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The Harvest by Open Orchard Productions

Series produced by Open Orchard Productions

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Image by: Rosie La Puma 

The Harvest explores the realm of auditory expression, gathering a varied crop of creativity and experimentation. As you listen, you will be exposed to anything but the expected.

The Harvest is a podcast series developed by the youth based radio group Open Orchard Productions. It's a series devoted to experiments in sound. You might find stories made up entirely of sound effects, interviews based around a place, or an exploration of food. The eclectic collection found at The Harvest should continue to be surprising and intriguing.


48 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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What she calls “real,” others may call superstition. Sarah Levai, a Romanian immigrant to the United States, came with hopes and dreams, but also w...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2016
  • Length: 01:08
  • Purchases: 1
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When I was twelve years old, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, four years later, mom and I reflect on how cancer brought us closer toge...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WAMC


  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Packed in one car, Elaine Manis, her six siblings, and her mother set out on a trip from the small town of Forgan, Oklahoma, to the seaside town of...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:24
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Train-Tracks. Metal-Mouth. Brace-Face. Whatever you call them, getting braces as a teenager seems to be a stereotypical right of passage. However,...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 04:36
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Today, Americans seem to lack any type of silence in their lives. Silence should be a source of solace, but the modern mind is often discontent whe...

Bought by KUER and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 13, 2016
  • Length: 03:40
  • Purchases: 2
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Frank Kostrencich has been working the night shift as a crane operator at the Port of Los Angeles for the past 26 years. Using his precision and ex...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
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Fire engines roar through the city with their sirens warning cars to move out of the way. For most of us, these sirens are nothing more than that, ...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 01:01
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The wild peacocks of Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California have inhabited the area for over 100 years and now number more than 1,000. For a...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
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With miles of beautiful beaches, the sound of ocean waves often touch a deep part of California residents. For some, it’s not about the physical wa...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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New to Los Angeles, Ann was excited to start a new job and experience the Southern California lifestyle. However, she ran into some trouble when sh...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:48
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While the American mythology of Thanksgiving is about peace, in Shanaya Pudumjee’s house, it’s anything but peaceful. Find out how one woman pulled...

Bought by KGNU


  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:53
  • Purchases: 1
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For high school seniors, college applications are the number one priority. Every class, club, activity, sport, grade, and standardized test score w...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 03:45
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An Argentinean Orthodox Jew, going under the pseudonym Gustavo Friedman, tells his story and the aftermath of the deadliest terrorist attack in all...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 05:10
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The most important meal of the day - breakfast - is no longer a priority among teenagers. Why can't they find the time for golden waffles doused in...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:33
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Katia Hauser explores the intricacies of teenagers having the legal right to make their own medical decisions.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Are you ever concerned that your pajamas are not seasonally appropriate? Fret no more. Ellery Stritzinger speaks to a professional about staying cu...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:21
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Junior year is universally known as the most difficult, stressful year of high school. Between academics, extra-curriculars, and athletics, college...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 01:49
  • Purchases: 1
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When Jimmy was 7 years old, he was diagnosed with ADHD (what's considered today to be a common behavioral disorder). He was prescribed mood-alterin...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 04:10
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Los Angeles County's poverty line is almost at 20%, and the majority of these households have children. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LA...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 1
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How fast are kids growing up? Jasmyn Harlan, a senior in high school, asks kids of various ages what they want to be when they grow up. Surprisingl...

  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 03:48