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

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A carefree tale of plane travel with mixed, but happy results.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: :15
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A centenarian painter reflects on art and the most important forms of nourishment in life.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 03:33
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David Greenberger's monologue introduces his work with the Duplex Planet, interviews with the elderly that began at a Boston nursing home. Here Gre...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 02:15
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Children love to climb trees and get up to hijinx.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: :32
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A series of thoughts about love and other obstacles in life.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 01:50
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What starts out as fun between college boys and girls takes a turn to communism then the whole family gets involved.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 04:49
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An ambitious woodcarver comes back from the edge with the help of a business dream.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: :36
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A stream-of-consciousness recitation of facts from an imagined horror film including Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, with spooky music followed by a ra...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 01:58
  • Purchases: 7
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An off-kilter, stream-of-consciousness listing of that are not your usual Halloween goodies.

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: :41
  • Purchases: 1
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A grown-up version of Halloween includes winning at Pimlico Racetrack

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 01:15
  • Purchases: 1
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A chain smoker anticipates his next cigarette.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 01:58
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A schoolyard encounter with Kirk Douglas.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 01:16
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The recounting of an imagined classic Western movie

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 03:08
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A march through a dozen ways to enjoy an egg.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 01:34