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Radio Free Culture

Series produced by WFMU

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Image by: Adam Bowie via flickr 

Radio Free Culture is a weekly program that explores digital culture and the arts.

Hosted by various WFMU personalities, Radio Free Culture is a weekly program that explores digital culture, net neutrality, piracy, the broadcast spectrum, digital rights, and archives and libraries in the internet age. We'll be interviewing some of the nation's key figures at the intersection of music, multimedia, and digital technology.

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. All music on the show can be found in the Free Music Archive. A new episode comes out every Thursday morning here on PRX, in WFMU's podcast archive and on iTunes.


66 Pieces

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Caption: Used with permission, Credit: Bryan Teoh
Cheyenne talks to Erik, a new FMA developer and member of the Audience Engine team.

  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 09:59
Caption: Jemma Brown and Michael Guerra. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Michael Guerra and Jemma Brown from The Moth about their "StoryScribe" tool, a newly-minted transcription 'game' to enhance acces...

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 18:21
  • Purchases: 1
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An extra-small episode to celebrate Shirt Week.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:22
Caption: State of the Commons 2015
Cheyenne and Jane talk about the 2015 State of the Commons report, now in its second year, which demonstrates the scope of Creative Commons works a...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2015
  • Length: 12:18
Caption: photo courtesy of Ross Oldenburg. Used with permission.
We talk about why FMA is worth at least $3.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2015
  • Length: 24:16
Caption: Image courtesy of Visager. Used with permission.
Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, spoke to the composer/producer Visager, a new FMA artist who recently released a video-g...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2015
  • Length: 13:30
Caption: Image courtesy of Paul Riismandel (left) and Eric Klein (right). Used with permission.
Cheyenne, Paul & Eric discuss community podcasting and the sorry state of music in podcasts these days.

  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 27:52
Caption: Image courtesy of Paul Riismandel (left) and Eric Klein (right). Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Paul Riismandel and Eric Klein from Radio Survivor about audio as a medium and how 'doing radio' is similar, but not the same, as...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Oct 14, 2015
  • Length: 20:22
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Logo for the Summit. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Jane Park of Creative Commons about the upcoming Global Summit in Seoul.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2015
  • Length: 09:27
Caption: Courtesy of Brian Foo. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Brian Foo, an artist and programmer who uses big data sets and sound samples to tell stories.

  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 16:57
Caption: Photo courtesy of Rute Correia. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks with Rute Correia, who puts together the White Market Podcast and curates on FMA under the same name.

  • Added: Sep 02, 2015
  • Length: 14:36
Caption: Image courtesy of Jason Staczek. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Jason Staczek, a composer who helped create the soundtrack for "Do Not Track," an interactive web documentary about privacy and t...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2015
  • Length: 19:18
Caption: "Transmitters-5" by Adam Bowie. 2011. CC BY-NC-SA via flickr.
Cheyenne talks to David Nemeth of the CC music blog "Acts of Silence" about how streaming is changing the online music landscape, what kinds of thi...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2015
  • Length: 13:32
Caption: courtesy of Marina Vidor. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Marina Vidor, digital producer for the UK's Philharmonia Orchestra, about ways they are using technology to engage the public.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2015
  • Length: 13:49
Caption: courtesy of Vito Petruzzelli. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Vito Petruzzelli of the band Vitamin Pets about a recent 'premix' contest of their newest album, "Horse Helpers of the High Count...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2015
  • Length: 13:18
Caption: Image courtesy of Dina Maccabee. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Dina Maccabee, who recorded a song, sent it to another artist to cover, who sent it to another artist to cover their version, and...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Jun 24, 2015
  • Length: 11:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: photo courtesy of Manuel Silva. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Manuel Silva, the organizer of the first ever Netlabel Day.

  • Added: Jun 10, 2015
  • Length: 08:02
Caption: photo courtesy of Meik Michalke. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Meik about the Open Music Contest, a German music competition that culminates in a concert, rather than the other way around.

  • Added: May 28, 2015
  • Length: 16:38
Caption: courtesy of the Pop Up Archive. Used with permission.
Emily Saltz from the Pop-Up Archive talks to Cheyenne about automated transcription of audio and its implications for sharing audio on the web, sem...

  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 13:11
Caption: courtesy of Ross Oldenburg. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Ross about his relationship to the FMA, the music and video art he makes, and wtf 'digital physics' means.

  • Added: May 07, 2015
  • Length: 11:22