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Stuff Dot Life
11 minutes | Dec 12, 2016
Episode 6: The Stuff of Christmas
In search of the craziest Christmas gifts and the simplest. Host Debbie Galant talks to shoppers outside of Macy's and takes a tour of the gag gift section at Urban Outfitters. With Noel Nowicki. Music by the Woodcrest Brass Band of Rifton, NY and R. Tists of Portland, OR.
16 minutes | Nov 22, 2016
Episode 5: Fun With Dick And Jane
Host Debbie Galant finds a vintage edition of "Fun with Dick and Jane" and struggles with her nostalgia for Dick, Jane and Sally and their grandparents' farm. Is she unconsciously buying into Donald Trump's message about America's lost greatness? With Noel Nowicki, Amy Selwyn, Warren Levinson and Ayla and Amir Avdicevic. Music from Stefano Vita, Shake That Little Foot and the Andrew Sisters.
11 minutes | Nov 10, 2016
Episode 4: Getting Rid of Books
Bestselling author Marie Kondo is the undisputed queen of decluttering, but how does her advice stack up against the bookcase of a former English major and a published novelist? Mixed at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Thanks to VCCA fellows Charles Fishman, Charlie Graeber, Dolores Johnson, Eric Sasson and Kelley Swain for their contributions. Music from Blue Dot Sessions and Vampire Weekend, and a little hat tip to Prairie Home Companion.
14 minutes | Nov 3, 2016
Episode 3: Cellphone Transcendent
Judging by our nervousness when we think we've left them behind, our cellphones may just be the most personal possession we own. And we rely on them for just about everything we do, despite thinking they're the downfall of civilization -- especially in somebody else's hands. But one cellphone user, in Boca Raton, Florida, who packs two iPhones everywhere he goes, has discovered the zen of cellphones. With Amy Gahran, Allen Sinai, Michael Bearden, Karen Reina, and Patrick Perrotta. Music by Zenji and Sasha and Felix Perez-Hita. Produced during a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
20 minutes | Sep 18, 2016
Episode 2: Klansman In The Attic
What happens when the thing you find while cleaning out your loved one's possessions is the very symbol of malevolence? In Episode 2 of Stuff Dot Life, we find two klan robes in the attic. With Tom Greene, Oren and Tamima Friedman, David Cunningham and Alison Kinney. Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Jodie and Emlyn O'Regan. Klan Anthem by White Riders. Production help from Noah Levinson.
13 minutes | Aug 21, 2016
Episode 1: Wedding Hat
In the pilot of Stuff Dot Life, host Debbie Galant trudges up to her attic and discovers her 31-year-old wedding dress. In the midst of a decluttering campaign, she asks, "Does it go or does it stay?" Stuff Dot Life is a podcast about our things, and their relationship to our lives. This episode features Warren Levinson, Frank Polefka, and Amy Selwyn (at the end). Music by Noah Levinson. Recorded at Montclair State University.
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