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Kerry works her magic

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Today we'd like to introduce you to Kerry Thompson. She's the producer of NPR's podcast Playback, which we'll now be featuring on our blog every month to augment your aural experience. For those who are unfamiliar, Playback has been around for a while. It's a monthly podcast that highlights the best NPR pieces from 25 years ago. We're posting it on our blog because it showcases the very best NPR audio from our collection.

We see Kerry a lot, she's heavily addicted to mining the library's vast sound archive to find the gems that comprise the podcast. When Kerry finds the stories she wants using our online database, she hits the stacks down here in the broadcast library and pulls the vintage audio. After gathering the CDs, she loads the audio onto her computer, exercises her special blend of NPR radio-editing magic, et voila! awesome historical podcast of NPR's most interesting stories from that same month, just 25 years earlier.

We're really excited to have Playback now featured on our blog. This month's podcast includes a wacky interview with Bozo the Clown and a story about trademarking the phrase "Where's the Beef?" Sometimes a walk down memory lane can be truly entertaining. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.





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