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added july 31, 2012

Jonah Lehrer On Why It's Hard To Do The Right Thing

"It turns out, Jonah explains, that the part of our brain that is most reasonable, rational and do-the-right-thing is easily toppled by the pull of raw sensual appetite, the lure of sweet. Knowing something is the right thing to do takes work — brain work — and our brains aren't always up to that."




added july 21, 2012

Raw Audio Of Aurora Shooting Police/Fire Dispatch


added june 25, 2012

Splash! AD Contributor Wins Edward R. Murrow Award curator, contributor, co-editor Rich Halten has won an Edward R. Murrow award for his haunting documentary Splash (renamed for broadcast). This proves that Rich is just as talented at producing radio as he is at finding great stuff to share on AD. Congrats Rich!



Death, Sound Rich, Crime

added june 23, 2012

This was London – Night Night, Bush House

The BBC World Service has left its famous home, Bush House. For 70 odd years tourists would turn to snap photos of the imposing art deco builing that overseas was known as the home of the BBC. All the while, the the lease was ticking down… 

The staff who work there hold the buildiong in great affection, as suggested by this short feature made oduring night shifts by a sound engineer there.


Playtime: 8 minutes 7 seconds


Radio, History, Sound Rich

added june 15, 2012

Earth is a solar-powered juke box

People talk about silence on the radio – and it's surprisingly effective. Gordon Hempton is a nature sound recordist, behind the "One Square Inch of Silence" project. The spiritual aspect to Gordon's view of the great forests is very present, and adds to the reflective sense of the programme. There are also some more standalone field recordings on the programme webpage.


Playtime: 59 minutes

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