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Who was this peripatetic observer of suburbia that I heard on NPR so long ago?

I heard a story on NPR some time ago, and am having no luck finding it now. It was about a man, possibly a professor of architecture, who taught students how to mindfully walk and study the suburban landscape. Who was this person? [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Oct 10, 2007 - 12 answers

Why didn't I think of that!

I want to find the name of a company I heard about on NPR. They sell framed words made out of photographs of things that look like letters. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Sep 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Could this be the Bad Plus?

How can I figure out a musical interlude I heard this morning on Weekend America? [more inside]
posted by msali on Sep 1, 2007 - 9 answers

Prairie Home Companion: The Greatest Hits.

Please help me put together the best of Prairie Home Companion. [more inside]
posted by sarahsynonymous on Aug 20, 2007 - 20 answers

Each week we clean the house, and listen to a variety of different stories while we clean the house...

What are your recommendations for good radio programs? I need something online to listen to while I clean house. [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny on Jun 24, 2007 - 25 answers

What other business news coverage is similar to NPR's Marketplace?

What other business news coverage is similar to NPR's Marketplace? [more inside]
posted by The Straightener on Apr 13, 2007 - 8 answers

Why does NPR sound so unique?

Why do people's voices on NPR sound so dramatically different from those on any other radio station? [more inside]
posted by kaytwo on Feb 19, 2007 - 33 answers

Song from Liars episode of This American Life?

Can you identify this song used in This American Life? Starts at 19:18 and continues for the entire segment. [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Feb 7, 2007 - 6 answers

A Toad Sucking Dog?

Mrs. Lester played Laura Mirsch's essay called 'The Dog Who Loved to Suck on Toads' for the first time last night. It's a great piece, but my bullshit detector went off immediately. How likely is this to actually happen? Have any dog owning mefis had had problems with dogs being addicted to other substances?
posted by lester's sock puppet on Jan 1, 2007 - 14 answers

Town with stars on their roofs for Christmas?

Trying to track down a town where a resident makes Christmas-light star decorations for the roof of every house in the town. Vaguely remembered details from an NPR story inside. [more inside]
posted by mikepop on Dec 7, 2006 - 4 answers

Peruvian bug swarm on This American Life

"This American Life" filter: a story about traveling to a city in Peru or Ecuador, and being overwhelmed by swarms of horrible insects. I caught part of this broadcast a couple of years ago. It could have been any time between 2001 and 2005. I would like to find out the date of broadcast, the name of the city & country where the events occurred, and the kind of insect that caused the problem. [more inside]
posted by Araucaria on Oct 16, 2006 - 13 answers

ID some This American Life songs?

This American Life has at least a dozen instrumentals that they use over and over as background music. The Happy Flute Song, the Things Are Kind of Tense Song, and so on. I've really grown to like many of them, but I cannot identify any of them. Can TAL fans identify any of the standard music beds?
posted by waldo on Oct 15, 2006 - 23 answers

What the radio?

I'm searching for a radio program that aired on NPR about nine months ago. Clues are inside. [more inside]
posted by mike_bling on Oct 2, 2006 - 9 answers

What should I listen to?

I spend most of my work day listening to interview and essay type radio shows on the internet. My favorite, of course, is This American Life. I also love Fresh Air . I've checked out Radio 4 a little, and sometimes I listen to Democracy Now and even more rarely Air America. Keeping in mind what I already like, what else would you recommend I listen to? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Jul 26, 2006 - 41 answers

Favorite public radio programs

Recommendations for public radio programs [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Feb 20, 2006 - 27 answers

Merry Christmas

Is there any place I can download or purchase the complete NPR broadcast of the SantaLand Diaries, read by David Sedaris? [more inside]
posted by ducksauce on Dec 1, 2005 - 13 answers

How to download All Things Considered

Where can I download National Public Radio's All Things Considered or Morning Edition in MP3 format? I was doing this as an Audible subscriber, but they discontinued it. I have searched for podcasts, and of course the NPR site and can't find anything. I have a computer program that records the broadcasts from the NPR website, but in real time, which takes forever. Also, just out of curiosity, does anyone know why Audible stopped doing this? Thanks
posted by rabbus on Aug 8, 2005 - 13 answers

War on Some Drugs?

"Kids are less likely to do drugs if you ask them where they are going, what time they are going to return, and if adults will be present." [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jul 19, 2005 - 34 answers

Audio Drama on the web

AudioTheatreFilter: I was an avid listener of SciFi.com's Seeing Ear Theatre, but the site has been stagnant for years and I've finally decided it's time to move on. So what's out there in online radio/audio drama? [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Jul 15, 2005 - 3 answers

Country in Ethiopia

RadioFilter: A friend told me she heard a segment on country music's popularity in Ethiopia on WNYC (820 AM, public radio in New York) this morning. Despite searching the websites of every show they aired, I cannot find audio or any mention of the segment. Did anyone else catch this, and if so, can you help me find it?
posted by realcountrymusic on Jul 13, 2005 - 4 answers

This American Life

What are your favorite This American Life Episodes? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Jul 2, 2005 - 45 answers

Unknown Song.

I would like help with the identify of a song I heard on NPR a few years ago. It was something of a "metasong" with lyrics stating the part of the song currently being sung. Such as "this is the bridge" and "Here comes the chorus". I would like to hear this song again.
posted by Axandor on Jun 27, 2005 - 22 answers

Help identify a story reading from NPR.

A few years ago, I heard a reading on the radio of a writers account of her correspondence with a group of teens that would invade her house while she was away. I believe it was on NPR. [more inside]
posted by Yorrick on Jun 26, 2005 - 5 answers

Avoiding Real/wma

I want to listen to NPR (esp. All Things Considered) on my OS10.3 Mac, but the only options they give are Real and Windows Media. I don't want to install any bloated spyware (read: RealPlayer or Windows Media Player) on my sweet sweet aluminum baby, so what kind of good, lightweight, and free player can I find that will let me play one or the other of those formats?
posted by The Michael The on May 6, 2005 - 8 answers

Starlee Kine

Is there a picture of Starlee Kine from This American Life on NPR anywhere? [more inside]
posted by andrewzipp on Apr 22, 2005 - 7 answers

Did you listen to NPR today? Were you paying attention?

Who was the artist covering Ain't Misbehavin' on NPR today? Heard around 4 pm eastern on WAMU. Female. Mena something?
posted by NortonDC on Jan 11, 2005 - 7 answers

Mexican Punk Band

Name That Band: Mexican punk band featured on NPR two days ago (Wednesday); fun music aimed at kids, but kind of "anti-fairy tale" stuff with in-your-face references to corrupt police officers and politics and such, no mollycoddling whatsoever. Who are they? They're cool (and fun for adults too). Google and Search NPR are not helping.
posted by Shane on Oct 1, 2004 - 14 answers


Academical? While listening to NPR this afternoon, a UVa student giving a tour used the word "academical" in describing a portion of UVa's campus . The use of "academical" struck me as sounding very odd although it is arguably correct. Is it all academic?
posted by Dick Paris on Jul 3, 2004 - 10 answers

Entertainment and pop culture commuter listening?

Can anyone recommend further listening along the lines of "The Treatment" in Real/WMA/mp3-based streaming format? I mean, obviously there's "Fresh Air" and "ATC." But are there more? I drive a lot. A LOT. I am interested in entertainment and popular culture. Not so much the political, please, unless it's far-out crackpot funny stuff.
posted by britain on May 7, 2004 - 8 answers

News Radio

Are there radio feeds that carry television signals, or simulateneous news feeds for television news? I live in the NYC area and don't have access to a TV, but want to hear the Condoleeza Rice testimony this morning... NPR's the only radio station I can find that actually lists its programming news schedule, and the ABC affiliate in New York is conservative talk radio, so I doubt they'll have it. Not just for this specific event, but generally, do news networks carry radio feeds still? Did they ever?
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Apr 8, 2004 - 14 answers

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