The Kitchen Sisters Present

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The Kitchen Sisters Present… Stories from the b-side of history. Lost recordings, hidden worlds, people possessed by a sound, a vision, a mission. The episodes tell deeply layered stories, lush with interviews, field recordings and music. From powerhouse producers The Kitchen Sisters (Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, Fugitive Waves and coming soon… The Keepers). The Kitchen Sisters Present is produced in collaboration with Nathan Dalton and Brandi Howell and mixed by Jim McKee. Part of PRX’s Radiotopia, a network of the best story-driven audio shows on the planet (and off…) — shows like 99% Invisible, The Truth, Theory of Everything, Mortified, Radio Diaries, Criminal, Song Exploder, the Allusionist, Memory Palace. Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app.

“The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast” —Ira Glass.


The Pardoning of Homer Plessy
Arctic Ice, Extreme Weather

Finding Julia Morgan

The Braveheart Grandmothers and Yankton Sioux Coming of Age Ceremony

100 Years of Betty Reid Soskin
What Fire Reveals
Cry Me a River

Gert McMullin Sewing on the Frontline From the AIDS Quilt to COVID-19 PPE

Soul to Soul at 50

Danni Washington and The Genius Generation

Dave Brubeck & The Ambassadors of Jazz

Spotlight on Black-Owned Pet Businesses

Francis Coppola and North Beach Citizens‬

Tales from Vietnamese Nail Shops in Americ‪a‬

The Osaka Ramones: The All-Girl Punk Band – Shonen Knif‪e‬

Lawrence Ferlinghetti‬

Can Do: Black Visionaries, Seekers, and Entrepreneurs with Host Alfre Woodar‪d‬

Nomadland with Frances McDormand

A Plea for Peace: Leonard Bernstein Anti-Inauguration Concert of 1973

Chido Govera: The Mushroom Queen of Zimbabwe

The Amish Pandemic Sewing Frolic

Frances McDormand in Nomadland

Hunting & Gathering with Angelo Garro

The Vietnam Tapes of Lance Corporal Michael A. Baronowski

Winona LaDuke: First Born Daughter

Pearl Jam: It’s a Rock Band, Not The Smithsonian

Floating City: The Mirabeau Water Garden, New Orleans

The Sonic Memorial—Remembering 9/11 with host Paul Auster

The International Congress of Youth Voices

Kamal Mouzawak—A Lebanese Kitchen Vision

French Manicure—Tales from Vietnamese Shops in America

Louis Jones: Field Archivist, Detroit

95,000 Names: Gert McMullin: Sewing the Frontline

The McDonogh Three—First Day of School

Eel Pie Island

Pati Jinich’s Mexican Jewish Table

The Climate Underground with Al Gore and Alice Waters

Waiting for Joe DiMaggio

The Keepers – Archive Fever, with Host Frances McDormand

The Keepers – Archiving the Underground, with Host Frances McDormand

The Lou Reed Archive

Deep Fried Fuel – A Biodiesel Kitchen Vision – Celebrating Over the Road

WHER: 1000 Beautiful Watts
Theaster Gates: Keeping the South Side
The Pancake Years
Night of the Living Intern: First Stories from Kitchen Sisters Interns
Martin Scorsese — Try Anything
First Day of School, 1960, New Orleans
Robert Krulwich—Talking Story, The First Third Coast
Lawrence Weschler—Archivist of the Odd, the Marvelous, the Passionate and Slightly Askew
The Passion of Chris Strachwitz
The Brothers Burns—A Conversation with Filmmakers Ken & Ric Burns
San Francisco—Stories from the Model City, Part Three
Burning Man — Archiving the Ephemeral
San Francisco—Stories from the Model City, Part Two
San Francisco—Stories from the Model City, Part One
Nancy Pearl—Librarian Action Figure
Dieter Kosslick’s Last Red Carpet Ride
The Bob Dylan Archive
You Too Can Barbecue – Stubb’s Blues Cookbook Cassette & More
Chamelecon—Below the Border in Honduras with Scott Carrier
Agnés Varda – A Conversation
Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Celebrating 100 Years
Palaces for the People—Author Eric Klinenberg from The Librarian Is In
Wim Wenders: The Entire Caboodle
Linda Spalding: A Reckoning
The Dark Side of the Dewey Decimal System
Bill Ferris—Keeper of Southern Folklife
21 Collections—Every Object has a Story
Bonus Episode – The Free-Range Archivist: Jason Scott
The Keepers: The Unrelenting Oral Histories of Eddie McCoy
The Keepers – Emily Dickinson’s Hidden Kitchen
The Keepers Story #4: The Lenny Bruce Archive
The Keepers Story #3: Archive Fever: Henri Langlois and the Cinémathèque Française
The Keepers Story #2: The Pack Horse Librarians of Eastern Kentucky
The Keepers Story #1: Archiving the Underground: The Hiphop Archive at Harvard
Lovers of Lost Fans
Lost & Found Sound and Voices of The Dust Bowl
Pan American Blues: The Birth of The Grand Ole Opry & “Harmonica Wizard” Deford Bailey
Cry Me a River — Keepers of the Environment
Give Space A Chance: Gastrodiplomacy in Orbit
The Tequila Chamber of Commerce
Prince and the Technician
The Working Tapes of Studs Terkel
Mimi Chakarova: Love, Art and Anger
Jorge Amado: The Ballad of Bahia
Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti — Celebrating 99 Years
Frances MCdormand Hosts Hidden Kitchens
Guillermo Cabrera infante: Memories of an Invented City
The Mardi Gras Indians—Stories from New Orleans
House of Night: The Lost Creation Songs of the Mojave People
Chicken Pills: A Hidden World of Jamaican Girls
First Day of School, 1960, New Orleans
Sonic Prayer Flags – New Orleans
Thad Vogler: A Short History of Spirits
Pati’s Mexican Jewish Table
The Galveston Hurricane of 1900: No Tongue Can Tell
New Orleans Visions – King’s Candy & Living with Water
Liberace & the Trinidad Tripoli Steelband
The Making Of… a Karaoke Ice Cream Truck and More Stories
What is it About Men and Meat and Midnight and a Pit?
The Sheepherder’s Ball
Warriors vs Warriors
Hidden Kitchen Gaza: A Palestinian Culinary Journey
The Egg Wars
The Romance and Sex Life of the Date
Tony Schwartz: 30,000 Recordings Later
The Hidden World of Girls with Tina Fey
Sugar in the Milk: A Parsi Hidden Kitchen
Sam Phillips, Sun Records and the Acoustics of Life
Kimchi Diplomacy
War and Food and Manga
Black Cake: Emily Dickinson’s Hidden Kitchen
Milk Cow Blues: The Apple Family Farm and the Indiana Cow Share Association
Weenie Royale: The Impact of the Internment on Japanese American Cooking
The Kiosk Strategy
War and Peace and Coffee
Operation Hummus and More Stories of War and Peace and Food from Israel and Ramallah
Between Us, Bread and Salt – Kamal Mouzawak: A Lebanon Kitchen Vision
Walking High Steel
Garden Allotments: London’s Kitchen Vision
Hunting & Gathering with Angelo Garro
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Harvest on Big Rice Lake
An Unexpected Kitchen: The George Foreman Grill
The Cabyard Kitchen
Kibbe at the Crossroads: Lebanese Cooking in the Mississippi Delta
The Chili Queens of San Antonio
Stubb Stubblefield: The Archangel of BBQ
Hidden Kitchen Mama
Black Chef, White House: African American Cooks in the President’s Kitchen
Carmen Miranda: The Life and Fate of the Brazilian Bombshell
The Hidden World of Traveller Girls
A Secret Civil Rights Kitchen: Georgia Gilmore and the Club from Nowhere
New Orleans—Cowboys, Indians, Broncos & Boudin
One Big Self: THE Hidden World of Deborah Luster & C. D. Wright
Walkin’ Talkin’ Bill Hawkins
Bone Music: A Collaboration with 99% Invisible
Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake
The Vietnam Tapes of Michael A. Baronowski
WHER: 1000 Beautiful Watts, Part 2
WHER: 1000 Beautiful Watts, Part 1
Waiting for Joe DiMaggio
The Building Stewardesses: Construction Guides at the World Trade Center
King’s Candy: A New Orleans Kitchen Vision
Wall Street
Braveheart Women’s Society: Coming of Age in South Dakota
Horses, Unicorns and Dolphins
Hidden Kitchens Texas with Willie Nelson
War and Separation: Life on the Homefront During World War II
The Secret (and not so Secret) Life of Theresa Sparks
The Birth of Rice-A-Roni: The San Francisco-Italian-Armenian Treat
America Eats: A Hidden Archive
A Man Tapes his Town: The Unrelenting Oral Histories of Eddie McCoy
Unfinished Business: Ali v Frazier VI, Daughters of Destiny
The Green Street Mortuary Band
Electronic Memories: R.A. Coleman’s Memphis
Taylor Negron: Portrait of an Artist as an Answering Machine
Sam Phillips and the Early Years of the Memphis Recording Service
The Nights of Edith Piaf
Cigar Stories
Dissident Kitchens
Atomic Wine
The Pizza Connection
Just Girls: The Hidden World of Patti Smith & Judy Linn
Cry Me A River
The Making Of…the Homobile
French Manicure – The Long Shadow of Shirley Temple
Eel Pie Island
Tennessee Williams: The Playland Recordings
The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of Thomas Alva Edison