Posts Tagged ‘Ira Glass’

“Little War on the Prairie”: Listen to “This American Life” Broadcast of New CDS Radio Documentary

"Little War on the Prairie": Listen to "This American Life" Broadcast of New CDS Radio Documentary

A new one-hour radio documentary produced by Center for Documentary Studies audio director John Biewen—”Little War on the Prairie”—aired on This American Life recently. The documentary tells the long-overlooked story of one of the key episodes in the Plains Indian wars of the nineteenth century, a troubling history that Biewen, a Minnesota native, says is “deeply […]


Listen: “This American Life” Host Ira Glass Visits CDS Audio Course

Listen: "This American Life" Host Ira Glass Visits CDS Audio Course

Undergrad students in the Short Audio Documentary course at CDS were excited, and a little nervous, when they learned that This American Life host and executive producer Ira Glass was coming to class to talk to them about their audio pieces. CDS audio director John Biewen, who teaches the course, contacted Glass before the radio […]


Listen Up: CDS Audio Pieces Among the Best-Selling Public Radio Broadcasts in 2011

Two CDS-related audio programs—“Travels with Mike” and a Reality Radio event—were among the top ten most licensed pieces in 2011 from Public Radio Exchange (PRX), the award-winning media company that serves as public radio’s largest online distribution marketplace. The two broadcasts were on the Most Licensed Pieces list in the annual PRX Zeitfunk Awards, which recognizes standout producers […]


Reality Radio Book Launch at Third Coast Filmless Festival

Reality Radio Book Launch at Third Coast Filmless Festival

Reality Radio Book Launch at Third Coast Filmless Festival In March, the Third Coast Filmless Festival’s “Words on Sound” book launch event to celebrate the publication of Reality Radio was part of a full day of listening to sound-rich audio features made by some of the most influential producers working today. Held at Chicago’s Museum […]


Just Published: Reality Radio

Just Published: Reality Radio

The Reality Radio website features links to all of the audio/radio pieces referenced in the book, as well as links to dozens of audio resources. Reality Radio celebrates today’s best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In […]


“Reality Radio” Launches at the Third Coast Filmless Festival

"Reality Radio" Launches at the Third Coast Filmless Festival

Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound by John Biewen, editor / Alexa Dilworth, coeditor Published by the University of North Carolina Press and CDS Books at the Center for Documentary Studies Launch Event Saturday, March 6, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Words on Sound: Book Launch and Signing With contributors Ira Glass, the Kitchen Sisters, and […]