All Episodes
  • 11

    Shannon, Bath Towel


    Music

    Music from Blue Dot Sessions.

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    27:45
  • Bonus Episode: Deleted Scenes


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    Music by Blue Dot Sessions

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    10:36
  • 10

    Sean, Subway Seat


    Music

    Music in this episode from Blue Dot Sessions.

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    24:00
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  • 9

    Ayo, Balloon


    Music

    Music in this episode from Blue Dot Sessions.

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    24:00
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  • 8

    Annie, Jack o' Lantern


    Music

    Music from Blue Dot Sessions.

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    23:42
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  • 7

    Chioke, Grain of Sand


    Music

    Music in this episode from Blue Dot Sessions.

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    26:47
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  • 6

    Paul, Tooth


    Music

    Music in this episode from Blue Dot Sessions.

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    23:26
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  • 5

    Ana, Elevator


    Music

    Music in this episode from Blue Dot Sessions.

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    17:49
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  • 4

    Tara, Bar of Soap


    Music

    "L'elisir d'amore, Una furtiva lagrima," Gaetano Donizetti. Performed by the MIT Symphony Orchestra, Adam Kerry Boyles, director, and Brendan Buckley, vocalist.

    Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions.

    Play Episode
    21:40
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  • 3

    Dennis, Pillow


    Music

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions.

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    22:14
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  • 2

    Maeve, Lamppost


    Music

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions.

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    21:25
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  • 1

    Louis, Can of Cola


    Music

    “Sheets Two” by Mountains, off the album Choral
    "Doghouse" and "Holo" by Blue Dot Sessions

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    24:13
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  • Introducing Everything is Alive


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    1:21

Everything is Alive is an unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells us its life story--and everything it says is true.

New episodes are released every other Tuesday.

Everything is Alive is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

Ian Chillag is a producer and writer living in Brooklyn. He’s produced NPR’s Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me and Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and he co-created and hosted the NPR podcast How To Do Everything. He’s also worked on videos for The New York Times, contributed regularly to the literary magazine A Public Space, and has recorded four episodes of a podcast about a post-apocalyptic public radio pledge drive besieged by pestilence and death that he can’t quite figure out what to do with.