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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 86 (2-34)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 is fresh off an MVP award at baseball's summer classic with the best from the world of independent radio production. Every Sunday at midnight on Austin's KUT 90.5 and also at 4pm on digital KUT2 we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 86 (2-34) includes The Secret Life of an Australian Mother...Lack of Proper Words...Modern Kenya Safari...The Voice in Her Head...The Tobolowsky Files - Ep. 2 Local Hero...Sanity Is In the Eye of the Beholder...The Traditional Mexican Wedding...Hemingway and Hunger...WTF Episode 104 with Louis CK...I Love Tejano Music...It's Pizza Time...Let's Be Self Sufficient Ep 1...The Theremin: More Than a Musical Gimmick

The Secret Life of an Australian Mother

From Third Coast International Audio Festival | Part of the 2006 Third Coast ShortDocs: 99 Ways To Tell a Radio Story series | 02:30

Domestic duet for mother and six year old.

Shortdocs06_small Domestic duet for mother and six year old.

The Secret Life of an Australian Mother was produced by Eurydice Aroney, Tom Morton and Stuart Brown for the 2006 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge: 99 Ways To Tell a Radio Story. Inspired by cartoonist Matt Madden and the french literary group Oulipo, the 99 Ways Challenge invited anyone and everyone to produce short audio works following a set of rules. Each submission had to:
- start with some manifestation of "To begin with, they never got along." 
- include a pre-recorded voice, rhythmic noise and exclamation 
- last exactly 2:30 minutes
 

Lack of Proper Words

From Sarah Boothroyd | 01:00

A study of the sounds people make to fill silence.

Lack_of_proper_words_-_ninaraurusrex_-_contrast_small This one-minute piece incorporates reiterations, hesitations, and various verbal crutches.

Modern Kenya Safari (4:37 or 3:45 versions)

From Jake Warga | 08:22

Safari tourism in Africa is changing. Tracking down big game is still central, but more and more tourists are also involved with conservation and helping local communities.

100313_093_small Safari tourism in Africa is changing. Tracking down big game is still central, but more and more tourists are also involved with conservation and helping local communities.

The Voice in Her Head

From KUOW | 14:52

One night, Elizabeth woke to a voice in her head. She tried to ignore it, but it wouldn't go away. Elizabeth shares how a series of doctors, a long list of medications, and a concerned family helped her navigate the most harrowing 18 months of her life.

Elizabeth_kenny_small Elizabeth Kenny is friendly, outgoing and quick to laugh at herself. About 10 years ago, she was even more ebullient, described by her mother as "ridiculously optimistic." Back then, she was in her early 30s, working as a bartender and generally happy. Then, one night she woke to something that sounded like radio static. She ignored it, but the sound kept up for weeks, until one night she also heard a voice: 'Elizabeth. Elizabeth!' She held out for a few more weeks before she talked back to the voice. Elizabeth shares how a series of doctors, a long list of medications and a concerned family helped her navigate the most harrowing 18 months of her life. Elizabeth Kenny talks with KUOW's Jeremy Richards.

Sanity is in the Eye of the Beholder

From The Humble Farmer | 01:16

If you realize you're doing something crazy, you are probably sane

110104_lobster_from_shine_small If you realize you're doing something crazy, you are probably sane

The Traditional Mexican Wedding

From Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife | 06:27

Youth producers Anai Fuentes and Carla Roman describe the process of a traditional Mexican wedding, through interviews with their mothers. Produced at LBJ High School in Austin, Texas, as a part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife.

Picture_037smallest2_small Youth producers Anai Fuentes and Carla Roman describe the process of a traditional Mexican wedding, through interviews with their mothers.  Produced at LBJ High School in Austin, Texas, as a part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife.  (There is also a SPANISH ONLY version of this piece, attached as alternate version and as "La Boda Mexicana.")

WTF Episode 104 with Louis CK

From WTF with Marc Maron | Part of the WTF with Marc Maron series | 59:00

After months of false starts, Marc Maron tracks down his old friend Louis CK. Louis is at the top of his game today, but he and Marc recall the days when they were both struggling young comics in Boston, when Louis was getting rejected by SNL, and when his movie was being taken away from him by a Hollywood studio.

Louis_ck_small A conversation with comic, director and writer Louis CK. After months of false starts, Marc finally tracks down his old friend Louis. Louis is at the top of his game today, but he and Marc recall the days when they were both struggling young comics in Boston, when Louis was getting rejected by SNL, and when his movie was being taken away from him by a Hollywood studio. 

I Love Tejano Music

From Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife | 04:23

Youth producer and radio DJ Yithzak Ledesma explores his love of Tejano music and interviews a local Tejano DJ. Produced at LBJ High School in Austin, Texas, as a part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife.

Got_tejano_small Youth producer and radio DJ Yithzak Ledesma explores his love of Tejano music and interviews a local Tejano DJ.  Produced at LBJ High School in Austin, Texas, as a part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife.

It's Pizza Time

From Salt Institute for Documentary Studies | 06:07

A night with Tom Witkowski, “Pizza Time” delivery guy.

It_spizzatime_photo_small Tom Witkowski is one of the most anticipated men in Portland, Maine.  When he knocks on a door, and says, "Pizza time," the night's just getting started.  Ride along on a busy night in the life of one of Portland's best pizza delivery guys.

The Theremin: More Than A Musical Gimmick

From Vermont Public Radio | 06:57

You may not know the name, but you'd recognize the sound: that spooky electronic music that's was a staple of science fiction movies. It comes a from the theremin, an instrument invented by a Soviet scientist in the 1920s, and has had a mixed reputation among serious musicians.

Theremin_small You may not know the name, but you'd recognize the sound: that spooky electronic music that's was a staple of science fiction movies. It comes a from the theremin, an instrument invented by a Soviet scientist in the 1920s, and has had a mixed reputation among serious musicians. But for one man in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, the theremin is makes music worthy of respect. He explains his devotion to the instrument which he taught himself to play to VPR's Steve Zind.