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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"It's all true folks; all you need is love" - John Lennon. From 1969 - 1971, the journalist Howard Smith interviewed Lennon and Yoko Ono five times...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago

  • Added: Apr 23, 2014
  • Length: 06:28
  • Purchases: 1
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"I just hope and pray I can die with my boots on" - Johnny Cash in a previously unheard interview recorded in 1996. The man in black covers sidebur...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KZYX, WABE, KVNF, Troy Public Radio and more

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 06:40
  • Purchases: 8
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"My nervous energy is usually the easiest form of energy to tap into." - Heath Ledger. One afternoon back in the fall of 2005, the actor, Heath Le...

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

  • Added: Mar 06, 2014
  • Length: 06:24
  • Purchases: 4
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Stan Getz, the legendary saxophonist, was one of jazz music’s most well known musicians. And a few years before he died of liver cancer at age 64, ...

Bought by KALW, KJZZ, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Feb 24, 2014
  • Length: 10:38
  • Purchases: 3
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On September 11, 1970, Jimi Hendrix gave an interview to Keith Altham. A week later Hendrix was dead. This was his final interview. It's Hendrix on...

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KUOW, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KBGA 89.9 FM and more

  • Added: Feb 04, 2014
  • Length: 07:12
  • Purchases: 7
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"When a man's making love, the last thing he thinks about is war" - Barry White. A lost interview with Joe Smith. April 3, 1987, Los Angeles. Reco...

Bought by KALW, New Hampshire Public Radio, KJZZ, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Jan 10, 2014
  • Length: 05:15
  • Purchases: 4
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"There is the fear that you somehow neglected to say what was really yours to say" - John Updike. The iconic author on how he discovered himself by...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 05:45
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"I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play" - Tupac Shakur in 1994. From an unheard interview recorded by Benjamin Svetkey, then a writer for...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KVNF, KJZZ, PRX Remix, and KALW

  • Added: Dec 04, 2013
  • Length: 06:15
  • Purchases: 5
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"He turned to me suddenly and asked: 'Is that a Givenchy you’re wearing?' And I said, 'why how clever of you, Mr. President! However did you kno...

Bought by WABE, Troy Public Radio, WSLR, PRX Remix, and KZYX

  • Added: Nov 14, 2013
  • Length: 06:21
  • Purchases: 5
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"When we fell in with the Acid Tests we a started having the most fun we had ever had" - Jerry Garcia in a previously unheard interview.

Bought by KALW, KVNF, KZYX, KALW, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Nov 06, 2013
  • Length: 05:58
  • Purchases: 5