Sean Cole

Producer, Radiolab

Sean Cole came to Radiolab from the American Public Media program Marketplace where he reported on everything from the rental market in Dubai to a new type of hand gel laced with nicotine. He’s done stories for lots of different public radio programs including All Things Considered, Only a Game, Studio 360 and This American Life where he’s also worked on staff. Sean got his start at the Boston NPR-affiliate WBUR as a newsroom intern. He spent nine years there, ending up as a reporter and producer for the award-winning documentary series Inside Out. He writes poems, some of which have been published. And, yes, he wrote this bio.

Sean Cole appears in the following:

American Icons: Leaves of Grass

Friday, September 27, 2013

Walt Whitman set out to invent a radically new form of poetry for a new nation. His book was first viewed as bizarre and obscene — one reviewer said that the author should be publicly flogged. But revising and adding to the book until his death, Whitman accomplished his goal, creating a new Bible for American poets.

Slideshow: The changing editions of Leaves of Grass

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American Icons: Because I Could Not Stop for Death

Friday, February 01, 2013

Emily Dickinson is one of those writers whose life is as famous as her writing: after she died, having spent much of her life writing at home, her sister found nearly two thousand poems in her bureau. "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," Dickinson’s fantasy of getting picked up by the grim reaper ...

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American Icons: Because I Could Not Stop for Death

Friday, July 23, 2010

How did Emily Dickinson's unusual poem about death become standard high school curriculum? Studio 360 takes a closer reading at a literary masterpiece.

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Flarf

Friday, January 23, 2009

American poetry is due for a new movement. The frontrunner is “Flarf.” Google and the internet overload make Flarf possible, because the poem's content must be a collage of search returns. It’s experimental, but also a pretty good way to liven up a poetry reading. Sean Cole has ...

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Young American Bodies

Friday, May 11, 2007

It's got nudity, sex and love triangles, but Young American Bodies isn’t porn. It’s a soap opera posted on Nerve.com, complete with strong characters and twisty plot-lines. And it paints a pretty bright future for the video entertainment on the web, according to its newest fan, Sean ...

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Recipe for Paper

Friday, January 19, 2007

We consume paper by the ton, but most of us never think about where all that paper really comes from. Just how do trees turn into printer paper? We sent reporter Sean Cole on a mission to find out.

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Animal Artists

Friday, December 01, 2006

What separates humans from animals? It used to be tools - and then we found out some animals are pretty handy. But what about art? There may be nothing prettier than birdsong, but each species sings pretty much the same tune. Are animals ever really creative? WBUR's

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Animal Artists

Friday, June 30, 2006

There may be nothing prettier than birdsong, but birds don't make art - each species sings pretty much the same tune. Are animals ever really creative? WBUR's Sean Cole met a dog painter and an orchestra of elephants.

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Dream Bed

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Artist Marina Abramovic encourages you not only to touch her art installation piece, "Dream Bed," she wants you to lie right down inside it and record what happens next. WBUR's Sean Cole stopped by for a nap.

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Recipe for Paper

Thursday, January 19, 2006

We consume paper by the ton, but most of us never think about where it really comes from. Just how do trees turn into paper towels and junk mail? We sent WBUR's Sean Cole on a messy mission.

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Dream Bed

Saturday, February 26, 2005

If you go into the Rose Museum outside Boston, not only can you touch the newest art installation, you can lie right down inside it. Marina Abramovich, the artist behind “Dream Bed,” encourages you to record and share what happens next. WBUR’s Sean Cole recently stopped in for a ...

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