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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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An iconic Indian "Bollywood" film reminds Sandip Roy that a solid relationship can transcend the oceanic gap of language.

Bought by KMRE-LP


  • Added: Aug 18, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Robert Gordon, San Francisco, CA 4/24/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Robert Gordon talks foretelling the future, respecting both sides of an argument, and changing the media landscape.

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 23:21
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Scholars dance out to the beat of “Uptown Funk – Bell Edition.” The YMCA of Greater Montgomery Power Scholars Academy Culmination Ceremony was held Friday, July 10, in the auditorium of Carver Elementary School in Montgomery, Credit: Shannon Heupel/Montgomery Advertiser
National education leaders are trumpeting recent increases in high school graduation rates, yet about 20 percent of kids still dropout before compl...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 04:06
Caption: A view from the balcony: the Young Musicians Camp ensemble plays everything from classical to “All About That Bass” at the University of Montevallo. , Credit: Dan Carsen
Fewer reading materials in the home. Less access to camps or museums. Those are some of the reasons “summer learning loss” disproportionately affe...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 04:44
Caption: The most popular destinations for Megabus routes out of New Orleans are Atlanta and Houston., Credit: Eve Abrams
Ten years after New Orleans flooded following Hurricane Katrina, the city has changed. New Orleans is now home to far fewer Black people and far fe...

Bought by KZYX and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jul 27, 2015
  • Length: 13:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lydia Athanasopoulou, Eli Wald, and Grace Ambrose, Credit: COLIN PEDEN
I’m inside what looks like it could be a college library or a research institute. People sit quietly working at desks and tables, surrounded by she...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 10:05
Caption: Sarah Rogers poses with her NUMMI-made car, a Toyota Tacoma named Goldie, Credit: Angela Johnston
When the NUMMI auto factory in Fremont closed five years ago, close to 5,000 people lost their jobs. An estimated 20,000 others were also out of w...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 28:37
Caption: Jeffrey Hatcher, San Francisco, CA 4/25/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jeffrey Hatcher talks leaving things out, earning pauses, and why Holmes is a man for all seasons.

  • Added: Jul 15, 2015
  • Length: 16:40