If a friend told you that they were spending the night stargazing in New York City, you might well assume they were on the lookout for Woody Allen or Scarlett Johansson. But for many amateur astronomers, they are more interested in the stars and planets above.
AudioFiles presents stories of people using their skill and intellect to create and explore. Our reporters look at science getting a sense of humor and artists making the best of some of the worst land possible. Storyteller Jeff Simmermon talks about his craft. And check out the latest installment in our ongoing series about folk music from around the world. Plus, the band Slack Tide joins us live in the studio.
Producer: Daisy Rosario
Host: Adam Warner
Stories by: Eli Chen, Tom DiChristopher, Jorteh Senah and Ajai Raj
The latest edition of AudioFiles explores the art and science of sound. Our guests explain how sound helps us learn while we sleep, how sound works in the brain and the neuroscience behind how we hear.
We’ll also listen to unusual instruments – and find out how hearing loss can affect relationships. Musicians Hans Tammen and Cooper-Moore join us in the studio.
Produced by: Michelle Bangert
Reporting by: Ian Chant, Rebecca Lee Douglas, Elizabeth Hagen
Hosted by: Rasmus Raun Westh
Editorial and Production Assistance: Rachel Dzanashvili and Frans Koster