Saturday, December 22, 2012

Streaming Links

I've taken down MP3 downloads for a variety of reasons, so here are streams of the episodes via PRX. Some day I hope to revisit this site and make it more presentable... some day.






Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Two Wheels to...

At this time last year, I was glued to the computer and listening to an amazing mess of audio.  The project became Two Wheels to Nowhere and, since launching, it has been featured by the Third Coast International Audio Festival, aired terrestrially on public stations in Washington, Texas, and Wisconsin, and gotten beamed down to Earth by REMIX Radio on XM 136.  Prior to Two Wheels, I'd produced many radio advertisements and created a silly theater of the mind podcast, but this was my first attempt at serious radio and I was concerned that even my best friends wouldn't survive the experience.  Miraculously, most of my friends lived and a few strangers sent encouraging notes.  I owe all of you a lot of thanks for listening and giving me feedback

As you can tell, Two Wheels is living under its own domain name now.  The project was incredibly gratifying to produce, but it also taught me that the only thing I knew about America was that I knew very little about America.  So, during the summer of 2010, I spent another three months on the motorcycle and asked over two hundred people about the hardest decisions they had ever made.  I am currently editing these interviews down into a new series: The Decisions Project.  If you enjoyed Two Wheels, you should head over there and give it a listen.

Ultimately, I am hoping to create a trilogy of motorcycle-borne documentaries, each one exploring America from a different perspective.  Two Wheels to Nowhere was a story about the present and our immediate sources of excitement and concern.  The Decisions Project looks to our recent past, illustrating America through a pointillist mosaic of individual decisions.  The final project, as you've probably guessed, will be about the future.  If everything works out, I plan to begin production in the spring of 2012.  But that's another story, the details of which will be on my blog when I get closer to departing.

So, if you're new here, that's the context—and this is Two Wheels to Nowhere.  Hope you enjoy.

-Aengus