Blank on Blank

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Famous Names, Lost Interviews. A podcast and public radio with PRX, animated shorts with PBS. The future of journalism is remixing the past.

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86 Pieces

Blank on Blank is building and broadcasting an archive of journalists' lost interviews.


Pieces

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"I carried a knife taped to my leg. I never used it but it was there." - Dustin Hoffman, 1971, from the Pacifica Radio Archives. Listening to this ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 14, 2015
  • Length: 09:31
  • Purchases: 1
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"I was young for my age. Not as naïve as they expected. I don’t know why I seem to bring that out in people." - Joni Mitchell as told to Joe Smith ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, Troy Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:14
  • Purchases: 3
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"I want to be the force which is truly for good." - John Coltrane in one of his final interviews. In the fall of 1966, John Coltrane was living on ...

Bought by WDCB, Troy Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 02, 2015
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 3
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A few years ago Lisa Potts was looking behind her dresser when she saw a cassette tape. She’d forgotten about the tape--a recording of an interview...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, Troy Public Radio, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 05:55
  • Purchases: 4
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"Mama just always said, ‘you be what you are and you don’t have to worry about nothing.’" - Dolly Parton in a previously unheard interview from 1978.

Bought by KALW, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, KVNF, WMMT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:38
  • Purchases: 5
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"The key was somehow to know what was important and what was not important, what was exciting, because I can’t learn everything" - Richard Feynman ...

Bought by KVSC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 08:33
  • Purchases: 2
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"Animals were my passion from even before I could speak apparently. When I was about 10, 11 I fell in love with Tarzan" - Jane Goodall, as told to ...

Bought by KZYX, WXAV 88.3FM, KSFR, Troy Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:42
  • Purchases: 5
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"I must reorganize the environment of man by which then greater numbers of men can prosper" - Buckminster Fuller as told to Studs Terkel during int...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 17, 2015
  • Length: 07:24
  • Purchases: 1
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"I never liked the Beatles. I thought they were garbage." - Lou Reed, as told to Joe Smith in 1987.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:13
  • Purchases: 1
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"A lot of people are kind of depressed. I'm happy some of the time, and some of the time I'm not." - Elliott Smith, as told to Barney Hoskyns in 19...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:14
  • Purchases: 1