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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Theresa Sparks has lived more than one life. Born a guy’s guy, a man’s man, cowboy boots, motorcycles, a stint in the army, married his childhood s...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 12, 2015
  • Length: 15:06
  • Purchases: 3
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The worlds of a young Canadian immigrant, an Italian pasta-making family, and a 70-year-old survivor of the Armenian Genocide converge in this stor...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Apr 28, 2015
  • Length: 19:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Potlucks, church picnics, fish fries, family reunions — during the 1930s writers were paid by the government to chronicle local food, eating custom...

Bought by KZYX, XRAY.fm, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: 18:16
  • Purchases: 4
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A look into the life of Taylor Negron— actor, comedian, and telephone message hoarder— told through the voicemails on his machine. We produced thi...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 13, 2015
  • Length: 19:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Before Elvis walked through the door, before Sun Studios put Memphis on the map—Sam Phillips, a young man with a tape recorder, lived by the motto,...

Bought by Prairie Public and WABE


  • Added: Mar 13, 2015
  • Length: 31:12
  • Purchases: 2
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Narrated by Andy Garcia, the story of the men who read to the cigar rollers as they worked in the cigar factories of Ybor City and Tampa in the ear...

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


  • Added: Mar 13, 2015
  • Length: 26:28
  • Purchases: 5
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In 2001, a quarter-century after boxing's celebrated "Thrilla in Manila," Ali and Frazier were once again poised to enter the ring. But this time i...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 10, 2015
  • Length: 25:50
  • Purchases: 2
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In the early 1950s, at the same time legendary record producer Sam Phillips was making recordings of the pageants and events happening in Memphis’ ...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 16:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote a poem about them. Amy Tan’s mother was serenaded by them as she lay in state. Jessica Mitford’s memorial procession ...

Bought by KWMR, XRAY.fm, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 24, 2015
  • Length: 15:44
  • Purchases: 4
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Fugitive Waves: Episode 6: Cry Me a River: A story of three pioneering river activist and the damming of wild rivers in the west.  Mark Dubois, co-...

Bought by KZYX, WXAV 88.3FM, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KZYX, KGNU and more


  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 33:19
  • Purchases: 9
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Patti Smith was an aspiring poet, not yet launched into the world of rock and roll. Judy Linn was just beginning her work as a photographer. The tw...

Bought by WABE, WABE, WCAI / WNAN, and KALW


  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: 13:13
  • Purchases: 4
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In 1947 Tennessee Williams and his lover Pancho stepped into a recording booth at a penny arcade in New Orleans and recorded 8 cardboard discs. Lo...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 25, 2014
  • Length: 21:16
  • Purchases: 3
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Tales from Vietnamese Manicurist Shops in America: A story of memory and manicuring. Tens of thousands of Vietnamese immigrants work as manicurists...

Bought by KZYX, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 24, 2014
  • Length: 23:04
  • Purchases: 3
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In this episode of Fugitive Waves, The Kitchen Sisters ride the nightshift with The Homobile. Homobiles is a non-commercial, volunteer, 24/7 ride ...

Bought by KALW and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 24, 2014
  • Length: 21:17
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1947 Tennessee Williams and his lover Pancho stepped into a recording booth at a penny arcade in New Orleans and create some Fugitive Waves.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WABE, KALW, XRAY.fm, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: May 28, 2014
  • Length: 21:25
  • Purchases: 5
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Look around your daily life.  There's a little piece of Thomas Edison almost everywhere.

Bought by WMMT, WXAV 88.3FM, XRAY.fm, KMUZ, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Feb 05, 2014
  • Length: 23:26
  • Purchases: 7