The Unobserved is a radio magazine featuring contributions from artists, journalists, composers, and anyone else who has taken the time and care to record a storyÂ or sounds that communicate "the intimate, and sometimes surprising, moments of art, culture and life," as their editor-in-chief likes to say. So if you've got a hankering to listen to audio not easily found on your regular Internet depositories, check out The Unobserved!
SOUNDWALK.com is the website for a company that produces audio tours of a different color. They can be listened to while you are visiting a place (maybe the Louvre, or Times Square), but you can also listen from your desk, or your bedroom and travel somewhere in your mind. Soundscape presents places as seen by a particular person: the Bronx seen by Yankees fans, or by hip-hop artists. They've also made pump-up mixes/tours for going on runs in Berlin, New York, and London.
But, most importantly to me, that will really transport you away. This one, the India soundscape, was mixed by a DJ, combining tabla beats, the water moving along the Ganges, the sounds of commerce and prayer on the river, and Hindu philosophy.
Y'all should know by now that we have a Twitter account. But now let me make you aware of our Facebook page: facebook.com/youthcast. How simple! Almost deceptively so… There you will find links to some hot audio on PRX, as well as discussions with and connections to public radio pros and amateurs all over the world. Well, three countries for now. Plug in! Join up!
Michael Shermer, editor of Skeptic magazine, gives a talk for TED on why skepticism comes first. Surf around from there! TED is all about spreading great ideas, with speakers from the worlds of technology, design, and entertainment telling us what they know. For free! God Bless the Internet!