very 2 weeks we deliver honest and emotionally engaging stories that read like a diary and sound like a dream.
Each episode of Love and Radio consists of a mixture of fact and fiction, presented in a series of interviews and stories related to a theme.
a journalistic, documentary-style approach, each hour-long program focuses exclusively on one city, region, or other community and features interviews, commentary, recordings, listener-generated letters, and music.
Chronicling the political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century, Pacifica radio programs include documentaries, performances, discussions, debates, drama, poetry readings, commentaries and radio arts.
Pop Up Archive
Who are you, and what do you do?
I’m the CEO of Pop Up Archive. Partnered with PRX, we make audio searchable using automatic transcripts and tags. Our journey began with The Kitchen Sisters, and today we work with lots producers and stations to help bring hidden audio to light, and create better access to incredible stories and voices that aren’t being heard. Which means we get to listen to some amazing stuff!
What podcasts do you listen to?
Our team of three has been commuting to Mountain View, CA as part of the 500 Startups accelerator, so we’ve had no shortage of prime car time for podcast listening. Lately we’ve been listening to Audio Smut (try starting with the homelessness episode, Getting By) and Love & Radio (Bedouin Love is a crazy story, and Superchat is a favorite too). And since Pop Up Archive works with a lot of raw tape, field recordings, and interviews, I’ve gotten a whole new appreciation for the work they’re doing at State of the Re:Union (try starting with the Missouri episode).
Most exciting to me is the awesome old archival audio we’re unearthing at Pop Up Archive and giving new digital life to. Some of my favorites:
How do you listen to podcasts?
Ha! Given my line of work I should be better at this. I usually rely on my co-founder, Bailey Smith, to have a bunch downloaded. Otherwise, we use a combination of websites and apps: Pop Up Archive, PRX, Stitcher, Swell, and the This American Life app. I can’t handle iTunes. I think I’ve had the same six radio pieces on iTunes for as long as I can remember.
I’ve also found the new PRX Storytime newsletter to be an excellent source of great stories, once a week, straight to my inbox.
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