Tagged with “radio” (97)

  1. Nukes - Radiolab

    President Richard Nixon once boasted that at any moment he could pick up a telephone and - in 20 minutes - kill 60 million people. Such is the power of the US President over the nation’s nuclear arsenal. But what if you were the military officer on the receiving end of that phone call? Could you refuse the order?

    This episode, we profile one Air Force Major who asked that question back in the 1970s and learn how the very act of asking it was so dangerous it derailed his career. We also pick up the question ourselves and pose it to veterans both high and low on the nuclear chain of command. Their responses reveal once and for all whether there are any legal checks and balances between us and a phone call for Armageddon.


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  2. Murmur 70 : Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie) “Our Own Bag Of Hammers” — Murmur Digital Radio

    Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller… or, so they say.  But do they also say that to musicians?  If so, then why do most musicians continue to "tour"?  Is it a means of rebooting?  Surviving?  Seeking?  Erasing?  Healing?  Communing?  Curing?  Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie) has utilized movement as a agent for all of the above; as well as a conduit for lessons he continues to pass on.  Lessons co-promised both in art and in love.


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  3. LARB Radio Hour: Vanessa Davis’s “Spaniel Rage” - Los Angeles Review of Books

    Vanessa Davis talks with co-hosts Medaya Ocher and Kate Wolf about her autobiographical comics; in particular her collection Spaniel Rage, which is being reissued. Davis discusses the evolution of a new literary art form, along with the establishment of women in the comics world. Then Martabel Wasserman drops by to recommend Sarah Schulman’s classic novel of New York City at the height of the AIDS crisis, People in Trouble, which features a Donald Trump-inspired antagonist. Lastly, Tom and Laurie listen to, and adore, a couple of poems by Emily Dickinson.


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  4. First Names

    “Have you got a name for the baby yet?” Parents dread this question. And rightly so: for a one-off decision, names are so very final, so fundamental to our identities. What happens if you get it wrong? In the first episode of Given Names, we look at how the internet has revolutionised – and complicated – baby naming practices. Hear from social researchers about trends such as “the Hundred Year Return”, and explore whether baby names in Australia are really just a form of class warfare by proxy. Why would a person wait 50 years before changing their name? Tiger Webb finds out.


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  5. The Mixtape: Martin Phillipps | Radio New Zealand

    The Chills frontman Martin Phillipps delves deep into his back pockets to present an eclectic and personal selection of music inspired by the joy of discovery.


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  6. The Wheeler Centre: Song Exploder and the Art of the Edit

    Join Song Exploder podcast producer Hrishikesh Hirway, with Miyuki Jokiranta, for a conversation about music, story, the art of the edit … and his top three most coveted musician-guests. (Plus: a whisper of West Wing Weekly, which Hirway also co-hosts. http://www.wheelercentre.com/broadcasts/podcasts/the-wheeler-centre/song-exploder-and-the-art-of-the-edit

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  7. Martin Creed: art and philosophy | Saturday Morning, 11:10 am on 3 October 2015 | Radio New Zealand

    Glasgow-raised artist who won the Turner Prize in 2001, who is visiting New Zealand to launch a major new public commission on the exterior of the Christchurch Art Gallery, and to make a show of new work at the Michael Lett Gallery in Auckland.


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  8. Robert Forster: Grant McLennan and the Go-Betweens | Saturday Morning, 10:09 am on 8 October 2016 | Radio New Zealand

    Kim Hill talks to Brisbane singer-songwriter Robert Forster, best known for his work with songwriting partner Grant McLennan, with whom he co-founded The Go-Betweens. The band, formed in 1977, made nine albums between 1981 and 2005, and Forster has made six solo albums, written music criticism for a number of magazines, and published The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll: Collected Music Writings 2005-09, and new memoir, Grant & I: Inside and Outside the Go-Betweens.


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  9. #55: The Working Tapes – Part 1 | Radio Diaries

    An auto union worker, a switchboard telephone operator, a press agent…

    In the early 1970’s, author Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people about their jobs for his book, “Working.”

    It was a surprise bestseller. But until now, few of these interviews have ever been heard before.

    For decades, the reel-to-reel tapes were packed away in Terkel’s home office. Over the past year, Radio Diaries, along with Project&, combed through them to produce a new NPR series. This is the first of a three-part podcast series on The Working Tapes.


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  10. Encounters: William Basinski & M. Geddes Gengras | Red Bull Music Academy Radio

    Two renowned sonic explorers compare notes on the creative process, performing live and their unique histories within music’s avant-garde.


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