Happy February! This Word of Mouth Saturday show has all you need to satisfy your midwinter radio cravings with new ideas about audio, the wacky world of internet horror lore, and more. Enjoy! And beware.
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.
Give it 100
- In 2012, a program manager at Microsoft named Karen Cheng decided to learn how to dance and filmed her progress every day for one year. This gave way to her project, Give it 100.
Spirit Family Reunion
- 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.
- Will Wiles, wrote about a genre of writing that lives on the internet called "creepypasta" for Aeon Magazine and it's some of the most terrifying writing you'll find on the web. We've got the story and our own radio play version of one of the creepiest and shortest stories you'll ever hear at this link.
Anti-Ear Plug Culture
- Molly Beauchemin is a concert photographer and contributor to Pitchfork, where she wrote about tinnitus and the cultural bias against wearing earplugs.
Music in the Operating Room
- Producer Taylor Quimby speaks with two New Hampshire surgeons about how they like to rock out in the operating room.