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Conversations on the many forms of storytelling -- from psychotherapy to set design, from genealogy to journalism, from walking tours to oral history, the law, literature, film, theater, and more.

Inside Stories Paul VanDeCarr

    • Society & Culture

Conversations on the many forms of storytelling -- from psychotherapy to set design, from genealogy to journalism, from walking tours to oral history, the law, literature, film, theater, and more.

    Love Shack: A radio play

    Love Shack: A radio play

    Communist revolutionaries take over a radio station during a live call-in advice show. A comic audio play written and produced by Paul VanDeCarr.

    • 13 min
    INSIDE STORIES 40: The 18.5-minute gap in the Nixon tapes

    INSIDE STORIES 40: The 18.5-minute gap in the Nixon tapes

    Here is the solution to one of the great political mysteries of the past 50 years, and an explosive confession by the late President Richard M. Nixon.
    Thanks to advances in technology, audio experts have at last reconstructed the contents of the so-called "18.5-minute gap," a period of silence on tapes made by President Nixon. Other parts of the tapes had incriminating evidence connecting Nixon to the Watergate break-in, but the contents of the gap have remained unknown -- until now.
    Featuring Anthony Newfield and Paul VanDeCarr.

    • 21 min
    INSIDE STORIES 39: The Hill Cumorah Pageant, stories from the Book of Mormon

    INSIDE STORIES 39: The Hill Cumorah Pageant, stories from the Book of Mormon

    The Hill Cumorah Pageant is performed over several nights every July in Palmyra, New York, at the very site where Mormons believe that Joseph Smith found the tablets upon which were written the Book of Mormon. With a cast of over 650 people, elaborate special effects, and a 10-level stage, the pageant dramatizes stories from the Book for Mormon. I spoke with several cast and crew before a performance in 2015. More info and pictures at www.InsideStoriesOnline.com. 

    • 11 min
    INSIDE STORIES 38: A real-life "Casa Valentina" in New York City

    INSIDE STORIES 38: A real-life "Casa Valentina" in New York City

    Harvey Fierstein's 2014 play "Casa Valentina" told the story of one weekend in 1962 at an upstate New York resort for cross-dressers, and was based on a real place, long since closed. I visited a NYC-based center for cross-dressers to ask members how much they think things have changed for them between 1962 and today.

    • 9 min
    INSIDE STORIES 37: "Abril," argumentista de historietas mexicanas

    INSIDE STORIES 37: "Abril," argumentista de historietas mexicanas

    Una entrevista con Laura Bolaños Cadena, mejor conocida como "Abril," la argumentista principal de "Historia Semanal de Amor y Pasión" y otras historietas duranta su larga carrera. www.InsideStoriesOnline.com.

    • 15 min
    INSIDE STORIES 36: A new "Streetcar Named Desire"

    INSIDE STORIES 36: A new "Streetcar Named Desire"

    A story on the recent Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," featuring black and Latino actors in the lead roles. Originally produced for WNYC Radio's arts program, Studio 360. More info at www.InsideStoriesOnline.com.

    • 8 min

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