Random Tape

Series produced by David Weinberg

Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
The Original Random Tape Zine 

Random Tape is a radio show of only the finest auditory ephemera.

Random Tape is a radio show that features bizarre voice messages, rants, poetry, music, found recordings and other Random sounds. This show will delight even the most discerning listener.


60 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
I’m not exactly sure what the purpose of this device is but it makes cool sounds. It was attached to the outside of a train station in a small town...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 03, 2013
  • Length: 01:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Edgar spends his days on the street corner sitting on a five gallon bucket drinking, panhandling and lamenting his stolen teeth. He also argues wit...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 27, 2011
  • Length: 05:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
I recorded this a few years ago outside the Pompidou in Paris.

Bought by 'The Sea' and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 28, 2012
  • Length: 01:04
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
A poem by Philip Matthews

  • Added: Dec 28, 2012
  • Length: 01:34
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I recently attended a fancy party where a beautiful woman modeled a dress hooked up to a garden hose. The dress sent streams of water into the sky ...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2010
  • Length: 01:16
Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
Today's episode of Random Tape features a song by artist Daryl Waits. You can find the track, Jennifer Love on the album Eastern Front & Digital Pe...

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Dec 28, 2012
  • Length: 03:39
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
Back when I was a deckhand on the M.V. Ptarmigan, a glacier tour boat in Alaska, I used to hang out in the wheelhouse and listen to Captain Tom tel...

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Dec 28, 2012
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
Burn The River a poem by Thaddeus Conti Thaddeus Conti is the self-proclaimed poet laureate of Hog Alley.

  • Added: Dec 27, 2012
  • Length: :43
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I delivered a pizza one time...

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
This is the song of the barge, bobbing on the river near Hopeville.

  • Added: Dec 28, 2012
  • Length: :48
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I wore a wire for several years and secretly recorded all the people in my life. I recently produced a story about this period of my life for the r...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2012
  • Length: 07:57
Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
Most days you can find Tim Raines playing guitar on the corner of 9th and Olive in downtown St. Louis.

  • Added: Dec 27, 2012
  • Length: 03:53
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Sometimes you wish the audio had pictures...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2012
  • Length: 03:28
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“We have some ice cream in the closet you can have some If you want it."

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 27, 2012
  • Length: 03:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: James Arthur, Credit: Sean Hill
A Poem by James Arthur

  • Added: Sep 05, 2012
  • Length: :59
Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
This is a recording of a clown doll I had as a child.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2012
  • Length: :31
Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
I recorded this fiery sermon while driving through West Virginia.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2012
  • Length: 01:26
Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
Captain Tom wins a ham in a furthest listening contest.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2012
  • Length: 01:46
Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
David Dodge designed a magnificent home in the desert and in the process created an unintended sonic element.

Bought by KALW, PRX Remix, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 28, 2012
  • Length: 04:04
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
This is one of five vignettes about Badass Emma, who lost everything to hurricane Katrina.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2012
  • Length: 01:59