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  • Summary

  • Music finds its way into every corner of our world. Whether it's sounds written to soothe our four-legged friends, or a loud, politically charged punk song, music can change the way we feel and often has larger implications than we imagine. In the latest Audible Original series, Pitch, you'll hear an incredible range of stories that illustrate why music is so central in our connections to each other, our history, and how we navigate the culture and the current moment.

    When you add Pitch to your library you will receive all 9 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 25 minutes. To hear more great podcasts and short listens, visit Audible.com/AudioShows.

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Episodes
  • Ep. 9: Blue Skies

    Jun 28 2018

    There are concertgoers who like having their phones out to capture short videos or photos as they enjoy a show. Others absolutely hate this and argue that phones should be banned from these spaces. Pitch’s Whitney Jones digs into 200 years of US cultural history to get at the roots of what is “OK” at concerts, what isn’t and who gets to decide that.

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    28 mins
  • Ep. 8: Home

    Jun 28 2018

    In the low-income — but rapidly gentrifying — neighborhood of South Philadelphia, Andrew Jackson School’s first music teacher in 20 years builds a new middle school program that becomes a massive success story. The program, called “Home,” became a refuge for Jackson’s underserved, low-income students. But as Pitch contributor Avi Wolfman-Arendt reports, "Home’s" very success could in fact drive the demise of the values that made "Home" so important to the kids who participate in it.

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    23 mins
  • Ep. 7: Mother Tongue

    Jun 28 2018

    Why would a musician make a pop album in a language spoken by fewer than a thousand people? Pitch contributor, Laura Snapes, revisits Cornwall, England with musician Gwenno as she contemplates her native languages, her identity and her new album.

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    24 mins

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pitch perfect

this series was an eye-opening listen. its investigation into difference musics and the relation they have with popular culture and politics was illuminating and extremely interesting. One of the most enthralling was Leave me alone: not only the gender politics but also discovering Calypso Rose . The series was well-written and produced: essays in oral form. I hope there is a second series.

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Music Makes the World Go 'round

Interesting, and fun to hear about various cuktural, and societal, influences through music. My favourite episode was "Home;" A tale about how a small music club formed a band and brought such notoriety to an underprivileged school.

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