Leaving America: the Radio Series

Hey, looks like it’s a go!  CBC Yukon is airing my radio series starting Monday, June 2, between 7:15 and 7:30am.  The episodes are about 6 min apiece and there’s seven of them.  Five from Mon-Fri and then two left over on Mon, the 9th and Tues, the 10th.

The seven episodes cover my road trip from Midway TX to Whitehorse, YT–4000 miles of stopovers, national parks and interesting things that I did and thought about and interesting people I met along the way–not all of them, of course.  I only had a total of 49 minutes, tops!

Mostly it’s about Immigration and what you think about when you change your national identity.  But there’s a lot of science fiction in there too because they are so intertwined.  (see earlier post on Immigration and Aliens).

Hope you enjoy it.  I had a lot of fun doing the audio edits and choosing music and sound effects.  I’ve hidden a lot of science fiction music cues in the piece–and hearing what I did with Klingon battle music is worth getting up that early!  LOL.

9 thoughts on “Leaving America: the Radio Series

  1. Keyan May 30, 2008 / 9:59

    Will it be available on the Net later?

  2. Kater May 31, 2008 / 9:59

    Ditto Keyan. I’d like to hear it, but there’s no way I could finagle to hear the original broadcast.

  3. jstueart May 31, 2008 / 9:59

    Hey, maybe they’ll make a CD of it and I’ll be able to send that compilation to you. I don’t think we have rights to broadcast it on the net…just the radio.

    I pretty much had carte blanche when it came to music and sound efffects. Not sure they can legally put it on the net without a lot of permission from musicians….

    But it was fun, and I’ll try to make it available somehow…

    Thanks for reading!! I miss you!

  4. Keyan June 1, 2008 / 9:59

    Try asking them for a copy – soon, while they have it archived. I used to do occasional broadcasts in another life, and they’d give me copies on tape if I asked quickly enough.

  5. jstueart June 1, 2008 / 9:59

    Well, I asked them for a CD of them so I could list on the music and artists for the “record”–so I should have a CD in hand soon.

    Thanks for responding so quick!

  6. almabeck September 2, 2008 / 9:59

    We, too, have left America, crossing the Canadian border on the other shore–in St. Stephen, NB, on Aug. 7. I’m enjoying every minute of your well-done series. Sure hope the episodes end up on the net, or better yet, in CD form so I can pass them along to others.

  7. ray September 11, 2008 / 9:59

    So what’s the latest on the CD? I’d like to hear it, too!

  8. jstueart September 16, 2008 / 9:59

    The CD is in the works. We’re trying to pitch the idea to This American Life at NPR first. And CBC picked up the series for the Link, a program on immigration on Radio Canada International.


    I’ll keep you updated!

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