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Playlist: Catalogue of Ships series

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Airplane Safety or How to Teach Pre-Schoolers About Death

From Michael Kraskin | Part of the Catalogue of Ships series | 07:11

How to teach pre-school children about death.

Default-piece-image-2 An audio rich sound-piece describing three experiences of a pre-school teacher in which he is called upon to introduce his students to the concept of death.

He Has No Time

From Michael Kraskin | Part of the Catalogue of Ships series | 08:25

Everyone's in a hurry!

Default-piece-image-0 We have too much to do. We have no time. Are these real problems? Or are they badges we wear proudly Do we invent crisis for the sake of making life more interesting? The world isn't always narratively perfect. The exploration concludes with a story about Samuel Becket And Israel Horovitz (The Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz's father).

Saturday Night

From Michael Kraskin | Part of the Catalogue of Ships series | 09:48

An unbelievable story of a 21st birthday.

Default-piece-image-1 As we tell stories, do we embellish them? As story tellers, are we in danger of living life for the sake of collecting stories? This is the hilarious story of one man's 21st birthday that he has told so many times, it couldn't possibly be a true story anymore. Or could it.

Hope of Future Triumph

From Michael Kraskin | Part of the Catalogue of Ships series | 10:37

David takes solace in the unconditional love of the former leader of the free world.

Default-piece-image-2 A story familiar to many who have met Bill Clinton, David becomes the most important person in the world for a moment and feels the unconditional love of the former president. Juxtaposed with text from Tolstoy's "War and Peace"

Ease on Down: a Refugee Story

From Michael Kraskin | Part of the Catalogue of Ships series | 08:03

An American meets an Afghan refugee in Greece

Default-piece-image-0 While traveling in Greece, David Terry meets an Afghan refugee who fled the Taliban when he was 15. When David was 15, he was in his high school Show Choir. "What is that?" the refugee asks. David shows him.

Teeth (scored by teeth)

From Michael Kraskin | Part of the Catalogue of Ships series | 10:55

Teaching and learning from pre-schoolers.

Default-piece-image-0 A touching narrative about a young pre-school teacher who looks for and finds teachable moments for his students, and himself. Scored entirely by the sounds of teeth.

The Twelve

From Michael Kraskin | Part of the Catalogue of Ships series | 08:52

There is fear. But no danger.

Default-piece-image-2 A contemplative trip to Mount Olympus results in observations of international relations on the micro level. For one brief moment, America had the good will of the whole world.

Language is an Antibiotic

From Michael Kraskin | Part of the Catalogue of Ships series | 08:22

Stories and poems about a personal relationship with words.

Default-piece-image-0 David reads some stories and poems about his personal relationship with words. Michael mixes and re-mixes them.