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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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A Hidden Kitchens story about London’s long tradition of urban garden allotments — and the story of Manor Garden Allotments, a 100 year old commun...

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


  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 17:58
  • Purchases: 5
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The "Hummus Wars" and the battle for the Guinness World Record title for the world’s largest plate of hummus and the deeper meanings of this Middle...

Bought by KWMR, WCAI / WNAN, KZYX, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 31:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Stories of mothers and kitchens from playwright Ellen Sebastian Chang, cookbook author Peggy Knickerbocker, designer Cristina Salas-Porras, folklor...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KZMU Moab Community Radio, PRX Remix, KWMR, and KHNS


  • Added: May 13, 2016
  • Length: 15:23
  • Purchases: 5
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C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield, namesake of the legendary club in Austin, Texas, had a mission to feed the world—especially the people who sang in it. W...

Bought by PRX Remix, WXAV 88.3FM, Marfa Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WABE and more


  • Added: May 13, 2016
  • Length: 15:24
  • Purchases: 6
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Stories of young Irish Traveller women. Travellers —the people of walking, sometimes called the gypsies of Ireland. Exploring ancient and modern T...

Bought by KWMR, WXAV 88.3FM, and WABE


  • Added: Mar 14, 2016
  • Length: 18:34
  • Purchases: 3
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In the 1950s, a group of Montgomery, Alabama women baked goods to help fund the Montgomery bus boycott. Known as the Club from Nowhere the group wa...

Bought by KZYX, WXAV 88.3FM, KHNS, WCAI / WNAN, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Feb 23, 2016
  • Length: 12:24
  • Purchases: 6
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Convict cooking at the Angola Prison Rodeo, Tootie Montana and the legendary Mardi Gras Indians, Tennessee Williams, Two Sisters Cafe, The Court of...

Bought by KWMR and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 29:53
  • Purchases: 2
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"Somewhere in the world there's a Tupperware Party starting every 10 seconds." And we're going to one with The Kitchen Sisters.

  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 19:02
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We go behind the scenes, into rehearsals, sound checks, and the making of Way to Blue, a tribute to Nick Drake.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 20:25
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1948, Bill Hawkins became Cleveland’s first black disc jockey. He had a jiving, rhyming style. People gathered on the street to watch him broadc...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and KALW


  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 24:40
  • Purchases: 2
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Michael Baronowski was a 19-year-old Marine when he landed in Vietnam in 1966. He brought with him a reel-to-reel tape recorder and used it to reco...

Bought by KWMR, WMPG, KSRQ, WXAV 88.3FM, KMXT and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 27:44
  • Purchases: 8
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An all-girl radio station in Memphis—set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, the women's movement, Vietnam, and the death of Martin ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and KHNS


  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 25:27
  • Purchases: 2
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When Sam Phillips sold Elvis' contract in 1955 he used the money to start an all girl radio station in Memphis, TN. Set in a pink, plush studio in ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KWMR, KVSC, KVNF, KFCF FM and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 25:08
  • Purchases: 7
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As construction commenced on the largest building project since the pyramids, questions and controversies swirled around Lower Manhattan. How tall?...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 09, 2015
  • Length: 30:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Robert King Wilkerson was imprisoned at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana for 31 years. Twenty-nine of those years he was in solita...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, WMMT, PRX Remix, and KVNF


  • Added: Aug 27, 2015
  • Length: 20:27
  • Purchases: 4
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Everyone in San Quentin calls him Wall Street. Curtis Carroll aka Wall Street teaches his fellow prisoners about stocks. Through friends and family...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, KVNF, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 20, 2015
  • Length: 13:11
  • Purchases: 3
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Willie Nelson and Dallas-born actress Robin Wright, along with some wild and extraordinary tellers, take us across Texas and share some of their hi...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, KVNF, XRAY.fm, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 26:02
  • Purchases: 4
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The birth of the Main Street of America—songwriter Bobby Troup tells the story of his 1946 hit Get Your Kicks on Route 66; Gladys Cutberth, aka Mr...

Bought by KPIK-LP, XRAY.fm, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 22, 2015
  • Length: 34:05
  • Purchases: 4
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The Kitchen Sisters take us to a little-known, hidden corner of London — to Eel Pie Island, a tiny slice of land in the middle of the Thames. Now a...

Bought by KWMR, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 30:50
  • Purchases: 3
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For Memorial Day —a portrait of life on the homefront during World War II featuring 4 women’s stories, rare home recorded letters sent overseas to ...

Bought by KAAD-LP, Prairie Public, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KVSC, KHNS and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 24:56
  • Purchases: 9