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Hearing Voices

Series produced by Hearing Voices

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An Hour of Personal Visions and Collective Fantasies

Themed compilations of broadcasts, podcasts, slam poets, sound-portraits, features, found-sound, audio art and docs. These are the episodes in the series Hearing Voices from NPR now being offered as a standalone specials:


56 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Mexico - Railroad scenes: Train crossing bridge at Crucitas, Credit: Photo by W.H. Jackson
Musician Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening, K Records) hosts train tales: An existential interaction with an automated Amtrak voice. The Kronos Quarte...

Bought by KHNS


  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cassageda crossroads sign: Spiritualist St and Mediumship Way, Credit: photo: Rachael Anne Ryals
A preacher/prank-caller conjures "Alice of the Spirits." Carmen Delzell samples the "Ritual Magic" of a voodoo Santera, soaks in a spirit bath, and...

Bought by KHNS


  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Howard Dully receiving his "ice pick" lobotomy Dec. 16, 1960, Credit: Walter Freeman
Disturbed Mental States: "This is Insane," says William S Burroughs to the music of Disposable Heroes of Hiphopcracy. An anonymous reporter describ...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jesus and Mary with red paint, sculptural relief on a Jerusalem building, Credit: Jake Warga
Christmas at a Bagram Air Base hospital, Afghanistan; a tour of the Holy Land, Hannukah military history; a visit to a toy store; and musical Chris...

Bought by KUHF


  • Added: Nov 27, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Youth AIDS logo graffiti on wall
Documenting a disease: "Thembi's Diary" follows a South African teenager as she records her life with AIDS, produced by Radio Diaries. In "LiveHope...

Bought by KHNS and KQED


  • Added: Nov 26, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Road sign reading: Changed Priorities Ahead, Credit: Photo by Christine at Flikr
Getting Nowhere, Slow: Producer Scott Carrier hitchhikes cross-country. Tony Joe White give directions to the swamp. Ben Walker brings books to a B...

Bought by KQED


  • Added: Jun 24, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Coca-Cola ad: Santa with bag of presents drinking Coke, Credit: Coca-Cola Company
Holiday spirits and communal consumption.

Bought by KQED


  • Added: Dec 23, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Merry Pranksters on the bus; photo from Zane Kesey, Credit: Zane Kesey
Tuned in and turned on: Interviews with Merry Pranksters (Carolyn Garcia and George Walker). The Beautiful People remixes Jimi Hendrix. Johhny Depp...

Bought by KAZU, KVNF, and KQED


  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Phrenology of the Brain drawing
Recollections, remembrances, and mnemonics for marking time: Lester Nafzger recalls his life as a litany of "Lynchpins" (as told to Joe Frank, exce...

Bought by PRX Remix and KQED


  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lisa Miller descending Angel's Landing
We immerse ourselves in Yellowstone, Zion, the Everglades, and William Pierce Park in DC.

Bought by KUNM, Red River Radio Network, KAZU, KMUN, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 30, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: Battle Mountain, Nevada; photo: Scott Carrier
Celebrating America with flags, fireworks and summer festivals, featuring recitations and reflections on The Pledge” of Allegiance, the annual Rain...

Bought by KHNS, WABE, WRIR, WNIJ, KAWC and more


  • Added: May 07, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 22
Caption: Kids playing; photo: Scott Carrier
Stories of paternal praise, pride, disappointment and love.

Bought by WRVO Public Media, WAMU, KAZU, KHNS, WBEZ and more


  • Added: May 07, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Whistler's Mother
Maternal tales from producers around the country, from traveling with mom to taking care of her.

Bought by KQED


  • Added: May 07, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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For Valentine's Day, affairs of the heart and the intricacies of intimacy.

Bought by WBEZ, KWIT, KQED, KGOU, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 13, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
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An hour of athletic endeavors: swimming, at night, far out into the lake; inside the mind of track & field runner; inner city basketball; and a sur...

Bought by KQED


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Sledding Hill by Tabbymom, on Flickr
Some cold-weather audio adventures: with gliding, sliding, and speed.

Bought by WNIJ, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 03, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Painting by Victoria Golding
For Women's History Month, stories by, for and of women.

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KGNU, KUNM, WMMT, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Jan 03, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 28
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A Birthday Party fit for a King, with fans, friends, religion and rockin'.

Bought by WFAE


  • Added: Dec 28, 2012
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Electoral Map of US
Producer Barrett Golding found remnants of Jefferson's theories and Toqueville's writings still very much in play, as he followed Montana's two inc...

Bought by WPSU and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 23, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: U.S. soldiers in Iraq, Credit: Jake Warga
For Veterans Day: Vietnam, Korean, and World War Two vets, recorded by StoryCorps, along with a Marine Sergeant's recent "Don't Ask Don't Tell" dis...

Bought by WRVO Public Media, Troy Public Radio, KERA, WAMU, KUNC and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 13