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Chris Strachwitz is a man possessed. A “songcatcher,” capturing and recording the traditional, regional, down-home music of the US, his adopted hom...

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 29:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Historically, New Orleans is a cultural, spiritual and ethnic melting pot. In the streets, you immediately come across signs of French, Caribbean, ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 13:32
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The pretzel, known as a “Brezel” or “Brezn” in German, is not an ordinary pastry. It has a century-old history full of myths and stories. Where did...

Bought by KICI


  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 33:17
  • Purchases: 1
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In the historic city of Magdeburg, Germany, there is a Johnny Cash themed country music festival called Nashville Days – complete with corndogs and...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 28:01
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It is estimated that 30,000 Hessian soldiers fought for the British during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Where did they come from and...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 23:47
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Between 1820 and World War I, nearly six million Germans immigrated to the US – in 2017, only about 5,000 made the trip. If Germans aren’t coming t...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 19:17
Caption: Herman B Wells Library, Credit: Indiana University Archives
An audio story about working in the Herman B Wells Library.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode I talk to Tiff who started Fanny Adams Vintage as well as Project Awesome, a project bent on advertising local artists & creating a...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 35:59
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This week, we look at how a religious cult of number worshipers on the Italian coast gave rise to modern science, mathematics, philosophy, and musi...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 30:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Life in the 1970's with Tricky Dick...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2017
  • Length: 02:37:32
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In the early 1970’s, author Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people about their jobs. The result...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WHCP-LP, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, KGNU, Boise State Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 53
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On this episode of Wish We Were Here, we bring you the story of Ron Stallworth. In the 1970s, he became the first black detective ever to serve in ...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 45:08
  • Purchases: 1
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History of Thanksgiving celebration (bye bye Jack-O-Lantern)...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2015
  • Length: 02:31:19
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Rebecca McInroy and Rabbi Neil Blumofe discuss Gerwin's music and legacy.

  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:26:08
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Join Gloria Steinem, Jane Wyatt, Snow White, Lucille Ball, Rex Harrison, Diana Ross & the Supremes,George Burns & Gracie Allen, James Brown and a c...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2014
  • Length: 58:12
Caption: Paul J. Hintersteiner. , Credit: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively.
Paul J. Hintersteiner, of Washington Heights, Manhattan, describes food shopping and home cooking during his childhood in Yorkville's large German ...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 01:14
Caption: The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950., Credit: Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America.
Bonnie Sue Pokorny, 66, of Forest Hills, Queens, recalls her grandmother's stuffed cabbage. It's a dish she loves, but it's too difficult for her t...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Debra Klaber (right) and Paul J. Hintersteiner (left). , Credit: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively.
Debra Klaber, 60, of Washington Heights, Manhattan, recalls her mother's Eastern European baking traditions -- which she has passed down to her dau...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: :48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950., Credit: Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America.
Nurys Ortiz, 58, of Washington Heights, left the Dominican Republic ("DR") to work in a NYC factory when she was 17 years old. Ortiz started cooki...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photograph from The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950. , Credit: Photo courtesy of Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
Nancy Soong, 90, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, recalls the foods of her childhood in Hong Kong.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photograph from The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950. , Credit: Photo courtesy of Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
Christina Lam, 68, of Chinatown, Manhattan, grew up in Hong Kong and moved to New York to work in a garment factory on East Broadway. She recalls h...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hilda Baumol., Credit: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively.
Hilda Baumol, 89, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, recalls the automat and a memorable (and long-shuttered) New York City restaurant chain, Childs.

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:56
  • Purchases: 2
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One-hour special explores the creation and impact of Miles Davis' album "Kind Of Blue."

Bought by WGUC/ WVXU, KSKA, WDET Detroit Public Radio, KPIP-LP, KHNS and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 40

  • Added: Jul 02, 2008
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 25
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New one-hour radio special tells the story of Carole King's classic album, TAPESTRY

Bought by WXXI, Prairie Public, Radio New Zealand, WFAE, KMXT and more


  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 31