might not be so simple a task.

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Oct 10, 2012
  • Length: 05:37
  • Purchases: 1
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An essay about growing up in the 80's and 90's as a male named Whitney and as a result the effect that Whitney Houston has had on my life.

Bought by KUOW and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 13, 2012
  • Length: 03:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Radio 101 student Denita Wade remembers her father, a man she did not know very well.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:19
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Pat remembers his step-mother, Barbara Jean, from the first time they met, to the last time he saw her. Though the 11 years in between were sometim...

Bought by WGXC and KUT


  • Added: Jun 28, 2011
  • Length: 08:26
  • Purchases: 2
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3 Essays from This I Believe on Fear

Bought by Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Apr 25, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: From jungmoon's Flickr
Justine Teba of Pojoaque Valley High School was a participant in Youth Media Project's 2010 Summer Intensive. In this reflective piece, Justine sh...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2011
  • Length: 02:00
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The author considers a childhood toy.

Bought by KMXT and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 02, 2010
  • Length: 02:14
  • Purchases: 2
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Commentary on the recent series of videos being uploaded to YouTube in the wake of a round of gay teen suicides.

  • Added: Oct 11, 2010
  • Length: 03:15
Caption: Sixty Slices of Life ... on Wry, Credit: Brittany Jencks
We all recognize the symptoms. Commentator Fred Flaxman comes up with a practical suggestion for what can be done about it!

  • Added: Jul 02, 2010
  • Length: 03:25
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There's a tipping point in every nerd's life - the moment they accept it's cool to be, well ... uncool.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WAMC, KDNK, and WAMC


  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: 03:25
  • Purchases: 4
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Students interested in radio work must get past the first, and possibly the biggest hurdle: hearing their own voice.

  • Added: Feb 06, 2010
  • Length: 01:26
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The road to writing a best seller has to start somewhere.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 07, 2010
  • Length: 03:20
  • Purchases: 1