Radio

Some radio productions and collaborations, with more coming as there is time to dig through the archives. Click to listen.

Walking Across America: Advice for a Young Man
Walking Across America

Andrew didn’t intend to make a radio story–he just wanted to listen to people. Listen at Transom.org…

The Moth Radio Hour
The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment.

Stories from the Heart of the Land
Stories from the Heart of the Land

A six-part series featuring intimate stories from around the world about the human connection to land and landscape.

Podcasts
Podcasts

In addition to his work for broadcast, Jay is the producer, originator, and/or host of several podcasts available on the worldwide web.

This I Believe
This I Believe

Jay was the curator and producer of This I Believe on NPR and Co-Editor of the best-selling books based on that series.

Life Stories: First Person Portraits

They are stories about the ways we live our lives, the things we believe in, where we find our poetry.

WCAI – The Cape & Island Stations
WCAI

Jay and Atlantic Public Media founded the Cape and Islands public radio station, partnering with WGBH.

Atlantic Public Media
Atlantic Public Media

Founded in 2000, the goal of Atlantic Public Media is to extend the power of a story shared. We believe in the art of the story, in the power of sound and spoken word, and in the creative use of our tools — radio and the Internet — to make connections between people, slip past …

Animals and Other Stories

This radio series is a collection of a short pieces reflecting on life, love and death among the species.

Jungles of Memory

The story of one Vietnam veteran, writer James P. McMullen. McMullen lives in the Everglades, and devotes his time to tracking and protecting the endangered Florida Panther. He uses this mission as a way to make peace with his memories of the war.

Lost & Found Sound

A series of richly layered stories that traced the soundtrack of the 20th century. Lost and Found Sound chronicles, reflects upon, and celebrates the human experience in rare recordings and sonic snapshots.

Beyond Affliction: The Disability History Project

The shared experience of people with disabilities and their families since the beginning of the 19th Century.

Breaking the Cycle: How Do We Stop Child Abuse?

A series of four hour-long documentaries plus a national call-in.

Hometown Texas: To Mother With Love

A collaboration with Ginger Miles about her trip home to a little West Texas town to care for her dying mother–an elegy for home and family.

Down for the Neighborhood: Street Gangs in East Los Angeles

Gang members, police, convicted murderers, mothers, social workers, reformed gang fighters, and general street life–day and night.

Miles Davis Radio Project
Miles Davis Radio Project

The definitive radio biography in 5 hour-long programs, plus a live music special. This series won the Peabody Award and many others. (Produced with Steve Rowland and Quincy Troupe)

Legacies: A History of Women and the Family in America

A series of eighteen half-hours produced with period music, actors reading from letters and diaries, a narrator, and scholar interviews. It covers the period from English Settlement to the Civil War.

Cowboys

The Myth of the American Cowboy. Interviews with cowboys, children, historians, gunslingers, Wyatt Earp impersonators, rodeo riders, old-timers, poets, singers, and Gene Autry.

Breakdown and Back

A series of three half-hours on one woman’s experience of a nervous breakdown. It blends reality and fantasy–her poetry and music, real and imagined scenes, and interviews with her family and friends.

Living in the Arts

A series of short meditations and collages on what it means to try to be an artist in America. Broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Faces, Mirrors, Masks: 20th Century Latin American Fiction

Two programs from the 13 part documentary series on authors Juan Rulfo and Jose Maria Arguedas. Featuring the voices of Edward James Olmos, Hector Elizondo, and others.

New York City: 24 Hours in Public Places

A sonic day in the life of New York, produced with more than a dozen radio producers living in NYC.