The Duplex Planet

Series produced by David Greenberger

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For more than a quarter century David Greenberger has been talking with old people in nursing homes, mealsites and senior centers, collecting conversations and stories. His radio pieces are genuine, moving, and often funny, exploring issues of aging through real characters that are in decline, but are still very much alive.

For more than a quarter century David Greenberger has been talking with old people in nursing homes, mealsites and senior centers, collecting conversations and stories. He has been publishing The Duplex Planet since 1979 and has released more than a dozen CDs of monologues with music performances audio verit? documentaries and a range of other books and audio works.

The radio pieces are very much an audio version of Greenberger?s Duplex Planet magazine. Genuine, moving, and often funny, frequently combined with music, the pieces explore issues of aging by revealing real characters that are in decline, but are still very much alive. They reveal the common threads of our humanity.


94 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Six ideas given shape by one man's unique view of life - includes how to treat others and cooking in moonlight.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: :58
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A meatball-eating contest story retold in a noisy restaurant.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 01:19
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Three unrelated subjects connected by a musical theme.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 03:46
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A lighthearted story about children playing with fireworks disrupting an event

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 01:52
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A bombastic but friendly, fictional history of dinosaurs.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 01:28
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An amusing, pseudo-fact-based monologue in the types and habits of snakes strays far from reality

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 04:35
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A surreal guitar lesson that is all over the map, with a sampling of guitar sounds to punctuate.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 02:07
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An endearing story of a trip to New York City includes Radio City Music Hall, Times Square and Madison Square Garden.

Bought by WFUV


  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 1
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A cautionary swimming lesson that covers many of the risks and none of the pleasures.

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 03:09
  • Purchases: 1
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A recollection of the city of superlatives.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 01:24
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Prayerfully murmured, introspective of a life circumscribed by the limits of the nursing home.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 05:16
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A short conversation with a grandson about TV.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: :54
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A jazzy, film-noirish tale of mistaken-identity that takes place in Boston.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 03:29
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A tender reminiscence of a beloved dog.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 01:39
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A pop song in the classic sense with a quirky monologue of implausible facts about how records are made.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 02:29
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A surreal guitar lesson that goes all over the map.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 02:08
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A reminiscence of loves lost and broken hearts, which ultimately turns optimistic.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 02:43
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A reflection on the passing of time.

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 01:39
  • Purchases: 1
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A tale about following an ant.

Bought by KUOW and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: :54
  • Purchases: 2
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In a minor way about the pleasures of beer. Mostly a treatise on children, spoken with genuine affection and admiration.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 02:48
  • Purchases: 1