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Re:sound #256 Toccata in Dream Murder

This hour more of our faves, including Gloria Gaynor, a seventeen year-old retiree, and two spoofs: one microbiological and one murderous.

Episode 1: A Perfect Murder 

by Katy Yeiser, David Sidorov, Ryan Natoli, and Fran Hoepfner for A Very Fatal Murder from The Onion 

In the first episode of “A Very Fatal Murder,” longtime Onion Public Radio reporter David Pascall, who has searched tirelessly for the most resonant true-crime podcast that is also about middle America, heads to Bluff Springs, NE where the small town is reeling from the death of 17-year-old Hayley Price.


by Mira Burt-Wintonik & Cristal Duhaime feat. the voice of Jane Lewis for Falling Tree Productions and The Essay from BBC Radio 3 

Canadian producers Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime blend reality and fiction to explore a parasitic relationship.

Dear Dream 

by Jess Shane for The Doc Project from the CBC 

A lot of us define ourselves by our jobs. 

Which is why people often struggle when the time comes to retire. They don't know who they are any more. And we're not just talking about people who stop working after a lifetime in a career — the girl at the heart of this documentary is 17. She retired from a promising rhythmic gymnastics career — she was competing at a national level and was Olympics-bound — about a year ago because of an injury. And retirement? She still hasn't accepted it.

Inside the National Recording Registry: I Will Survive” 

by Devon Strolovitch for PRI’s Studio360 

Originally released as a B-side, so many deejays began playing Gloria Gaynor's “I Will Survive” that the record company reissued it as a single. It was immediately embraced as an emblem of women’s empowerment and soon became anthem among the LGBT community and survivors of all kinds. Music writer Vince Aletti joins Gaynor herself to tell the story of the recording.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk

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