Never Forget Radio
By Bookstyle Publications
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Possibly the only 9/11-related podcast that is neither about conspiracy theories or heroism, Never Forget Radio instead tries to remember our post-9/11 era as history, cultural quarry, and ongoing catastrophe, through a left and hopefully feminist perspective.
||Clean24. Wait For It||After 15 years, residents of Hoboken NJ are still waiting for construction to begin on their 9/11 Memorial. With the help of local reporters and city council meetings, Never Forget Radio takes you into the room where it happened – or didn’t happen.||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23. Bono in Paris||Never Forget Radio causes a live audience to suffer through the pregame ceremonies, halftime show, and uncomfortable resonances of Super Bowl XXXVI (2/3/02). Ft. Mariah Carey, Paul McCartney, Bono, and many decades of interrelated catastrophes. Recorded||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22. Watching “The Battle of Algiers” at The Pentagon in 2003||The Directorate for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict cordially requests the presence of your company in the Pentagon Screening Room on August 27th, 2003: “How to win a battle against terrorism and lose the war of ideas. . . . Children s||4/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21B. Resistance in Occupied France and Palestine : The Sorrow and the Pity, Part 2 (with Humble Mumbles)||Can Marcel Ophuls’ 1969 documentary “The Sorrow and the Pity” about the French resistance in Occupied France (1940-1944) help us understand the occupation of Palestine (1967-present)? Sibling pods Humble Mumbles and Never Forget Radio in||3/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21A. Resistance in Occupied France and Palestine : The Sorrow and the Pity, Part 1 (with Humble Mumbles)||Can Marcel Ophuls’ 1969 documentary “The Sorrow and the Pity” about the French resistance in Occupied France (1940-1944) help us understand the occupation of Palestine (1967-present)? Sibling pods Humble Mumbles and Never Forget Radio in||3/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20B. The Peacemakers, 1865-2015: Live at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival, Part 2||In this two part episode – two parts because I went on so long honoring twin obsessions with the Civil War and the Bush Family – Never Forget Radio examines the 1868 painting The Peacemakers and George H.W. Bush’s official portait, both which hang||10/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20A. The Peacemakers, 1865-2015: Live at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival, Part 1||In this two part episode – two parts because I went on so long honoring twin obsessions with the Civil War and the Bush Family – Never Forget Radio examines the 1868 painting The Peacemakers and George H.W. Bush’s official portait, both which hang||10/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19. The Rising||Never Forget Radio returns to Westchester, NY to examine its 9/11 memorial and the Bruce Springsteen song it’s named after. Featuring tasteful sculptures, a pyramidal dam, bike transport, grindr profiles, the uses of others, and an oasis of horror i||9/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18. Look Up Speak Up||“Attention Passengers: Look Up, Speak Up. You can report any suspicious activity at your station or vehicle by dialing #1776. Let’s help keep each other and our transit system safe, and secure.” An episode about this transit slogan. Reco||1/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17. Ship of State||Never Forget Radio explores an unusual 9/11 memorial, the USS New York – a US Navy ship built with steel from the World Trade Center. Features 1940s alpha-narrators, Jacqueline the submarine, big sticks, tragedy branding, drone advertising, and a ma||9/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16. The Iraq War, 1914-2014: Live at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival||For WWI’s 100th anniversary, Never Forget Radio examines Walter Benjamin’s Angel of History, infirm empires, unconscious repetition, traumatic day residue, and the most wellknown American film about Iraq. Recorded live at the Philadelphia Podc||8/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15. Loomings||A collaborative series revisiting post-9/11 art begins with guest appearances by Marcus Brown and Rebecca Katherine Hirsch, examining a novel from 2003, a popular song from 1889, and the horrifying boredom and relentless terror of being alive. Music by||8/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14. The Empire Rears Back||The 9/11 Memorial Museum is finally about to open – but did you know that there has been a statue of a U.S. Special Forces soldier on horseback a block away from Ground Zero since 2011? “Sounds like something out of a movie. But this is real. This h||5/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13. From the Mountains to the Prairies: Baseball’s New Tenor, Part 2||Never Forget Radio’s Post-9/11 Sports Quadrilogy (9/13/01-4/1/14) concludes with Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan’s rise and fall and rise. A year after the Boston Marathon Bombing, we revisit recycled baseball recovery narratives, regionalist sloganee||4/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12. While The Stormclouds Gather: Baseball’s New Tenor, Part 1||Two dueling politicized anthems face off at the Yankees’ first home game after 9/11. Will “We Shall Overcome” or “God Bless America” become the new tradition at sports remembrance ceremonies? Spoilers. Featuring Kate Smith, Richard Nixon, & Mi||3/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11. Welcome to Never Forget Sports Radio||“It Feels Like A USO Show”: Mike Piazza and the Home Run that Healed the City. With jokes, allegations, and queer meditations. Music by bagpipes.||1/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10. Who If He Knew||NFR presents a long-threatened episode about a single tweet. Sappily celebrating ephemera, certain disaster and the Mountain Goats since 2013. #feelings. “Who, if he knew what 2013 will bring, would celebrate its arrival?” – Joyce Carol||12/29/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9. The Fall||The first major spectator event to reopen after the attacks? WWF Smackdown, 9/13/01. Never Forget Radio begins a new series examining post-9/11 sports pageantry with this professional wrestling competition. Featuring President Obama’s first appearan||11/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8. Books, Books, Books||Never Forget Radio remembers what George Bush was reading in 2006. With Karl Rove as Polonius and music by TURBOSLEAZE. Special thanks to Mordecai Martin, Gatsby, Emilie Friedman, and Rebecca Katherine Hirsch.||10/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. The Manhattan Project||A tribute to the Tribute in Light and New York, New York. Part 3 of Empty Sky Rising, an ongoing series that examines 9/11 memorials around the country. Music by Old Table, Cave Cricket, and No One and the Somebodies. Special thanks to Miles Donovan, Em||9/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6B. Definite Detention: Emilie & the RNC, Part 2||[Trigger Warning: Police Violence and Imprisonment.] Oral history interview with activist Emilie Friedman on her arrest and detention at the 2004 Republican National Convention. Part 2. Invest in Plastic Handcuffs by No One and the Somebodies It’s S||8/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6A. Plastic Handcuffs: Emilie & the RNC, Part 1||[Trigger Warning: Police Violence and Imprisonment.] Oral history interview with activist Emilie Friedman on her arrest and detention at the 2004 Republican National Convention. Part 1. Invest in Plastic Handcuffs by No One and the Somebodies. Themes by||8/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. Empty Sky Rising, Part 2: Tunnel of Fear||Part 2 of an ongoing series that examines 9/11 memorials around the country. In this episode: The Empty Sky Memorial in NJ, “Empty Sky” by Bruce Springsteen, and an enormous unexpected explosion. Music by Cave Cricket, Old Table, and Bruce Springs||8/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. Empty Sky Rising, Part 1: A Commuter’s Tour of 9/11 Memorials||Never Forget Radio presents part 1 of an ongoing series that examines 9/11 memorials around the country. This first installment features musings on conceptual art, Trayvon Martin, Percy Shelley, Maya Lin, Bruce Springsteen, and George Washington’s t||8/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. Invasion of the Overdogs||Unearthing Operation Red Dawn, the 2003 mission that captured Saddam Hussein, and its fictional antecedent, Red Dawn, the 1984 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Plus, gay poetry & Soviet movie music. With Rebecca Katherine Hirsch as Mike||8/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2. Congratulations to the Class of 2001||An examination of Bush’s autobiography Decision Points and the power of the redemptive protagonistic narrative. Ft. special guests Mo Tucker, Al Gore, and more! Music by Old Table||7/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. Invocation: Things Related and Not||Introductory pilot episode, with Rumsfeld dictation, CFK-style Statement of Principles, and historiographical exhortation. Music by Old Table||7/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Lemons into Lemonade
If only EVERY national tragedy could produce such an excellent podcast!
Never Forget Radio is off to a great start - these podcasts are thoughtful, smart and possibly exactly what I wanted to be listening to. Great politics, great stories.
Thanks and can't wait to hear more!
An insightful, funny, thought-provoking re-, re-, re-examination of 9/11 and its causes and results. Like Histeria! but for adults.