A couple weeks ago we linked to the NY Times audio slide show about a lesbian-only community. This week the New Yorker takes on the the lesbian separatists of the 70's. I guess covering radical dykes is suddenly en vogue in the New York press??
For men, more $$ = more dates - at least in online dating.
Columbia Business School behavioral economist who used to run a speed dating service: "Yes if you want to put it very coarsely - and maybe you shouldn't put this on the air - the gold digger stereotype holds true."
On the other hand "There is no amount of money that will make an undesirable women attractive on these sites."
An extraordinary series of interview about men who've volunteered for chemical castration. In one possibly upsetting interview, a sex offender discusses how he chose it, and life now. Also, a man who was not a sex offender but physically castrated himself to reduce his testosterone fuelled aggression.
– Audio Documentary London Bureau
Playtime: 52 minutes 12 seconds
chick/lit examines fan fiction – a particular type called Slash Fiction. It's a genre best known for bringing Harry Potter and his rivals… together.
AudioDocumentary.org spoke to the producer, Inez Tan, from Singapore. She says chick/lit is unlikely to get broadcast on the radio there, because of the homesexual inferences of Slash Fiction. Listen to the interview by clicking here.
Music: Kämmerer A Final Year Project for the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore © Inez Tan, 2010
Connor Walsh, for AD, London
Producer: Inez Tan
Playtime: 31 minutes 38 seconds
Colour Matters is a series of seven programmes about… colours. It was broadcast in 2005 on RTÉ, in Ireland, and the colours are at times seen through the filters of domestic sports – along with many other European and universal views: artistic, psychological, emotional, physical, spiritual. And with some catchy songs chucked in for good value.
Connor Walsh, for AD, Brussels.
Listen by colour:
Red White Yellow Green
Blue Orange Black
Playtime: 27 minutes
The Dialogue Project does what it says on the tin – dialogues, usually between the producer Karl James and one interviewee, on personal, passionate, or intimate topics. The results are beautiful, and span a range of topics from this French astronaut talking about our world, to two people's very different expereince of being caned, to the death of a child.
It's a new world of complex relationships in this cutting edge piece from down under. Winner of Australian Broadcasting's "My Tribe" audio competition. Producer Robbie McEwan was a student at the time, and now produces radio and video documentaries in Australia and New Zealand.
Playtime: 10 minutes 30 seconds
In the category of things you will never hear on NPR, Donnell Alexander submits this brave and personal piece:
Formerly an editorial staffer at publications such as ESPN The Magazineand LA Weekly, Donnell Alexander is based on the West Coast. He has contributed to McSweeney's and David Eggers called his book, Ghetto Celebrity, “An indispensable book.” His adult-themed InExhibition debuted late last winter, live, as part of The Porchlight Storytelling series. InExhibition "begins with a cheap thrill in the dark back corner of a burlesque show, then meanders around The Great West Coast."
He lends this piece to AudioDocumentary.org.