Range & Slope
Summary: Range & Slope is an audio journey through Colorado. It is a show best listened to on headphones on a snow-capped mountain peak, a wide-open prairie, or a dust-painted mesa. We represent Colorado brilliantly in sound, telling stories that shine a light on Colorado life. Each episode opens and closes with an intriguing soundprint from somewhere in the state. Episodes also feature an audio story creatively produced by one of the devoted audio storytellers who make up The Range and Slope Collective. Our members make immersive, engaging work in a collaborative, non-hierarchical atmosphere. Visit us at rangeandslope.com
Yara is a young tax attorney in Northern Colorado, a mother of two little boys under the age of 4. As if her career and family didn't keep her busy enough, now she's decided to throw her hat into the ring for a seat in the state legislature in a district she's unlikely to win. She says she's doing it for her kids. But maybe she's also doing for herself.
Soundprint: The National Western Stock Show Parade. Recorded by Megan Arellano. With every episode we make, we hear a lot of amazing things. And we don’t always have a way to include them in our episodes. So, we thought we’d share some of that old tape that’s been sitting in the archives, gathering dust. Instead of one big story, we have three shorter stories. And we’ll also talk a little bit about our process. It’s also a little taste of the type of extra material you’ll get if you become a
Back in September, Matthew told us a story about a man and a sporting goods sale. And now he’s back with something completely different. This time on the show, he brings us a story that took him on a journey to the far reaches of the state. This is "Collecting in Good Faith."
Paul and Megan take on a mystery--a Colorado pizza mystery. This month's story, "The Honey Trap: A Denver Pizza Podcast Investigation," was produced by Paul Karolyi of the Range & Slope Collective and Megan Arellano, his co-host on the Denver Pizza Podcast. Matthew Simonson recorded this month's soundprint, "Pow-Wow Gourd Dance in Tawaoc, CO."
A spiked editorial. A forsaken tip. An idea laughed out of the newsroom. Three tales of Colorado journalists and the stories that should have been. From producer Rae Solomon, this month’s feature story, “Ghost Stories.” This episode’s soundprint: the Sandhill Cranes of Monte Vista, by recordist Paul Karolyi.
For many Coloradans, Labor Day used to be the shopping event of the year. Range and Slope’s Matthew Simonson brings us a story of fathers, family, and bargains spelled backwards. This is Cash Gart: The Songs of Sniagrab. Special thanks to John Sauer, Ken Gart, Robert Andersson, Brad Turner, Dave Ashton and KGNU. The music you heard in this episode was by Blue Dot Sessions and Cash Gart. To learn more about this story and the Range and Slope Collective visit rangeandslope.com
A story of nuclear Colorado from producer Paul Karolyi. Soundprint recorded by Rae Solomon Music by Blue Dot Sessions “Holy Shit We’re Fucked Blues” by Jesse Wooten. Hear more of his music here. See some pictures of Fort St. Vrain at rangeandslope.com Hear more about nuclear Colorado at the Ross-Broadway Branch of the Denver Public Library on Saturday, September 14 at 5 pm. We’re hosting a panel discussion about the plant and nuclear power in Colorado. RSVP here.
Soundprint: Recordist Matthew Simonson takes us to a diner in Dinosaur, Colorado. Story: Producer Rae Solomon describes life at the Beloved Community Village tiny home colony, through the eyes of one of the residents. BCV is an experiment in transitional housing for people experiencing homelessness in Denver, Colorado. Join us for a panel discussion with Village residents on Sat., 08.17.19, from 2-3:30 pm at the Downtown Denver Library in the music and movies area. Visit us at rangeandslope.com
Bruce Odland recalls the day he spotted a mysterious object, setting off a chain of sonic events that continues to inspire people like us. This is Range and Slope, an audio journey through Colorado. Range and Slope is a new show from four Colorado audio producers. On the last day of every month, sounds and stories from prairie to peak. Subscribe to the podcast, or listen at rangeandslope.com