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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 185 (4-29)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 is into it's final month and it still features the very best from the world of independent radio that we can find here on PRX and elsewhere. Sunday nights at 10 on Austin's KUT 90.5. Join us for 3 hours of a bit of everything from the big wide world of independent radio production.

Episode 185 (4-29) includes Scared...Father's Day...Father's Favorite Shortcut...Grand Canyon...Life Stories - Families: Fathers, Sons & Brothers...B-Side: Family and Dads...Father's Day...Jumping Off The Raft Without Dad


From John Biewen | 03:00

A (very) short story of love and anxiety. A child grows to age 13 in three minutes while a father muses on parental fears.

John Biewen

Harper-john-small_small This essay/montage was produced for the Third Coast Audio Festival's 2008 Audio Challenge, Radio Ephemera.  The challenge was to produce a piece of no more than three minutes based on any two of five books selected from the Prelinger Library of San Francisco -- and to include the voice of a stranger.  "Scared" is based on the books, "Control of Mind and Body," and "The Stork Didn't Bring You!: The Facts of Life for Teenagers."  The stranger is the voicemail lady.  

Father's Day

From Jake Warga | 05:25

Going through my parents' stuff 10 years after their deaths, I found a box of cassettes of my father interviewing me when I was a kid. Simple and sweet.

Father's Day
Jake Warga

Jakeandfather_small Clearing out stuff of my parent's 10yrs after their death, I found a box of cassettes of my Father interviewing me when I was a kid. Aired "Public Radio Weekend America Whathaeyou" Winner "Silver Reel" NFCB

Father's Favorite Shortcut

From Peter Bochan | Part of the Shortcuts series | 27:37

A Father's Day Special, a classic mix of memorable music, clips and interviews with Dad

Father04_small Father's Favorite Shortcut A Father's Day classic with Groucho Marx, Robert Young, Harry Nilsson, Cat Stevens, Warner Olan as Charlie Chan, Randy Newman, Marilyn Monroe, Elton John, the Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, Eddie Fisher, Judy Collins, Gene Autry, Mary Martin, Richard Burton, Liz Taylor, David Carradine, Bill Cosby, Jane Wyatt, Shirley Temple, Lee J. Cobb in Death Of A Salesman, Sandy Dennis, George Segal, Glenn Ford, Christopher Reeves, The Firesign Theatre, Papa John Creach, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin, Barbara Streisand, W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Mary Brian, David Chow, Philip Ahn, Keye Luke, Zeppo Marx and The Little Rascals... This one's for you Pop! (that's his picture--from the early 1940s)

Grand Canyon

From Hearing Voices | Part of the Scott Carrier stories series | 03:35

A father and son hike.

Scgrandcanyon_small Father and son spend a week together traveling and hiking America's Grand Canyon.

Life Stories - Families: Fathers, Sons & Brothers

From Jay Allison | Part of the The Life Stories Collection series | 59:04

Four stories of men and family

Lifestories These are public radio stories made over many years, by producer Jay Allison -- working together with Christina Egloff, and friends, colleagues, neighbors, strangers and whoever would take the loan of one of his tape recorders. They are are stories about life as we find it, and record it. Dad's Moving Out (11:56) There was a moment when Dan knew for sure his parents we?re splitting up. He remembers it clearly. His parents remember it clearly too, but differently. Produced with Dan Robb. My Brother, Tom Jones (20:56) Alex is a Tom Jones impersonator, a dedicated one. This portrait of him and his work was made by his younger brother who has always admired him. Produced with Dan Gediman. Dad and Sam (4:45) Love and Brotherhood. "Every year my father would go get Uncle Sam from the Delaware State Mental Hospital and bring him home for Christmas..." Descended from the Holocaust (19:52) A physician in central Massachusetts borrows a tape recorder and accompanies his parents to the Holocaust Museum to talk to them about something they've never talked about before: their experience in the Nazi concentration camps. Produced with Dr. Alan Berkenwald

B-Side: Family and Dads

From B-Side Radio | Part of the B-Side: Cure for the Weekend Blues series | 53:59

On this edition of B-Side we're offering a little unsolicited advice, and some fatherly humor as we explore our relationships with people we're tied to by blood or common history.

Littlegolf_small First: B-Side's Tamara Keith and her brother Donovan head to a family fun center to play ski ball, air hockey, and talk about family. Then: Golf is the ultimate sport of dads. So in honor of Father's Day, B-Side's Tamara Keith went golfing with her father, husband and father-in-law. On this edition of the show, we bring you some of our favorite stories about dads. Liner Notes: "Ebert Whipple" Sarah Neal: Sarah's grandfather left behind a volume of messages - and listening to them has helped her understand a man she hardly knew before he died. "Esselen" John Peabody: This piece is about connecting with even more distant relatives. John Peabody introduces us to a woman who is learning the language of her ancestors. Baby Max" Sarah Baughn: Getting to the birth of baby Max too B-Side's Sarah Baugn on a surprising journey - where she had to deal with gestational diabetes, pre-term labor, and 5 weeks of bed rest before getting to the big day. Sarah takes us along for the ride. "1000 Postcards" Rene Gutel: Rene's dad wanted to keep in touch when she went away to college, so he sent her a postcard. And then another, and another, and another. "Vietdamned" Tamara Keith: Every family has its secrets. The things everyone knows about but no one talks about. For B-Side's Tamara Keith, a piece of fiction revealed one of these unspoken bits of family history. "Dad Humor" David Johns: Why do dads tell such bad jokes? Probably mostly because they can, because after all, they're the dad, and everyone else in the family pretty much has to listen. Or maybe there's some kind of evolutionary explanation for the dinner table ritual. Maybe telling bad jokes is a way for the breadwinner to ensure his kids don't get too comfortable feeding at the family trough. Whatever the reason, there's more than ample evidence to document the phenomenon. Here's B-Side contributor Dave Johns.

Father's Day

From Paul Currington | 14:24

"What do you think of when you think of your dad?"

People in Seattle share stories about their fathers. Death, divorce, drugs, love, Casey Kasem and a bucket of gasoline that wouldn't blow up are some of the memories that come tumbling out. These moments of reflection are funny and powerful like a good dad.

Airport_dad_small "What do you think of when you think of your dad?"  People in Seattle share stories about their fathers. Death, divorce, drugs, love, Casey Kasem and a bucket of gasoline that wouldn't blow up are some of the memories that come tumbling out. These moments of reflection are funny and powerful like a good dad.

Jumping Off The Raft Without Dad

From Nanci Olesen | 03:12

First person narrative about missing my dad.

Default-piece-image-2 Dad was the fun one, jumping off the raft and acting crazy. Now Father's Day is coming again and we miss him like crazy.