Archive


127 listings, approx. 1 hrs and 57 min of material



August 28, 2012
Advice, Confiding, The past,
29.75 seconds
208 Teddy Pendergrass : R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass rose to fame as lead singer of Philadelphia's Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. His solo career was cut short when he was paralyzed in a car crash. He says growing up near Broad Street brought inspiring musical experiences. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.20 in 15 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Life, Creativity, Community, Aspiring,
29.98 seconds
97 Ed Tettemer : Writer Ed Tettemer is a cultural and gastronomic explorer. Inspired by Ben Franklin's words, he cooks for friends and firefighters alike. He crisscrosses the state to map local eateries outside of the turnpikes and restaurant chains. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.20 in 10 votes
September 06, 2012
Observation, Philosophical, Life,
24.34 seconds
247 Buckminster Fuller : Visionary inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) is best known for his geodesic domes, which synthesized his ideas of architectural efficiency and sustainability. In his life he lamented our inability to visualize a world in which all human needs could be met. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.20 in 10 votes
August 28, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, The past, Philadelphia,
29.92 seconds
188 Ira Tucker Jr. : Ira Tucker Jr. grew up in North Philadelphia in a world of African American business and culture, anchored by the grand Uptown Theater on Broad Street. His father is a founding member of the ground breaking and revered Dixie Hummingbirds Gospel group. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.20 in 5 votes
September 06, 2012
Confession, Philosophical, Philadelphia,
29.67 seconds
241 Bill Cosby : Philadelphia native and comedian Bill Cosby's universal humor is based on daily life. He uses his superstar status and iconic characters to boost education, and his hometown. This practice dates all the way back to one of his earliest TV roles. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.20 in 5 votes
September 06, 2012
Observation, Confiding, Life,
21.67 seconds
243 Brian Westbrook : Former Philadelphia Eagle Brian Westbrook was a fan favorite for his explosive capabilities and solid work ethic. He retired this fall at just 33 years old, perhaps due in part to that work ethic, which left him bruised and battered come Monday mornings. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.20 in 5 votes
September 06, 2012
Confession, Enthusiastic, Sports,
30.06 seconds
244 Broad Street Bullies : Philadelphia Flyers Bill Clement, Orest Kindrachuk, Dave Schultz, and Bob Kelly won two Stanley cups as part of the “Broad Street Bullies”. The team was loved and hated for their violent, smash-mouth hockey. From the 2010 HBO film Broad Street Bullies. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.20 in 5 votes
August 22, 2012
Quote, Excited, Public,
29.57 seconds
96 Philadelphia Eagles : The Fight Song of the Philadelphia Eagles. Fly Eagles fly, on the road to victory! The Eagles have won three NFL championships in their history, but have been unsuccessful in their two appearances in the Super Bowl, in 1980 and 2004. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.19 in 16 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Philosophical, Art, Observation, Confiding,
23.39 seconds
119 Marcel Duchamp : Who defines art, and by what criteria? Artist Marcel Duchamp asked this question throughout his career, as he explored the definition of what could be considered art. His work can be seen at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He's speaking here with the BBC. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.19 in 16 votes
September 06, 2012
Observation, Philosophical, Labor,
19.84 seconds
251 Kevin Bacon : Actor Kevin Bacon has been in so many movies there’s even a game of “connecting” him to any other actor in 6 tries or less. But the son of Philadelphia urban planner Edmund Bacon says playing such varied and numerous characters creates challenges at home. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.18 in 17 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Creativity,
29.76 seconds
107 Jimmy Heath : Philadelphia sax man Jimmy Heath, speaking with Jazz Times Magazine in 2011. Heath notes how achieving lyricism in playing requires attention to the actual words of a song. He formed the renowned Heath Brothers Band with his brothers Albert and Percy. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.18 in 11 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Philadelphia, Confiding, Community,
28.9 seconds
98 Frank Fitzpatrick : Philadelphia Inquirer sports writer Frank Fitzpatrick has a deeply rooted sense of place in a city populated by his ample family. A passionate story-teller he has a good ear for the cadence of local dialogue. He’s also a Pulitzer prize finalist. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.17 in 12 votes
September 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Labor,
29.9 seconds
1438 Seth Green : Raised in Philadelphia, actor/producer/voice artist Seth Green hit it big playing Dr. Evil’s obnoxious but vulnerable son Scott in the Austin Powers trilogy. But he nearly missed out on that job, in what would have been an epically bad career decision. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.17 in 6 votes
August 28, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Philadelphia,
28.53 seconds
175 1876 World's Fair : In the process of building an audio tapestry of the city, Philadelphians from nine different neighbourhoods gathered to describe their experiences. Here's one of the voices that inspired the artists who created the This We Believe Mural project. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna
3.17 in 6 votes
September 06, 2012
Anecdote, Enthusiastic, Life,
26.11 seconds
242 Bill Scott : Philly voice actor Bill Scott (1920-1985) was known to generations of American children as the dim, lovable Bullwinkle J. Moose on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Along with Rocky The Flying Squirrel, he battled the Red Menace against master spies Boris and Natasha. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.17 in 6 votes