Piece Comment

Review of Meet the Bees

I loved the premise of the piece, since I love Creature Comforts and I also love people's voices. Besides, there simply aren't enough public radio pieces about contemporary, pop, and/or media culture. The producer's parents have adorable voices, which she captures pretty well (though I kept hoping for a laugh out loud moment that never came). I liked being able to switch my mind's eye between an older couple of people, and an older couple of bees. Overall, however, Lu's read lacked some energy or presence, and the overall pacing of the production was kind of loose. I think the piece has enormous potential for fun and originality which it only partly fills.