Tone Madison podcast highlights from 2018

Revisiting a few of our favorite conversations from throughout the year.

Revisiting a few of our favorite conversations from throughout the year. (Image: A paper sculpture by Hannah O’Hare Bennett.)

This will be our last Tone Madison podcast episode of 2018, and to wrap things up, we’re listening back to some of the moments that made the year memorable. We produced 40 episodes of the podcast this year. That represents hundreds of hours of work by a whole group of dedicated and curious people. It means coming up with episode ideas, arranging studio time, conducting interviews, editing audio, and all the small but important tasks that come in between. The team that has brought you the podcast this year includes Chris Lay, Phoebe Schlough, John McCracken, Dylan Brogan, Chali Pittman, and Grant Phipps. I’m very thankful to all of them, and to our partners at WORT and Communication. Most of the audio you hear on the podcast is recorded either at the WORT studios or in the media lab that we’re developing with Communication over on Milwaukee Street.

And of course, there’s no point to any of this without you, the folks listening. Thank you for spending time with us, and thanks especially to our Tone Madison Sustainers, who really help make this work possible with their donations. If you’re not a Sustainer yet, you can become one today. Look out for some more great donor benefits in the new year.


Here are the episodes we drew on for this retrospective:

Rachal Duggan’s universe of doodles

T.S. Banks on the intersection of poetry and activism

Hannah O’Hare Bennett’s feral materials

The many worlds of street photographer Vivian Maier

Johnny Walsh presses on

Brandon Colvin on hanging up Micro-Wave Cinema

Harassment in Madison’s restaurant industry

An ode to the best and worst of Madison summers.

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