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Caption: Allen Ginsberg reading poetry, Credit: The New York Public Library Digital Collections
One of Allen Ginsberg's first publishers was taken to court for a book that an undercover police officer deemed "not fit for children to read."

  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: :59
Caption: Hunter S. Thompson, Long Beach, California, May 1989, Credit: Rs79
A young Hunter S. Thompson's first run-in with federal agents during the Louisville summer of '46

  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
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Your online dating profile is the latest spin on a 300-year-old tradition of advertising yourself in order to find a spouse, a sexual partner, or s...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 21:30
Caption: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Credit: nataji.org
The mystery of Subhas Chandra Bose has trumped the actual history of Subhas Bose.

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Maritime Museum on the Hong Kong waterfront.
In October of 2015 Peter Neill, Director of World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, attended the bi-annual conference of the Interna...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:32
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In today’s confessional culture, secrets are generally considered bad, but this episode explores what opportunities open up when someone keeps a se...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
Caption: Monica Hand, Credit: Meredith Turk
Monica Hand visits the unmarked slave graves of Jewell Cemetery in Columbia, Missouri, together with geneaologist Traci Wilson-Kleekamp.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 07:22
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An audio essay that combines science, personal moments, and the wit and wisdom of four 100-year-old (and up) women.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 10:26
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Alfred Bundy and Kevin Jenkins in conversation about this book.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 18:57
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Rabin is a symbol. An icon. But in Israel of 2015, twenty years after the Prime Minister's murder, it isn't so simple to understand what the reall...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:05:56
Caption: "In the Wee Small Hours" from 1955, all about loneliness and heartbreak, was the one of the many concept albums Sinatra released for Capitol Records in the 1950s., Credit: Capitol Album Cover
An hour-long program exploring a career-changing move for Frank Sinatra. In the mid 1950s, he found renewed success at Capitol Records by releasing...

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Nov 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Have you ever wondered how Lake George got its name? Or who predicted the tornado of April 1886? Or even why this area hosts so many German Catholi...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2015
  • Length: 30:47
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
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'Step-', as in stepparents or stepchildren, originated in grief. Family structures have evolved, but are stepmothers now so tainted by fairytale as...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 38:16
  • Purchases: 1
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A beloved Old Monk is dying in India. Not that kind of monk, it’s a rum. Not just A rum. The iconic Indian rum. A rite of passage for Indians for t...

Bought by KMRE-LP


  • Added: Aug 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A lone sailboat flying the Armenian flag to commemorate the centennial as marchers cross Golden Gate Bridge above
On top of the highest hill in San Francisco is the Mount Davidson Cross -- a monument to the Armenian Genocide. Friday, April 24th marks 100 years ...

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 14:15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The White House lit up in a rainbow, Credit: USA Today
After the historic ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, Sandip Roy reflects on... his Facebook feed.

Bought by KMRE-LP and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 29, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Women have been making comics since the beginning. This engaging history tracks the gender dynamics of the comics industry for 120 years, highlight...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Jun 18, 2015
  • Length: 21:39
  • Purchases: 1
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Tattoo artist Ron White goes through several generations to tell us how he got to where he is today. It's not what you're expecting. Part one of th...

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 12:21
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On the eve of the 2015 General Election in the UK, take a jaunt through the etymology of election-related words.

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  • Added: May 06, 2015
  • Length: 09:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Forget words for a moment; look at the spaces between the words.

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 10:21
  • Purchases: 1
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You'd think you could trust dictionaries, but it turns out, they are riddled with LIES.

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 15:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Nila Mack
There weren’t a lot of female directors during the Golden Age of Radio. Nila Mack was one of the few who earned herself an office on the 14th floo...

Bought by WABE and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 05, 2015
  • Length: 06:37
  • Purchases: 2
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The Partition of India uprooted 10 -15 million people, the largest mass displacement of the 20th century. 250,000 – two million died. Yet no museu...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Mar 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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CAFÉ ACOUSMATIC: the finest blend of electroacoustic music, sound art, and 3D binaural audio.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:07