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Trevor Nobes, Chimney Sweep, talks to Terry Mechan for Public Service Radio Trevor tells us how he got into the business when his own house caught...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2014
  • Length: 19:56
Caption: Jimmy Cox in his shop in Topsham, ME , Credit: Keith Ludden
Profile of banjo maker Jimmy Cox, from Topsham, ME. Cox was born in Williamsburg, KY and makes world class banjos in his shop there. This profile i...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2014
  • Length: 06:20
Caption: The members of Catfish Courtesy, circa 2002.
Mindless Chanting is a documentary tracing the DIY history of an obscure and unheard band called Catfish Courtesy.

  • Added: Jan 26, 2014
  • Length: 36:04
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From Paradise City to Death Valley, Lisa Lipton drummed her way around North America in search of the Impossible Blue Rose

  • Added: Dec 11, 2013
  • Length: 06:59
Caption: Fenwood Ranch, Credit: Minnie Sagar
This feature looks at the greening of Prather Ranch, a sustainable cattle hay and farming operation in Northern California. Through a partnership ...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2013
  • Length: 10:25
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From the red eyes of a periodical cicada looking out: a bug's first person rendition from emergence til death.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WTIP, Radio Newark, WNPR, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Jun 19, 2013
  • Length: 07:42
  • Purchases: 7
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News and features on global conflict.

  • Added: May 23, 2013
  • Length: 07:39
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You never know who will pin you at an arm wrestling, or pulling, tournament.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 01, 2013
  • Length: 05:16
  • Purchases: 2
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In June of 1880, a series of extraordinary events began to unfold that sent a man most of the country agreed was completely unqualified to be presi...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 15:33
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When sea creatures get sick, there's one way to find out what's wrong: perform a necropsy.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Dec 10, 2012
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Greg Auger's life was forever changed when he met the bat researching legend Don Griffin. This is the story of the two men, a pond, and what happen...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 08:05
Caption: Margaret and Mohammed discuss how Americans marginalize their religions. , Credit: Jesse Ellis
Islam and Mormonism — not exactly a perfect pair? Actually, these two religions have a striking similarity: both are marginalized in American socie...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2012
  • Length: 13:10
Caption: 2011 NYC Pride Parade, Credit: Cassidy Lerman
While walking with the Israeli delegation in the 2011 NYC Pride Parade I captured reactions from the crowd and others in the march about why they a...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2012
  • Length: 08:32
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It's a dreamlike visit to the U.S. Postal Service mail recovery center. Producer Samara Freemark finds her way there after she loses a package in t...

Bought by Vocalo.org and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 13, 2012
  • Length: 14:06
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jeff's first day out
Jeff's reputation as a bully was something of a legend in the coastal town where he grew up. Eight years later, and with a chance to start over ag...

Bought by Listen Edition, KUOW, and Vocalo.org


  • Added: Mar 12, 2012
  • Length: 09:34
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The 25th St. House owned by Portland Collective Housing, Credit: Portland Collective Housing (PCH)
What happens when a group of friends get together to buy a house? That's what some people did in Portland, Oregon in 2003. The house is still owned...

Bought by WFPL News


  • Added: Sep 01, 2011
  • Length: 08:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Guided by science and science fiction, All In Time traverses the timeless mystery of time itself.

Bought by KMUZ, WJCT, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUT and more


  • Added: Jul 21, 2011
  • Length: 25:01
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Library of Dust, Canister 1454, Credit: David Maisel, photographer
Photographer David Maisel's project "Library of Dust" proves there is life after death, in vivid color.

Bought by PRX Remix and KUOW


  • Added: Jul 18, 2011
  • Length: 06:51
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Praying Hands at Oral Roberts University
In this controversial piece, attorney Gary Richardson recounts a run-in with the famous televangelist that has left him questioning ever since.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2010
  • Length: 06:58
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Every year at Yale, 14 male seniors are tapped to sing in an elite a cappella group called the Whiffenpoofs. Their repertoire ranges from Cole Port...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2009
  • Length: 05:22
Caption: Original Armory in Oswego, NY, Credit: Jasmyn Belcher
Once a year on Halloween, ghosts and ghouls get their day of recognition. But for one group of Central New Yorkers, the paranormal...is normal.

Bought by WAMC and KUT


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 2
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Ninety-four year-old Blues legend recalls his almost thirty years as a boxcar hobo and gambler.

Bought by XRAY.fm and KUOW


  • Added: Aug 18, 2009
  • Length: 10:02
  • Purchases: 2
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A personal look at Traumatic Brain Injury.

Bought by KFAI, WMPG, SALTcast Podcast, and KUOW


  • Added: Jun 22, 2009
  • Length: 08:31
  • Purchases: 4
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A story of the surprising healing power of sound.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KGOU, SALTcast Podcast, and KUOW


  • Added: Jun 22, 2009
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 4
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What do you do when they tell you your child is in a persistive vegetative state, tell you to put her in a nursing home and go on with your life? Y...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2009
  • Length: 04:30