We're gonna miss those Car Talk fellas!

prairiehomecompanion:

They’ve made their way into a few APHC scripts over the years, including a brief look at pledge week from 2010 and as part of a sinister kidnapping plot in the May 12th edition of Guy Noir.

Hand to God, Garrison, if you leave, too…

nprfreshair:

Ira Glass stocking up before watching a Tuesday night encore screening of the This American Life live show (which will air as a radio episode this weekend).
(@sethlind of @ThisAmerLife is babysitting this Tumblr for Melody)

Dream movie date.

nprfreshair:

Ira Glass stocking up before watching a Tuesday night encore screening of the This American Life live show (which will air as a radio episode this weekend).

(@sethlind of @ThisAmerLife is babysitting this Tumblr for Melody)

Dream movie date.

In honor of National Radio Day: the list of my top 10 Public Radio Programs that was in my short-lived (read: two issue) high school zine. Still pretty accurate. (Note: ranking is basically random past #3)

Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me (DUH)
This American Life (close second)
A Prairie Home Companion (Garrison Keillor, you complete me)
Says You!
[American] Radio Works
Studio 360
Selected Shorts
Fresh Air
Anything Jay Allison does (kind of a cop out, but the man is a public radio producin’ genius and hotwired into my soul)
City Arts and Lectures
Also Radiolab (don’t know how that got left off the original list. Oops), and let’s just go ahead and say every single program on KQED's schedule.

Public radio is the business, y’all.

In honor of National Radio Day: the list of my top 10 Public Radio Programs that was in my short-lived (read: two issue) high school zine. Still pretty accurate. (Note: ranking is basically random past #3)

  1. Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me (DUH)
  2. This American Life (close second)
  3. A Prairie Home Companion (Garrison Keillor, you complete me)
  4. Says You!
  5. [American] Radio Works
  6. Studio 360
  7. Selected Shorts
  8. Fresh Air
  9. Anything Jay Allison does (kind of a cop out, but the man is a public radio producin’ genius and hotwired into my soul)
  10. City Arts and Lectures

Also Radiolab (don’t know how that got left off the original list. Oops), and let’s just go ahead and say every single program on KQED's schedule.

Public radio is the business, y’all.

Just a pretty cool picture of me and my boyfriend Ira Glass at prom. NBD.

Just a pretty cool picture of me and my boyfriend Ira Glass at prom. NBD.

The Things They Carried

This week’s Selected Shorts is a rebroadcast of Dylan Baker reading Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. I have been completely in love with this story since the first time I heard it, and listening to it again today only reaffirmed that. I highly recommend downloading the podcast and giving it a listen, or picking up the book.

Selected Shorts is also a darn good program in general and I fully recommend subscribing to the podcast or listening to it on the radio. It’s one of those programs (see: basically everything on KQED's schedule) that I don't listen to much any more because I don't have a radio on all the time (indeed, I don't have a radio at all) and I miss having in my life (and yes, I'm subscribed to the podcast, but don't often get around to listening to it). Though it does get recorded live here in NYC every week, so maybe sometime if I have a free Wednesday evening (and a free $27) I’ll check that out.

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