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Radio Diaries, Radiotopia

Radio Diaries


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First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at

Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Nicholas Quah - Vulture - Jul 13, 2021

"I’ve long admired Radio Diaries. For one thing, the format that is its calling card — the first-person diary — strikes me as some of the hardest stuff to construct, let alone execute in fulfilling and interesting ways, as Radio Diaries consistently does."

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Score: 4.7

Paul Kondo - Bello Collective - Dec 2, 2020

"You can’t help but root for her amazing spirit to help her beat this disease so she could live an even fuller life."

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