Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 46
Compiled By: KUT
O’Dark 30 is KUT's strangely compelling 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 46 includes The Premature Burial...Even in Bleak Times, The Ukulele Thrives...I Called This Stupid Number to Pretend It's You...Novice Haunters: Our Type of Shopping...Piece of My Heart: The Story of Janis Joplin...LZ Love--Transgender Musical Artist...Forced Out...Cranky Old Men...Curiosity and Other Riddles...Hedy Lamar...Chapter 10: The Happy Home
From KUER | 11:19
Radio Theater Production of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Premature Burial"
From Kyle Norris | 02:54
When times are tough, people cut-back on spending. But one little item has been selling quite well lately.
I felt like calling you because I miss you and um, I don’t know; I wish I was actually calling the real you… I kind of wish I didn’t  up.
From Glenn McKnight | 10:37
A story of two friends who are amateur home haunters from Michigan
This is a story of two friends in friendly competition who live across from each other in a small town in Michigan, USA They visit the Midwest Haunters Convention in Columbus Ohio where they casually shop for new and disturbing props for their own home haunts Also A soundslide with pictures exists at http://gmcknight.webng.com/index.html
From Philip Graitcer | 04:42
Nancy Faust, Chicago White Sox ballpark organist for 41 seasons, is retiring at the end of this season, bringing to an end an era of baseball organ music.
From Abigail Mahnke, host of Inner Views | 24:49
LZ Love is a successful female musical artist. Many don't know that she is transgender, having been born a man. In this interview with her, she discusses being transsexual.
LZ Love is a versatile singer songwriter, performing dance, jazz, blues, World, roots rock and more. Born as Arnold Elzy, she performed from a young age but always knew inside that she was different. She made the transition to LZ Love and, while she has nothing to hide, most people don't know she was born a man. Some of the songs on her latest album, Mysterious, are about being transsexual/transgender. In this interview, she talks about growing up, realizing she was different and finally making the transition to a woman.
From outLoud Radio | 09:33
No matter how hard you try, some secrets are hard to keep. A high school teacher finds out the hard way, and ends up loving it.
No matter how hard you try, some secrets are hard to keep. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teachers have it especially hard if they're trying to keep their identities under wraps. One high school teacher found this out the hard way... and ended up loving her new openness.
From Robert Karl Skoglund | 01:41
Do all men get cranky in their old age or is it just me?
From Cambridge Science Fest Crew | 30:18
Questions and answers from some of the most curious people in the world.
If you could understand one thing about how the world works, what would it be? We asked budding school-age scientists what they want to know -- and then we took those questions to some of the brightest scientists in Cambridge. After taking a stab at the questions, we asked the scientists what big unanswered questions THEY most wanted to understand, and took those sometimes cosmic and often existential questions back to the kids, for answers. Both 30 and 20-minute versions are available below.
This half-hour program is about embracing curiosity, discovery, and the common human quest to understand our environment. We started out by asking school-age kids what they were curious about -- then we took those questions to some of the brightest scientists in Cambridge. After taking a stab at the questions, we asked the scientists what big unanswered questions THEY most wanted to understand, and took those sometimes cosmic and often existential questions back to the kids, for answers. This program was produced in conjunction with the Cambridge Science Festival, and aired on 4/29/2010 on WMBR in Cambridge, MA. Learn more about the producers at AriDanielShapiro.com and NeighborhoodRadio.org.
MIT Synthetic Neurobiologist, Ed Boyden; Harvard Molecular Geneticist, George Church; Harvard Science Historian, Peter Galison; Harvard Coginitive Neuroscientist, Marc Hauser; Harvard Evolutionary Geneticist, Pardis Sabeti; and MIT Social Cognitive Neuroscientist, Rebecca Saxe.
From Eric Molinsky | 09:39
A 1940s Hollywood star invents the technology behind cell phones.
Hollywood likes to cast stars as pioneering scientists; it really happened in the 1940s. Hedy Lamarr was once billed as the most beautiful woman in the world, and she's partly responsible for the telecom innovation behind cell phones, GPS, and WiFi. Produced by Eric Molinsky.