Audio: it can be both poetic and powerful. Its influence is undeniable, but what happens when we need to be concerned with limiting its intake while simultaneously expanding our auditory horizons? Today on Word of Mouth: the ear-plug debate, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, the band Spirit Family Reunion, and continuing the Rethink 2014 series with a conversation about, you guessed it, radio. Listen to the whole show below or keep scrolling to listen to individual segments.
Rethink 2014: Radio
- Jesse Thorn is the host and producer of NPR's program Bullseye, founder of Maximum Fun, and host of the "Put This On" video series about men's style. He talked with Virginia Prescott about creating new radio audiences.
The Anti-Earplug Culture
- Molly Beauchemin is a concert photographer and contributor to Pitchfork, where she wrote about tinnitus and the cultural bias against wearing earplugs.
- Producer Zach Nugent spoke with lead singer and guitarist of Spirit Family Reunion, Nick Panken, about how a band from the big city came about playing old-time American Music. The band is playing at the Press Room in Portsmouth on Friday, January 31st.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
- Dr. Caroline Moore is a surgeon at the University College London Hospital and joins us to talk about how sound waves are being used to blast tumors.
- Plus, producer Taylor Quimby speaks with two New Hampshire surgeons about how they like to rock out in the operating room.