Two of our favorite podcasts, the Slate Political Gabfest and the Slate Culture Gabfest are being packaged into a radio-friendly version for WNYC, and now they will be broadcast on PRX Remix. We are very excited to have them on board! It’s a simple idea, get three smart people together talking about politics or pop culture and record the result. Stay tuned to PRX Remix for Gabfest Radio and I highly recommend you subscribe to the podcast.
Life of the Law “explores the relationship of law to the experience and meaning of American society and culture,” and the last few episodes have been especially riveting: a rare look inside death row, redesigning for a more humane court, and life inside the “felony factory” in Chicago.
This episode of Love + Radio is not for kids and is not going on the radio. It is challenging and deals with extremely uncomfortable material, but it is also riveting and masterfully constructed and sound designed, so I really want to share it. Prepare to think about it for a long time after, and again, not for sensitive listeners. You know who you are.
Paolo Pietropaolo is one of my favorite producers in the world. He was one of the geniuses behind (the life-changing) The Wire: The Impact of Electricity on Music and he has this incredibly charming series from the CBC called The Signature Series, that asks the question, “If a musical key was a person, who would s/he be?” Have a listen, to the Swashbucking, Master of the Universe, E-flat Major:
99% Invisible and Love + Radio team up to tell the story of Kowloon Walled City. It started as a fort and as people moved in and built inside its strict boundaries, the buildings began to grow together into one massive organism.