"Human Intelligence: A Holiday Tale"

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This is what Kurt Andersen considers a holiday tale ... melting ice caps and extraterrestrial spies? Kurt's story, "Human Intelligence," was produced for radio by Jonathan Mitchell, and stars Melanie Hoopes, John Ottavino, and Ed Herbstman. The unabridged version was published last year in Stories: All New Tales, an anthology edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio.

(Originally aired: December 24, 2010)

Music Playlist

  1. I'm a Spy

    Artist: Jonathan Mitchell
    Album: original music composed by Jonathan Mitchell
  2. No More Questions/Phoning the Director

    Artist: David Shire
    Album: The Conversation (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    Label: Intrada
  3. Bugs

    Artist: Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, & Reinhold Heil
    Album: he International (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    Label: Varese Sarabande
  4. Raiders March

    Artist: John Williams
    Album: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    Label: Concord Music Group
  5. Quartz

    Artist: Brian Eno
    Album: Music for Films
    Label: Astralwerks
  6. The Test

    Artist: John Williams
    Album: Black Sunday (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  7. Death of Rat

    Artist: Alexandre Desplat
    Album: Fantastic Mr. Fox (Additional Music from the Original Score)
    Label: ABKCO (US)
  8. Ding! Dong!

    Artist: Sufjan Stevens
    Album: Songs for Christmas (box set)
    Label: Asthmatic Kitty