Horseless Carriage Reimagined

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

After a campaign in which he promised to ban horse-drawn carriages as one of his first official acts, Mayor Bill de Blasio is now promising to ban them by the end of the year.

The delay hasn’t stopped owners and animal-rights advocates from looking for alternatives.


AudioFiles: Pastures of Plenty

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Woody Guthrie’s “Pastures of Plenty,” describes a land full of promise through the eyes of someone who never gets a fair shake. The song serves as an inspiration for the latest AudioFiles, as we look at some modern-day parallels to Guthrie’s 1941 ballad.
We hear from urban fishermen casting their lines into the waters of the East River. Our City in Demand series looks at veterans jockeying for the best vending spots in New York, and we check in on local fundraising efforts for the Philippines after the devastating typhoon.
Eastbound Jesus joins us for a live set in the studio,and Joe and Lauren Grimm of Grimm Ales drop by for a live Q+A.
Stories by: Alex Eidman, Jillian Eugenios, Topher Forhecz and Mikhael Simmonds

AudioFiles: Just Kidding

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Dying, as they saying goes, is easy – comedy is hard.

This installment of AudioFiles looks at folks who make the hard work of getting laughs look easy.

We visit Brooklyn’s Punderdome competition, where the pun is mightier than the sword. Our guests include Vine comedy stars Stacey NightmareTony Oswald and Anthony Ciolino. The bawdy duo The Reformed Whores  also join us for a live set in the studio.

Produced by: Kathleen Culliton
Hosted by: Alex Eidman
Stories by: Emily Field, Marcus Hillman and Latima Stephens

AudioFiles: A Place Called Home

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

It’s where the heart is. There’s no place like it. They have to take you in.

This episode of AudioFiles brings us stories of homes – the ones we leave behind, hope to find, and even the ones we never wanted. We look at all the different sounds, spots and people that can take you home again. We hear from a refugee community in Atlanta, the makers of a webisode in the depths of New Jersey and visit the African Day Parade in Harlem. Also: singer-songwriter Amy Regan joins us for a live set in the studio.


Producer: Kathleen Culliton
Host: Alex Eidman
Stories by: Ann Marie Awad, MaryEileen Croke, Kathleen Culliton, Brock Stoneham and Elly Yu 

AudioFiles: Long Shot Dreams

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Collecting Stories of Sandy

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

AudioFiles: Arts Meet Sciences

Friday, December 28th, 2012

AudioFiles: Agreeing to Disagree

Friday, December 28th, 2012

AudioFiles: Scenes of the City

Friday, December 21st, 2012