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Podcasts and Audio Programs
Compiled by Liz Przybylski and Jorge Arévalo Mateus


Program Title: Always Already Podcast
Program Format: Podcast
URL/Access Info:
iTunes, https://alwaysalreadypodcast.wordpress.com/
Host(s): B Aultman, Rachel Brown, Emily Crandall, John McMahon, James Padilioni, Jr.
Program Description: Critical theory podcast that discusses recent publications with a focus on issues of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity.

Program Title: Bangkok is Ringing: Sound, Protest, and Constraint
Program Format: Audio edition of a printed monograph
URL/Access Info:
http://bentausig.com/?page_id=5
Host(s): Benjamin Tausig
Program Description: The audio edition of Bangkok Is Ringing is a freely available adaptation of the printed monograph (Oxford, 2019) as downloadable audio files. Each chapter is narrated in its entirety by a unique narrator, with field recordings and interviews woven in.

Program Title: Been All Around This World
Program Format: Podcast
URL/Access Info:
iTunes, http://www.culturalequity.org/podcast
Host(s): Nathan Salsburg
Program Description: Been All Around This World explores the breadth and depth of folklorist Alan Lomax’s seven decades of field recordings. The program presents seminal artists and performances alongside obscure, unidentified, and previously unheard singers and players, from around America and the world.

Program Title: Circumpolar Sound and Song
Program Format: Radio Show
URL/Access Info:
https://www.kwrk.org/circumpolar-sound-and-song
Host(s): David Koester, Susan Hurley-Glowa, Paul Krej Kci, Kellie Lynch
Program Description: Circumpolar Sound and Song is a thirty-minute program showcasing the rich diversity of Indigenous music from around the northern world. On each weekly show, we will present and discuss selected traditional and contemporary music created and performed by musicians from Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia and Russia. Our aim is to share music from circumpolar cultures with you—sounds and songs rarely broadcast, here or anywhere else. Circumpolar Sound and Song is produced for KRFF in Fairbanks, Alaska in affiliation with the Music and Anthropology Departments at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Program Title: CISM Podcasts
Program Format: Podcast
URL/Access Info:
http://www.music.ucsb.edu/cism/media/podcasts
Host(s): David Novak
Program Description: Interviews and recorded talks hosted by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Program Title: Coahama
Program Format: Podcast
URL/Access Info: http://lomaxdeltastate.com/podcasts/?fbclid=IwAR24_FLUoNKgqq7q950v1IuECE7trw_bKmRT5gllwy7H3FSFFBov8gdWyXE
Host(s): Scott Barretta
Program Description: Based on the 1941-42 study of music and other oral expressions conducted in Coahoma County, Mississippi, by the Library of Congress (LOC) together with researchers from Fisk University in Nashville.

Program Title: Ethnomusicology Today
Program Format: Podcast
URL/Access Info:
iTunes, http://www.ethnomusicology.org/group/Pub_Podcast
Host(s): Trevor Harvey
Program Description: Ethnomusicology Today is a podcast series that features stories and interviews aimed at engaging a broad audience of educators, scholars, musicians, and a listening public interested in contemporary issues in global music studies. Ethnomusicology Today is the official podcast of the Society for Ethnomusicology.

Program Title: Folklife Today
Program Format: Podcast
URL/Access Info:
iTunes, https://www.loc.gov/podcasts/folklife-today/index.html
Host(s): John Fenn and Stephen Winick
Program Description: Folklife Today tells stories about the cultural traditions and folklore of diverse communities, combining brand-new interviews and narration with songs, stories, music, and oral history from the collections of the Library of Congress's American Folklife Center.

Program Title: The Gatty Lecture Rewind!
Program Format: Podcast
URL/Access Info: http://gattyrewind.libsyn.com/
Host(s): N/A
Program Description: From the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, the Gatty Lecture Rewind podcast features interviews and conversations with scholars and researchers working in and around Southeast Asia, all of whom have been invited to give a Gatty Lecture at Cornell University. Conversations cover the history, politics, economics, literature, art, and cultures of the region. Interviews are hosted by graduate students at Cornell university, and podcast topics cover the many nations and peoples of Southeast Asia.

Program Title: Gold Mountain
Program Format: Radio Show
URL/Access Info:
http://kucr.org/, https://www.mixcloud.com/deborahwong/
Host(s): Deborah Wong
Program Description: Deborah Wong’s weekly show on KUCR 88.3 FM, Gold Mountain, emphasizes musics of social justice and always features one if not several tracks by Asian American musicians.

Program Title: Hurdy Gurdy Songs
Program Format: Broadcast/Podcast
URL/Access Info:
iTunes, https://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/hurdy-gurdy-songs/
Host(s): Jorge Arévalo Mateus
Program Description: Explores myriad themes and topics across cultures, genres, styles, and ideologies, from traditional to the most contemporary. The program seeks to unpack the background of songs and their creation and history.

Program Title: Indexical Podcast
Program Format: Podcast
URL/Access Info:
iTunes, https://www.indexical.org/podcasts
Host(s): Madison Heying, Jon Myers, Andrew Smith
Program Description: The podcast consists of interviews of emerging and established composers of experimental music and excerpts of recordings of their work in concert.

Program Title: Music and the Church
Program Format: Podcast
URL/Access Info:
http://sarah-bereza.com/podcasts
Host(s): Sarah Bereza
Program Description: The monthly Music and the Church podcast connects thoughtful people across denominations and across professions, from pastors and musicians, to theologians and historians, all with a focus on Christian congregational music.

Program Title: Music In Culture: Sounds of the Black Experience
Program Format: Radio Show
URL/Access Info:
https://soundcloud.com/musicinculture, https://takomaradio.org/
Host(s): Maya Cunningham
Program Description: Music In Culture: Sounds of the Black Experience is a fresh new radio show in the Washington DC area, on WOWD 94.3 FM, that uses the approach of ethnomusicology to explore the many genres of Black music from all over the world, from the African American jazz and blues to Afro Brazilian Samba Schools and South African protest anthems. The show features intriguing sound documentaries, international and local interviews with musicians, artists and activists from Africa and the Diaspora and of course, the music!

Program Title: Northern Static
Program Format: Podcast
URL/Access Info:
iTunes, http://www.petejohnstonmusic.com/northernstatic/
Host(s): Pete Johnston
Program Description: Interviews with Canadian composers about their creative processes.

Program Title: Osaka Inside Out
Program Format: Audio Documentary
URL/Access Info:
https://www.sensorystudies.org/sound-gallery/osaka-inside-out-recording-the-keynote-sounds-of-the-city/
Host(s): David Novak
Program Description: This mix draws from a field recording project undertaken in July 2007 with several collaborators from around the city of Osaka, in the Kansai region of western Honshu, Japan. I asked my friends and colleagues to bring me to places that sounded most like Osaka and the experience of living there. Each led me to different sites, where I made recordings of the sounds they identified as most important in each soundscape; the results ranged from iconic and famous sounds of downtown Osaka, to heightened contexts of focused sonic attention, to the distracted experiences and overlapping spaces of everyday life.

Program Title: Smithsonian Folkways podcasts
Program Format: Podcast
URL/Access Info:
https://folkways.si.edu/podcasts/smithsonian
Host(s): Jeff Place, Michael Asch, Aaron Henkin
Program Description: Recorded radio shows and podcasts that take listeners through the music collections of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Including Sounds to Grow On, The Folkways Collection, Sound Sessions Radio, and Tapestry of the Times.

Program Title: Squeezebox Stories
Program Format: Audio Documentary
URL/Access Info:
http://squeezeboxstories.com/
Host(s): Marco Werman
Program Description: Squeezebox Stories, hosted by Marco Werman of PRI’s The World, is a sound-rich, narrative-driven public radio documentary exploring the social history, multicultural adaptation and musical variations of the accordion.

Program Title: The Sounds of Japan’s Antinuclear Movement
Program Format: Podcast
URL/Access Info:
http://post.at.moma.org/content_items/251-the-performance-of-protest-the-sounds-of-japan-s-anti-nuclear-movement-in-fukushima-tokyo-and-osaka
Host(s): David Novak
Program Description: Ethnomusicologist David Novak brings you to the noisy scenes of Japan's 2012 antinuclear protest movement in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukushima, mixing commentary with field recordings, musical examples, and interviews about the role of arts and culture in the ongoing political crisis. How do these performances of protest interpret the dangers and social impacts of nuclear power? How do improvised drumming, carnivalesque atmospheres, costumes, and other tactics of protest performance help the Japanese public to navigate the often charged context of grassroots action? And what do these contexts of sound, music, and noise contribute to public affect and political discourse in post-3.11 Japan?

Program Title: Theme Music
Program Format: Radio Show
URL/Access Info:
www.koop.org, https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/theme-music-koop-radio
Host(s): Dr. Amy (Amy Frishkey)
Program Description: Theme Music is a free-form program that explores a different theme each week, looking past the usual suspects of artist, genre, and era toward unique ideas that create a colorful quilt of musical narratives.

Program Title: Whose Case? Our Cash!
Program Format: Audio Documentary
URL/Access Info:
https://soundcloud.com/distortculture/whose-cash-our-cash
Host(s): David Novak
Program Description: Short audio documentary piece on the unique “Man-in-Black Bloc” protest during the 2004 Republican National Convention. Less than a year after the singer's death, Cash fans gathered in front of Sotheby's auction house in Manhattan to confront Tennessee RNC delegates – who had been granted special access to an American Gas Company-sponsored exhibit of his possessions – for appropriating the singer's legacy. Voices of protestors, police, and passerby consider Cash's complex political persona, mixed with the clanking of temporary barricades, heckling of delegates, and groups singing Cash's songs.

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