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A queer contemporary take of the Goldilocks tale: about love, music, and breaking the cycle of abuse. Goldie escapes a chaotic childhood only to go from a partner who starves her of love to a partner who nearly drowns her in it, before learning to be just right on her own. From CBC Podcasts and Mermaid Palace. Produced by award-winning podcast creator Kaitlin Prest featuring writer/director Drew Denny.
 
Listeners is a show about the craft and power of listening. We talk with media and communication experts, thought leaders, doers, and innovators whose ideas can amplify the quality of our dialogue and interactions. Listeners is produced by the Agora Journalism Center, the gathering place for innovation in communication and civic engagement at University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication.
 
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In the years after coming out, Vinh-Paul Ha searches for good sex, real love, and an elusive feeling of belonging as a queer Asian man on a series of solo travels. This episode was produced by Nicole Kelly and hosted by Kaitlin Prest. One is a mini series about the lessons inside loneliness. Vinh-Paul Ha is a death doula, writer, artist, tarot read…
 
Kamala wants to fill the empty spaces of her loneliness. This episode was written by Kamala Puligandla, produced by Phoebe Unter, edited by Nicole Kelly and hosted by Kaitlin Prest. Kamala is the Editor-In-Chief at Autostraddle.com and her first novel, Zigzags, is coming out on October 19th, 2020. Order her book here. Part 1 of One, a mini series a…
 
When I have sex, I think of radio... Part 3 of a 3-part summer series. ⚠️ You won’t find these sweaty Audio Smut stories anywhere else on the internet or airwaves ⚠️ Part one was written & produced by Meg Frances in 2012 and aired at drive time on Montreal’s CKUT 90.3 FM. Part two was produced by Kaitlin Prest, Mitra Kaboli, Jen Ng, and Ray Dooley …
 
Quarantine has meant that we’re having to listen to ourselves and each other as we navigate through new ways of being together for long stretches at a time. It’s near impossible to know how this global pandemic is affecting the quality of our relationships. The stories are endless and varied. Listeners producer Cecilia Brown takes us on a journey i…
 
Are you eager to diversify what you’re listening to these days? This episode is for you especially if you’ve been reflecting on and processing what we’re all going through these days. Listeners producer Cecilia Brown talks with her friend Andrea Baron about her process of not only making a playlist of sad songs for her dad but also went the extra l…
 
Listeners producer Cecilia Brown talks with Cleo Davis and Kayin Talton-Davis about homeschooling during COVID-19 and reimagining education by challenging the Eurocentric ideals most educational institutions are built upon. The Portland-based artists and designers have long been using art to tell stories about the Black experience and their current…
 
With this episode we introduce a new series called Strings. It’s all about how issues and individuals string our communities together in surprising ways. Podcast producers Kevin Beasely and Ann Powers take the show on the road starting out in U.S. District Court and sitting down with Judge John V. Acosta’s, which leads them to a ridealong with a Tr…
 
Last summer, bestselling author and Atlantic magazine contributor Amanda Ripley published an essay, Complicating the Narratives, exploring what journalists could learn from mediators, lawyers, rabbis, and others “who know how to disrupt toxic narratives and get people to reveal deeper truths.” Ripley revealed how she discovered her own shortcomings…
 
Kaitlin Prest is an award-winning podcast artist whose keen ability to blend intricate sound design and distinct narrative storytelling into one-of-a-kind sensory experiences has earned her high acclaim at audio festivals and conferences worldwide. She got her start as a puppeteer, moved onto launch a Canadian radio show called Audio Smut, directed…
 
The August Wilson Red Door Project strives to change Portland’s racial ecology through the arts. It started with a play called Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments that showcases a powerful set of monologues commissioned by The New Black Fest in response to police shootings and institutional profiling. Then came Cop Out: Beyond Black, White & Blue…
 
Research shows that developing empathy, connection and compassion is crucial to a sustainable and humane society. But, in order to do that we must first admit our own biases, overcome them and step outside of our bubbles - or comfort zones. So, how do we do that? Claire Cain Miller is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist who covers gender, work, fam…
 
What happens when we change the narrative of the classic American Dream mantra - that our position in life depends on more than just pulling ourselves up by our own bootstraps? How does this impact reaching our personal and professional goals, helping others reach theirs and how public policy and resources are developed? Bob McKinnon is an author a…
 
Clearing Clutter is a musical composition to help you let go of the thoughts crowding your mind, designed to help ease you to sleep and dream more spaciously. Peter Silberman is a musician based in New Paltz, NY. He is the singer and primary songwriter behind The Antlers, and comprises 1/2 of scoring and production duo Spatial Relations. Presented …
 
Kara Moore is the lead facilitator at Kickstand Comedy Space in Portland, OR. Having studied, performed, and coached improv and sketch comedy since 2001. She says improv is more about being a hardcore listener than it is about trying to be funny. We had a fun conversation with Kara about being present, genuinely portraying subjects, and how the bes…
 
Eli Saslow is an award-winning journalist and a staff writer for The Washington Post. In 2014, he received a Pulitzer Prize Award for his work on food stamps in post-recession America. His most recent book, Rising Out of Hatred tells the story of Derek Black’s transition from an emerging white supremacist leader, to an outspoken opposer of the whit…
 
Gabe Howe is the Executive Director of the Siskiyou Mountain Club. The group works to maintain and promote remote trail systems in southwest Oregon. Gabe finds that when volunteers from different walks of life and diverse backgrounds come together in the wilderness, they’re able connect in special ways over a literal common ground. Show notes & lin…
 
What happens to journalism when the public gets to choose the topics they’re curious about? “Public powered journalism” is the ongoing experiment the co-founder and CEO of Hearken Jennifer Brandel is working on to make journalism more responsive and useful to the public’s needs. Also check out Curious City https://curiouscity.wbez.org https://www.w…
 
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