It is both about a subject I love and produced by a person I love, Roman Mars, who used to be the Producer of Re:sound.
Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, always super-great.
Short, often darkly funny stories that take you to unexpected places, using only sound.
Nick van der Kolk's Love and Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime.
Hosted by Sara Ivry, Vox Tablet brings you conversations with writers, scholars, musicians, and mobsters, as well as reports from all corners of the earth, from a cheesecake factory in the Bronx to a genocide memorial on a hilltop in Rwanda.
A podcast about human behavior.
Re:Sound, Third Coast
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Gwen Macsai and I am the host of Re:sound, an hour long radio show that features audio stories from around the English speaking world, produced by the Third Coast International Audio Festival. In past lives I have worked/reported/produced for NPR, written a book (Lipshtick, HarperCollins 2000) and created a sitcom (What About Joan, ABC-TV). I also currently work as a standard patient at various medical schools in the Chicago area so that the medical students can practice on people like me before they touch people like you.
What podcasts do you listen to?
I love listening to 99% Invisible when I can because it is both about a subject I love and produced by a person I love, Roman Mars, who used to be the Producer of Re:sound. I recommend episodes by third coast staffers past and present: Katie Mingle: the history of the cul de sac, Julie Shapiro: the design of postage stamps, me: the Purple Hotel. Of course I love Radiolab, TAL, and Radio Diaries, the usual suspects. But I also adore Nate DiMeo’s Memory Palace, here is one of my favorites. Jonathan Mitchell’s The Truth, Love & Radio, VoxTablet, and 360 Documentaries from Australia. I’m also excited about the first few episodes of Criminal and a podcast about human behavior coming down the pike this fall called The Intangibles from Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller of NPR!
How do you listen to podcasts?
Oy. You’re talking to someone who only recently got a smart phone. Unfortunately, I’m a little bit of a binge listener, which means I’m always behind on everything. But then I take a long road trip, plug in my ipod and listen for maybe, fifteen hours. This is a habit I am trying to change. I did finally download Stitcher on my phone which I used for the first time in an airport recently. It is ironic and pretty embarrassing that I work in this business and yet, find it really difficult to plug in when I have some spare time. My first instinct is to read or daydream or, of course, clean out the dishwasher for 80,000th time or do some other stupid shit that can always wait and will never, ever go away so it is always a sisyphusian task. My new goal is to listen while doing all that stupid shit.