Get to know us! And what passes through our ears…

By October 21, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

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We at Midweek like to make things that sound good. Things that we think YOU will think sounds good.

As prideful as we may be about our work and all the crazy cool stories we send out into the air, we don’t sit around and listen to our beautiful voices in our spare time. Or, at least, I don’t think any of us do… (More power to anyone who has successfully crossed the “cringe every time you hear your own voice” threshold!)

So, what DOES the Midweek team listen to? Here are some of our current faves:

Kate Cornick:

Love + Radio – “In-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime.”

Tim Forster:

99% Invisible  “A tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.”

 Ben Silcox:

Invisibilia “Explores the intangible forces that shape human behavior – things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.”

“Invisibila makes me feel like I can see into a whole different world, it makes me feel like I have even more senses beyond sight and sound” -Ben Silcox

Fugitive Waves  – “Lost recordings and shards of sound, along with new tales of remarkable people from around the world. Stories from the flip side of history.”

“If you didn’t know it was history you’d think they were just some beautiful little fictional stories, but they’re actually rooted in reality” – Ben Silcox

Kate Cornick, Ben Silcox:

Radiolab – “Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.”

Amanda Gregorio, Kate Cornick:

This America Life – “We sometimes think of our program as a documentary show for people who normally hate documentaries. A public radio show for people who don’t necessarily care for public radio.”

Jen Halsall, Amanda Gregorio:

Welcome to Night Vale – “A twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events”. Oh, and it’s all completely fictional.

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Snap Judgment – “a themed, weekly NPR storytelling show. We focus on presenting compelling personal stories – mixing killer beats with real drama to produce cinematic, dramatic and kick-ass radio.”

Bea Britneff:

Planet Money –  “Money makes the world go around, faster and faster every day. On NPR’s Planet Money, you’ll meet high rollers, brainy economists and regular folks — all trying to make sense of our rapidly changing global economy.”

 

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