Fugitive Waves

Series produced by The Kitchen Sisters

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Fugitive Waves --  Lost recordings and shards of sound, along with new tales of remarkable people from around the world. Stories from the flip side of history.

Today, we join an esteemed and eccentric group of producers in launching "Radiotopia" from PRX.  Radiotopia is a gathering of the best story-driven, creative, cutting-edge radio shows on earth. Shows like 99% Invisible, The Truth, Strangers, Theory of Everything, Love and Radio, Radio Diaries and our new podcast, "Fugitive Waves."  Producers Roman Mars, Jonathan Mitchell, Lea Thau, Benjamin Walker, Joe Richman and The Kitchen Sisters have banded together with PRX to create this new experiment in storytelling.

From Peabody Award-winning producers, The Kitchen Sisters (Hidden Kitchens, Lost & Found Sound, The Hidden World of Girls), this new podcast mines the Sisters deep archive of stories, lost recordings and shards of sound, along with new tales from remarkable people around the world. Stories from the flip side of history.   Hide full description
Today, we join an esteemed and eccentric group of producers in launching "Radiotopia" from PRX.  Radiotopia is a gathering of the best story-driven, creative, cutting-edge radio shows on earth. Shows like 99% Invisible, The Truth, Strangers, Theory of Everything, Love and Radio, Radio Diaries and our new podcast, "Fugitive Waves."  Producers Roman Mars, Jonathan Mitchell, Lea Thau, Benjamin Walker, Joe Richman and The Kitchen Sisters have banded together with PRX to create this new experiment in storytelling.

From Peabody Award-winning producers, The Kitchen Sisters (Hidden Kitchens, Lost & Found Sound, The Hidden World of Girls), this new podcast mines the Sisters deep archive of stories, lost recordings and shards of sound, along with new tales from remarkable people around the... Show full description

56 Pieces

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A deep dive into the legendary Burning Man Archives. How do you archive an event when one of its driving principles is "leave no trace."

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 18:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Folklorist and Professor Bill Ferris, a Grammy nominee this year for his "Voices of Mississippi" 3 CD Box set, has committed his life to documentin...

Bought by KWMR and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 32:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1983 Prince hired LA sound technician, Susan Rogers, one of the few women in the industry, to move to Minneapolis and help upgrade his home reco...

Bought by KFAI, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, PRX Remix, and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 23:17
  • Purchases: 4
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A string of sonic prayer flags — voices and sounds from New Orleans and Bayou Road, the oldest street in the city. Local visionaries, neighborhood ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KMUN, WXAV 88.3FM, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 25, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 4
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In the 1930s and 40s, hundreds of Basques were brought to the western United States to do the desolate work that no one else would do—herding sheep...

Bought by KWMR, PRX Remix, Boise State Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Oct 11, 2017
  • Length: 21:14
  • Purchases: 5
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Barbecue, burgoo, mopping the mutton, the fellowship of stirring. Stories of conflict, competition and resolution in the backyards and fire pits of...

Bought by PRX Remix, KZYX, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Oct 11, 2017
  • Length: 35:52
  • Purchases: 3
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Stories of creativity and invention— the making of a jar of jam, the making of a fashionable 3-D printed covering for an artificial limb, Muttville...

Bought by KWMR, WCAI / WNAN, and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Oct 11, 2017
  • Length: 23:24
  • Purchases: 3
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Robert King Wilkerson was imprisoned at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for 31 years, twenty-nine of those years in solitary confinement. Du...

Bought by KWMR, WXAV 88.3FM, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Oct 11, 2017
  • Length: 15:55
  • Purchases: 3
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Thad Vogler, creator of San Francisco's Bar Agricole and Trou Normand, travels the world in search of hand made spirits — rum, scotch, cognac, mesc...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 11, 2017
  • Length: 13:59
  • Purchases: 2
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The Great Galveston Hurricane arrived on a Saturday, September 8, 1900 — almost without warning. Galveston, the grand dame of Texas, a vibrant port...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, PRX Remix, KWMR, and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 21:09
  • Purchases: 4
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In 1967, the Esso Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band performed at the Montreal World's Fair and caught the ear of one of the most popular entertainers of ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and KWMR


  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 19:30
  • Purchases: 2
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For the last five years The Golden State Warriors have been going inside San Quentin, the legendary maximum security California State prison, to ta...

Bought by KWMR, WXAV 88.3FM, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 12, 2017
  • Length: 11:40
  • Purchases: 3
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Cab drivers, children's jump rope rhymes, folk songs, dialects, controversial TV ads, interviews with blacklisted artists and writers during the Mc...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 23:13
  • Purchases: 1
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Stories from The Hidden World of Girls with host Tina Fey: Nigerian writer Chris Abani tells about his English-born mother enlisting him at age 8 t...

Bought by KWMR and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 25:13
  • Purchases: 2
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A hidden Gold Rush kitchen when food was scarce and men died for eggs... We travel out to the forbidding Farallon Islands, 27 miles outside San Fra...

Bought by KALW


  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 18:24
  • Purchases: 1
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Kimchi in space. The Kimchi Bus. Korean government-sponsored chefs and restaurants spreading the word of Kimchi around the globe. A story of “Gastr...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, WXAV 88.3FM, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 14, 2017
  • Length: 21:18
  • Purchases: 3
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Manga, the ubiquitous Japanese comic books written on just about every subject—sports, music, sex, shooting pool—represent about 40% of all books p...

Bought by KZYX, WCAI / WNAN, and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 23:26
  • Purchases: 3
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Carmen Miranda—Brazil's Ambassador of Samba, the highest paid woman entertainer in the world in the 1940s—her iconic turban piled high with fruit, ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KHNS, and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 28:47
  • Purchases: 3
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Each fall, the Ojibwe tribes of northern Minnesota harvest wild rice by hand. It's a long process that begins with families in canoes venturing int...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 22:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Sometimes it's the kitchen that's hidden, sometimes it's the food itself. Blacksmith Angelo Garro forges and forages, recreating in wrought iron an...

Bought by KWMR, KHNS, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 17:08
  • Purchases: 3