Eavesdropping on America is a collaboration of radio producers and anthropologists at the Sydney Habermann and Judith Brownstein-Habermann School of Anthropology at the University of the State of Idaho. The school's syndicate of anthropologists make field recordings from around the country of Americans talking. Then, the radio producers comb through and find the most fascinating or illuminating tape that represents what Americans are like and what they're all talking about.
The Best of Jace Bartlove's Music Reviews
In this special edition of the show, we're going to bring you the best reviews from our resident music critic, Jace Bartlove. We begin with a new review; Dank Icon's new album, "alone." (lowercase intended), which is in the storied tradition of "breakup albums." Then, we'll listen back to Jace's pieces on the "centrist punk movement," his retrospective of libertarian rocker Boomer Lee, and Jace's take on Morrissey's home demo archive. Credits: written, produced and performed by Jon Ehrens, with contributions from Jason Henn and Emily Ehrens.
The Holiday 2018 Edition
Merry holidays! On today's show; we'll hear a young couple who are so convinced that they have found the perfect gifts for one another that they've exchanged them a month before Christmas. Also, we'll bring you a field recording from the boardroom of K-Ware Home Appliances where they are coming up with ideas about how to harness the power of the holidays. Tiffany Sangria-Hamilton will give us her picks for the top TV of 2018. And, we'll hear about continuing religious traditions to connect with the elders of the family Credits: Writing and performances by Betty Mattei, Christine Walden, Shannon Fahey, and Andrew Shearer. Executive producer, head writer, and editor is Jon Ehrens.
A Woebegotten Woman on the Cliffs
Today, we'll examine how the internet has changed the ways in which people meet each other, stay in touch, how we buy products, and what products we buy. We'll hear from the founder of a new line of clothes that aims to empower little babies, we'll hear about the "dark web," take a visit to the doctors office. And we'll get an in-studio performance from Bobo Smokescreen and the HeartHavers. Credits: writing and performances by: Rose Luardo, Eileen Echickson, Lexie Mountain, Aaron Nevins, Christine Walledin, Andrew Shearer, Shannon Fahey, and Chris Richman. Executive producer, head writer, and editor is Jon Ehrens.
I'm Lucy O'Brien and I Approve This Message
We spend the first half of this month's show with some recordings devoted to civic life in The United States. And in honor of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, we'll play some field recordings that highlight the need for a strong work ethic in our country, especially among the young. Credits writing and performances by: Rose Luardo, Andrew Shearer, Reem Saliem, and Shannon Fahey. Executive producer, head writer, and editor is Jon Ehrens.
Ocasio-Cortezzz Education Hour
For our July 2018 show; we begin with a solemn field recording at the funeral of someone taken too soon to hear how American's deal with tragedy. We'll also listen in on a traditional sweat lodge ceremony in Media Pennsylvania. Then, we'll hear a story of triumph that arose from President Trump's harsh immigration policies. We'll also hear an inspiring recording that proves not everyone has to retire in their golden years. And finally, Jace Bartlove joins us with a story about the latest trend in punk music. Credits: Featuring writing and performances by Jaime Fountaine, Rose Luardo, Alejandro Morales, Kate Banford, Aaron Nevins, Julia Celley, Emily Ehrens Hainline, and Jason Henn of the band Honey Radar. Executive producer, editor and head writer is Jon Ehrens.
Katy Perry's Punching Cops
On today's episode; we'll hear some audio form inside an average American corner book store. Also, we'll listen in to one young boy getting a lesson in responsibility with a new summer job. Legendary country music duo Daniel and Darlin' treat us to music and conversation. And lastly, we'll hear how people react to the latest viral internet phenomena. Credits: Featuring performances and writing from Rose Luardo, Desirée BaBeast, Reem Seliem, and Adam Rothstein. Theme music by Other Colors. Executive producer, editor and head writer is Jon Ehrens.
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