Ways Of Hearing is a six-part podcast hosted by musician Damon Krukowski, exploring the nature of listening in our digital world.
I am a big fan of podcasts, and I have recently discovered a new one that has captivated me. It is called Ways of Hearing. It is part of Radiotopia’s Showcase Series and will run for 7 episodes. I fell in love listening to episode 1: TIME. Host, writer and co-producer Damon Krukowski, former Galaxie 500 drummer (Galaxie is one of my absolute favorite bands of the late 1980s) indie rocker and author of The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World, uses each episode of the series to tackle larger themes related to sound — “Time,” “Space,” “Love” and so on — and also as a way to answer a central question: Why, with so much information and processing power at our fingertips, does it often seem to be more difficult to share our experiences than before?
The series takes its title from John Berger’s Ways of Seeing, a BBC television series from the 1970s that used the newly widespread technology of television to question our relationship to images. Like Ways of Seeing, Ways of Hearing wants us to take a critical look at the ways we consume audio in the digital era. Please check out episode one, Time, below: