Stories that are Dreamy

It’s happened to you. A song comes over the radio, and, in just a few notes, you’ve been transported to some personal history, awash in memory and all its image and emotion.

Dan Mauzy
Stylus
13 min 22 sec
Air Date: 02/28/2013

What happens when one song changes the course of your life?

Jonathan Groubert
Snap Judgment
16 min 51 sec
Air Date: 03/07/2014

In 1984, Benjamen Walker was 12 years old and like George Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith, he kept a diary, for the citizens of the future. Travel back in time and find out what totalitarianism really sounds like.

Benjamen Walker
Theory of Everything
52 min 21 sec
Air Date: 04/04/2014

When Kelley Benham and her husband finally got pregnant, after many attempts and a good deal of technological help, everything was perfect. Until it wasn’t. Their story raises questions that, until recently, no parent had to face.

Jad Abumrad
Robert Krulwich
Radiolab
59 min 32 sec
Air Date: 04/30/2013

Lewis Greenberg is fighting to preserve a giant installation in his yard, Holocaust Revisited. He calls the neighbors who object Nazis, but it’s not nearly so black and white.

David Weinberg
Love + Radio
23 min 00 sec
Air Date: 12/21/2012

What if the moon were just a jump away? A beautiful answer to that question comes in Italo Calvino’s story, read live by Liev Schreiber.

Liev Schreiber
Radiolab
40 min 36 sec
Air Date: 04/16/2013

An investigation into internet sleuths — like Todd Matthews of Doe Network — amateur detectives who use the web to solve cold cases and identify missing persons.

Sara Parker
Falling Tree
27 min 38 sec
Air Date: 04/24/2007

Completing an accurate map of all the stars in the night sky is the lifelong goal of astonomer and self-confessed nocturnal hermit Brian Skiff. Diane Hope documents a night in the life of one of this dwindling number of professional stargazers.

Diane Hope
Falling Tree
27 min 33 sec
Air Date: 05/26/2008

A contemplation of time and mortality, including stories about a family’s tragic visit to Palestine and a man who attends a dinner party after learning he might be dying.

Joe Frank
Unfictional
28 min 30 sec
Air Date: 07/24/2012

In early August of 1945, Tsutomu Yamaguchi had a run of the worst luck imaginable. A double blast of radiation left his future, and the future of his descendants, in doubt.

Jad Abumrad
Radiolab
20 min 57 sec
Air Date: 07/16/2012