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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.

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

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Advice From Dad

Posted March 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Live stories from Mike White, Ken Reid and Steven Yeun about getting advice (both good and bad) from their fathers.

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Producers Notebook: Stephanie Guyer-Stevens on the Nomadic Life

Posted March 4, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
Putting the chains on at the pass. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Guyer-Stevens.

Independent producer Stephanie Guyer-Stevens talks about why she needed to tell the story of the nomadic yak herders of Tibet.

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My Reality

Posted February 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
A contestant on the TV program Solitary, alone in her pod, talking to Val
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A reality television producer finds a line that she refuses to cross, while a man accidentally inflicts emotional scars on a first date.

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Cracking the Love Code

Posted February 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Whenever Liza would get in a serious relationship with a man, she would introduce him to her mother. Liza’s mom Peggy, like many parents, would quickly offer unsolicited advice about whether the guy was a suitable match for her daughter. The frustrating thing for Liza was, her mother was almost always right. That’s because for 26 years Peggy had been a foreign service officer for …

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A Foot in the Door

Posted February 12, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Humiliation, fear, poverty, de-humanization, self-doubt and lies… welcome to show business.

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The Pitch: Jesse Hardman, ‘Preacher’s Kid’

Posted February 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Read the original pitch from independent producer Jesse Hardman for his recent UnFictional story, ‘Preacher’s Kid,’ which took over a year to produce.

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Jesse Hardman: Preacher’s Kid

Posted February 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Independent producer Jesse Hardman talks about interviewing imprisoned fugitive, and fellow preacher’s kid, for his recent story on KCRW’s UnFictional.

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Southern Flight 242: Bringing My Father Home

Posted January 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Will’s father died when he was seven years old, but it took him 35 years to bring him home.

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Mano a Mano

Posted January 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Cuts and bruises, pure good and pure evil, life and death…