Blank on Blank

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Blank on Blank is building and broadcasting an archive of journalists' lost interviews.

Interviews gathering dust on tapes and hard drives are transformed for new audiences online, on mobile devices, and on the radio.

Listen to unexpected stories from famous names and universal tales from everyday Americans. They're all sprinkled with music and storytelling.

Why should journalists record interviews only to help write a story? They should also be heard.


86 Pieces

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Suhrith Parthasarathy thought he was interviewing a die-hard Manchester United fan on what it's like to follow your team in New York, thousands of ...

Bought by KUT and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 06, 2012
  • Length: 09:46
  • Purchases: 2
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"Whenever they (fans) tell me they make love to my music, I tell them to do one for me." - Tony Bennett during a 1991 interview with Jeanne Wolf.

Bought by KJZZ, KCSM, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 03, 2012
  • Length: 06:41
  • Purchases: 3
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"I was really anorexic at the time. I looked like a walking skeleton. ... I looked kind of like E.T." - Actress Christina Ricci during a 1998 inter...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 23, 2012
  • Length: 06:48
  • Purchases: 1
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The combination of the beauty marks and the ink on her body, I thought I could tattoo them onto me." - artist Kiki Smith during an interview with G...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 23, 2012
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 1
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"You don’t have to swing just on the bandstand...The way you pick up your child and bounce him, I think everything can swing." - Jazz legend Jon He...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 23, 2012
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 1
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"I design so many scenes, driving on the freeways, listening to music." ~ Martin Scorsese. Interview by James Sullivan. The conversation includes...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KJZZ, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 23, 2012
  • Length: 04:37
  • Purchases: 3
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"It surprised me when I saw [Fidel]’s not tall, but he came into the room and seemed bigger than life, because he’s got the uniform and that presen...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2012
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 1
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We came across an amazing tape that was just uncovered in a box in New York City. On tape: legendary Beat Generation poet, Allen Ginsberg. Ginsber...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 18, 2012
  • Length: 10:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Thom Yorke, lead singer and songwriter for the band Radiohead, tackles the challenges that just about everyone faces: confronting who you are and ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 08, 2012
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Writer James Sullivan got to do something that millions of kids have dreamed about doing–he got to go to Sesame Street. And when he was there, Jame...

Bought by KPIK-LP, KJZZ, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 01, 2012
  • Length: 05:42
  • Purchases: 3
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"Funny things happen at funerals. Very funny, comical, human things. You may not laugh, but it’s all mixed up together. " - Thomas Bradshaw. Interv...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 25, 2012
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 1
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Dave Brubeck took the stage at the Litchfield Jazz Festival in 2008 and during a conversation with John Dankosky, the host of Where We Live on WNPR...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, PRX Remix, and WEKU


  • Added: May 18, 2012
  • Length: 05:11
  • Purchases: 3
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"I think it’s fair to say that helped to create the Teabaggers." - President Barack Obama during an interview with Jonathan Alter

Bought by WABE, KFAI, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 07:16
  • Purchases: 3
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Comedian Ricky Gervais:"So what I’m really wishing for is justice in the world, honor really and wishing that every one gets their reward, which cl...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 08, 2012
  • Length: 06:40
  • Purchases: 1
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"I’m driving down the street in the French Quarter and there was a sign that said “Opening Soon: Clyde’s Comedy Corner" ... But at Clyde’s there wa...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 08, 2012
  • Length: 04:52
  • Purchases: 1
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"I’ll do email and work until 1:30, 2 because at two is the holy hour when I must watch 'One Life to Live.' My Soap." - Horror Author Peter Straub...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 08, 2012
  • Length: 05:38
  • Purchases: 1
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"I’d go and usually have a pint of Guinness and a chaser to steady my nerves. Then I'd go to the hospital and I'd sleep beside my father." - Bono. ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 01, 2011
  • Length: 04:22
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bob Marley on Tour in Dublin July 6, 1980, Credit: Eddie Mallin via Flickr
Rona Steinberg recalls the time a cancer-stricken Bob Marley came into her hospital and her life.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 22, 2011
  • Length: 05:05
  • Purchases: 1
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This lost interview with Bono comes to us from a conversation recorded back in 2001, just weeks after 9-11. Bono was speaking with Anthony Bozza--t...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 29, 2011
  • Length: 04:43
  • Purchases: 1
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"I can remember trying to impress my dad with my sense of humor. Sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing." - Chris Elliott with his dad, Ray Elliott.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KSFR, XRAY.fm, KJZZ, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 23, 2011
  • Length: 06:53
  • Purchases: 7