Sunday, June 27, 2021 10:00 AM CDT
NATF Playhouse: The Ernie Pyle Experiment - Episode 2, with Facebook Chat-along
Join us on Facebook to listen to WFIU Public Radio’s production of “The Ernie Pyle Experiment – Episode 2: That Long Sad Wind”.
Two of the key people behind this Audie Finalist production will chat live with the audience for this listening session. Series creator Michael Brainard and co-executive producer Russell McGee will chat about their work on the episode, answer questions, and share a glimpse behind the scenes.
Episode 2: That Long Sad Wind – Synopsis
A quick trip to Ernie’s hometown of Dana, Indiana, to visit his folks, results in a disgruntled Jerry. She has grown accustomed to living a certain way on the road that may invite judgment from an in-law, or two. In the balance is Ernie. He likes the road life too, but the pull homeward proves as mysterious as a Midwest wind storm.
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The Ernie Pyle Experiment - Episode 2 Talkback
Artists: Michael Brainard, Russell McGee
After the Facebook Chat-along, meet series creator Michael Brainard and co-executive producer Russell McGee and continue the conversation as they open up and discuss the process of creating this Audie Finalist and award-winning series for WFIU Public Radio.
The Ernie Pyle Experiment! was created from the archives of the Ernie Pyle collection at the Lilly Library of Indiana University. It is a thirteen-episode podcast chronicling Ernie Pyle’s pre-war work as a travelling columnist for the Scripps-Howard Newspaper syndicate.
WFIU, a public radio station, has been broadcasting from the Bloomington campus of Indiana University since October 1950. The station is a charter member of the National Public Radio network and broadcasts 24 hours a day to 20 counties throughout Indiana. In Bloomington, WFIU 1 broadcasts at 34 kilowatts via 103.7 FM, and WFIU 2 broadcasts on 101.9 FM.