Hermit Tapes- The Organist Podcast

Segment Producer: Editorial selection, audio editing, archive selection & clean up, sound design, mixing. All the music in this seg is from Uncle Bob’s own home recorded tape archive

Author Sandy Allen didn’t know much about her uncle Bob, diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, until he sent her the hand typed ‘true story’ of his life.

Sandy talks about translating Bob’s tough to read biography into their own book, A Kind of Miraculous Paradise, and how the process radically challenged their own views of Bob’s identity and the wider mental healthcare system.

The Organist is an experimental arts and culture podcast from the award-winning independent publisher McSweeney’s & Los Angeles based radio station KCRW. Featuring in-depth literary coverage and innovative approaches to audio storytelling

Contributors and guests on the show have included Nick Offerman, Greta Gerwig, Tommy Pico, Meshell Ndegeocello, St. Vincent, Kyle Mooney, Neko Case, George Saunders, Tig Notaro, Greil Marcus, David Cross, Sarah Silverman, and Harmony Korine.