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Design of the Week | Accused

Accused is a podcast created by Amber Hunt and Amanda Rossman of the Cincinnati Enquirer covering the investigation of the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Andes.

Accused | Radio Waves

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Posted by Brett Gregory on 23 November, 2016 0 comments |
Design of the Week | Song Exploder

We love podcasts here at Two Dollar Radio Corporate Headquarters. A friend of mine recently introduced me to one called Song Exploder, where musicians take apart their songs. If you haven't checked it out, you should.

Song Explode | Radio Waves

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Posted by Brett Gregory on 16 November, 2016 0 comments |
Design of the Week | Literature at the Frankfurt Book Fair

I attended the Frankfurt Book Fair October 19th through the 22nd, which this year attracted nearly 150,000 trade visitors and 280,000 visitors in general. There isn't a ton of space granted for actual literature at the festival, so it's always affirming when you meet someone new who is like-minded.

Mairisch Verlag - Space

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 09 November, 2016 0 comments |
Design of the Week | You Want It Darker

Leonard Cohen is 82 years old. He just released a new album, You Want It Darker.

Leonard Cohen | Radio Waves

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Posted by Brett Gregory on 02 November, 2016 0 comments |
Design of the Week | HBO's West World

HBO's newest show, West Worldis based on the 1973 sci-fi Western thriller film written and directed by world-famous Michael Crighton. So far, it delivers.

West World | Radio Waves

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Posted by Brett Gregory on 26 October, 2016 0 comments |
Design of the Week | Wes Anderson and Hunt for the Wilderpeople

I watched Taika Waititi's new film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople recently. Thematically there are many similarities to the films of Wes Anderson, both in terms of the story and style. There are quick-zooms, quirky music, kids on the run from adults, dead-pan delivery, chapter headers, and ninety degree camera angles. Despite the similarities, I enjoyed Hunt for the Wilderpeople, particularly the film's protagonist, Ricky Baker (played by Julian Dennison), and in many ways it helped me to understand what I think of as Wes Anderson's successes and failures as a storyteller.

The Royal Tenenbaums

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 19 October, 2016 0 comments |
Design of the Week | Kids in Music Videos

For anyone of my generation, the quirky and quietly touching Blind Melon video for their breakout hit, 'No Rain,' is likely seared upon your retinas, too.

Blind Melon - Blind Melon

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 12 October, 2016 0 comments |
Design of the Week | One More Time With Feeling

From his impressive catalog of music, to his gothic novel And the Ass Saw the Angel, to his script and score for one of my all-time favorite films, the Aussie western The Proposition, Nick Cave is the man. Last week, I got to see the documentary One More Time With Feeling about the making of Cave's 16th album with the band the Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree.

 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, One More Time With Feeling

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 14 September, 2016 0 comments |
Design of the Week | Lana Del Rey

Yes, she is a singer/songwriter, but Lana Del Rey is more than a musician. Lana Del Rey has become a brand. Her music toes the line of mainstream pop and indie rock, but her image and style put her in a league of her own. She isn't necessarily doing anything new, but cashing in on themes of melancholia and 1950s/60s American pop culture. 

Lana Del Rey | Radio Waves

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Posted by Brett Gregory on 24 August, 2016 0 comments |
Design of the Week: Michigan vs. Ohio, The Rivalry Continues

The craft beer movement has hit almost every town across America by now. We here at Two Dollar Radio draw a lot of inspiration from kick-ass label artwork. Because this is America and we make everything a competition, I thought we could compare craft beer bottles/cans from Ohio and Michigan. We all get along, don't we?

Hoof Hearted Label | TDR Radio Waves

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Posted by Brett Gregory on 20 July, 2016 0 comments |

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