October 27, 2018
Tricks & Treats
This week on Director's Choice we get ready for Halloween with a pair of spooky shows. First we hear a vintage episode from the Love + Radio podcast with an exploration of the Frankenstein Family Crypt in 1952. Paranormal observations by an eight-year-old. The haunting of an unkind kitty, a discussion of the ghost story structure, and a very scary pantry door. (Seriously). Then in the second half-hour it's "The In-between," an episode of HumaNature, with tales of a possessed basement. A magic mirror. A shop of spirits. Mysterious lights where they don’t belong. Gather around the campfire as we open the portal to the other side.
October 20, 2018
Fighting Extremism on Middle East Media
There's a vast media landscape in the Middle East - and radical Islamists have used it to spread their violent ideology. But in the past few years, new broadcasters have taken up the fight, using their bully pulpit to fight back. On this episode of America Abroad, we take a look at what that fight looks like. We hear about new television shows that lampoon ISIS, liberal religious clerics who are finding new ways to speak to people, and how some of these media personalities are finding ways around repressive regimes.
October 13, 2018
Intelligence Squared U.S.
Unresolved: U.S. National Security
For the United States, tensions are rising with both allies and adversaries. What does this mean for U.S. national security? Staged in our "unresolved" format, five esteemed foreign policy thought leaders will argue for or against a number of motions revolving around some of America’s most pressing national security issues, including: Is NATO no longer fit for purpose? Is the Russia threat overblown? And is it time to take a hard line on Iran? The debaters are Derek Chollet, John J. Mearsheimer, Stephen F. Cohen, Kori Schake, and Reuel Marc Gerecht.
October 6, 2018
2018 Re:sound Specials from the Third Coast Audio Festival
The Finally! Show - This hour, we’re sharing a few of Third Coast’s favourite stories that didn’t quite fit the mold of past episodes.