10 December 2014

Typewriter and Extractors, Oh My!

If you love typewriters, this isn't the show for you. On this episode of the Listening Lounge, the reporting team of The Kitchen Sisters takes us inside the studio of a sculptor who makes it his mission to disassemble those antique writing machines.

"I destroy typewriters," says Jeremy Mayer of Oakland, California. Mayer turns those keys and pieces of metal into full-scale, anatomically correct human figures. 

Also on the show: The Extractor from The TruthProducer Jonathon Mitchell spins whole worlds in his radio stories for The Truth. In the  "The Extractor," we start with some startling "what if"'s and spiral out from there: what if the sounds we make don't just fade away? What if they're embedded in the wood around us? What if someone invented a device that could retrieve these sounds from hours, years or even centuries ago?

By the way, if you really love typewriters, check out Clickety-Clack: A Visit to Vale Typewriters from The Listening Lounge's Todd Melby, a senior producer at 2 below zero.

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