With the popularity of radio programs such as This American Life, many people are becoming more interested in the seemingly unknown art of the radio documentary. Spanning various subjects and universally enjoyable themes, these accessible websites provide you with today’s best radio documentaries when you’re at work, browsing social media or even on your mobile device.
With a simple, easy-to-use interface and a stockpile of stories from shows like The Moth and Snap Judgement, popular podcasts, and independent radio shows on PRX itself, PRX Remix is a great resource for listeners with short attention spans. You can even skip through the shows you aren’t as interested in until you find one that catches your eye – or, rather, your ear.
Transom.org is produced by Atlantic Public Media and a variety of other contributors and aims to showcase new voices in public radio through the convenience of the internet. The website gives visitors a way to listen to diverse, unique radio documentaries and then engage in a group discussion afterward, creating an open forum between listeners and the show’s creator.
A unit of American Public Media, American RadioWorks creates documentaries, series projects, podcasts and online content for public radio stations. On their website, American RadioWorks provides extensive online documentaries that accompany each of their public radio pieces, providing photos, interactive elements and audio steaming of the full radio documentary. If you’re interested in thought-provoking stories as well as the inner workings of public radio, American RadioWorks is your inside look.