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added august 1, 2012

Stephen Glass on This American Life

 

TAL does not have audio of Glass's work for them online because Glass made up so much of his work whole clothe. But here one is on Youtube.

Hindsight is 20/20 so it's impossible to listen and not feel like you can sense that Glass (Stephen, not Ira. No relation) is lying. In his pauses and his bursts of details, his seemingly affected emotions...

Despite the fact -- or maybe because of the fact -- that we are probably hearing unadulterted bullshit, this is really compelling audio.

[quality is not great, sorry. email or tweet if you find something better]

 

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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."

 

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added july 21, 2012

Raw Audio Of Aurora Shooting Police/Fire Dispatch

 

added june 25, 2012

Splash! AD Contributor Wins Edward R. Murrow Award

Audiodocumentary.org 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!

 

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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.

INFO

Playtime: 8 minutes 7 seconds

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