BW – EP60: Home For The Fourth

BW – EP60: Home For The Fourth

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On episode 60 of Breaking Walls, we present a look at the history of audio in America on the fourth of July in honor of the 241st anniversary of America's Independence Day. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll get angry, and perhaps, we’ll all be able to answer what it means to be an American. Highlights: • Norman Corwin Presents: Home for the Fourth, which originally aired on July 4, 1944. • A little-known tale about how the American Revolution began from 1948 • Jean Sheppard tells Fourth of July fireworks stories from the Limelight in Greenwich Village, New York in 1964. • Bill Stern tells a tale about three founding fathers who all died on the Fourth of July from 1947 • The historical significance of the Liberty Bells' inscription,…
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BW – EP59: Inside The Maggie Flanigan Acting Studio

BW – EP59: Inside The Maggie Flanigan Acting Studio

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On Breaking Walls Episode 59, we go inside the New York City-based Maggie Flanigan acting studio for an in-depth conversation with studio head and teacher Charlie Sandlan, and an exclusive listen in on Charlie and studio founder Maggie Flanigan teaching the Meisner technique to students. Highlights: • Why having humble confidence is so important • The importance of going all the way when becoming a character • What is the Meisner teaching method? • The history of the studio • The importance of mentorship • Is an artist's life a full life? • Why running from the truth has an expiration date Links: MF Studio site - http://www.maggieflaniganstudio.com MF Studio Address - 153 W 27th St #803, New York, NY 10001 MF Studio Phone Number & Email - (917) 789-1599…
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BW – EP58: Subways Are For Sleeping

BW – EP58: Subways Are For Sleeping

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On Breaking Walls EP58, we continue our Radio Chronicles series with a look at old-time radio plays that took place on, or around, the New York City Subway system. Highlights: • Who was Henry Shelby and how did he survive as a homeless man in New York in the 1950s • June Havoc stars in a tale of murder and intrigue on #Suspense in 1947 • Dinah Shore sings for the troops overseas. • A short profile on the Perry Mason show • A stabbing in #timessquare on #Broadway is My Beat • A subway #ghost! June Havoc on the Dinah Shore show in 1979 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwuaH0FOMVo To subscribe on itunes search for Breaking Walls To subscribe on soundcloud follow @TheWallBreakers
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BW – EP57: A History of Coney Island and The American Radio Drama

BW – EP57: A History of Coney Island and The American Radio Drama

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On Breaking Walls Episode 57, we examine the unique connection between radio during its golden age, and Coney Island during the last of its heyday between the 1930s and 1960s. Many of the original radio performers were vaudeville performers before radio began. In New York, while some found work on Broadway, others found their start at Coney Island. Similarly, during the American radio drama’s dying days in the late 1950s, actors and actresses that would go on to achieve great fame in TV and movies honed their skills on radio. We’ll examine some of those careers and listen to sound bites from the Golden Age of radio that took place at Coney Island. Highlights: What famous Star Trek actor got his start on radio in a play that took place…
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BW – EP56: Mummies!—An Exclusive BTS Look at the American Museum of Natural History’s New Exhibit

BW – EP56: Mummies!—An Exclusive BTS Look at the American Museum of Natural History’s New Exhibit

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On Breaking Walls episode 56, we go behind the scenes at The American Museum of Natural History’s new #Mummies Exhibit. You'll hear from museum President Ellen V. Futter, Senior vice-president and Paleontology Curator Michael Novacek, and Curator and Mummies Co-creator David Hurst Thomas on how this exhibit came to be, and why it's so revolutionary. We'll also journey back in time to ancient Egypt and Peru, using the theater of the mind! For more information on the exhibit and how to get tickets, go to - http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/mummies Subscribe to Breaking Walls on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-walls/id924086880?mt=2 Follow on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thewallbreakers To check out our City Unity t-shirt line, please go to JamesTheWallBreaker.com/Shop.
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