Each issue features an eclectic mix of stories, essays, audio drama, and short fiction about the past, present, and future of a borough that’s always changing. Brooklyn, USA is the home for all things seen, heard, felt, and experienced on Brooklyn’s streets, and in its farthest corners, that make the borough so brilliant, varied, and unique.
All These Deserted Dining Halls
We all know that New York will never be the same, and won’t feel anything near normal until it’s fully back in business, buying, selling, and never asleep.
Where the Sun Disappeared
While the city’s COVID wave may have crested and waned, the wave of gun violence in the city is picking up at pace. The fireworks are over, the streets are back to life, and you can hear the music and the children playing.
For the Second Time
This week we’re catching up with old friends.
This week, instead of our regularly scheduled audio salad, we’re serving up a full TV Dinner. A collection of stories of resistance and resilience, visions of the future and scenes from the past, poetic explorations, viable solutions, and creative meditations on where we’re and where we’re headed.
Of a Time and a Place
School these days looks nothing like it used to.
Something I Never Thought I'd See
Until we get exactly what we want, we’ll be pumping our fists at the intersection of stand up and fight back.
Cut My Heart Out With Baking Supplies | -19,’20
While some hope to return to the way things were, others of us know those things are mostly gone forever.
A Woodpecker Without A Beak | -19,’20
While we wait for things to turn around, we’ll be six feet apart at the intersection of immunity and incumbency, on a corner we’ve been calling -19,’20.
Next To The Playground and Up By The Hill | -19,’20
As the human race grapples with its own termination, we’re transforming, pivoting, finding and inventing new ways to hang on for dear life.
Wrap It In Some Tissue, And Stick It In Your Nose | -19,’20
Often we turn to science for answers, but science can take time. And as the novel Coronavirus continues to spread, time doesn't seem to be on our side.
It Looks Crazy Over the Sea Right Now | -19, '20
As people continue to lose or risk their lives during this pandemic, we're still hearing lies from the White House.
If We Die, We Die & Maybe There Are More | -19,’20
New York’s COVID death count is apparently leveling off, but may be quietly miscounting those who die at home, or of unrelated illness that goes fatally untreated by an overburdened system.
I Dreamt I Donated My Heart | -19,’20
Recession can be opportunity if you can afford it, and a cold you caught at work can be a killer, if you can’t.
It's All Sold Out, It's Nothing | -19,’20
If the constant wail of sirens blaring on eerily empty streets wasn’t indication enough, the sight of more masked Brooklynites is certainly a sign that something’s shifted.
Does Anybody Have a Thermometer? | -19, '20
The ground is slipping quickly, and help’s arriving slowly.
Last Fall, Pt. 1: A Tale of Two Brownsvilles
This month, we’re sharing stories from seven of Brooklyn’s newest audio-makers from the #BHeardAmplified program.
Last Fall, Pt. 2: All The Paper, All The Stuff, All The Flags
Hear the work of the Podcast Intensive cohort, who took us into the basements and backrooms of the food service industry, on a life-and-death search through three million acres of national park, into the music that defines our existence, and inside a memory from seven summers ago.
For Our Own Care
They say the first cut is the deepest, but it’s often the bill for the band-aid that leaves the worse bruise.
It Doesn't Happen Again
We grabbed a mic, hit the streets, and asked Brooklyn what it's doing about all of these goddamn guns.
A Duck In the Distance
Our relationship with our planet is complicated.
And They Just Boom Boom
Life's a party in Brooklyn, USA.
My Light is a Bright Light
We’re finding our faith and losing our religion.
At First They Were Completely Quiet
“Nothing essential happens in the absence of noise.” -Jacques Attali
We Witness Small Things
What does justice mean to you?
I Gotta Get Outta Here
Stories of Humanity with The Innocence Project and Phony Ppl.