Project of the Day—Do you like stories? You probably like stories in some capacity: reading them, watching them, or even listening to them on the radio, which is still awesome and still a thing. Radio Diaries is a series that is particularly good at telling stories, and they would like to tell more.
Project of the Day — Middle Ground, the first national radio show to focus only on the middle of the country
Project of the Day — Season 4 of Roman Mars’ award-winning radio show 99% Invisible
A thoughtful NPR story on Kickstarter, filmmaking, and Sundance from today’s Morning Edition.
Doc hits The World.
Somewhere Between is a documentary that explores the question: “Who am I?”
Following the lives of four teenage girls adopted from China and growing up in the US, the doc portrays each of these young women as they negotiate the tricky terrain of adolescence while simultaneously working through the experience of being trans-racial adoptees in today’s America.
After running a successfully funded Kickstarter project last spring, creator Linda Goldstein Knowlton is currently receiving a wave of attention for her project. She recently updated her backers with a slew of cities where her film will be playing (as seen in the map above). She also announced an exciting feature spot on Public Radio International’s flagship program, The World.
Take a listen and catch a screening in the coming weeks!
Strangers is a Kickstarter-funded public radio podcast, created by Lea Thau for KCRW.
After successfully raising a budget for Season Two last month, Thau has been hard at work finalizing the new episodes.
The first one just launched, featuring legendary voice actor Bill Ratner, primal scream therapy, tragedy, Hollywood, and redemption. Deinitely something to shout about. Take a listen…
State of the Re:Union
A public radio project created by writer/performer Al Letson, State of the Re:Union explores the biggest issues facing the country — one story at a time. With a focus on the everyday people that shape communities across the US, the show finds renewal in the midst of decay by sharing small stories with a big impact.
Take a listen to the award-winning Baltimore episode and visit Letson’s new Kickstarter project page.
The hugely inventive podcast 99% Invisible treats the design of everyday things like a forensic science. In each episode, creator and host Roman Mars highlights some nearly invisible design process that you had no idea was incredibly interesting and then tells you why it is. The show is on our must-listen playlist, and season three is our Kickstarter of the Week.
—Great piece about the independent radio show/podcast 99% Invisible on WIRED today. Check it out, then dig into the show with this episode, already an office favorite: The Accidental Music of Imperfect Escalators.
Today’s Project of the Day is the first season of 1,000 Fathoms.
"Internet Killed the Radio Star." That is not a song, because it’s not true! Exhibit A — Baltimore’s Erin Gleeson, whose voice has been heard loud and clear wherever radio waves can travel. In order to ensure its fruitful history, Gleeson is working on the first season of her own show — 1000 Fathoms, which will combine wild real world stories with top-notch tunes from Baltimore’s finest, including Dan Deacon, Future Islands and more. Tune in!
Radio stations, radio shows, radio plays — who said radio was dead? These projects find their voices through the airwaves, and we’re tuning in. Check out our latest curation, Adjust those antennas, folks.