Missouri Audio Project

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The Missouri Audio Project is brainchild of Julija Šukys and Andrew Leland. We wanted to start playing with sound, to tell audio stories, and to think about how we could translate what each of us has been doing in print — both as writers and editors — to the airwaves. We work out of the University of Missouri, Columbia.


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1 Piece

A series that examines issues in public and global health and education. Produced by Lise Saffran.

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7 Pieces

What we made when the Transom Story Workshop came to Columbia, MO.


Caption: Scott Carrier and Julija Šukys, Credit: Shane Epping
Scott Carrier talks to Julija Šukys about bearing witness, about telling difficult stories, about spinning tales of human oddness, and about the re...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 15:23
Caption: Missouri Sunset, Credit: Jonathan
Lise Saffran heads to Sturgeon, Missouri, to explore notion of the rural/urban divide in America.

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 06:24
Caption: Jonathan Goldstein, Credit: Shane Epping
Writer and radio producer Jonathan Goldstein talks about starting out in radio, working at This American Life, and blurring the line between fact &...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2016
  • Length: 09:53
Caption: Meredith Turk, Credit: Meredith Turk
In “Like a Big Cookie,” Meredith Turk talks to a Missouri cattle rancher about life and death on the farm. She also dives into the world of sound art.

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 05:37
Caption: Raymond Summerville, Credit: Meredith Turk
Raymond Summerville uncovers the surprising and troubled past of George Hatton, a beloved citizen of Columbia, Missouri, whom neighborhood children...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 06:58
Caption: Julija Šukys , Credit: Meredith Turk
Julija Šukys talked to photographer Shane Epping about his extraordinary volunteer work and how it relates to the loss of his first daughter.

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 07:16
Caption: Lise Saffran, Credit: Meredith Turk
Lise Saffran explores her son Jonah’s decision to embark on a Jewish rite of passage, despite the fact that he comes from a secular home.

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 06:58
Caption: Emerald O'Brien, Credit: Meredith Turk
In “The Neighborly Thing,” Emerald O’Brien profiles Brent and discovers that, even on her Midwestern street, there’s more going on than meets the e...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 04:43
Caption: Hope Kirwan, Credit: Meredith Turk
Hope Kirwan profiles Lori Stoll, who decided adopt five Southeast Asian children. “On Motherhood” considers what it means to raise nine kids.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 04:48
Caption: Joanna Hearne, Credit: Meredith Turk
Joanna Hearne profiles dog trainer Kelly Tracy who not only transforms aggressive dogs but is now working to train humans as well.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 04:44