52 episodes

Artists, writers, creatives and podcasters from around the world answer the question: “What do you want to hear when this pandemic is over?” In each standalone episode, you’ll hear stories of all kinds recorded in living rooms, balconies, closets and bedrooms around the world in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean and Mandarin Chinese. The works have been produced in the original language and a translated version so listeners can enjoy two versions of each story.

Produced by Studio Ochenta - Raising Voices Across Cultures

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Artists, writers, creatives and podcasters from around the world answer the question: “What do you want to hear when this pandemic is over?” In each standalone episode, you’ll hear stories of all kinds recorded in living rooms, balconies, closets and bedrooms around the world in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean and Mandarin Chinese. The works have been produced in the original language and a translated version so listeners can enjoy two versions of each story.

Produced by Studio Ochenta - Raising Voices Across Cultures

    Direction

    Direction

    A time traveler arrives in 2020 and asks for directions in this short fiction from Australia about closeness.

    Thank you for listening to Ochenta Stories. Zacha Rosen is an arts journalist and radio producer. He has written for Concrete Playground, the Sydney Latin American Film Festival and the Carriageworks, and produces interviews, narratives and fiction at All the Best. Luis Salvador voiced the Time Traveller, while the sound design of the piece was done by Chiara Santella.

    If you like what you heard, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts in whatever language you choose. Follow us over @ochentapodcasts on Twitter and Instagram for updates. You can find transcripts and learn more about the project over at ochentastudio.com/ochentastories.

    • 17 min
    The Astronaut Poet

    The Astronaut Poet

    In this short fiction, an Italian astronaut reflects on our predicament from his space station among the stars.

    CREDITS: This episode was produced by Studio Ochenta, a multilingual podcast production studio. This story was written by Francesco Carrubba.

    Francesco is a journalist and an author working in broadcast. He writes poems, texts and lyrics and he published a poem book called “Canzoni quasi d’amore”. You can find him on Facebook, Instagram @FrancescocarrubbaWeb and on Twitter as @f_carrubba. The English version of the piece was voiced by Sarah Golding and the Sound Design of the piece was done by Chiara Santella. If you like what you heard, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts in whatever language you choose. Follow us over @ochentapodcasts on Twitter and Instagram for updates. You can find transcripts and learn more about the project over at ochentastudio.com/ochentastories.

    If you're enjoying our show, we recommend listening to  How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] about Anything, a weekly podcast for adult children of immigrants, featuring real-life scenarios and practical, professional advice to help them with difficult, but necessary conversations. Popular topics include raising children, money, toxic relatives, coming out, religion, and systemic racism. No subject is off-limits. ● How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] about Anything comes at a time when immigrants and their adult children’s family dynamics are testing the American concepts of boundaries, independence, even adulthood. Find it on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. And listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and everywhere you get your podcasts. Head to TalkToMamiPapi.com to learn more.

    • 12 min
    The First Concert

    The First Concert

    This week’s episode gives us the opportunity to hear something we all miss very much and that we can't wait to hear again in person: a concert. Judlyne Gibson, producer of The 2nd Street Dreams Audio Network, imagines how that first live concert will feel like. The story, originally produced in English, and has been translated into French and you can hear that version later on in the episode.

    CREDITS: Thank you for listening to Ochenta Stories. This story was produced by Studio Ochenta. Written by Judlyne Gibson. Judlyne has a long career in television and radio as a news anchor, reporter and program host. She worked at stations in Houston, Texas, Washington, DC and New York. She’s currently a contributor at the classical music radio station KMFA 89.5 in Austin, Texas with her feature Staccato. Ms. Gibson also independently produces the podcast Classical Music In Color, about all things classical by or about classical musicians of color. The choir songs you heard were performed by the Huston-Tillotson Concert Choir and the Sound Design was done by Chiara Santella.

    If you like what you heard, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts in whatever language you choose. Follow us over @ochentapodcasts on Twitter and Instagram for updates. You can find transcripts and learn more about the project over at ochentastudio.com/ochentastories.

    P.S. If you're enjoying our show, we recommend listening to  How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] about Anything, a weekly podcast for adult children of immigrants, featuring real-life scenarios and practical, professional advice to help them with difficult, but necessary conversations. Popular topics include raising children, money, toxic relatives, coming out, religion, and systemic racism. No subject is off-limits. ● How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] about Anything comes at a time when immigrants and their adult children’s family dynamics are testing the American concepts of boundaries, independence, even adulthood. Find it on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. And listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and everywhere you get your podcasts. Head to TalkToMamiPapi.com to learn more.

    • 16 min
    Healing

    Healing

    In this short fiction piece, a doctor in Iran talks about plagues, old and new, with his grandmother.

    Credits: Thank you for listening to Ochenta Stories, this story was written by Ali from @iranian_nomad. Ali is a digital creator, story-teller, traveller, and researcher. You can follow him on Instagram at @iranian_nomad. The grandmother’s part was voiced by Ali’s mom. The Sound Design of the piece was done by Chiara Santella. If you liked the show, leave us a review in whatever language you choose and follow us @ochentapodcasts.

    If you're enjoying our show, we recommend listening to  How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] about Anything, a weekly podcast for adult children of immigrants, featuring real-life scenarios and practical, professional advice to help them with difficult, but necessary conversations. Popular topics include raising children, money, toxic relatives, coming out, religion, and systematic racism. No subject is off-limits. ● How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] about Anything comes at a time when immigrants and their adult children’s family dynamics are testing the American concepts of boundaries, independence, even adulthood. Find it on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. And listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and everywhere you get your podcasts. Head to TalkToMamiPapi.com to learn more. 

    • 18 min
    Please say Hello

    Please say Hello

    This week’s episode is about the power of the relationship between two generations. Susanne makes us reflect on kindness and respect towards our elders, inviting us to always celebrate and nourish those relationships. This story was originally produced in English and has been translated into Spanish and you can hear that version later on in the episode.

    CREDITS: Thank you for listening to Ochenta Stories, this story was written by Susanne Fowler. Susanne is an American journalist currently based in London after stints in Rome, Istanbul and Paris. She has been a senior staff editor for The International New York Times and a frequent contributor to the Times' Travel section. This audio story was inspired by Susanne’s essay “If you see me, Please Say Hello” which you can find at www.areweeurope.com. The Spanish version of the story was voiced by Martha Martinez. The sound design was done by Chiara Santella. If you like what you heard, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts in whatever language you choose. Follow us over @ochentapodcasts on Twitter and Instagram for updates. You can find transcripts and learn more about the project over at ochentastudio.com/ochentastories.

    • 14 min
    Zone A

    Zone A

    This week’s episode gives us an insight into what’s its like to work in the film industry during the pandemic. Arianna takes us into the world of her movie set pandemic pod: Zone A. This story was originally produced in Italian and has been translated into English and you can hear that version later on in the episode.

    Credits: This podcast was produced by Studio Ochenta. Written by Arianna Bochicchio. Arianna is an artist currently living in Rome. She's been mostly working as an Assistant Director. She also sings as a contralto in the Controcanto Choir of Rome. You can follow her on Instagram at @ari.ari.oh and on her Youtube Channel Arianna Bochicchio. The final cover of the song “Far Far” was made by Arianna, Giulio Frugoni and Kevin Magliolo. Sound design by Chiara Santella.If you like what you heard, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts in whatever language you choose. Follow us over @ochentapodcasts on Twitter and Instagram for updates. You can find transcripts and learn more about the project over at ochentastudio.com/ochentastories.

    • 18 min

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