Ways of Hearing #2 – SPACE

Released Friday, 11th August 2017
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In Tokyo, people on crowded trains pretend they’re asleep, to avoid eye contact. But in modern-day New York – richer, neater, just as noisy – count the headphones: it’s like we’re avoiding ear contact. In this episode, Damon examines how digital technology is privatizing public space. Guests include writer/activist Jeremiah Moss and historian Emily Thompson.

This is the second episode of Ways of Hearing, a six-part podcast hosted by musician Damon Krukowski (Galaxie 500, Damon & Naomi), exploring the nature of listening in our digital world.

Credits: Produced by Damon Krukowski, Max Larkin and Ian Coss. Written and hosted by Damon Krukowski. Sound design by Ian Coss. Executive Producer is Julie Shapiro. Showcase is a production of Radiotopia from PRX.

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yosterstrudel reviewed this episode on Sep 15th, 2017
"The excellent miniseries from Radiotopia's Showcase project marches on this week, with a meditation on how physical space interacts with sound. As was the case with episode 1, episode 2 evokes a rich environment crafted from sound that should be the gold standard for podcast producers. "SPACE" asks listeners to consider how technology (namely earbuds) has affected the experience of living in places with a rich din of background sound. The tidbit about sounds waffling in from an apartment window resonated a lot with me this week, as our new home sits within easy listening distance of both a train track and a fairly popular sidewalk. Even as my ears are constantly accompanied by the synthetic sounds of podcasts and music, there is a lot of the natural environment that seeps in and deman…"

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