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 exci…
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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 execut…
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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” a…
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A Hurricane Katrina podcast and the persistent issues of racism in America
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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 introdu…
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Music to listen to and possibly purchase
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Work in Progress: Viral MusicListen now (4 min) | Earlier in the quarantine, I had a chance to talk to three really interesting music scholars on the relationship between music and…
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Thoughts on World Listening Day 2020
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New work: "Jazz Migrations" on To the Best of Our KnowledgeListen now (51 min) | The story of jazz is a story of migrations: the transatlantic slave trade, the Great Migration, the exile of South African musici…
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