02 March 2011

Radiolab


I don't know if you guys know about Radiolab, but it's beautiful. Listen to "Words" and "Time" and any of the episodes really. Each takes an hour, which seems like a big investment of time, I know. But it's very very worth it.

We're studying Radiolab podcast/radio show episodes in my essay class, because these radio shows are actually a lot like spoken creative nonfiction, classical essays. And all of it is thrilling to me because I love these podcasts. I could listen to them over and over. My eyes glazed over this morning listening to "Words," and it wasn't out of boredom. It was tears. I could listen to essays all day. Which is good, because I might just be going to graduate school to study essays.

I was accepted into the BYU MFA in Creative Writing with a nonfiction emphasis, which means I will be studying and writing essays, and all of it begins next Fall.

7 comments:

gigi said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting!

Marilyn Lewis said...

That's wonderful! I think you are an excellent writer!

Caitlin said...

Yay! Congrats! That means we'll both be here! We seriously need to get together soon.

Kiersten S. Gallacher, Author said...

Not surprised, simply thrilled for you dearest Laura!
xxxxxx

Raquel said...

Good for you! That sounds exciting.

ktln said...

So, I was at work the other day and I decided to take you up on your suggestion to listen to Radiolab. And I loved it! I listened to "Words" and I'm so excited to listen to more. Really awesome. Thanks for filling me in on the awesomeness.

And then, this morning, I saw this YouTube video and felt that I just had to share it with you. It goes along with "Words" - well, kinda. I guess I just think you would like it. Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7E-aoXLZGY&feature=player_embedded

taratboyce said...

Also, I'm glad you decided on the MFA. I'm getting my MA, so maybe I'll see you around :)