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Radio Diaries, Inc. (Brooklyn, NY 11201-8319)
Joe Kirk Richman (Project Director: August 2017 to present)
The History of Now

The production of eighteen radio documentaries, for broadcast and online distribution, exploring a wide range of events in U.S. history.

The History of Now is a public radio and podcast series that explores American history in order to cast fresh light onto contemporary life. Our stories illuminate in unexpected and original ways—some of the defining issues facing Americans today. Radio Diaries has developed a signature style of audio storytelling which sounds like nothing else on the air. We combine original research with rare, hard-to-find recordings, interviews with scholars and witnesses to history, and personal audio diaries in which people tell their own stories in their own words. Our goal is to create stories that speak to Americans across the ideological spectrum, and bring largely forgotten history to listeners in ways that feel as immediate and relevant as the daily news. These stories air on NPR’s All Things Considered, the network’s flagship news program, and the Radio Diaries Podcast.

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Project fields:
Journalism; U.S. History

Media Projects Production

Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$350,000 (approved)
$350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2018 – 10/31/2020