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We're revisiting our 2012 interview with cartoonist, filmmaker, and copyright activist Nina Paley, creator of the feature-length animated film, Sit...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Four-time National Poetry Slam champion Taylor Mali connects stage and page.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Apr 14, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dinaw Mengestu, Credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
In All Our Names Dinaw Mengestu explores unlikely love in the midst of conflict.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: DC Youth Slam Team
The DC Youth Slam Team is an award-winning internationally acclaimed poetry group. Listen to their poems and find out how it all comes together wit...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KGNU, and WNJR


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Elizabeth McCracken, Credit: Edward Carey
Elizabeth McCracken gives us her take on the differences in writing novels, short stories, and tweets.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Why do books so often turn to music? Richard Powers, author of a new, music-filled novel Orfeo, speaks to the strength of songs and symphonies, inc...

Bought by WABE and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 12:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Julie Otsuka, Credit: Robert Bessoir
Julie Otsuka’s first novel When the Emperor Was Divine explores her family’s history in the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Yoko Ono is best known for her marriage to John Lennon and was vilified by the press in the 1960s for her perceived role in the breakup of the Beat...

Bought by KVNF, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WCAI / WNAN, and WMNF


  • Added: May 09, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Yoko Ono is best known for her marriage to John Lennon and was vilified by the press in the 1960s for her perceived role in the breakup of the Beat...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: May 09, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: David Mura, Credit: Courtesy of American Program Bureau, Inc.
Poet, Writer and Spoken-Word Performer David Mura uses his considerable talents as a poet, novelist, memoirist and performer to explore what it me...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Apr 16, 2014
  • Length: 27:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Inspired by Frost’s focus on the choices we make throughout our lives, Sarah Milad has recorded voices from progressive ages to read his poem. The ...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:17
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We're revisiting the birthplace of the American mind. Five houses on three streets within a period of five years in Concord, Massachusetts launche...

Bought by KPIP-LP, WRPI, and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 3
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We’re reading a famous story called “The Student.” It’s a late winter, early spring night in the 1890s, Easter weekend. A student is coming home f...

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 20:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Chekhov wrote “Gusev” on shipboard, returning from his stark study mission to the prison island of Sakhalin in 1890. He was 30 years old, ten years...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 52:19
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The story this time is called “Dreams.” It’s a dense 7-page fantasy of the good life in the far wilds of Eastern Siberia. It’s a dream of freedom t...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 41:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Vanka is a tiny tale that has the feel of Dickens, about a 9-year-old orphan in Moscow, pining for his grandpa in the village, his only vestige of ...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 26:29
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Here’s how to read David Foster Wallace’s thousand-page door stop and masterpiece Infinite Jest: it’s a Boston novel the way Ulysses is a Dublin n...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tope Folarin, Credit: David Fleming
Tope Folarin becomes the first writer born outside of Africa to win the Caine Prize with his short story set in Texas in an evangelical Nigerian ch...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 28:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ashley Bryan, Credit: Rama Hughes
Perhaps Rick Benjamin was nominated to host the show because he has just has this unmistakable GLOW...perhaps it's because of the way this energy i...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2012
  • Length: 44:14
Caption: Sherwin Bitsui
Sherwin Bitsui reads from FLOOD SONG, his poetry collection that won the 2010 American Book Award and the PEN Open Book Award. Raised in a border t...

Bought by WJCU


  • Added: May 24, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Neil Gaiman waits backstage, Credit: David J. Murray, Clear Eyed Photo
Multimedia sensation reads from the new edition of "American Gods," and talks Twitter, Dr. Who, and the power of librarians with host Virginia Pres...

Bought by WNPR and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 29, 2011
  • Length: 49:27
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Edna O'Brien
We're succumbing to the enchantments of prose this hour, first with Edna O'Brien, that "scandalous woman" in the James Joyce and Samuel Beckett fam...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 10, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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It's a New England poetry hour, starting with Amherst's Emily Dickinson by way of Helen Vendler, the closest of close readers of poetry, and ending...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 14, 2010
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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RealGoodWords is a one-hour weekly radio program for readers, writers and those who appreciate the written word.

  • Added: Jun 24, 2010
  • Length: 28:44
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Exploring why both the book and the film, "To Kill a Mockingbird," are still considered iconic and beloved, including an interview with Mary Badham...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and KGOU


  • Added: Apr 17, 2008
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 3