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From Martial Law to Democracy

March 23, 2017
Produced by: Dorinda Fong
Illustrated by: Morgan Florsheim
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From Martial Law to Democracy

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During the span of a generation, Taiwan transition from a military dictatorship to democratic rule. One family reflects on their experience during this tumultuous time and what it means for new generations.

Music: “Cloud Line” by Blue Dot Sessions, “Down and Around” by Podington Bear, “Aguirre the Wrath of God” by Gary Lucas, “Fragile, do not Drop” by Podington Bear


I am Cat Lady, Hear Me Roar

March 16, 2017
Produced by: Georgia Wright
Illustrated by: Lily Wright
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I am Cat Lady, Hear Me Roar

Cats and women have always been connected. Or so thinks producer and renowned crazy cat lady Georgia Wright, who takes on the cat-haters in her life in an investigation of feline and feminine.

MUSIC: Podington Bear AUDIO: The Simpsons, Batman Returns (1992), Disneyland – “The Great Cat Family” (1956)


Emoji Linguistics

March 9, 2017
Produced by: Justin Bai
Illustrated by:
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Emoji Linguistics

See what producer Justin Bai discovered about the intersection between emoji and linguistics at Emojicon in 2016.

MUSIC: “And So Then” by Lee Rosevere & “Fragile, Do Not Drop” by Poddington Bear


Mermaids Part One: Mermaids for Life

March 9, 2017
Produced by: Margaret Barry
Illustrated by: Emma Merrick, RISD ‘17
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Mermaids Part One: Mermaids for Life


Emma Merrick tells us how she finds strength and empowerment in the dark depths of mermaid folklore.

Thoughts from Emma Merrick, a mermaid enthusiast
Narrated and produced by Margaret Barry

MUSIC: “Warm Sea” by Alex Bett


Partying in a Progressive La La Land

February 23, 2017
Produced by: Babette Thomas, with help from Niki Sanders and Ari Snider
Illustrated by:
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Partying in a Progressive La La Land

A student at Brown University explores the racial divides that exist in the school’s nightlife.

MUSIC: “BUS RIDE” by KAYTRANADA, “Closer” by The Chainsmokers, “Broccoli” by Big Baby D.R.A.M., “Am I the Only One” by Dierks Bentley


A Song Portrait of Michael Kennedy

February 12, 2017
Produced by: Vandhana Ravi
Illustrated by: Kevin Hong
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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