One piece of advice I got while interning at The Story was that I should start making radio pieces on my own. This seemed, at first, impossible: How can you make radio without six producers, a host, a sound engineer, a professional studio, listener funding, three interns, and an array of tote bags? I had none of these things (except the tote bags), or even a microphone, but I figured I’d give it a try–after all, what did I have to lose except money that I don’t have and quite a few hours of my life? So I borrowed a field recorder, downloaded a free 30-day trial of Audition 6, and got to work. READ MORE…
While you’ve spent the summer of 2013 eating heirloom tomatoes from the farmer’s market while simultaneously kite-boarding, reading US Weekly on the beach, and packing for Fire Island, I’ve spent the summer selling my valuables on eBay to pay my rent because I gave up my full-time job (with benefits!) to be an unpaid intern. As of this week, my savings are gone, the only furniture I haven’t auctioned off is an old laundry hamper, and I’ve reached a level of poverty that I last knew as a teenager (or, the appropriate age to be an intern) but I’m more content than I have been in ages. Giving up my steady, responsible, totally fine job to be an intern was the best move I’ve made since losing the spray tan in tenth grade, and this is because I’ve spent the summer learning how to make public radio. Read more….
Today marks the end of an era: after 21 years, Talk of the Nation is going off the air. Host Neal Conan, who has been with NPR for 36 years, plans to spend more time writing and horse-wrangling in Wyoming. We will miss your dulcet tones, Mr. Conan, and hope your retirement is HOT!
The Story with Dick Gordon producer/fill-in host Phoebe Judge has been heard on many public radio shows, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition Sunday. She’s won Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press awards for her reporting and has reported from all over the world. Plus she’s a babe. Follow her Twitter. HOT!
There’s not a lot we love about North Florida, but dang, if we wouldn’t go to an above-ground pool party to see WFSU’s Jessica Palombo in short jorts and a tankini. HOT!
"United Colors of Benetton — er, Public Radio"
Left to right: Lindsay Foster Thomas (producer, Marketplace Money), Mary Dooe (producer, Marketplace), Vanessa Romo (reporter, KPCC), Chau Tu (Web producer, Marketplace), Daryl Paranada (Web producer, Marketplace Money).
Ed. note: BRB moving to Southern California
Tough-guy/Morning Edition fill-in David Greene shows off his public radio tattoo. HOT!
This is why you love public radio.
GROSS: What did you write today?
SEDARIS: I was on tour a few weeks ago, and I wrote this thing in this woman’s book, and I don’t know, apparently, she got upset about it. But I meant it in a good way. I must have just misunderstood. We must have misunderstood one another. And I hate the thought of anybody being angry at me like that, but… I mean, really, what I wrote in her book, it’s the filthiest thing. It’s unbelievable. Really, you cannot get any filthier than this. And that’s what I kind of liked about it, you know, as a book inscription.
Morning Edition producer Selena Simmons-Duffin was submitted by a BONPR reader with a simple message: Duh, and we must agree. HOT!
We loved this On the Media segment about Grindr, “A Casual, Anonymous Interview,” so much that we are interrupting our attempt to convince the office accountant to finish our taxes to bring you this photo of producer/babe Doug Anderson. Doug, we are always up for a little casual, anonymous grinding with you. Ping us! HOT!