Public radio producer and podcaster Starlee Kine presents her lecture Hearing is Listening on Thursday, March 9, 2017. This event takes place in the Mary Harris Auditorium on RMCAD's campus. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here at $10 for the general public and $5 for students from institutions other than RMCAD (the event is free for RMCAD students, faculty, staff, and alumni).
Kine is the creator and host of the podcast Mystery Show, which was named best podcast of 2015 by iTunes and she is a former producer and longtime contributor to the public radio program This American Life.
In her Senses series lecture Kine will illuminate how the element of surprise is an essential component of telling a story and why the medium of radio and podcasts offer up such a rich narrative experience. Similar to her ability to pull a listener into an intimate, revelatory exchange, Kine’s lecture will compel the audience to reflect on our own sincere conversations, mysteries, and desires for solutions when so many of our truths are unknown until spoken, when so much of life seems uncertain, and when that same uncertainty is what propels us forward.
About the Senses series lecture at RMCAD
Whether conversing with a Ticketmaster customer service representative about self-doubt or commiserating over heartbreak with Phil Collins, Starlee Kine transforms her conversations into visually vivid stories through the power of radio and podcasts. It is through this imaginative, auditory medium that she reveals the pitfalls and triumphs of curiosity, discovery, and human universality. In her podcast Mystery Show, Kine’s sleuthing skills are more akin to Columbo than Sherlock Holmes, as they originate in human connection and intimate conversation. In Kine’s Senses series lecture, she will illuminate how the element of surprise is an essential component of telling a story and why audio offers such a rich narrative experience. Through her ability to pull a listener into an intimate, revelatory exchange, Kine’s lecture will compel attendees to reflect on their own sincere conversations, mysteries, and desires for solutions in an uncertain world.
About the speaker
Starlee Kine is a writer and public radio producer. She is the creator and host of the podcast Mystery Show, which was named best podcast of 2015 by iTunes. The show tackled (and solved) such age old mysteries as: ‘How Tall is Jake Gyllenhaal?’ and ‘Why is Britney Spears Carrying My Book?’ Kine is also a former producer and longtime contributor to the public radio program This American Life. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times and her true stories about almost joining a cult and waiting for artist Marina Abramović were told at the live storytelling event The Moth. She has been interviewed by Vice and Vanity Fair, and appeared on Conan with Jake Gyllenhaal, tape measure in hand, to confirm the case was closed.
All Senses lecture series events are free for current RMCAD students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The general public may purchase tickets at vasd.rmcad.edu/tickets-kine for $10. Students from other institutions are eligible for student pricing at $5. The full series archive and schedule, complete lecture descriptions, and speaker biographies can be found at vasd.rmcad.edu.
About the VASD Program
The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program explores critical, diverse, and creative inquiry. This interdisciplinary initiative enriches the academic experience at RMCAD and serves the greater Denver-metro community. More information can be found at vasd.rmcad.edu. About Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) A premier arts school in the Denver area, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is an innovative, rigorous, and community-oriented global learning environment that inspires passion for critical thinking and prepares learners to be forces of change in the creative industries, our communities, and the world. Find more information at www.RMCAD.edu or by calling 800.888.ARTS.