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Serendipity Ep 13:

Kenneth and Miriam by David Weinberg

New Year's Eve Gone Wrong. "Kenneth and Miriam" was written and produced by David Weinberg. David also has a podcast called Random Tape.

 

Serendipity Ep 12:

What Do You Mean? by Cristal Duhaime and Mira Burt-Wintonick

The complicated relationship of robots. "What Do You Mean?" is written by Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime and with poetry by Kelsey Walsh.

Serendipity Ep 11:

Almost Flamboyant by Rijn Collins and Lea Redfern

A group of ravens is an unkindness. A gathering of rhinos is (appropriately) a crash. So what do you call a flock of flamingos?

Serendipity Ep 10:

Can You Help Me Find My Mom? by The Truth

"Can You Help Me Find My Mom" by Jonathan Mitchell of The Truth podcast and is written by Diana McCorry. In this story, a little girl is lost and can't find her mom. Why won't anyone help her?

Serendipity Ep 9:

Our Time is Up by Erin Anderson

This episode features an abridged version of The Sarah Awards 3rd place winner "Our Time is Up" by Erin Anderson. You can listen to the full piece here.

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Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Finalists (Part 1)

Serendipity Ep 17:

Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Finalists (Part 1)

In this episode of Serendipity, we play 5 of the 10 finalists for our 2016 Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Contest. Featuring: "Bitterly Cold" by David Garland, "The Staging Area" by Jason Gots, "Noir" by Pa Ying Vang, "#blessed" by Jackie Heltz, and "Blinking" by La Cosa Preziosa. Read More

Towards a Poetics of Audio: The Importance of Criticism

Essays

Towards a Poetics of Audio: The Importance of Criticism

It is an exciting time for audio. The tumultuous growth of podcasting and the concomitant development of digital channels, multiple platforms, and user-driven content has not only expanded and re-energized the form, but forced public radio to loosen its stays and let down its hair.Where once we might have talked of “the system” or “the industry,” we can now confidently say we are part of “a culture.” But—we are missing two important components of a vital culture: a critical language, and with it, a critical practice. The language should be expressly designed to describe our forms, tropes, and themes, but with reference to the larger culture and world of ideas. And the practice should be constant, robust, and open, with critical tools wielded to help us better understand our work, and ourselves, and to help our public to better understand us as artists. Read More

Getting On with James Urbaniak

Reviews

Getting On with James Urbaniak

James Urbaniak is the kind of podcaster that other producers love to hate. His show, Getting On with James Urbaniak, consists of nothing but a single voice reading a fictional soliloquy, often written by someone else. There is almost no elaborate soundscaping, no intricate plot development, little evidence of endless editing sessions to get the thing just right. Getting On sounds like Urbaniak cruised into the studio, an iced latte in hand, and finished recording before his drink grew tepid. None of this would be infuriating if the podcast in question wasn’t so good. Read More