The Audio Orchard

Sara Plourde

Every month producer Zach Nugent picks a fresh bushel of new music for The Audio Orchard Playlist. Check it out below.

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Looking for a gripping summer read? How about The Crucible, with text messaging? Writer Megan Abbott discusses her new novel The Fever, which is based on a true story of mass hysteria among high school girls. And then, rebellious teens take note: hitchhiking is ill-advised…but what if you’re a machine? We’ll chat with the developers of Hitchbot, a robot that is set to hitch rides across Canada.  Plus, we visit the Audio Orchard to select to pluck the month’s best new songs.

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Sara Plourde

Every month producer Zach Nugent picks a fresh bushel of new music for The Audio Orchard Playlist. Check it out below.

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s nothing quite as divisive as the movie musical. We go behind the glimmering façades and dance numbers to examine how movie musicals reflect American culture. Then, a conversation and in-studio performance from David Kontak, a New Hampshire musician who makes instruments out of found objects. Plus, Sean Hurley shares the story of a band that deliberately created the world's most endangered song.

Listen to the full show and click Read more for individual segments.


Sara Plourde

Every month producer Zach Nugent picks a fresh bushel of new music for The Audio Orchard Playlist. Check it out below.

The Audio Orchard For April

May 1, 2014
Sara Plourde

Each month producer Zach Nugent handpicks his favorite new songs for a playlist called 'The Audio Orchard'.

The Audio Orchard For March

Mar 31, 2014
Sara Plourde

Each month producer Zach Nugent handpicks his favorite new songs for a playlist called 'The Audio Orchard'.

The Audio Orchard For August

Aug 8, 2013

1. Dr. Dog “Heavy Light”

August 9, KahBang Festival, Bangor, ME

2. Abigail Washburn “City of Refuge”

August 20, The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH with Bela Fleck

The Audio Orchard For July (Portsmouth Edition)

Jul 3, 2013

1.The Relatives, It’s Coming Up Again

July 14, The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH

2.The Defibulators, Let Me See That Ponytail Run

The Audio Orchard For June

Jun 4, 2013

1.Postal Service, Brand New Colony

June 12, Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA

2.David Byrne & St. Vincent, I Should Watch TV

The Audio Orchard for May

Apr 26, 2013

1.Vampire Weekend, Diane Young

New Album: Modern Vampires of the City

May 15, Agganis Arena, Boston, MA

2.Iron and Wine, Grace for Saints and Ramblers

The Audio Orchard Podcast for April

Apr 1, 2013

1. Generationals, Ten-Twenty-Ten

April 24, State Theatre, Portland, ME

2. Alice Smith, Fool For You

April 9, Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA

The Audio Orchard Podcast for March

Mar 1, 2013

1. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, We The Common (For Valerie Bolden)

March 24, The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA

2. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, So Good At Being In Trouble

The Audio Orchard Podcast for February

Feb 4, 2013

The Audio Orchard Podcast for January

Jan 1, 2013
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The Audio Orchard for December

Nov 29, 2012
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The Audio Orchard explores music being made right here in New England, and introduces you to artists that find their way here while on tour. Each month, we hand pick a variety of songs to sample. Click HERE to listen and download on Soundcloud, or click the "Podcast" link on the right of this page for iTunes. Happy Listening!

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The Audio Orchard Podcast for November

Nov 13, 2012
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THE AUDIO ORCHARD NOVEMBER PLAYLIST

The Audio Orchard explores music being made right here in New England, and introduces you to artists that find their way here while on tour. Each month, we hand pick a variety of songs to sample. You can download this podcast here and listen at your leisure.