We're working on a new version of PRX. Want a sneak peek?

PRX - Pieces for Tone: NPR NewsMagazine-y Atom Feed

Can't find it? Try Advanced Search
View by:

674 results

Caption: Daxing Zhang & Jonathan Lim, San Francisco, CA 3/14/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jonathan Lim and Daxing Zhang talk subtlety, spirituality, and a red balloon.

  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 18:23
Piece image
Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding took up the violin at age five, was a concertmaster at fifteen and graduated from the Berklee School of Music at a...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 06:51
Caption: Genya Ravan (left) and director Chris Henry on the set of Rock and Roll Refugee, a new off-Broadway play about Ravan's early life in music. , Credit: Shannon Rednour/Courtesy of the artist
She came to this country as a refugee from post-war Europe; learned English listening to the radio; and before long, heard herself on it. She star...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2016
  • Length: 06:27
Caption: Dawn Porter, San Francisco, CA, 3/9/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Dawn Porter talks checking her bias, the separation of church and state, and the gods of documentary filmmaking.

Bought by XRAY.fm

  • Added: Mar 18, 2016
  • Length: 21:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gavin Hood, San Francisco, CA 3/2/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Gavin Hood talks ethics, kill chains, and being uncomfortable.

  • Added: Mar 15, 2016
  • Length: 15:16
Caption: Elliot Lavine, San Francisco, CA 2/17/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Elliot Lavine talks the pleasures and perils of 35mm, seismic overhauls, and blows to the solar plexus.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2016
  • Length: 33:16
Caption: Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman, San Francisco, CA 12/28/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman talk distance, authenticity, and having a free hand.

  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 29:56
Caption: The Homer City Generating Station in Pennsylvania., Credit: Reid Frazier
How do you clean up 100,000 tons of air pollution? Boatloads of air filters, and some basic high school chemistry. This story takes the listener in...

Bought by WABE

  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Montoo at the oven, Credit: Sandip Roy
It’s hardly Santaland but as Christmas approaches Montoo’s bakery, in a dingy lane in central Kolkata, is one of the city's hottest addresses.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Jay Roach, San Francisco, CA 11/12/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jay Roach talks fear-based manipulation, Trumbo’s complex personality, and Louis C.K.’s rumpled collar,

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 15:35
Caption: James Mond & Christopher Abbott, San Rafael, CA 11/4/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Josh Mond and Christopher Abbott talk the joy of flawed characters, the pregnancy of the process, and having nowhere to hide.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 16:03
Caption: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. The band's "Stairway to Heaven" is the subject of a current copyright-infringement lawsuit. , Credit: Danny Martindale/Getty Images
Where do you draw the line between inspiration and appropriation when it comes to musical compositions?

  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 09:24
Caption: Sarah Silverman, San Francisco, CA 10/9/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Sarah Silverman talks silence, synchronicity, and cellulite.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2015
  • Length: 11:43
Caption: Diwali Sweets
It’s like saying "I don’t like Christmas." But Sandip Roy has never been particularly fond of Diwali.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Piece image
In this episode we break down the factors that will influence the fate of football in the United States. Is football doomed or is it immune to the ...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2015
  • Length: 34:39
Caption: Holiday Harp
A short-form trackless piece exploring the special importance of harp music during the holiday season, filled with relaxing holiday music! Includes...

Bought by WTIP and WAMC

  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
A survey by one of the country's top media research firms sheds light -- if not love -- on the holiday music we love to hate.

Bought by WTIP, Delta College Public Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Old Monk Rum
The Old Monk is dying!? Not that kind of monk, it’s a rum. Not just A rum. The iconic Indian rum. A rite of passage for Indians for the last 6 de...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: James Vanderbilt, San Francisco, CA 10/2/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
James Vanderbilt talks accents, integrity, and Dennis Quaid’s smile.

  • Added: Oct 23, 2015
  • Length: 23:15
Caption: Cary Fukunaga and Abraham Attah, San Francisco, CA 10/15/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Cary Fukunaga and Abraham Attah talk nuance, bug bites, and emotional choices

  • Added: Oct 16, 2015
  • Length: 10:30
Piece image
Rebecca Roudman and Jason Eckl, members of the band Dirty Cello, are doing a sound check in the middle of the day, in an unconventional location: t...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2015
  • Length: 05:46
Caption: Erika Escalante stands in front of her home at Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, Credit: Angela Johnston
Buena Vista is a diverse community, made up of seniors, families, people with disabilities. The majority of residents are low income, and Latino. P...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2015
  • Length: 08:08
Caption: Hubert Sauper, San Francisco,CA 8/19/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Hubert Sauper talks punch lines, pathological correlations, and transcending the abyss of history.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2015
  • Length: 28:24
Piece image
A portrait of a classical musician achieving critical acclaim and commercial success by forgoing traditional sound recordings. The Polish guitar vi...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:46
Caption: William Farley, San Francisco, CA 8/19/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
William Farley talks going full circle, delivering an aesthetic, and becoming an artist.

  • Added: Aug 22, 2015
  • Length: 16:16