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Stories That Matter

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Location:

Athens, GA

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"Stories that Matter" is a brand new radio program and podcast hosted by Matt Shedd and presented by the Peabody Awards in cooperation with WUGA-FM. Each installment will shine a spotlight on one of our 90,000 pieces of media in the Peabody Awards Collection at the UGA Libraries. In addition to excerpts from the pieces of media, episodes will feature commentary from the content creator, scholar, or media critic. Short episodes will air once a month during Morning Edition on WUGA-FM and associated episodes of our full-length podcast interviews will be available here.

Language:

English


Episodes

Serial

7/17/2015
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Welcome to Stories That Matter, a Peabody Awards production. I'm your host, Matt Shedd. Since the 1940s, the Peabody board of jurors has recognized the most important stories of the year on radio, television and now the internet. In each of these episodes I chat with some of the people behind these award winners: journalists, writers, directors, showrunners and other storytellers. We talk about why their story mattered so much to them, and what it took to get it in front of an audience. We...

Duration: 00:48:25


Anthony Bourdain

3/19/2015
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Anthony Bourdain, host of the Peabody Award-winning program Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on CNN, spoke with us about how creating his shows and finding interesting stories has challenged him professionally, as well as personally. Transcription Notes Interviewer: Matt Shedd Interviewee: Anthony Bourdain Welcome to Stories That Matter, a Peabody Awards production. I'm your host, Matt Shedd. In each episode of this show I talk to writers, creators and producers about what goes into making...

Duration: 00:54:05


Alex Gibney

2/2/2015
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Alex Gibney, director of the Peabody Award-winning documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side and Mea Maxima Culpa, spoke with us about his role in documenting the abuses of institutional power. Transcription Notes Interviewer: Matt Shedd Interviewee: Alex Gibney Welcome to Stories That Matter, presented by the Peabody Awards. I'm your host, Matt Shedd. In each episode of this show, we talk to writers, creators and producers about their Peabody winning work, and why they felt those stories needed...

Duration: 00:36:50


Larry Wilmore

1/15/2015
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Creator of the Peabody Award-winning The Bernie Mac Show Larry Wilmore spoke with us about his history of writing for variety and sitcom programs, and the new direction his career is taking with the launch of The Nightly Show on Comedy Central. Transcription Notes Interviewer: Matt Shedd Interviewee: Larry Wilmore This is Stories That Matter, a Peabody Awards Production and I'm Matt Shedd. In each episode of this show, I talk with creators, writers and producers about how they made their...

Duration: 00:29:59


David Chase

10/30/2014
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Creator of The Sopranos David Chase spoke with us for an hour about what it took to make one of the most revered TV shows of all time. Chase reflects on The Sopranos 15 years after it premiered in 1999 and sparked a renaissance in TV programming. Transcription Notes Interviewer: Matt Shedd Interviewee: David Chase Matt Shedd: Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. David Chase: My pleasure. MS: So I just want to start off, in light of James Garner's recent passing, I was wondering...

Duration: 01:30:18