Roman Mars of the 99% Invisible podcast looks back to a time when we sent information using pneumatic tubes - the kind you might still see in a drive through bank.
"Circling" by Four Tet
We hear the story of Fanny Hensel, sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn, and the music she created and was not credited for.
The diaries of Louisa May Alcott's mother.
Percussionist Alfred "Uganda" Roberts talks about the musicians with whom he’s worked.
A musical primer on how to warm up the instrument before playing or using it.
We visit another fixture of major cities -- rooftop water tanks. Meet some of the people who repair the iconic structures.
Audio collector Randy Riddle lets us listen to selections from his massive collection of sixteen-inch transcription disks, a recording format from the 1930s.
Charles Hill has a list of paintings he loves - some have been stolen, some he has recovered.
Angela Walters talks to Dick about the photos she found scattered after the tornado, and the archive she started.
Tim Doner, 16, has discovered he has a knack for learning languages. He speaks Mandarin, Farsi and more than a dozen others.
A Poem from Martin Espada.
Chris Dancy is wired up to measure himself every moment of every work day, and says keeping metrics will be a tool for the future of the workplace.
Host Dick Gordon checks in with Ben Harris and Scott Haren, who suffer from ALS and have tried to make their own medicine to stop the progress of their disease.
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