At KUT and KUTX, we believe in the power of live music. We make it part of our mission to invite bands to play in the KUT Public Media Studios three to four times a week. So we created the K…
I’ve just been listening back to the “Speed of Light for Pyramids” episode of 99% Invisible, and boy is that some fascinating stuff in there. 99% Invisible is usually pretty interesting, but this episode, about the construction of the Egyptian pyramids, is really catching my ear. Hopefully it’ll catch yours, too.
Then we’ll bring you another installment of Jake Warga’s series The Things They Carry. If you’ve been listening to the show and/or the podcasts lately, you’ve probably heard an episode or two of this series; in each one, we hear from a man or woman serving in Afghanistan as they describe the things — physical and emotional — that they carry every day. In this installment, we’ll hear from Staff Sergeant Christen Cohen.
And then we’ll wrap it up with another O’Dark regular, How Sound. Producer Rob Rosenthal gets the inside dirt on the production of radio pieces, and in this one, he’ll be getting in the muck with the folks at Radio Lab about their piece “What if There Was no Destiny?”
Also, fair warning: These pieces all come from our spring membership drive edition of the big big show, so you’re gonna have to put up with a couple of short pitches from Hawk during this thing. But they’ll go by pretty quickly and you are welcome to ignore them guilt-free.
Wondering just when your thank you gift will arrive? We’re happy to announce that most of the gifts will be right on time, within 6-8 weeks after the membership drive! More information on specific thank you gifts here
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In the two weeks since the Boston Marathon bombing, suspects have been identified and news outlets have interviewed people who knew them – asking if there was any sign that they might be capable of the attacks.
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More than 9,000 people gathered at Baylor University yesterday to honor the twelve firefighters and first responders who died in the West Fertilizer Plant Explosion.
Australia is a country, a whole friggin’ continent, and a place that’s producing some of the coolest psychedelic rock around these days. From the country that broug…
Half and Half Productions is a brand new theater company, but its artistic directors have been working in Austin for years. Before starting Half and Half, Julianna E. Wright and M. Scott Tatum studied together in college, taught together at the McCallum Fine Arts Academy, and worked together on a number of other theater projects in town. So the company may be new, but the partnership is a decade old.
For their debut as Half and Half, Wright and Tatum are staging Passing Strange, a comedy/drama rock musical by Stew. It’s a coming-of-age piece and a tale of the self-discovery of a young artists. With a live band and music that spans genres from soul to gospel to punk, the energy of the show is something like a rock show crossed with a stage play. The show will be staged at Half and Half at Highland Mall, a new black box style theater in what used to be a clothing store at Highland Mall.
A decade ago, A Chick and a Dude Productions burst onto the Austin theater scene with their play HIT, directed by the chick (Melissa Livingston-Weaver) and written by the dude (Shannon Weaver) of the company’s name. Now, to celebrate their ten year anniversary, they’re restaging the show, with a mostly new cast and a few tweaks to the script. When the play was first staged, first-time playwright Shannon Weaver was still young and fresh-faced enough to play both the teenaged and adult versions of the character Asher. Now that a few years have gone by, he’ll still be playing the adult Asher, but he’s passing the role of teen Asher down to actual teenager Gary Livingston-Weaver, who happens to be the son of the chick and the dude.
Why hello, interweb friends. We didn’t see you there. But now that we do, we can tell that you’re the sort of folks who are in the market for an audio listening experience. Well, it’s your lucky darn day then, ’cause that’s what we create around here, day in and day out.
On today’s big ‘cast, we’ve got a fresh installment of Decode DC, which is pretty new to us but not actually that new (this is episode 10). This is a cool little show that does what it can to make sense of that crazy place we call Washington, D.C.
Then it’s another installment of everyone’s favorite radio show about making radio shows, How Sound. In this episode, “Jad’s Brain,” producer Rob Rosenthal will be talking shop with RadioLab‘s Jad Abumrad. That’s the kind of public radio moment that public radio nerds really nerd out over.