Calling all writers, performers, journalists, pranksters and other
current or potential radio rogues:
Your stories and ideas are needed for a brand-new podcast to be hosted
on AlterNet! "Where Your Mouth Is" is an audio show about the messy
places where progressive ideals and day to day life intersect. Each
episode will explore (and sometimes explode) a theme based on a
political buzzword or phrase.
We're looking for folks of all backgrounds to contribute:
-compelling, This-American-Life-style radio stories
-book, movie, and film reviews
-short stories, essays, and opinion pieces to be read on-air
and whatever else you can dream up!
(***Note -- we also need event announcements for stuff happening in your
local community, so send 'em on to whereyourmouthis@...
AlterNet attracts over two million readers each month, so while there's
no money to be made in this podcast at the moment, we can offer the
satisfaction of a broad national & international audience. Original
content is preferred, though if you've got a great story and it's
already been aired, send it on and we'll be glad to consider it.
We don't have our own studio space, so you must have the ability to
produce a digital recording of your story -- however, if you've got a
great idea and no known access to technology, we're happy to help
brainstorm about ways to get it recorded.
Our first show, "Culture of Life," will be available on AlterNet.org
next week. We're currently looking for stories and story ideas for the
next show --
THE MAINSTREAM. Here are just a few ideas of stories you could do:
-Interview these folks or otherwise cover this story:
505260481. Is Wicca really NOT in the mainstream?
-Get literal. I'd love to see a story about a "main stream" – maybe one
on water rights?
-How does counterculture become mainstream (i.e. "Shizzle," Doc Martens,
-What is your secret mainstream love? American Idol? Your cell phone?
Britney Spears? Confess and try to convert us.
Deadline for content is next (not this) weekend, so send me your ideas
as soon as you've got one. These are only suggestions -- no idea is too
out there, so bring 'em on. Send to: whereyourmouthis@...
Ideas below for upcoming shows, just to get your juices running...
Pride/Patriotism (content deadline: 6/24)
-Cover GLBT Pride somewhere that it's really still a protest, or at
least a risky thing to do
-Interview a Stonewall survivor
-Can you be a leftie radical and still a patriot?
-Talk to some modern war resisters in Canada, or Conscientious Objectors
here in the States
-Pride and July 4 -- same holiday for differnent people?
-Tell a story about someone or group of people insisting on having
"pride" in their identity at great risk or cost.
Ownership Society (content deadline: 7/8)
-Cover the sex worker's art show or another story about sex work from
fresh, complicated perspective
-In defense of money – is the left afraid of it?
-What is the state of the American dream?
-Stories about water, air or land rights
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