AudioFiles: Water World

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

What do gourmet ice cubes, the human microbiome and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge have in common? Water.

On this edition of AudioFiles, we explore how co-operative businesses helped the Rockaways get back on its feet after Sandy. We look at how plastic bags and other trash from the Bronx River ends up in our food, and how rogue scientists and engineers are designing infrastructure that can protect cities from rising tides. We’ll also hear music from our in-studio guest, Selam.

Producer: Gwynne HoganAssistant Producer: Julia Alsop
Host: Reem Nasr
Stories by: Allegra Abramo, Natalie Abruzzo, Caroline Lewis, Danny Lewis, Roxanne Scott, Minda Smiley and Steve Trader

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AudioFiles: Trending

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Our latest podcast tackles leading, following and jumping on the bandwagon. We’ll look into the bizarre world of viral web videos and hear from a group of New Yorkers trying to change the tide on how we think about, well, changing tides. We’ll also challenge the long-held wisdom that young voters are always the “hopey-changey” crowd in politics.

Greg Young of the Bowery Boys podcast joins us in the studio to share some strange fads from New York City’s past. We’ll round out things with a live performance from Salieu Suso, whose traditional kora music appears likely to outlast even the biggest Beyonce single.

Producer: Kristen Clark

Host: Natalie Abruzzo

Stories by: Kristen Clark, Frank Green, Thad Komorowski, Daniel Lewis, Elijah Stewart and Max Willens

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AudioFiles: Horror!

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Our latest episode is all about horror. We explore the world of horror films and the music that goes in them. We have stories about a fictional sport brought to real-life, a recreated eugenics lab in New York City and a father who is looking for the ghost of his daughter.

New York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman talks to us about the culture of horror while Glynn Washington of SNAP Judgement shows us how best to tell a ghost story. The band Radio Jarocho joins us live with some music inspired by Mexican and Afro-Caribbean beats.

Producer: Gwynne Hogan
Assistant Producer: Julia Alsop
Host: Reem Nasr
Stories by: Natalie Abruzzo, Frank Green,Thad Komorowski, E.J. Stewart and Steve Trader.
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AudioFiles: Quality of Life

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Our latest episode is all about living well, dying well – and the people trying to make things a little better for us along the way. We have stories about keeping the faith with spies in your midst, entrepreneurs fighting crime with coffee and a town that thinks we might all be better off with a bit of lithium in the water.

Newark Star-Ledger Jets beat reporter Dom Cosentino and Huffington Post writer Sarah Beauchamp talk feminism beyond the NFL scandal, and the band IndigeSoul joins us live with some ethnic global grooves.


Producer: Kristen Clark

Host: Natalie Abruzzo

Stories by: Julia Alsop, Caroline Lewis, Audrey McGlinchy, Reem Nasr and E.J. Stewart

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