Listening: Web Resources

The Unexpected Beauty of Everyday Sounds
by Meklit Hadero, 20 minute video on TED
Using examples from birdsong, the natural lilt of emphatic language and even a cooking pan lid, singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero shows how the everyday soundscape, even silence, makes music. nvm5y8f

Listening to Shame
by Brene Brown, 20 minute video on TED
Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humour, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

The Seven Things You’re Not Supposed to Talk About
by Sarah Koenig, 3 audio stories approx 20 minutes each on This American Life
Producer Sarah Koenig’s mother lives by a set of rules about conversation. She has an actual list of off-limits topics, including how you slept, your period, your health, your diet and more.

The Ghost of Rue Jacob
by Joan Juliet Buck, 10 minute audio on The Moth
After landing her dream job in Paris, Joan Juliet Buck, the new editor of French Vogue, is haunted in her dream apartment. oz55sur


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