On Air Fest brings together the creative vanguard of thinkers, performers, and storytellers to explore the creative possibilities of sound.
This podcast showcases a selection of our favorite live sessions from the festival, and a perspective on the new culture of audio.
Today, Explained: The Making Of 'A Phone Call From Ukraine'
Today, Explained co-hosts Sean Rameswaram and Noel King provide a behind-the-scenes look at what Sean describes as "one of the best episodes we've ever made on our show." When the Russian invasion of Ukraine forced the Today, Explained team to reconsider their editorial plans for their next episode, the team rallied to pull together a brand new episode—in under five hours.
Listen to Sean and Noel as they give a play-by-play on the troubleshooting and problem solving that went into the compelling Today, Explained episode, 'A phone call from Ukraine.'
Jad Abumrad in conversation with Anna Sale
The 2022 Audio Vanguard Award was awarded to Jad Abumrad, creator of 'Radiolab.' In this interview with Anna Sale (creator and host of Death, Sex & Money) we celebrate Abumrad's remarkable career. Hear all about the early years of Radiolab, and how Jad and his team navigated creative challenges and transitions to make one of the most well known audio programs of our day.
At the end of the interview, cake was distributed to the audience, who stood to sing "Happy Birthday" to Radiolab on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.
Maejor on Meditating Musically
Music has the power to make us feel good, but did you know that listening to the right frequency can support better sleep, lower stress and even reduce anxiety? Listen to powerhouse music producer Maejor as he discusses his Audible Original podcast, 'Maejor Frequency,' an innovative journey through sound, and the ability of different frequencies to help tackle pain relief, focus attention, and allow people to connect with a higher sense of well being.
Maejor has been an influential force in the world of music, and now he’s bringing the same passion and skills to help you recharge your own world. Moderated by Carmel Holt.
2022 Opening Keynote Speaker
On Air Fest 2022 opened with a keynote—from a special Speaker!
In this performance, audio artist Kaitlin Prest delights with an audiovisual experience dedicated to 'the language of sound': the physical experience of sound in space, the things that sound can tell us about spaces, and the frequencies, rhythms, tones, and pitches that humans use to express themselves and communicate.
The Paris Review: An Audio Odyssey
In this rare stage session recorded live at On Air Fest, new and archival stories, poems, and interviews from the pages of The Paris Review filled the air, accompanied by live scoring and performed by a cast of authors and actors.
Music Saved Me: Meshell Ndegeocello and Joan As Police Woman
Meshell Ndegeocello and Joan As Police Woman joined us at On Air Fest to play each other's songs and talk about each other's lyrics.