Radio Diaries

The Working Tapes – Part 3

Oct. 25, 2016

A private eye, a jockey, a hotel piano player….voices from The Working Tapes.

In the early 1970’s, author Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people about their jobs for his book, “Working.” It was a surprise bestseller. But until now, few of these interviews have ever been heard before. For decades, the reel-to-reel tapes were packed away in Terkel’s home office. Over the past year, Radio Diaries, along with Project&, combed through them to produce this series.

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