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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 143 (3-39)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 brings down the curtain on August with more of the very 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 143 (3-39) includes The Red, White and Blue Bus...When All Else Fails...Sounds Familiar #5: Sex, Morals and Death in Horror...Red, White and Bruised...Specialist Bowers...#1 - Four Feet Under...99% Invisible #09 - 99% Private...Bonjour Chanson Series 11, Episode 52...The Reformed Hooligan on Fighting for Manchester United...B Side: Summer Fun

The Red, White, and Blue Bus

From Third Coast International Audio Festival | Part of the 2012 ShortDocs: Neighbor Stories series | 03:00

The familiar faces of the red, white and blue bus, whose lives I will never know.

Sd12_red_eldridge_small The familiar faces of the red, white and blue bus, whose lives I will never know.

 

"The Red, White, and Blue Bus" was produced by Luke Eldridge for the 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge, a collaboration with EveryBlock, which invited anyone and everyone to produce short audio works featuring at least two neighbors, a color in the title, and three consecutive seconds of narrative silence. 

When All Else Fails

From Salt Institute for Documentary Studies | 05:55

Preppers are a unique group of people united by the belief that they must prepare for future catastrophes.

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Preppers are a unique group of people with a wide range of skills. They are united by their belief that they must prepare for future catastrophes. I interviewed four different preppers in Maine and surveyed the various reasons why they prepare. Some do it for religious reasons or conspiracy theories. Others do it to learn self-sufficiency and ancestral skills. 

Sounds Familiar #5: Sex, Death and Morals in Horror.

From Blake Cooper | Part of the Sounds Familiar series | 17:00

In 1980, during a “very special episode” of Siskel & Ebert, Roger Ebert made a provocative claim about the emerging genre of “slasher” horror films: “these films hate women.” Whether that’s true—and why—is a little more complicated.

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In 1980, during a “very special episode” of Siskel & Ebert, Roger Ebert made a provocative claim about the emerging genre of “slasher” horror films: “these films hate women.” 
Whether that’s true—and why—is a little more complicated. Dr. Lisa Wade, founder of the blog Sociological Images, helps me break down the complexity of the role of women in horror movies. We’ll discuss what these films say about our sense of morality and justice. And we’ll travel all the way back to 18th century London, to meet Tom Nero, arguably the horror genre’s original serial villain.
Next Week: “Series in Decline”

Red, White, and Bruised

From Third Coast International Audio Festival | Part of the 2012 ShortDocs: Neighbor Stories series | 02:57

Don Floyd looks back on his life of 80 years after surviving a heart attack in March of 2012.

Sd12_red_musto_small Don Floyd looks back on his life of 80 years after surviving a heart attack in March of 2012.

 "Red, White, and Bruised" was produced by John Musto and Brian Barnhart, Jr. for the 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge, a collaboration with EveryBlock, which invited anyone and everyone to produce short audio works featuring at least two neighbors, a color in the title, and three consecutive seconds of narrative silence. 

Specialist Bowers

From Jake Warga | Part of the Soldiers Soundtracks to War--IRAQ series | 02:01

"The Army’s standard is suppose to be that females are soldiers too..."

100103_028_small “Specialist Bowers and I’m from Pennsylvania and I’m 20 years old. This song is basically the story of my life and half our company. Half of our company is split up between the West Virgina country boys and then Pittsburgh city kids. It’s called “Kiss My Country Ass” – Rhett Akins..."

#1 - Four Feet Under

From HowSound | Part of the HowSound series | 13:45

Here it is, the first HowSound, the backstory to great radio storytelling. And, we kick things off in a graveyard — hopefully, that’s not foreshadowing!

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Here it is, the first HowSound, the backstory to great radio storytelling. And, we kick things off in a graveyard — hopefully, that’s not foreshadowing!

The story I’m featuring is called “Four Feet Under.” The thing that strikes me about the piece is an out-take from an interview with the graveyard superintendent. Wow. Wait ’til you hear it. Crikey.

Clay Bolton produced the story and while he was reporting it, he was on the hunt for a universal — something that links the story to larger concerns that resonate with most listeners. Clay knew the superintendent would be able to provide the universal but, getting the tape was not easy. Clay and the superintendent were oil and water and I have the tape to prove it.

Have a listen and let us know what you think. Post your thoughts here.

Oh, and by the way, HowSound is the continuation of a podcast about radio storytelling called Saltcast. All eighty-two Saltcasts are online and available at iTunes. Go scoop’em up.

99% Invisible #09- 99% Private (Standard 4:30 Version)

From Roman Mars | Part of the 99% Invisible (Standard Length) series | 04:30

If a public space is owned by a corporation, just how "public" is it?

99invisible-logo-square-for_prx_small Privately Owned Public Open Spaces, or POPOS, are these little gardens, terraces, plazas, and seating areas that are private property, but are mandated for public use. City planners require developers to add these little “parks” to their buildings to make downtown more pleasant (or even just tolerable). Some are out in the open and used regularly by downtown office workers, and some are hidden away and don’t really serve the community all that well. They pop up in the most densely populated parts of the city, where large public parks are few and far between. Whereas the physical aspect of POPOS are pretty well established by the city planners, the social aspects of what constitutes a “public” space are harder to define. Blaine Merker, from the badass design activist group Rebar, showed superstar producer Stephanie Foo around a few of San Francisco’s POPOS to find out just how public these open spaces really are.

Bonjour Chanson Series 11, Episode 52

From Charles Spira | Part of the Bonjour Chanson Series 11 series | 27:15

We find beautiful French language songs and introduce them as well as the artists to an English speaking audience. You will enjoy them although you may not speak or understand French.

Paris_seine_quay_small Searching through the vast inventory of French Language Music for new songs to introduce to our audience is always a treat.  Whether the songs are old or all the rage in Paris, Montreal or Brussels today, they reveal the soul of the Francophone people and enable us to enjoy the different expressions of a common humanity.  We lower the language barrier.  Do not worry if you never learned any French.  Here is the lineup for this episode:
Rita Mitsouko, (France), Ma Vieille Ville
Vincent Liben, (Belgium, France), Wladimir
Nathalie Baye,(France), Ainsi Soit-Il
Jean-Louis Aubert, (France), Donne-Moi Une Raison
Barbara Carlotti, (France), J'ai Changé
Hubert-Felix Thiefaine,(France), La Ruelle des Morts

The Reformed Hooligan on Fighting for Manchester United

From Blank on Blank | Part of the Blank on Blank series | 09:46

Suhrith Parthasarathy thought he was interviewing a die-hard Manchester United fan on what it's like to follow your team in New York, thousands of miles from home. What he found was more than just a rabid fan. He found a man who lost his freedom defending his team.

Mark_barry_square_small Suhrith Parthasarathy thought he was interviewing a die-hard Manchester United fan on what it's like to follow your team in New York, thousands of miles from home. What he found was more than just a rabid fan. He found a man who lost his freedom defending his team.

B-Side: Summer Fun

From B-Side Radio | 23:00

A cure for the dog days of summer, this edition of B-Side bring you the best of the season of watermelon and warm nights.

Rob_vacation_small Nothing says summer like a daytime baseball game in the middle of the week. On this edition of B-Side, Tamara Keith goes to an A's game with friends. We explore summer love, summer camp, the air conditioner repair business and one very long road trip. Liner Notes "Summer Lovin'" Shawn Wen: You've seen it in a million teen movies and TV specials. In fact, you've probably been there before. A few times. Now, B-Side Producer Shawn Wen takes a look back. As far back as the 8th grade. To tell the story of her string of summer romances. "Camp Winnarainbow" Tamara Keith: Wavy Gravy famously said at Woodstock: ?What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000!" He was also the guy who warned Woodstock attendees not to use the brown acid because it was bad. Has been operating a summer camp called camp Winnarainbow since 1974. "AC Repairman" Rene Gutel: Next we have a story about the unsung heroes of summer. We're talking about air conditioner repairmen. You don't think of them until your A/C unit breaks and the temperature in your house keeps on rising. The hottest city in the country to be an A/C tech has to be Phoenix, Arizona. B-Side's Rene Gutel went out the rounds one recent morning with an A/C serviceman to learn more about the job. "Cross Country in a Minivan" Tamara Keith: This story is about the ultimate family vacation ? a cross-country drive in a minivan. When Tamara Keith was 15 her family drove thousands of miles, through 32 states ? on a quest to discover America. At the time, Tamara was a columnist for the local newspaper in the small California farm town where they lived.