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 Radio Free Stein presents RADIO FREE RADIO

A live audio broadcast (on YouTube) that presents Radio Free Stein‘s musical melodramas based on selected plays by Gertrude Stein. Episodes feature musical excerpts, discussion between composers and host Adam Frank, and Q&A with listeners in the style of a radio call-in show.

Hour-long episodes aired digitally every second Wednesday (2-3pm PT) October 14th – December 9th, 2020.

Episode 1 (October 14): An Exercise in Analysis with Dan Warner
                               Archived on YouTube.
Episode 2 (October 28): What Happened|Plays with Samuel Vriezen
                                Archived on YouTube.
Episode 3 (November 11): He Said It with Dave Chokroun
                                Archived on YouTube.
Episode 4 (November 25): Short Sentences with Sam Shalabi
                                 Archived on YouTube.
Episode 5 (December 9): SIX.TWENTY.OUTRAGEOUS with Daniel Thomas Davis
                                  Archived on YouTube.

Many thanks to the Public Humanities Hub at the University of British Columbia for supporting this event.

Previous broadcasts:

  • May 28, 2016: White Wines broadcast, CiTR (101.9 Vancouver).
  • May 27, 2016: He Said It broadcast, CiTR (101.9 Vancouver).
  • May 8, 2013: Adam Frank interviewed by Ira Nadel, Arts on Air, CiTR (101.9 Vancouver).
  • May 1, 2013: For the Country Entirely broadcast on Arts Report, CiTR (101.9 Vancouver).



  • April 8, 2019: “Sounding Out Stein’s Plays.” Paper presented to the UFR d’Études Anglophones, Université Paris Diderot.
  • April 6, 2019: An Exercise in Analysis recording presented at the Gertrude Stein European Network symposium Beyond the Sentence – Stein As Open Text, Perdu, Amsterdam.
  • January 29, 2019: “Hollow Utterance or Expression: Austin with Stein.” Paper presented to the Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature, and the Arts, University of Warwick.
  • January 22, 2019: “Radio Free Stein (Boxed Set).” Seminar presentation at the Institut d’études avancées de Paris.
  • November 28, 2018: “Many Many Voices: Glenn Gould’s Contrapuntal Radio.” Paper presented at the conference Tuning in to the Neo-Avant-Garde, Ghent University.
  • June 1, 2018: “A Theater of the Mind’s Ear: Gertrude Stein’s Radio.” Paper presented at the Altered States conference, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris.
  • January 6, 2018: “Hollow Utterance or Expression: Austin with Stein.” Paper presented at the MLA Forum on Literature and Opera, New York City.
  • August 11, 2017: “Group Drama: Gertrude Stein and Raymond Williams.” Paper presented at the Modernist Studies Association conference, Amsterdam.
  • March 18, 2016: “Gertrude Stein’s Parlor Play.” Paper presented at the American Comparative Literature Association conference, Harvard University.
  • December 18, 2015: “Phantasy and Physiognomy.” Keynote paper presented at a workshop on experimental radio drama organized by the Study Centre for Experimental Literature at Ghent University.
  • January 9, 2015: “Radio Free Stein II: Phonograph/Photograph.” Paper presented at the Modern Language Association meeting, Vancouver.
  • October 18, 2013: For the Country Entirely recording presented at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, as part of the symposium Affect and Audience in the Digital Age, the University of Washington.
  • October 19, 2012: “Gertrude Stein’s Radio Audience.” Paper presented at the Modernist Studies Association conference, Las Vegas.


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