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Turnstyle

Turnstyle is an online information service powered by creative, culturally diverse young adults (18-34) serving as producers, reporters, writers, and engaged audiences. It delivers a mix of news, opinion, commentary, and entertainment produced by bloggers, filmmakers, photographers, and poets. It’s content with an edge that has visual allure online and creative audio on the air. Listen for exclusive dispatches from Turnstyle on Remix.

The Memory Palace

The Memory Palace is a series of short, surprising history stories from veteran producer, Nate DiMeo. I love almost everything about this series. Each episode is a short, well written, funny, sad and compellingly told story about the past. If history was always told like this, there’d be whole lot more unemployed history majors out there begging for change.

How To Do Everything

How To Do Everything is half advice show, half survival guide. Here’s how it works: you send HTDE your questions—from “how do I break up with my hairstylist of 20 years” to “how do I not sound stupid when ordering wine” to “how do I escape a charging rhino”—and Mike and Ian answer them. Usually, given how little they actually know how to do, they find experts who can help you out.

How To Do Everything is hosted by Mike Danforth and Ian Chillag and produced by Blythe Haaga. You may know Ian and Mike as two of the names Peter Sagal says really fast at the end of NPR’s Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me.

Sound Opinions Album Reviews

Sound Opinions is hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, two of the finest and best-recognized pop music writers in the nation. Jim and Greg save you the time of that pesky listening process, by boiling down their reviews to three easy to use phrases: Buy It!, Burn It! or Trash It!

  • Buy it! …This record is worth your hard earned money.
  • Burn it! …There are a few good tracks here, but not worth the full price….try a downloading service, or (cough), another method.
  • Trash it! …Pretty self-explanatory!

Sound Opinions is produced by WBEZ Chicago and distributed nationally by PRX.

How Sound

How Sound (formerly SaltCast) is the bi-weekly program exploring the backstory to great radio storytelling, produced by Rob Rosenthal for the Public Radio Exchange. The show is an ongoing master class on how to make the best radio, but for those of us who also just like to listen to the best radio, it offers keen insight into why and how radio storytellers can move us like they do. It’s the DVD director’s commentary for your radio.

Too Much Information

Too Much Information is the sober hangover after the digital party has run out of memes, apps and schemes. Host Benjamen Walker finds out that, in a world where everyone overshares the truth 140 characters at a time, telling tales might be the most honest thing to do.

99% Invisible

Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we’ve just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer (and your humble Remix host) Roman Mars and KALW in San Francisco.

KCRW’s Guest DJ Project

KCRW’s DJs invite an array of cultural personalities to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them. Actors, authors, chefs, athletes, directors, tech entrepreneurs and more share their musical passions, giving deep insight into both their lives and their creative process.

UnFictional

UnFictional is a program of storytellers and documentaries that cover the ground between the sophisticated and the profane. Audiences will hear captivating stories of real life told by storytellers, writers and performers with a talent for tales that will suck you in. The program also features documentaries created by the most talented producers from around the country.

The program is hosted and curated by KCRW producer, Bob Carlson. He has an ear for finding and creating compelling radio stories that are funny, emotional, sincere and often dark. Listen for stories of hometowns and family secrets, tales of drugs, sex, and aliens (both extraterrestrial and earthbound.) The stories on UnFictional will stick in your head like a memory.

Pop!Tech

PopTech is a network of world changing innovators and every year a bunch of them cloister together in Camden, Maine and give talks, exchange ideas, and solve the world’s problems. Then they’ll most likely get back home and crash into the wall of anti-innovation that surrounds us all, but for these few days in Camden it will feel like anything is possible. That feeling is infectious, intoxicating, and quite fun to listen to. We play several of the great PopTech audio programs from conferences past on the stream, as well as exclusive Remix/PopTech dispatches from our own world changing innovator Benjamen Walker (he of Too Much Information) who attended the 2010 talks.

Snap Judgment

Remix is excited to present stories from the hottest new public radio show, Snap Judgment, hosted by Glynn Washington.

Snap Judgment tells stories about extraordinary and defining events in people’s lives. Snap Judgment’s raw, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see a sliver of the world through another’s eye.

The Guardian’s The Big Ideas

Every month on The Big Ideas, a group of academics, columnists and philosophers dissect a phrase that’s become an intellectual cliché in order to analyse its true meaning. Produced by Benjamen Walker.

Blank on Blank

Blank on Blank presents the best, curated outtakes from journalists and interviewers, writers and authors. Listen to unexpected stories from newsmakers and universal tales from everyday Americans, sprinkled with music and storytelling. Why should journalists record interviews only to help write a printed story? They should also be heard. Blank on Blank helps to bring these conversations to life and to radio.

Big Picture Science

Science radio doesn’t have to be dull. If you’re curious about where innovation is headed and delight in the wonders of scientific discovery, tune your ears to Big Picture Science. The show connects ideas about the origins, the behavior, and the future of life – and technology – on Earth in surprising and playful ways.
Hear curated segments of Big Picture Science on Public Radio Remix, but you can also hear the full one hour episodes on their website and on PRX.

tdcoverRadio Diaries

One of the greatest ongoing radio series of all time is Radio Diaries. Joe Richman, and his crew of Anayansi Diaz-Cortez and Samara Freemark, work with people to document their own lives for public radio. The diarists become public radio reporters like you’ve never heard before, and along with keeping their own audio journal, they record interviews and collect sound from their daily life. All along the way the Radio Diaries crew works with them and ultimately turns the 30+ hours of raw tape into the best documentary you could ever hope to hear on the radio. In true public radio tradition, you will be moved and learn something new, no doubt, but the greatness the Radio Diaries approach is that they are also poignant, charming, funny, joyful, and amazing entertainment. If you keep it tuned to Public Radio Remix you’ll hear them playing around the clock, but you can also listen, find, rate all the Radio Diaries stories on demand at PRX.

Encounters: Experiences in the North

Our good friends at Backbone pointed us toward this gem of a show. Encounters: Experiences in the North is 29 minutes of enthusiastic nature geek-out. Now I love those PBS nature specials as much as the next introverted kid without cable TV, but even with all those pretty pictures, there’s nothing like the sound of a polar bear growl, or a peregrine falcon’s screech, or the crack of a melting glacier to instantly transport me to the great white north. But the other thing that makes Encounters really cool is Richard Nelson’s incredibly infectious enthusiasm as he narrates the show live-to-tape. No staid voice-overs. The dude is in the thick of it, excited to be outdoors. It’s really fun stuff.

The Longest, Shortest Time

Remix fav, Hillary Frank’s daughter, Sasha, was born in Februrary 2010. Hillary created The Longest Shortest Time as a bedside companion for new moms who want to hear in the middle of the night (or day—what’s the difference, really?) that they are not alone. And that as never-ending as those first months seem, they don’t last forever.

The Hackney Podcast

The Hackney Podcast is an award winning exploration of the London borough of Hackney. The neighborhood has many different faces: one of Britain’s poorest places but culturally one of its richest; an area of London profoundly marked by its history but, as the Olympics loom, caught in a frenzied period of change. The program is beautifully crafted, aurally immersive and journalistically inventive.

TEDTalks

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers, doers, convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.
TEDTalks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world. Under the moniker “ideas worth spreading,” talks were released online. TEDTalks are distributed under a Creative Commons (CC) license.
Learn more about TED, read the blog, subscribe to the podcast and even watch video.

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Jonathan Menjivar

Hillary Frank

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Lu Olkowski

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