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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 148 (3-44)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 finishes September off 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 148 (3-44) includes Sounds Familiar #7: Footsteps...KUT's Views and Brews Remix: Billie Holliday and the Art of Persona...99% Invisible #53- The Xanadu Effect...#7 - Edward Stephenson, Tobacco Auctioneer...KUT's Storytime at the Cactus Cafe...The Fear of a Halloween Wedding...Martha Washington Inn...Stories From the Red Light...Almost Perfect

Sounds Familiar #7: Footsteps

From Blake Cooper | Part of the Sounds Familiar series | 11:38

Foley artists are the unsung performers behind the Hollywood blockbusters. They design and perform the sounds you hear in the movies, from fistfights to footsteps. I spent a day with the foley artists behind "The Fly," "The 40-Year Old Virgin" and "The Tree of Life" to find out what it's like to live life on the soundtrack.

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We hear a lot about the work that goes into getting the eye-grabbing visuals Hollywood blockbusters… but how much work goes into getting the sounds? You may be surprised to learn that behind, not just the explosions and fight scenes, but behind every door creaking, every clothing rustle, behind every footstep is the careful work of a foley artist, a sound designer whose job it is to make sure you hear the sounds you expect to hear, when you expect to hear them.

How do they do it? What does it take to be the people behind the sounds behind the biggest stars in cinema? Today we’re looking at the performance behind the performance. It’s foley artists, on Sounds Familiar.

KUT's Views and Brews: Billie Holiday and The Art of Persona

From KUT | Part of the KUT's Views and Brews Remix series | 59:01

Billie Holiday once said, "No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music." In a recent Views and Brews from KUT radio recorded live at the Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas we explored just that with Billie Holiday and the Art of Persona.

Billie-holiday-thumb-prx_small Billie Holiday once said, "No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music." In a recent Views and Brews from KUT radio recorded live at the Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas we explored just that with Billie Holiday and the Art of Persona.

Listen in as KUT's Rebecca McInroy hosts Rabbi Neil Blumofe along with a live band including, Brannen Temple on drums, Sam Lipman with Saxophone, Daniel Durham on bass, Ephraim Owens on trumpet, Wiliam Menefield on piano and the vocal talents of Austin's own Pamela Hart, for an hour of conversation, exploration and great music!
 

99% Invisible #53- The Xanadu Effect (Standard 4:30 version)

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

Can a building be too big to fail?

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#7 - Edward Stephenson, Tobacco Auctioneer

From HowSound | Part of the HowSound series | 13:39

Keys to good storytelling: strong, simple writing; solid voicing; professional recording and mixing; compelling characters; a seductive narrative; visuals…..

What else? "Sure-handedness."

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Keys to good storytelling: strong, simple writing; solid voicing; professional recording and mixing; compelling characters; a seductive narrative; visuals…..

What else?

John Biewen says “sure-handedness,” a compelling, internal logic where one idea flows seamlessly into the next.

John’s a freelance radio producer and the Audio Program Director at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS). He’s taught techniques for sure-handedness to hundreds of students and shares a few of those tips on this edition of HowSound. We also listen to a CDS student production from 2003 about Edward Stephenson, a tobacco auctioneer. It’s produced by Mara Zepada and Kate Waters. John says it’s a great example of sure-handedness.

And, with all your spare time, check out a slew of CDS-produced stories at PRX.

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The Fear of a Halloween Wedding

From Radio K | 05:10

Halloween can be a scary time, full of monsters, haunted houses, and sometimes... weddings. Noel Clark has this story about how the anxiety of getting married and the fright of Halloween are two very different kinds of scary.

Img_4223_small Halloween can be a scary time, full of monsters, haunted houses, and sometimes... weddings. Noel Clark has this story about how the anxiety of getting married and the fright of Halloween are two very different kinds of scary.

Martha Washington Inn

From WHRV | Part of the Halloween Haunts series | 02:02

Martha Washington Inn

Halloweenhauntspodcast_small A story about how one woman and her passion for the violin helped ease another man's pain.

Almost Perfect

From Andrew Norton | 06:06

In bowling, a “perfect game” is three hundred points. Lots of good bowlers never get one. But Tim Eaton and his son have over a dozen between them. And even with all those strikes on the score sheet, they both know there’s no such thing as perfection—on or off the lane.

Tims_bowling_small In bowling, a “perfect game” is three hundred points. Lots of good bowlers never get one. But Tim Eaton and his son have over a dozen between them. And even with all those strikes on the score sheet, they both know there’s no such thing as perfection—on or off the lane.