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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...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 33:17
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A euology for the great St. Ann pothole, Deborah. [A Satire Piece on the State of Roads in New Orleans, LA]

  • Added: Sep 10, 2018
  • Length: 05:06
Caption: Some of Doris Kelly's handmade cards.
In the early 1930s, a boy played a prank on a girl. The girl, Doris Kelly Hall, swore revenge. What followed was over 70 years of harassing limeric...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2018
  • Length: 21:29
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Ruminations from the rust-belt revival in Canada's Steel Town--Hamilton, Ontario--on whether artists are "the footsoldiers of gentrification."

  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 46:04
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Darren Criss: The Song is The Song Julian sits down with his youngest guest yet, to talk Chet Baker, Cole Porter, and the perpetual importance of t...

Bought by KICI


  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:30
  • Purchases: 1
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n this episode of For the Record, Tom and Julian look at one man's version of how Jazz began and go behind the scenes of the original cast recordin...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:59
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In this episode For the Record Tom and Julian go behind the scenes of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd.

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Avery Fisher Hall, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
In this episode of For the Record, Tom and Julian go behind the scenes of a legendary Broadway event and the creation of its exalted recording.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Repair Cafe bike fix., Credit: Scott Schlegel
A tool lending library builds confidence and community.

  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 15:28
Caption: The WGSP "Prisoner of Rock 'n' Roll" Album
An oral history of WGSP - a 5,000 watt daytime only AM radio station that, in early 1985, transformed itself from a dismally-rated "moldie oldies" ...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2015
  • Length: 02:20:10
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Visitors to Jerusalem's Old City can reasonably expect to bump into a missionary or two. Mishy Harman and Nava Winkler introduce us to a couple of ...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 05:18
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In a remote corner of Tel Aviv's grimy, labyrinthine central bus station, Mendy Cahan has built a home for Israel's rejected Yiddish books, and it'...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 16:05
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With the advent of the Inkjet printer, counterfeiting money became as simple as a trip to Staples. By the year 2000, there were 72 million of these...

Bought by XRAY.fm, New Hampshire Public Radio, 90.5 WESA, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 08, 2014
  • Length: 17:00
  • Purchases: 4
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
Caption: Dr. Robert C. Baker
The story of the late Dr. Robert Baker, famous food scientist at Cornell, who invented the chicken nugget.

  • Added: May 07, 2012
  • Length: 21:53
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Squeezebox Stories, a sound-rich, narrative-driven public radio documentary hosted by Marco Werman of PRI's The World, explores the rich musical wo...

Bought by KZUM, KLCC, Marfa Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio, KALW and more


  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 18
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Should we resolve inconsistent beliefs... or let them be?

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 08, 2011
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Every year, in cities across the world, cyclists throw off their clothes and ride naked as part of the World Naked Bike Ride - a global protest mov...

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Jun 15, 2011
  • Length: 18:13
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Truck Grille, Credit: Sarah Stuteville
Shipping is a big business in Pakistan. With new paved highways offering a fast track to Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, trucking is an importa...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 20, 2010
  • Length: 03:21
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Khan's Parrot, Credit: Alex Stonehill
People come to fortunetellers for answers and entertainment, but not all fortunetellers use a crystal ball. In Karachi, Pakistan, one street vendor...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2010
  • Length: 05:49
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For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. With help from the M...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2010
  • Length: 59:55
Caption: Dahlia Gallin Ramirez and Bill Rousseau, Credit: Gabriela Hasbun
What's an unknown band to do after pouring blood, sweat, tears, and its own money into making the most awesome record ever?

Bought by PRX Remix and KUT


  • Added: Apr 12, 2010
  • Length: 20:45
  • Purchases: 2
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Sometimes Santa needs a little help from the elves.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Nov 29, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Temple Grandin, Credit: Rosalie Winard
Challenge your listeners to understand a different way of thinking; be inspired by the grit and brilliance of Temple Grandin.

Bought by Red River Radio Network, Red River Radio Network, Red River Radio Network, WNIN, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Nov 13, 2009
  • Length: 56:25
  • Purchases: 15

  • Added: Jul 04, 2008
  • Length: 09:01