The Moth Radio Hour is a new radio show produced by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. It's distributed by the Public Radio Exchange, PRX.org.
But the Moth story-telling series has been going on for a dozen years. This short piece found on PRX explains its origins.
A vintage doc about New York at the tail end of a now bygone era. The doc's sounds were recorded in time square in the early nineties - before Disney and Giuliani got to it, before 9-11, before the precipitous drop in crime, before the lawn chairs... An amazing, sound-rich doc about the religious zealots in the square.
To find what remains of the gritty New York, NPR takes the Ikea ferry to Red Hook? Maybe they can find one of those gritty French fusion restaurants that make their own cheese - Chez Gritte?
Kidding aside, a cool story about the history of Red Hook, Brooklyn -- and a broad look at the direction of present Brooklyn.
Date: March, 2011
Hmm Beeer. Andrew and Bob loooove beer. But Bob is in Brooklyn, and Andrew is in Brussels. Both Americans who, did I mention, love beer, they won't let the Atlantic Ocean come between them. In this episode of their Beerly Coherent podcast, the connoisseurs taste and review a Dormaal Donker.
Caution: contains the words/phrases "geez", "crap", "Oh my god" and "spewing".
Playtime: 4 minutes 59 seconds
December 5, 1980, John Lennon did a radio interview for RKO. It aired three days later, hours before he he was shot and killed outside the Dakota. Here are excerpts from what is said to be Lennon's last interview.
A clever if cynical critique of public apathy in the face of pervasive U.S government surveillance, We Are Always Listening secretly places recording devices in public places around New York City to record the conversations of unassuming New Yorkers. It then publishes them on their website. Yep.
Watch what you say New York. They are always listening...