Thursday, April 4th, 2013 | news, stories | No Comments
The Sex Pistols story is insane.
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 | shows, stories | No Comments
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.
Friday, November 16th, 2012 | shows, stories | No Comments
Each year the judges at The Third Coast International Audio Festival select the best new documentaries produced worldwide as part of the TC / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. The winners are the best of the best in radio. This 2-hour special, hosted by Gwen Macsai, collects the winning documentaries, interviews with the makers, and moments from the award ceremony held at the TCIAF conference in October.
If you only listen to two hours of radio this year, these two hours should be it!
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 | cool, music, sound, stories, Uncategorized | No Comments
Earlier this week all of we had the wonderful experience of reading this email:
“Here I am, trying, during my workday, to NOT think about remix radio, but I’m hooked. Somewhere I read an article referring to the programming as “driveway moments” and I thought that meant, perhaps, that everyone was sitting in their cars in their driveways, as I do, with the radio on after work because they couldn’t interrupt their PRX listening and go home. The stories and voices you bring to your listeners are inspiring, enlightening, touching, and so full of truth, or I guess I mean honesty. I am a bundle of resonance. I plan to retire next June and now I think I know what I want to do when I grow up. Love you guys. Thanks for opening a new channel between my brain and my heart.”
We were like whoa. Opening a new channel between the brain and the heart? That is the nicest things anyone has ever said to us! But it’s hardly us programmers who deserve these kudos. It’s the incredible talent we showcase on Remix. Whether it’s one of New Hampshire Public Radio’s expert hosts interviewing an NPR music critic unknown details of John Lennon’s life, or producer Jason Samilski creating a new kind of poetic landscape with his own voice, thoughts, and original banjo and accordian music — good radio does, somehow, put our brains in touch with our hearts.
Hear two new pieces, remixed in just last week:
And WALE, a radio poem supported by original music, produced by new PRX producer, Jason Samilski. Jason is a Toronto-based writer and sound producer who works in radio plays, music, and short stories. Listen:
Bath image by Emanuela Franchini, Desert image by Jason Samilski.
Saturday, December 10th, 2011 | shows, stories | No Comments
Now in heavy rotation: The Hidden World of Girls from The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva). Do I even need to tell you how great this is? If you hear one minute of it, you might as well give up on doing anything else until it’s over.
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 | sound, stories | 2 Comments
For two months in 2006, Samantha Broun and Neal Menschel would show up at Winthrop Sherwin’s general store in West Groton, MA: Sam with a microphone and Neal with a camera. Together, they created an audio slideshow profiling Sherwin in anticipation of his retirement — after 70 years at the Sherwin Brothers’ Clover Farm Store. As of today, you can hear Sam’s audio on REMIX Radio. But I hate to sever Sam’s sound from Neal’s photography. Click below to enjoy their audio slideshow, from Transom.org:
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 | cool, sound, stories | No Comments
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 (and in your home- they live stream all the talks!) it will feel like anything is possible. That feeling is infectious, intoxicating, and quite fun to listen to.
We play a few of the great PopTech audio programs from conferences past on the stream, but this year REMIX is actually going to be there. Our own world changing innovator Benjamen Walker (he of Too Much Information) is going to the talks, roaming the halls, and bringing back stories and snippets from the 2010 conference. Keep checking back here and tune in for updates.
In the meantime, here’s a talk that I really dig by public radio’s Kurt Andersen (Hands off, book people. He’s ours!):
PopTech’s Video feed
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 | cool, stories | No Comments
The World Premiere of Snap Judgment‘s animated short by Joe Golling, “Getting Sleepy” based on Glynn Washington’s first piece in Snap’s Tales from the Library episode, an episode that just so happens to be produced by your REMIX host, Roman Mars.
Thursday, September 16th, 2010 | cool, shows, sound, stories | No Comments
PRXer Matt MacDonald turned me on to the RSA Animate video series a couple weeks ago, and man alive, are they awesome. This episode tackles an issue that confounds a lot of people in the public radio profession: why do we work so hard on something that (usually) offers so little financial gain? It turns out, independent producers aren’t freaks when it comes to this disassociation of higher brain tasks and monetary gain. We’re normal! At least in that sense. Indies are freaky in plenty of other ways. Come to Chicago in October and we’ll prove it.
Oh, oh: I uploaded a great new piece today (well several, but this one deserves to be listened to separately when other ambient noise is at a minimum). It’s called Secrets and Noise by Amy Conger. The piece gets progressively louder “as more and more noises and voices come in to muffle the speaker who only wants to tell you a little something.” I really dig it, but fear some of its greatness could be lost if you heard it on the car stereo, zooming down the highway. Take the time now, dear listener.
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 | cool, sound, stories | No Comments
This past weekend, REMIX Radio from PRX and the Third Coast International Audio Festival presented a REMIX/ShortDoc extreme challenge. For this year’s ShortDoc, the band The Books have selected eight sample sounds from their library of musical bits for anyone and everyone to use in their own radio story. That contest is going on right now and the winner will present their ShortDoc at the opening session of the Third Coast Conference in October. Check here for full details. You should definitely check it out, create a story and enter. But at Megapolis this past weekend, we wanted to try something a little more extreme. Unlike the general Third Coast challenge (in which producers are required to select only two sounds to work with) the Megapolis Book Odds REMIXers used ALL EIGHT sounds, plus the patented “PRX chime” (and any other sound they wish) and pulled it all together into a one-minute composition in 30 minutes! Cool sounds + super talented audio artists + 30 minutes + flop sweat = awesome. I’m posting them all this week (both here and on the satellite), but here’s a preview of one of the entries by Kara Oehler and Benjamen Walker:
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