Hearing Voices from NPR® is a weekly series of The Best of Public Radio: a sixty-minute stream of “driveway moments” all connected by a weekly theme. We listen to broadcasts and podcasts; we dig through audio archives; and we scour the web to find the best stories, sound-portraits, slam poets, docs, radio dramas, features, and found-sound.
The Life and Times of Solidod, the last remaining member of her village of Mescalero Apache who lived on the edge of Death Valley.
The voices of people who were or are living on the streets.
Four American soldiers share their WWII experiences, before, during, and after their time in a German POW camp.
An anthropologist's sound-portrait of the ayahuasca plant and the people of Peru.
A tribute to the composer on his 100th birthday.
Athletic endeavors: swimming, track & field, basketball, and spin class.
Trekking with the Queen of Bhutan, bike-tripping Yellowstone Park, and trailing a Fanatic Reactionary Pedestrian.
A tour of our nation's First Nations, by canoe and on horseback.
Documents of our changing perceptions of weapons of mass destruction.
Practicing polygamy, finding pockets of Polynesian Mormons, and converting the lost Indian Israelites.
Songs in the soundtrack of our lives.
Those lazy-hazy-crazy days of summer, stories of heat fatigue.
One hour of radio, one Baltimore city block, everybody's story.
Celebrating America with flags, fireworks and summer festivals.
A selection of stories from way above sea level.
Stories of paternal praise, pride, disappointment and love.
Stories from inside the classroom.
A tribute to recently departed cultural innovators.
For Memorial Day, the voices of veterans remembering their comrades.
Paul Bowles: writer/outsider, Coyle & Sharp: men-on-the-street, and Ayahuasca tourism.
Maternal tales from producers around the country, from traveling with mom to taking care of her.
Interviews with artists on the origins of the creative impulse (part two of two).
Interviews with artists on the origins of the creative impulse (part one of two).
A survey of sounds and stories for and from Mother Earth.