1. Behind-the-scenes of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968.

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    Behind-the-scenes of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968.

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  1. Downton Abbey creator Lord Julian Fellowes speaks to Fresh Air’s Dave Davies about his personal realization concerning the upstairs-downstairs social dynamic portrayed in the show:

"I remember one time when I was quite young … I was staying in a house and I got lost and I went through the wrong door, and I was standing at the top of the staircase that led down into the kitchens and everything. And there was a tremendous row going on between what sounded like four or five, six people shouting. … And I suddenly had such a powerful sense of the lives that were being lived by the people who worked there. Not, you know, only the family who lived there, but people who worked there were also, you know, enjoying life or hating each other or loving each other or whatever."


Lord Fellowes in front of Highclere, where Downton is filmed

    Downton Abbey creator Lord Julian Fellowes speaks to Fresh Air’s Dave Davies about his personal realization concerning the upstairs-downstairs social dynamic portrayed in the show:

    "I remember one time when I was quite young … I was staying in a house and I got lost and I went through the wrong door, and I was standing at the top of the staircase that led down into the kitchens and everything. And there was a tremendous row going on between what sounded like four or five, six people shouting. … And I suddenly had such a powerful sense of the lives that were being lived by the people who worked there. Not, you know, only the family who lived there, but people who worked there were also, you know, enjoying life or hating each other or loving each other or whatever."

    Lord Fellowes in front of Highclere, where Downton is filmed

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  1. Photo break: On the set of The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson


This is just the drama of the house becoming a figure in the movie, a character in the movie. Movie sets are extremely interesting and thrilling to me. And mystifying, too. I’ve been on a lot of movie sets, but I never know what the movie’s going to look like. Even though I’m on the set and watching a scene, I’m always surprised by the movie, and it does always seem magical to me. Part of the magic comes from these pieces of equipment that are doing such unusual things: lighting a scene or the sound or changing the angle from what one would normally see with two feet on the ground. And all of that adds to the magic of moviemaking, the thrill of it. 



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    Photo break: On the set of The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson

    This is just the drama of the house becoming a figure in the movie, a character in the movie. Movie sets are extremely interesting and thrilling to me. And mystifying, too. I’ve been on a lot of movie sets, but I never know what the movie’s going to look like. Even though I’m on the set and watching a scene, I’m always surprised by the movie, and it does always seem magical to me. Part of the magic comes from these pieces of equipment that are doing such unusual things: lighting a scene or the sound or changing the angle from what one would normally see with two feet on the ground. And all of that adds to the magic of moviemaking, the thrill of it. 

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  1. Fresh Air producers Ann Marie Baldonado and Lauren Krenzel are at the Toronto International Film Festival, which starts today.

    Ann Marie and Lauren are the producers that book television and film guests for the show and in addition to watching a lot of films and taking down notes for potential guests for Fresh Air, they’ll be doing short interviews with filmmakers and actors attending the festival.

    Here is the first of their “Dispatches From Toronto.” Stay tuned for interviews and notes from behind-the-scenes at the festival.

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  1. Behind-the-scenes at the studio: My coworkers got me a very cute (and clever) cake for my birthday today! Love the Fresh Air staff. 
ps. It was mocha, so I’m hopped up on sugar and caffeine at the same time. 

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    Behind-the-scenes at the studio: My coworkers got me a very cute (and clever) cake for my birthday today! Love the Fresh Air staff.


    ps. It was mocha, so I’m hopped up on sugar and caffeine at the same time.

    We’ve got some excellent interviews coming up in the next few weeks, so be sure you stay tuned.

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    Behind the scenes at Fresh Air.

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  1. Friday is my last day at Fresh Air. (If you weren’t aware, I’m leaving to go to medical school.)
We’re in the middle of hiring a new web/social media person, but while things transition, my coworker Heidi will be holding down the web-based fort.
Heidi is a filmmaker and screenwriter and radio producer as well as my cube mate here at Fresh Air. She’ll be Tumblr-ing and Twittering and webbifying stories. If you have any questions/comments/concerns, feel free to ask me here or on Twitter before Friday.
-Mel (this is me on Tumblr…)



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    Friday is my last day at Fresh Air. (If you weren’t aware, I’m leaving to go to medical school.)

    We’re in the middle of hiring a new web/social media person, but while things transition, my coworker Heidi will be holding down the web-based fort.

    Heidi is a filmmaker and screenwriter and radio producer as well as my cube mate here at Fresh Air. She’ll be Tumblr-ing and Twittering and webbifying stories. If you have any questions/comments/concerns, feel free to ask me here or on Twitter before Friday.

    -Mel (this is me on Tumblr…)

    BXP135656 (by tableatny)

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  1. Posted on 17 July, 2012

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Our Intern Edition executive producer Emily Kennedy found this sign today in the parking garage. 
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    Our Intern Edition executive producer Emily Kennedy found this sign today in the parking garage. 

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  1. CSPAN just dug up this little gem for us. Carl Kasell makes an appearance at 1:24.

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  1. The fantastic new website Audiofiles asked me to shares some of my favorite public radio behind-the-scenes stories from the past 5 years. Here they are. (And if you haven’t checked out the website, it’s a collection of well-curated audio from all across the radio spectrum.)

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  1. Any (show-related) questions?

    Suggestions? Questions? Queries? Thoughts? Ask away.

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  1. Fresh Air started as a local show in Philadelphia. In 1985, the show went national but only on a weekly basis. In 1987 we became a national, daily show. (We’ll be 25 years old on May 11, 2012.)
Here’s the first national weekly schedule. First national guest? Joe Piscopo.

    Fresh Air started as a local show in Philadelphia. In 1985, the show went national but only on a weekly basis. In 1987 we became a national, daily show. (We’ll be 25 years old on May 11, 2012.)

    Here’s the first national weekly schedule. First national guest? Joe Piscopo.

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  1. Someone put this on my desk. I don’t know who looked at this and decided, ‘A baby dressed like a Teletubby? Yes, let’s go with Mel’s desk.’ View in High-Res

    Someone put this on my desk. I don’t know who looked at this and decided, ‘A baby dressed like a Teletubby? Yes, let’s go with Mel’s desk.’

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  1. The newest member of the Fresh Air family shows off her vintage Fresh Air 80s t-shirt. (No they don’t make these anymore. Yes, I wish they did.) View in High-Res

    The newest member of the Fresh Air family shows off her vintage Fresh Air 80s t-shirt. (No they don’t make these anymore. Yes, I wish they did.)

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  1. The Fresh Air Secret Santa display is starting to fill up….. View in High-Res

    The Fresh Air Secret Santa display is starting to fill up…..

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