Awful Grace, or The Tolling of the Void Bell
By Robert Andersson
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Awful Grace is an audio podcast featuring stylized, non-narrated stories centered around human toil and the awful wisdom that may grow in its wake.
||Explicit11.22.XXXX||A Day in America||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRuina Imperii||Our Feet Still Wet from the Riveredge, or A Mournful Addendum for Dr. Sagan||7/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean208 - 캥거루 / To Her, Everything is Precious||Portions of this episode are presented in Korean with no accompanying English translation. Produced by Elise Byun and The Champagne's Electric. Chicago, MMXVIII --- LOUISE - Kangaroo. COLONEL WEBER - What? LOUISE - In 1770, Captain James Cook's...||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit207 - They Tell Me You Are Wicked (The Fire Next Time: Part Three)||“For each fire is all fires, and the first fire and the last ever to be.” - Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy INTERMISSION, from 54:09 to 1:01:24 This essay is dedicated to Shamiya Adams, Samuel Walker Jr. and the silent dead of this city. I also...||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit206 - The Treachery of Sounds (The Fire Next Time: Part Two)||Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The...||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit205 - bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk! (The Fire Next Time: Part One)||riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs. Sir Tristram, violer d’amores, fr’over the short sea, had passen-core rearrived from North...||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit204 - #A2ACAE||These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume.||11/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean203 - I Heard it on the Road to New Jerusalem||Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion...||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit202 - Winnow the Circle||The Young Man's Last Words, said with Confidence to the Devil Unbeknownst. "Bet you won't."||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit201 - Manchild in the Promised Land||We Real Cool, by Gwendolyn Brooks THE POOL PLAYERS. SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL. We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon.||1/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 2 - Beneath the Bleachers of Stagg Field||Chapter 2, beginning now.||1/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit110 - Splash||Hanns Jones wanted to die. And so he drove to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida and jumped. 200 feet down, reaching speeds that kill, he hit the water like watermelon against a brick wall, 75 miles per hour. He should have died. Should have.||9/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit109 - Stay Scared||While reporting on the Battle of Fallujah in 2004 for the Washington Post, Jackie Spinner found herself sitting at a table with Anne Garrels, a Foreign Correspondent for NPR. For Spinner, Fallujah was an initiation to war, and Garrels an experienced...||6/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit108 - Hardway||Colt Cabana only wanted to be a professional wrestler. He watched pugilists moon-eyed as a kid: He-Man, Jean Claude Van Damme in Bloodsport, but especially the turgid giants of the squared circle. He loved the stories, the characters, the conflict. He..||5/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit107 - With Conviction||Antione Day spent a decade in prison for a murder he didn't commit. While there, he witnessed physical and mental abuse, beatings and killings. Day finds it hard to forget the incessant noise of prison, the dank must of the air. But Day adapted. He...||4/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit106 - Revolver||When the Robert Taylor Homes was finished on the South Side of Chicago in 1962 , it was the largest public housing project in the United States. Spread over large swathes of land, the projects consisted of 28 identical 16-story buildings with wide...||2/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit105 - Trigger||When Joshua Ryan was five, he accidentally set his family's trailer ablaze. Though he and his mother were able to escape without harm, his two-year-old brother was caught in the fire. He suffered third-degree burns over most of his body. His parents...||1/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit104 - Seamless to the Hip||Christopher Hale woke up a year ago to find that he couldn't see fully out of his left eye. He was told he'd had a stroke, three quarters of his vision gone. Hale was over 300 pounds, depressed, and was told by doctors that he was lucky to have...||12/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean103 - For Your Country||As a young man, Don Catherall shook hands with John F. Kennedy minutes before he was assassinated. When told of the Kennedy's murder, he thought it a cruel joke. Catherall's father, a quiet man who seldom talked of his service during World War II, wa||11/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean102 - Prisoner of Hope||Father Michael Pfleger knows the pain of loss. As a Catholic pastor for a Faith Community on the South Side of Chicago, Pfleger has been to more funerals than he cares to remember. Pfleger has seen discrimination. Pfleger has felt the sorrow and known t||11/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit101 - Middle Gray||It's raining hard on the South Side of Chicago. A photojournalist and his wife have already put their two children to bed when a series of loud cracks brings them to their window. They see a man scampering over a fence and yelling for help. Near the cur||11/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
I listen to a lot of podcasts and found this from The Atlantic’s List of Top 50 podcasts of 2015, which featured the episode “Splash". If you like well-done podcasts like Love + Radio, Everything Is Stories, and Here Be Monsters, this is a great podcast that will leave you wanting more. I binged this in two or three days and wish there were more.
Beautifully-chosen, succinct, and evocative stories combined with sure-footed, jf not to say flawless and inspired, production choices. A superb podcast deserving of much more attention.
Wow, couldn’t agree more. To suffer is to then see the good life does have to offer.