Van Sounds

Series produced by Fil Corbitt

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A podcast about movement.

A podcast about movement.

"...this show is entirely unique...It’s often a lesson about music or sense of place, and it’s always an aural escape." - Outside Magazine (named best Off-beat Travel audio of 2017)


29 Pieces

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There are a lot of Death Metal bands in Kathmandu, Nepal. Let's find out why. Oh, and let's bring my mom. She'll help interview the metal bands.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
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When composer John Cage talked about "The Silent Piece" he wasn't talking about 4:33. So, what was he talking about?

  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 22:00
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Van Sounds contributor Julian Guy is on the bus in Uruguay's capital.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Van Sounds contributor Emily Jiang files this guest postcard from a the side of the road.

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mt. Julius Caesar by Leor Pantilot
The power and process of naming places. -- Beginning with an ear hike through John Muir National Forest, this episode dives into the process of nam...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
From: Fil Corbitt
Series: Van Sounds
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A Basque American cocktail and a bitter, brown western tradition.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 23:29
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Break Master Cylinder and Dallas Taylor of 20khz talk about theme songs, anonymity and repetition and repetition and repetition.

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 18:17
  • Purchases: 1
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How to hitchhike / a guide to hitchhiking in 2017.

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 31:51
  • Purchases: 1
From: Fil Corbitt
Series: Van Sounds
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Who Let the Dogs Out writer Anslem Douglas and X-mas in Hawaii with an anime punk band.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 15:05
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I helped make a compilation of 13 bands from North and South America.

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 18:35
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Talking about presence with Helen Fillmore who just returned from Standing Rock, Brad Bynum of Elephant Rifle, and Jason Moore of Zero to Travel.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2017
  • Length: 26:01
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Presidential Candidate Joe Exotic, a baseball game with G-funk Rapper Squeek Nutty Bug and Marijuana Legalization.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 15:51
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#4 in a series of postcards from somewhere else.

  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:59
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Elza Soares is an iconic Samba singer - a household name in Brazil - and she just released an experimental punk album. "Brazil on Fire" is an album...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 14:41
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Neil Young, the desert and Donald Trump.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
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I left my day job to focus on Van Sounds full time. On this episode I chat with some other musicians who also took the leap and went for it - incl...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2016
  • Length: 15:00
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A trip to Buenos Aires and a look at Argentine National Rock.

Bought by KALW


  • Added: May 22, 2016
  • Length: 15:00
  • Purchases: 1
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#2 in a series of postcards from Van Sounds. This time, a check in from a Punk house in Rhode Island.

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2016
  • Length: 01:23
  • Purchases: 1
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The hip hop scene in Ely, Nevada - a rural town on the loneliest road in America.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2016
  • Length: 16:17
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A quick check in from Van Sounds. This time from Montevideo, Uruguay.

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1