The Kitchen Sisters Present

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The Kitchen Sisters Present… Stories from the b-side of history. Lost recordings, hidden worlds, people possessed by a sound, a vision, a mission. The episodes tell deeply layered stories, lush with interviews, field recordings and music. From powerhouse producers The Kitchen Sisters (Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, Fugitive Waves and coming soon… The Keepers). "The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast" —Ira Glass. The Kitchen Sisters Present is produced in collaboration with Nathan Dalton and Brandi Howell and mixed by Jim McKee. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

Lawrence Weschler, writer and archivist of "the odd, the marvelous, the passionate and slightly askew," talks about pronged ants, horned humans, cabinets of wonder, frozen archives, archives of misery, the history of museums, obsessive collectors and more.
Chris Strachwitz, the founder of Arhoolie Records, is a man possessed — by music, by radio, by recording the vernacular music of America, his adopted home after his family left German in 1947 in the wake of WWII. Chris Strachwitz is a keeper of culture. A cantankerous keeper. He has …
A conversation with documentary filmmakers Ken and Ric Burns, who both have new films coming to PBS this year. "Country Music" from Ken and "Oliver Sacks: His Own Life" from Ric. Recorded at the 2019 Telluride Film Festival.
An enormous, almost forgotten scale model of San Francisco, hand crafted and painted by WPA artists in 1938, leads us on a journey through the streets and neighborhoods of San Francisco—contemplating the past and envisioning the future of the City with poets, artists, planners, historians and local citizens.
A deep dive into the legendary Burning Man Archives. How do you archive an event when one of it's driving principles is "leave no trace."
An enormous, almost forgotten scale model of San Francisco, hand crafted and painted by WPA artists in 1938, leads us on a journey through the streets and neighborhoods of San Francisco—contemplating the past and envisioning the future of the City with poets, artists, planners, historians and local citizens.
An enormous, almost forgotten scale model of San Francisco, hand crafted and painted by WPA artists in 1938, leads us on a journey through the streets and neighborhoods of San Francisco—contemplating the past and envisioning the future of the City with poets, artists, planners, historians and local citizens.
Nancy Pearl. She’s been called “one of the 10 coolest librarians alive.” She’s the bestselling author of “Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason,” and a regular commentator about books on NPR’s Morning Edition. And then, of course, there’s the Nancy Pearl Librarian Action Figure with amazing …
David Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States, talks about the history of the National Archives, the adventures of early "Keepers" of our Nation's records, transparency and freedom of information, the Map Thief, Annie Oakley, Fidel Castro and more.
Dieter Koslick, Director of the Berlin International Film Festival for eighteen years, is is one of the film world’s most gregarious, hilarious and controversial Film Festival Directors. He’s put his stamp on this legendary festival and kicked up a lot of dust in the process. A portrait of Dieter, who …
Bob Dylan kept just about everything—a massive private archive filled with thousands and thousands of artifacts. The story of how this secret personal archive found its way to its new permanent, public home...in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In celebration of National Barbecue Month, which is every month in our book, stories from C.B. "Stubb" Stubblefield, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Nick Patoski, Bee Spears and more.
Producer Scott Carrier, under the protection of a hip hop artist, takes us to the outskirts of San Pedro Sula in Honduras, a city known in 2014 as the Murder Capital of the World.
A conversation with filmmaker Agnés Varda, part of the French New Wave of the 1960s and creator of the Academy Award nominated documentary "Faces Places" with photographer JR. Agnes Varda died on March 29, 2019 at home at age 90.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the famed poet of North Beach San Francisco, creator of City Lights Bookstore, publisher of the beat poets of the 1950s and 60s, champion of free speech and First Amendment rights. Lawrence is turning 100 this year, and we’re celebrating.
As part of our Keepers series we’re featuring an episode of the New York Public Library’s podcast The Librarian Is In. Host Gwen Glazer and Frank Collerius interview Eric Klinenberg, author of Palaces for the People about the power and promise of the public library and its critical role in …
Filmmaker Wim Wenders, creator of "Paris, Texas," "Wings of Desire," "Buena Vista Social Club," "Pope Francis: A Man of His Word," "Pina" and many more talks about his early influences — Cinémathèque Française, Henri Langlois, Lotte Eisner — and tells stories of Werner Herzog and the films that have impacted …
Bestselling author Linda Spalding talks about how discovering her family's dark history as slave holders inspired her novels A Reckoning and The Purchase.
Melvil Dewey, the father of library science and the inventor of the most popular library classification system in the world, was a known racist and serial sexual harasser. Forced out of the American Library Association, which he co-founded, his 19th century world view and biases are reflected in the classification …
Folklorist and Professor William Ferris, a 2018 Grammy nominee for his "Voices of Mississippi" 3 CD Box set, has committed his life to documenting and expanding the study of the American South. His recordings, photos and films of preachers, quilt makers, blues musicians and more are now online as part …