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Radio Free Stein presents RADIO FREE RADIO

A live audio broadcast 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 air digitally every second Wednesday (2-3pm PT) starting October 14th, 2020.

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

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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