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Yoko Ono is best known for her marriage to John Lennon and for her perceived role in the breakup of the Beatles. But she was an accomplished and in...

Bought by WABE, WTJU, and KKRN


  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Yoko Ono is best known for her marriage to John Lennon and for her perceived role in the breakup of the Beatles. But she was an accomplished and in...

Bought by WKCC, KVSC, KENW, and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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J.M.W. Turner is perhaps the most important British painter--you would surely recognize an image of Tintern Abbey--and yet his life story has remai...

  • Added: May 01, 2015
  • Length: 03:42
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The British Romanticist painter J.M.W. Turner was a painter of landscapes and light. He was also one of the first major artists to depict the smoke...

Bought by WKCC, KVSC, WXDU, Radio Phoenix, KENW and more


  • Added: May 01, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The British Romanticist painter J.M.W. Turner was a painter of landscapes and light. He was also one of the first major artists to depict the smoke...

Bought by KPVL, WTJU, KPIP-LP, and KKRN


  • Added: May 01, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The outdoor observation deck on the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis, MN., Credit: Noel Clark
The skyline of the Twin Cities in the 1920’s and 30’s was an ever-changing sight. Buildings like the Foshay Tower, the Ramsey County Courthouse and...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 28:06
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 'Selma'
With the future of humanity depending on them, Josh and Adam recorded this episode from inside a time-traveling telephone booth in order to compile...

Bought by KDRP Community Radio, KSRQ, WRIR, WOUB, and KCPW


  • Added: Jan 16, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Timothy Spall, San Francisco, CA 11/14/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Timothy Spall talks paring things down, letting the character tell you what to do, and the lexicon of the grunt.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Dec 25, 2014
  • Length: 22:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Science Breakthroughs of 2014: When did humans first become artists?

  • Added: Dec 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Lester Blackiston, the Pirate of Shockoe Bottom.
Lester Blackiston was the pirate of Shockoe Bottom. He was a minor Beat poet, a questionable inventor, a man who avoided work at all costs. He had ...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 23:46
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In the 19th century, Richmond, Virginia was central to the American slave trade, earning the city more than 4 million dollars annually. A new exhib...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 07, 2014
  • Length: 02:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Interview with John about his relationship with heavyweight musicians and altering consciousness without chemicals.

  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 08:40
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Interview with Jack Elliott. Great stories about meeting Johnny Cash and playing with Bill Cosby at the Gaslight Theatre.

  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 06:15
Caption: An Alchemist in his Studio, Thomas Wijck. , Credit: CHF Collections
This episode explores the colorful (and sometimes risk-filled) history of pigments and painters, and the conservators who save paintings from the r...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 30:34
  • Purchases: 1
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A Facebook selfie or Instagrammed lunch is a far cry from what used to be required to take a picture. With expensive, slow technology, most photos ...

Bought by WABE, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 28, 2014
  • Length: 02:24
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Curtis Billie from N'MPower
N’MPower participant and Program Manager, Curtis Billie, interviews Kathy Wan Povi Sanchez, a potter from the San Ildefonso Pueblo, in a community ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 06:32
Caption: Diana Moya Lujan's piece at the Museum of International Folk Art
An N’MPower participant, who wishes to remain anonymous, interviews Spanish Colonial artist Diana Moya Lujan, in a community engagement project bet...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 05:57
Caption: Sharon Wirtz, left, talks to Marquell Hicks, right, in front of a panel from the NM AIDS Memorial Quilt, Credit: Katy Gross
N’MPower participant, Marquell Hicks, interviews quilt artists Sharon Wirtz and Jane Gabaldon, in a community engagement project between the Museum...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
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Today when we vote, we enter a private space, secretly make our choice, and go about our day. But early voting wasn’t just public; it was a raucous...

Bought by WFHB, WCAI / WNAN, WMNF, and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Today when we vote, we enter a private space, secretly make our choice, and go about our day. But early voting wasn’t just public; it was a raucous...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 53:54
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We're revisiting the birthplace of the American mind. Five houses on three streets within a period of five years in Concord, Massachusetts launche...

Bought by KPIP-LP, WRPI, and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 3
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Professor William Bubelis explains how numismatics, or the study of ancient coins, can reveal unique information about ancient cultures.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 11:35
Caption: The Storied South , Credit: Bill Ferris
Preeminent Southern folklorist Bill Ferris has spent the last 40 years documenting the South in print, photography and film. His latest book, The S...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 15:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Free, audio excerpt from a book. The California of Harris’ youth was a very different place than it is today: It was a verdant oasis of orange grov...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2013
  • Length: 06:35
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Before you follow the herd and cancel your landline service, take a moment to rediscover the benefits of old-school telephonic technology.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2013
  • Length: 07:11