Happy New Year, everyone, and thanks so much for subscribing. This newsletter is one of the things that has been fun to work on this year, and I’m excited to share more writing and recording with you in 2021. As is the custom in newsletterland, I wanted to take a minute to…
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The opening sounds of a new presidency; a new Spotify mix; online soundwalks
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The Sound of Science: An Interview about the Folkways Science SeriesListen now (37 min) | Moe Asch wanted to record everything. So when he started Folkways Records in 1949, he didn’t act like a major label record…
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Brief interviews with poll workers and some new podcast and music recommendations
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Seventy Years of Listening UnderwaterListen now (5 min) | The audio above is a “remix” of a 1979 version of Roger Payne’s Songs of the Humpback Whale that was pressed onto a “Flexi disc…
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A Hurricane Katrina podcast and the persistent issues of racism in America
In July, I took an online class on “Deconstructing the Audio Documentary,” taught by Dennis Funk. It was, in a word, wonderful, and it scratched three…
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Introducing Human PoweredListen now (3 min) | Introducing Human Powered Today I’m excited to announce the launch of Human Powered, a six-episode podcast miniseries that…
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