Follow the Fellows #3: DecodeDC, Sound School, Random Tape and more
The first episode of DecodeDC is here, House of (mis)Representatives. “Ever have that sinking feeling that your voice isn’t heard in Washington? It could be because it isn’t.” Share your thoughts with Andrea Seabrook at decodedc.com
Albert Einstein once said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Sound School guest blogged yesterday to share how online resources like SoundCloud allow us to share knowledge, listen and learn more than ever. This week, a few of the SoundCloud Heroes contributed their lessons, like One Hello World below. Don’t forget to contribute your own tips and tricks to the Sound School!
Random Tape is exactly what it sounds like. What do you hear when you find a random crate of recorded tapes, or what bizarrely shows up after September 11, 2001 at a college radio station?
Working Now – The latest submissions of stories about the working lives of people today. This week, we hear from a star drag queen performer, a man whose office is above water and more. Hear their review below and listen to individual episodes of this week here.
US/UK/Germany-connected band Guidebooks wants you to join in to be part of their next album release. All you need to do is send in an original sound or recording, and they’ll create magic. Easy peasy directions at the entertaining video below.
Here Be Monsters
Jeff introduces the production crew behind Here Be Monsters here and you can revisit his last episodes at radio.jeffemtman.com. Describing an octopus encounter is something you want to listen to, trust us.
Investigating the business of doing good, Amy Costello asks, “Is an unqualified volunteer better than no volunteer at all?”
Modern-day minstrel Jack Kennedy is traveling by Greyhound bus to meet locals and capture the culture and music of the cities he’s visiting. Last stop was in Chicago. More of his own account here.