This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...
In honor of this, the most bewitching time of year, we’ve hunted down three stories from the radio universe worthy of inquisitive and fearless listeners like you.
In our first act, we’re heading on a journey across the country, to one specific night, where we find ourselves stranded in Marfa, Texas, searching for a place to sleep. And the spooky sounds we hear that night will send us on another mission: to unmask a ghost.
This episode of There’s Something Out There was produced and edited by James Kim, and narrated by Zane Brzezinski. Hear more of their reporting and more stories from There’s Something Out There at marfapublicradio.org.
“The Truth About Dracula,” produced by by Hillary Frank, 2006.
Searching for the truth behind a ghost story seems like a somewhat simple journalistic task: follow the histories and fact check, fact check, fact check. But what about getting to the heart of what it means to be a famous spook? What’s the best way to go about turning the myth of a monster into an authentic performance?
Radio Producer Hillary Frank speaks with performer Suzanne Muldowney who is doing her best to bring the biographical Dracula back to life. Hillary now hosts the award-winning parenting podcast, The Longest Shortest Time, which you can check out at longestshortesttime.com.
Our last story is about the type of conjuring that all of us have done at some point or another: when we pick up a mysterious record or album, and upon listening, are left haunted by the unexpectedly beautiful melodies and voices it contains.
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