12 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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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

    Family Reunion

    Family Reunion

    For those of us social distancing from family, this short non-fiction story gives us a portrait of a family reunion between a father and his son.

    CREDITS: This episode was produced by Studio Ochenta. Written and performed in English by Vivien Schutz. Vivien Schütz is a freelance audio journalist from Berlin, now living in NYC. She studied Journalism and Radio Art in Germany and is now producing long-form audio documentaries, short audio dramas, and narrative stories for podcasts. Thank you for listening to Ochenta Stories. 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 ( which is still accepting pitches!) over at ochentastudio.com/ochentastories.

    • 14 min
    Mrs Scared

    Mrs Scared

    For those of us dealing with the anxiety of lockdown measures, mrs. scared is a short fiction about an unlikely friendship, and hope for the future.

    CREDITS: This episode was produced by Studio Ochenta. Written and performed in English by Elna Schutz. Elna Schütz is an award-winning South African freelance journalist working in radio, podcasting, and writing, across topics such as news, health, and culture. She has created work for publications such as Monocle24, Proof, Daily Maverick, and the Associated Press. She is also the founder of Podmeet, a networking project for podcasters. Special thanks to Marcela Henao and Felipe Useche for performing in the Spanish-language version of this story. The spanish language version of this piece was produced by Maru Lombardo, our 2020 Studio Ochenta Audio Design Fellow.

    • 17 min
    Quarantine Relief

    Quarantine Relief

    Today’s story comes to us from Asheville, North Carolina. Written and performed by Hunter Miyan. For those of us missing the school routine, “Quarantine Relief” gets us ready for back to school. This work, originally in English, has been translated to Spanish and you can listen to that version later on in the episode. For more information about Studio Ochenta's original programs and to check out transcripts for this episode: Visit ochentastudio.com/ochentastories

    CREDITS: This episode was produced by Studio Ochenta. Written and performed by Hunter Miyan. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ochentapodcasts.

    • 8 min
    Loving

    Loving

    For those of us dating during lockdown, this short audio fiction shows us that love blooms even during hard times. Written by Abi McNeil and performed in French and English by Léa Minod and Moïse Courilleau.

    CREDITS: This episode was produced by Studio Ochenta and Abi McNeil and performed by Léa Minod and Moïse Courilleau in English and French. Abi is an Australian audio maker living in Paris. She produces a podcast called Recreation Sonore for Radio Campus Paris. The weekly program showcases creative documentaries, sound art and electroacoustic music from around the world. Léa produces documentaries for Radio France and Arté Radio. Moise is a trained actor and videographer. Their regular act is called COMMUN(E) and combines documentary, performance and multimedia. For access to a full transcript of this episode, go to ochentastudio.com/ochentastories

    • 13 min
    Breathe

    Breathe

    This week’s episode is dedicated to Black Lives Matter, and all those who have lost their lives to police brutality in the United States. Special thanks to our guests, black creators and entrepreneurs from the US and FRANCE: in order of appearance: Sutanya Dacres, content creator and host of Dinner for One, Tanisha Townsend wine educator and founder of Girl Meets Glass, Gregory Pouy, author and host of Vlan Podcast, Juleyka Latingua Williams founder of Lantigua Williams and CO, Robin Davis, Digitial Content Creator and Leonard Diga, stylist and host of Raging Homos podcast.

    For a full transcript and a full list with links to organizations we mentioned in this episode, go to: ochenta studio.com/ochentastories and click on the episode.

    • 4 min
    The Crowd

    The Crowd

    Today’s story comes to us from London, UK. Written and performed by journalist and podcast producer Katy Lee. For those of us waxing nostalgic to a time before quarantine, “The crowd” is a short piece that reminds us of what it will be like to stand in a crowd once more. This work, originally in English, has been translated to French and you can listen to that version later on in the episode. For more information about Studio Ochenta's original programs and to check out transcripts for this episode: Visit ochentastudio.com/ochentastories

    CREDITS: This episode was produced by Studio Ochenta. Written and performed by Katy Lee. Written and performed in English by Katy Lee. Katy Lee is a freelance journalist based between Paris and London, and the co-host of the award-winning podcast The Europeans. Performed in French by Claire Sergent. Art is by Tiffanie Delune. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ochentapodcasts.

    • 11 min

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