Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 32
Compiled By: KUT
O’Dark 30 is KUT's wildly popular adventure through the world of independent radio production. Every Sunday at midnight on KUT 90.5 Austin we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.
Episode 32 includes The Bat Love Song from KUT News...Snap Judgment 101: 5150 (Danger to Self)...Two women, a Frenchman, and Seth Rogen walk into a bank...The Mikie Show #6 Skylar...Hiroshima and Nagasaki from The Memory Palace...State of the ReUnion: Heart of the Heartland
From Matt Larson | 21:18
A piece about the genetics and marketing behind sperm donation
Christina and her partner Ellie want a baby, and together they decide to find a donor through one of the largest sperm banks in the country: the California Cryobank.
Christina describes the daunting task of narrowing down the traits she wanted for her child, while a representative of the California Cryobank talks about the programs they designed to make that process easier for their clients. One particular program, where clients can choose a donor that looks like their favorite male celebrity, has become extremely popular.
The piece features interviews with Christina and her infant son, Oscar, as well as Scott Brown of the California Cryobank. The narration was provided by Matt Larson.
A very interesting discussion with Skylar Kahn, certified master grapho-analyst and forensic document examiner. In other words, a handwriting analyst. Very revealing. Also, Señor Glow has a problem, maybe we can help. There's so much more!
Ever wonder about how forensic document examiners ply their trade? How about personality traits? It's all hidden in our handwriting and Skylar helps enlighten us. We even do an on air real time analysis of my handwriting! Plaus all the usual fun stuff. Thanks for tuning in!
From Nate DiMeo | 02:52
The incredible story of an actual U.S. military project that could have served as an alternative to dropping the atomic bombs to end WWII. Amazingly, the government spent years investigating the possibility of arming bats with incendiary devices and dropping them over Japanese cities.
Each episode is a short (between 1:30 and 5:30) water-coolery story of the past, with an emphasis on American History.
Join State of the Re:Union as the show travels to the surprisingly metropolitan and remarkably progressive city of Des Moines, Iowa. Discover an immigrant Iraqi family's take on the American dream, hear how traditional farming techniques have once again become relevant to 21st century business and get a Middle-American take on the Gay Marriage debate in Heart of the Heartland.