CHICAGO (August 31, 2023) – This fall WBEZ Chicago and Radiolab will present Mixtapes to the Moon: how the cassette changed the world, an immersive live audio and storytelling event experience. WBEZ will host two shows on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Oak Park’s historic Unity Temple; Attendees can choose between an early program at 5 p.m. or late program at 8 p.m.
During both events, Radiolab’s Simon Adler will explore how the cassette tape changed “how we see ourselves and the world around us.” The audience will become part of a unique audio experiment as Adler takes them on a journey about the pairing of the cassette tape and the Walkman - the original recordable, rewritable, compact, mobile device that long predated podcasts and smartphones for bringing people intimate listening experiences.
The 75-minute program begins with a self-guided tour of Unity Temple, followed by a live storytelling event that blends Radiolab’s signature style with immersive audio. In order to participate, attendees will need to bring their own smartphone and headphones; instructions will be provided. Seating is general admission and walking is required to participate in the event.
Mixtapes to the Moon: how the cassette changed the world
Tickets are $40; seating is general admission
Event details, ticket links and other events from WBEZ are available at wbez.org/events
Other WBEZ events coming this fall include WBEZ Presents: Mortified Live on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Studebaker Theatre; WBEZ Presents: World Within a Song - An Evening of Words and Music with Jeff Tweedy on Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Athenaeum Theatre; and WBEZ Presents: The Moth Mainstage on Thursday, Nov. 16 at The Vic Theatre. For more about WBEZ’s live events, visit www.wbez.org/events.