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Playlist: Katy Sewall's Portfolio

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I always aim to create sound rich radio that peaks curiosity and enriches how a listener sees the world.

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Chloe (age 4) Loves Horror Movies

From Katy Sewall | 03:26

Chloe loves watching horror movies. The catch: She's only four years old.

How does her father feel about that? Very, very proud. Does that make him a bad parent? Judge for yourself.

Chloe's favorite color might influence your decision.

A frank and charming interview, perfect for Halloween

Photo__5__small Chloe loves watching horror movies. The catch: She's only four years old. How does her father feel about that? Very, very proud. Does that make him a bad parent? Judge for yourself. Chloe's favorite color might influence your decision. A frank and charming interview, perfect for Halloween

Natural Child Birth: There will Always be Three Now

From Katy Sewall | Part of the Experience Natural Child Birth series | 17:14

When it comes to giving birth in America, less than 1% of couples choose a "natural birth;" that is a birth with no drugs - and little to no medical intervention. Producer Katy Sewall brings us an intimate look at one couple’s decision to go that way.

Maz_born_small When it comes to giving birth in America -- there are choices. What doctor?  What hospital?  What pain medication?  What KIND of birth do you want?  Less than 1% of couples choose a "natural birth," that is a birth with no drugs and little medical intervention.  Producer Katy Sewall brings us the story.

This documentary takes the listener into the birthing room. 

Radio Retrospective: Irving Berlin's White Christmas

From Katy Sewall | Part of the Radio Retrospective series | 06:25

You'll never hear the song White Christmas the same way again.

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You'll never hear the song White Christmas the same way again. Discover the reason the song sounds so melancholy by listening back to the Golden Age of Radio. 


Norman Corwin, Writer-Director From Radio's Golden Age

From Katy Sewall | 49:32

Norman Corwin is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest writer–director–producer's of radio's Golden Age. Radio educator, Tony Palermo, says that not knowing Corwin's work is like never having heard of Shakespeare.

In this special, get to know Corwin's work, and learn how his writing shaped the way citizens of the United States felt about World War II.
Producer Katy Sewall sat down with Norman Corwin right after his 100th birthday and brings you this sound-rich exploration.

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Radio's Golden Age is over, but many names from that era are still famous today. You probably know Jack Benny and Orson Wells, but are you familiar with Norman Corwin? 

Norman Corwin is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest writer–director–producer's of radio's Golden Age.  Radio educator Tony Palermo says that not knowing Corwin's work is like never having heard of Shakespeare. 

In this special, get to know Corwin's work, and how his writing shaped the way citizens of the United States felt about World War II. Producer Katy Sewall sat down with Norman Corwin right after his 100th birthday.

Radio Retrospective: The March of Time

From Katy Sewall | Part of the Radio Retrospective series | 05:20

The 1940s pre-movie newsreel "The March of Time" reenacted news events using actors. Henry Luce called it "fakery in allegiance to the truth." The show imitated President Franklin Roosevelt so well he asked that they stop portraying him. You might think these techniques are outlawed today but a closer look reveals they are alive and well.

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The 1940s pre-movie newsreel "The March of Time" reenacted news events using actors. Henry Luce called it "fakery in allegiance to the truth." The show imitated President Roosevelt so well he asked that they stop portraying him. You might think these techniques are outlawed today but a closer look reveals they are alive and well. 

The show also is the reason President Franklin Roosevelt is on the dimes in your pocket. Find out why. 

Out to Eat with Steve Scher and Katy Sewall featuring Sherman Alexie

From Katy Sewall | Part of the Out to Eat with Steve Scher and Katy Sewall series | 01:41:12

Native American author, Sherman Alexie, joins Katy Sewall and Steve Scher live on stage to talk about urban animal encounters. The result is a hilarious and thought-provoking show full of stories well told. Sherman Alexie at his best.

Ote_all_three_small Native American best-selling author, Sherman Alexie, joins Katy Sewall and Steve Scher live on stage to talk about urban animal encounters. The result is a hilarious and thought-provoking show full of stories well told. Sherman Alexie at his best.  

Recorded at Cafe Nordo in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood. Featuring the music of Miles & Karina.