For Some Who Stutter, Fluency is Overrated (WHYY The Pulse, 2019)
Why we should rethink the assumption that stuttering is a defect that needs to be eradicated.
How’s Organic Faring in the Farm Bill? (NET Nebraska and FERN, 2018)
Organic food in the United States is a $45 billion industry and growing. Its momentum could be accelerated, or slowed, by the current congressional battle. Part of the On the Table podcast series.
Baptism by Biryani (Gravy podcast, Southern Foodways Alliance, 2017)
The story a father-son relationship transacted in the kitchen, and a tiny culinary window into the country’s most diverse major metropolitan area.
Of Hunger and Humanity (Gravy podcast, Southern Foodways Alliance, 2017)
When Hurricane Harvey unleashed 30 trillion gallons of rain on Texas, thousands of evacuees and first responders needed to be fed. The response was extraordinary. A shorter version was aired by Eater’s Upsell podcast.
Reclaiming Native Ground (Gravy podcast, Southern Foodways Alliance, 2017)
Louisiana’s fertile landscape once provided the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe almost everything they needed to eat. Now the land is disappearing, and the tribe is joining together with others to figure out what to do next. Plus a shorter radio version broadcast by WHYY’s The Pulse.
Zydeco Nation (Cal Humanities and Prime Time Radio, 2012)
A radio documentary that tells the story of the French Creole migration from Louisiana to California and the rise of the Bay Area’s thriving zydeco culture. Produced by Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar; narrated by Richard.
Below: Listen to Zydeco Nation (download here)
GulfWatch (KRVS and Louisiana Public Broadcasting, 2011)
A project launched by after the BP oil spill by public ten Gulf Coast radio and TV stations. Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar produced 14 radio stories for KRVS in Lafayette, Louisiana. Listen to any story by clicking on its title in the right-hand column of this page. (On mobile devices, the links will be below.)
Still Singing the Blues (Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2010)
A two-part, two-hour radio documentary series about older blues and rhythm-and-blues musicians in New Orleans and South Louisiana. Hour 1, called Still Singing the Blues, tells the story of three extraordinary artists: Carol Fran of Lafayette, Harvey Knox of Baton Rouge, and Little Freddie King of New Orleans. Hour 2, called Crescent City Blues, takes listeners into the New Orleans neighborhood joints that keep the blues and R&B alive. Produced by Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar; narrated by Richard.
Below: Listen to Still Singing the Blues (download here)
Below: Listen to Crescent City Blues (download here)
Elizabeth Edwards: A Political Thinker in her Own Right (Prime Time Radio, 2010)
Broadcast after Edwards’ death from breast cancer, it’s a four-minute excerpt from Barry’s 2007 interview with Edwards for O, The Oprah Magazine. Click below for the broadcast version; the link above will take you to an audio slideshow featuring a 10-minute excerpt, along with photos by Jenny Warburg.
Below: Listen to Elizabeth Edwards segment (download here)
Truckin’ My Blues Away (Prime Time Radio, 2010)
A music-rich hour-long radio documentary about four older Southern bluesmen-and the folklorist who is working to promote them on the world stage. Produced by Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar; narrated by Barry.
Below: Listen to Truckin’ My Blues Away (download here)
Picking Up the Pieces (Prime Time Radio, 2008)
A Gracie Award-winning radio documentary about the growing role of parents in caring for veterans who return home severely injured from Iraq and Afghanistan. Reported, co-produced, and narrated by Barry. Produced by Steve Mencher.
Voices of Katrina (Prime Time Radio, 2007)
A radio documentary reported and narrated by Barry. It was broadcast on the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Produced by Rachel McCarthy.
Below: Listen to Voices of Katrina, Part 1
Below: Listen to Voices of Katrina, Part 2