Blank on Blank

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Famous Names, Lost Interviews. A podcast and public radio with PRX, animated shorts with PBS. The future of journalism is remixing the past.


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86 Pieces

Blank on Blank is building and broadcasting an archive of journalists' lost interviews.


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"I carried a knife taped to my leg. I never used it but it was there." - Dustin Hoffman, 1971, from the Pacifica Radio Archives. Listening to this ...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Jul 14, 2015
  • Length: 09:31
  • Purchases: 1
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"I was young for my age. Not as naïve as they expected. I don’t know why I seem to bring that out in people." - Joni Mitchell as told to Joe Smith ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, Troy Public Radio, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Jun 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:14
  • Purchases: 3
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"I want to be the force which is truly for good." - John Coltrane in one of his final interviews. In the fall of 1966, John Coltrane was living on ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KZYX, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WDCB, Troy Public Radio and more

  • Added: Jun 02, 2015
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 6
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A few years ago Lisa Potts was looking behind her dresser when she saw a cassette tape. She’d forgotten about the tape--a recording of an interview...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, Troy Public Radio, WABE, and PRX Remix

  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 05:55
  • Purchases: 5
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"Mama just always said, ‘you be what you are and you don’t have to worry about nothing.’" - Dolly Parton in a previously unheard interview from 1978.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, KVNF, WMMT and more

  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:38
  • Purchases: 6
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"The key was somehow to know what was important and what was not important, what was exciting, because I can’t learn everything" - Richard Feynman ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KVSC, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 08:33
  • Purchases: 3
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"Animals were my passion from even before I could speak apparently. When I was about 10, 11 I fell in love with Tarzan" - Jane Goodall, as told to ...

Bought by KZYX, WCNY, KZYX, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KSFR and more

  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:42
  • Purchases: 7
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"I must reorganize the environment of man by which then greater numbers of men can prosper" - Buckminster Fuller as told to Studs Terkel during int...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago and PRX Remix

  • Added: Mar 17, 2015
  • Length: 07:24
  • Purchases: 2
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"I never liked the Beatles. I thought they were garbage." - Lou Reed, as told to Joe Smith in 1987.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:13
  • Purchases: 1
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"A lot of people are kind of depressed. I'm happy some of the time, and some of the time I'm not." - Elliott Smith, as told to Barney Hoskyns in 19...

Bought by WCNY, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Jan 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:14
  • Purchases: 3