pressure to be someone

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Love + Radio: Pressure to Be Someone – Shani Aviram, Brendan Baker + Nick van der Kolk

A music-documentary hybrid version of the podcast Rick Moody called “one of the great underground radio phenomena of recent years.” They delved into the hidden and personal far reaches of human experience with found sound, unreleased material, remixed stories, live production and tons of stuff you will never hear online or anywhere else (because they’re not allowed to).

From WBEZ Chicago, Nick van der Kolk’s Love and Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. L+R won the top prize at the 2011 Third Coast Festival Competition (often described as the “Sundance of public radio”), the first podcast to do so in the history of the competition. Creator Nick van der Kolk is a 2012 USA Collins Fellow.