People and their Places

Series produced by Terrascope Radio

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Short pieces, each about one person and a special place.

As an introduction to radio production, students are asked to create a short piece about a person and a place that is special to that person. Students are allowed to interpret the assignment freely, as you can hear in some of the pieces.


30 Pieces

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A city girl, Sophie finds a tiny gap between her house and the next, wriggles through it and finds herself in a magical, secluded fairyland.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 02:49
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A random bike ride leads Eliot to a glorious hidden park. He just has to be sure not to go there too often, so that he never really knows how to ge...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 02:34
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She sets 56 alarms every day, which are really good at waking everyone *else* in her dorm....

  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 02:28
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Anni's favorite place growing up was ... the school-bus stop?

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:16
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What if everybody ran everywhere, and walking seemed as slow as crawling?

  • Added: Mar 14, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
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What separates a collector from a hoarder? What do our rooms, be they messy or neat, say about us and our experiences?

  • Added: Mar 14, 2013
  • Length: 02:20
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Classical piano or "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"--makes no difference, as long as Aleksya can be onstage, performing for an audience.

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 02:20
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For one Indian classical singer, a crowded little apartment in Queens--or even just the sound of a shruthi box (an Indian-style musical drone)--bri...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 02:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Swinging- what could be a better way to just get away as a child?

Bought by PRX Remix and WAMC


  • Added: Apr 23, 2009
  • Length: 03:14
  • Purchases: 2
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A college student recalls a story from her childhood in Indonesia in which a small event led to a deeper understanding of the social divisions in h...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2009
  • Length: 03:01
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A sound collage of a few events from spring break in Arizona.

  • Added: May 04, 2009
  • Length: 02:14
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Collage of people talking about where they are from.

  • Added: May 04, 2009
  • Length: 02:23
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A college student sends an audio postcard to her classmates about her experience in California with MIT's track and field team.

  • Added: May 04, 2009
  • Length: 02:22
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It's good to be home.

Bought by Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: May 04, 2009
  • Length: 02:39
  • Purchases: 1
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What is a home? Come take a look at the concept of “home” from a different perspective.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:32
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What do you use your camera for? For Andrei, it's a tool for shaping his world.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:24
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Since he was three years old, Obasi Onuoha has been in love with computers. really. To him, they're way more than just machines....

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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For Joe, the best part of playing the piano is doing it where no one’s listening.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2013
  • Length: 02:29
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You hear about it all the time, but how many people truly know what diversity is all about? Can a traffic light teach us?

  • Added: Mar 14, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
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Mentioning the Thirsty Ear Pub, which used to be in the basement of what was then the MIT graduate dorm Ashdown House, evokes a wide range of emoti...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2013
  • Length: 02:36