Comments by Gabriel Spitzer

Comment for "Sylvie, On Love and Mallards"

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Review of Sylvie, On Love and Mallards

This piece is close to perfection for a radio essay. We aired it on our weekend magazine show in Alaska, and it remains one of the most commented-on and best-remembered pieces we've ever run. The writing is both inventive and down-to-earth, and the ending will ring in your ears for days.

People love to say that radio is an "intimate medium." This sort of piece is a huge reason why -- it has the air of a confidence, maybe part confessional, but also funny, surprising and deeply memorable. Really, "On Love and Mallards" is one of my favorite pieces af radio.