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A Song Portrait of Michael Kennedy

February 12, 2017
Produced by: Vandhana Ravi
Illustrated by:
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A Song Portrait of Michael Kennedy

A Brown University professor reflects on his musical choices at different points of his life and how particular songs to impact him today. MUSIC: Up, Up and Away by the Fifth Dimension, A Horse with No Name by America, Spinning Wheel by Blood, Sweat and Tears, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat by Charles Mingus, Dominance and Submission by Blue Oyster Cult, Fables of Faubus by Charles Mingus, Ave Maria by Schubert


Love and Binary

February 12, 2017
Produced by: 3619
Illustrated by: Kevin Hong
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Love and Binary

Two hopeful high-schoolers exchange letters filled with declarations of love and binary code.

MUSIC: “Doxepin” by Christoph Schindling
“all these wires between us” by Lucky Dragons


The Nanny Affair

December 15, 2016
Produced by: Georgia Wright
Illustrated by: Chamisa Kellogg
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The Nanny Affair


A blissful day of babysitting takes a dramatic twist when a nanny finds herself smack in the middle of a real-life soap opera.

MUSIC: Podington Bear, Lawrence Elow, As the World Turns, and The Edge of Night.


28 Notes Toward a Theory of Normalized Pain or, The Gender of Wellness

December 15, 2016
Produced by: Liza Yeager
Illustrated by: Margaret Barry
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28 NOTES TOWARD A THEORY OF NORMALIZED PAIN OR, THE GENDER OF WELLNESS

Written by Anne Fosburg.
With help from Sarah Cooke, Stefania Gomez, Kamille Johnson, Sophie Kasakove, Addy Schuetz, Katie Murphy, Dolma Ombadykow, Niki Sanders, and Sophia Washburn

MUSIC BY: Free Music Archive


Chapman

December 8, 2016
Produced by: Grant Goldman
Illustrated by:
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A retelling of the Johnny Appleseed legend.

MUSIC: Reflector by Podington Bear


What’s Your Favorite Emoji?

December 8, 2016
Produced by: Justin Bai
Illustrated by: Ellen He
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What's Your Favorite Emoji?

“Probably the upside-down smiley face ’cause it conveys a sense of existential despair that permeates all of Millennial existence.” Hear what else producer Justin Bai found out at Emojicon about people’s favorite emojis.

Music: “Tech Toys” by Lee Rosevere


Buzzfeed and Gentrification

December 1, 2016
Produced by: Kristin Ramcharan
Illustrated by: Kevin Hong
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Two collegiate scholars describe the connection between Buzzfeed’s social influence and the process of gentrification.

Buzzfeed and Gentrification


Music: “Otis McDonald” by Erykah,
“Two Step” by Ryan Little,
“Silent Partner” by Clobber


Reverberations

December 1, 2016
Produced by: Ariana Martinez
Illustrated by: Mithra Krishnan
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The Fort Adams “listening tunnels” serve to remind us that we respond to this fear the only way we know how: by creating something equally unfathomable, dark, and deep with which to fight it.

Special thanks to Steve Marino, tour guide at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island for providing history and narrative.

Reverberations


sobre la guayaba y la gente gay

November 21, 2016
Produced by: Stefania Gomez
Illustrated by: Margaret Barry
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“Today my professor lectured us on the queers.”

sobre la guayaba y la gente gay


Music: “Esta Es Para Tí” by Danay Suarez
“Eleggua” by Ibeyi
“River” by Ibeyi