BBC Radio Play Based on Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon Streaming Free Online

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We told you all about it last Friday. The BBC planned to air a radio play written by Sir Tom Stoppard based on The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd’s classic album released 40 years ago. The play aired Monday night, and if you missed it, you have a few scant days to stream the production for free online. Don’t dilly-dally.


New Archive Makes Available 800,000 Pages Documenting the History of Film, Television & Radio

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Film buffs and scholars have a new cache at their fingertips. The Media History Digital Library has made hundreds of thousands of pages of film and broadcasting history available in a searchable digital archive they’ve called Lantern, an open access, interactive library.


A Radio Play Based on Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon. Coming Monday. Watch the Trailer.

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This year, Pink Floyd’s masterful prog rock album The Dark Side of the Moon turns 40. Yes, 40.


The Relativity Series Features 24 Free Plays About Great Scientists and Scientific Endeavors

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I grew up listening to radio plays, keeping in high rotation vintage broadcasts of shows like Suspense, Amos ‘n Andy, and Dragnet.


Louis Armstrong’s 1964 Interview with a Pair of Intrepid Kid Reporters

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In the summer of 1964, two young boys from the North Shore suburbs of Chicago took a tape recorder and set out to interview jazz legend Louis Armstrong for their high school radio station. Armstrong was playing a concert at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, not far from the boys’ school in Winnetka.


Mick Jagger Tells the Story Behind ‘Gimme Shelter’ and Merry Clayton’s Haunting Background Vocals

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In the fall of 1969 the Rolling Stones were in a Los Angeles recording studio, putting the final touches on their album Let it Bleed. It was a tumultuous time for the Stones.


Bertrand Russell: The First Media Academic?: A Retrospective of His Influential Radio Appearances

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Bertrand Russell was one of the most important logicians and mathematical philosophers of the early 20th century. He was also a tireless campaigner for peace and social progress.


Hear A Young Bob Dylan Sing 11 Songs and Tell Tall Tales on a 1962 Radio Show

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In February of 1962, less than a month before the release of his debut album, an obscure young folk singer named Bob Dylan recorded some songs and an interview for a local New York City radio show called Folksinger’s Choice.
The show was broadcast on WBAI and hosted by Cynthia Gooding, an established folk singer 17 years older than Dylan.


Making Radiolab: A Soup-to-Nuts Recipe for a Great Radio Show/Podcast

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Now that virtually everyone in the Western Hemisphere has the means to make and disseminate a podcast, are there any tips to guarantee success?
Jad Abumrad, a host of the enormously popular, curiosity-based podcast, Radiolab, strives for every show to sound like “two guys talking in a surrealistic multi-dimensional space.


Atheist Ira Glass Believes Christians Get the Short End of the Media Stick

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So, an atheist and a devout Christian walk into a Tacoma hotel restaurant-bar…
Wait, though, it’s not what you think! The atheist in question is public radio star Ira Glass, amiably sitting for an interview with amateur spiritual anthropologist and former This American Life guest Jim Henderson. The mutual respect is refreshing.


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