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On the latest Reel Discovery, Kristin goes behind the scenes in the world of stand-up comedy with the documentary Dying Laughing.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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When Bill and Claudia met in 1973 Bill had recently suffered a spinal cord injury that left him partially paralyzed. They came to StoryCorps to tal...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 02:37
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An examination of The Serenity Prayer and how it should be put into practice by the fecklessly faux celebrities who faux to the mat with their faux...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 54:56
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John Marboe, aka Reverend Doctor Garbage Man, tells his 13-year-old daughter, Charlie, about his work as a pastor and a trash hauler.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 02:35
Caption: A tour guide shows where Abby Borden was murdered., Credit: Barbara Paulsen
On August 4, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were killed with an ax at their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. Can a century-old brutal murder save t...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 08:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Steve Moore
He left the East Coast for the West Coast to become an actor. Instead he became a comedian. And just as his career was taking off, he was diagnosed...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2016
  • Length: 26:34
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When Christine Ernst was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 34, she didn’t expect it would one day spark her own one-woman show. But, thanks to a ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 04:34
  • Purchases: 1
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Sophie May grew up in Alaska, spending lots of time outside. But when it came time to explore the wilderness as an adult, she found out she had mor...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 14:59
  • Purchases: 1
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On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin looks for laughs in Jennifer Worick's blog-turned-audiobook, Things I Want to Punch in the Face.

Bought by KKRN, GCR (Global Community Radio), and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A woman walks into a bar, asks 23 random strangers what advice they would give their 18 year old self, and every single person said the same thing.

  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 02:03
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Producer Taylor Quimby has been defending Vibram FiveFingers™ shoes to naysayers for years. When people see him wearing them while he’s on the trai...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 24:42
Caption: Lester Blackiston
Pirates and their deeds become legend. Blackbeard, Lester’s personal favorite, did this thing with canon fuses, or so the legend goes. Just as h...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 26:15
Caption: Mike Birbiglia, San Francisco, CA 6/9/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Mike Birbiglia talks pizza, counterintuitive affirmation, and finding the pain.

  • Added: Jul 28, 2016
  • Length: 11:21
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Comic Books and Super Heroes” is the theme of our episode of “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show from Lanesboro MN’s St. Mane Theatre. You...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:14:55
Caption: Money Matters host Marc Cuniberti
Classic piece. Marc, host of Money Matters describes his visit to Costco. A must listen. Too funny!

Bought by KKRN


  • Added: Jun 25, 2016
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Osagie Obasogie, Credit: Riverview Photography
This week we take you to New Orleans, for stories told by legal scholars about what life's like as a legal scholar.

  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:41
Caption: Myles Standish reenactor
There’s a recent trend to question historical icons with complicated histories—Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, and of course the confederate flag. ...

Bought by WCPN, WNPR, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 13, 2016
  • Length: 10:32
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Odegaard Writing and Research Center, Credit: OWRC
This week’s episode revisits a topic from one of the OWRC Week 7 workshops held in the previous quarter, which was related to improvisation and how...

  • Added: May 08, 2016
  • Length: 24:05
Caption: Lorene Scafaria & Susan Sarandon, San Francisco, CA  4/11/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Susan Sarandon and Lorene Scafaria talk giving, taking, and scoring good eggs.

  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 16:25
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Charlie Daniels is partly Western and partly Southern. His signature “bullrider” hat and belt buckle, his lifestyle on the Twin Pines Ranch (a boyh...

Bought by KMXT, WTIP, KALH, KPIP-LP, KUMD and more


  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 9
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It was supposed to be a leisurely float down the Snake River. But when they lost their guide, a group of tourists got more than they bargained for.

  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 16:37
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While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collect...

Bought by KMSU, WTIP, KMXT, WRNC-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Apr 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 9
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This piece looks at what is and is not acceptable to say on stage from a comedians point of view.

  • Added: Apr 06, 2016
  • Length: 04:40
Caption: Jeanne Abel and Alan Abel in their home in Southbury, Conn., Credit: Alletta Cooper
In 1964, Yetta Bronstein, a woman who never existed, ran for President of the United States. Her creators tell the story behind the fake candidate.

Bought by WEZU, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Apr 01, 2016
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 3
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In this episode of "Street Economy," radio producers Kelley Crawford and Sarah Holtz go to the streets in search of poetry -- literal poetry, not a...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2016
  • Length: 06:21