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Announcing the Winners of the 2nd Annual 24-Hour Radio Race!

Posted August 12, 2014 by | 3 Comments | ]

Before anything else, we owe one more enormous thank-you to all our brave contestants. None of this would have been possible without your energy and enthusiasm, and we are so grateful!
We also owe some serious gratitude to our panel of celebrity judges — Eleanor McDowall, Rob Rosenthal, and Alix Spiegel — who listened to our ten finalists and evaluated each piece’s creativity, technical skill, incorporation of the theme, and overall quality. …

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Stuffed All Night: International Cuisine for Radio Warriors

Posted July 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Since launching registration for the 24-Hour Radio Race, we’ve made a lot of jokes about the suffering it entails — and about how crazy our contestants must be to take on such an ambitious project. But the truth is, we know the Radio Race is a ton of fun. And we actively want you to enjoy yourselves: meet interesting people, share a high-energy day with …

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Where in the World is the 24-Hour Radio Race?

Posted July 18, 2014 by | 1 Comment | ]

Answer: Just about everywhere.
As of today, the Radio Race has registered contestants from five countries and 11 U.S. states. Our amazing early adopters will be playing from Australia, Tunisia, the United Kingdom … Wisconsin! It doesn’t get better than this. You can peruse this map to get a sense of how the Radio Race is spreading around the world — and maybe even find a …

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Finding the Story: Eric Drachman and Albert Dayan on Home-Cooked Drama

Posted July 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
Katharine's Pre-Chemo Haircut  (Photo by Peter Konerko)

Ask any storyteller — journalist, novelist, podcast-maker, or bombastic grandma — and they’ll confirm that sometimes finding a story worth telling can be just as hard, or even harder, than telling it. And if you’ve signed up for the 24-Hour Radio Race — or are debating whether to sign up at all — you may have started biting your nails over that daunting question: do …

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5 Great Things Produced in Ridiculously Short Amounts of Time

Posted July 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
My Sharona (cover)

Need a little inspiration for the 24-Hour Radio Race? We take a look at five works of art that were produced in really, really, ridiculously short amounts of time.

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“The Ghosts of Fire Island” receives PRNDI Documentary Award

Posted July 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Congratulations to independent producer Myke Dodge Weiskopf, whose beautiful documentary, “The Ghosts of Fire Island,” has been named Best Documentary by PRNDI!

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UnFictional wants to hear from you!

Posted June 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Do you have a story you’ve been dying to tell on UnFictional? Well they want to hear from you.

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UnFictional collaborates with USC Annenberg School

Posted June 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Thirteen short pieces produced in conjunction with USC Annenberg School of Journalism showcase a day in the life of everyday people at work in Los Angeles.

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UnFictional among The Atlantic’s “Fantastic Pieces of Journalism”

Posted May 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
Little Julian Herrera at the Calypso Inn,
a photo taken by vibes player Gil Rocha.

The life of an independent producer can get pretty lonely: trekking across cities and countries to follow a story, shutting the world out with headphones during hours of transcription, and finally releasing the finished product into the world for — well, who knows?
Yesterday, though, one of our intrepid independent producers got a great reminder that her work is not only reaching captive audiences, it’s sticking …

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Joe Frank: Isolation

Posted April 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

A lost man rides the underground in search of companionship, and therapy leads to unexpected places. Isolation is a Joe Frank show created in collaboration with Julian Barratt and Julia Davis.
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The song “Isolation” was composed and sung by Julian Barratt.
This program was mixed by Ray Guarna. Special thanks to Michal Story.

Banner image courtesy of Michal Story