Stories of Lost and Found #4: Through the Window and Across the Street Ryan Scammell finds some pages from a young girls' diary (?) in the closet in his apartment building. He reads us something she had written about the deaf man who lived across the street from her and what happened when she finally tried to talk to him. (Fiction)
Direct download: Lost_and_Found_4_COMPOSE_MUSIC_2.mp3
Category:Audio Stories -- posted at: 11:15am EST

Stories of Lost and Found #2: A Phone Conversation When a woman finds the wind-chimes she made in 8th grade shop class, she calls an old friend to talk about the thing they did and why she still can't forgive herself. If you're interested, please visit the website for information about the origins of this piece.
Direct download: 01_Stories_of_Lost_and_Found_2__A_Phone_Conversation.mp3
Category:Audio Stories -- posted at: 11:59am EST

This piece is 100% fiction. The woman's voice is performed by Jessica Solce who's a wonderful actress in New York City.
Category:Performance Credits -- posted at: 9:01pm EST

How To Be A Man...(sort of) As a special Thanksgiving episode, this is a story about fathers, sons, the woods, and the never-ending quest to figure out what it means to be a man. (Non-fiction)
Direct download: 01_How_To_Be_A_Man...sort_of.mp3
Category:Audio Stories -- posted at: 4:28pm EST

Stories of Lost and Found #3: The Letters One of a series of short-short pieces about things lost and things found. A couple receives a letter from a friend who has been dead for almost a year. (Fiction)
Direct download: 01_Stories_of_The_Lost_and_Found__3_The_Letters.mp3
Category:Audio Stories -- posted at: 4:45pm EST

And I Have No Idea What Happened To Him After That We like to believe that we have control on our lives. That we can sculpt perfect moments around us. That if we put ourselves in the right setting with the right people everything can be everything we want it to be. A few weeks ago, two of my best friends, Nell and Pete, came in from out of town for what started as a perfect weekend. But as the weekend got closer to the end, and as we tried to hold on to that perfect moment, things spun out of our control when the forces of nature and of life changed everything. (Non-fiction)
Direct download: And_I_Have_No_Idea_MP3.mp3
Category:Audio Stories -- posted at: 6:25pm EST

One Reason When Visiting Sacred Sites It's Important To Remember That You Are Not An Aboriginal But Grew Up In The Suburbs Or: How not to commune with foreign cultures. -- I lived in Australia for seven months in 2003 and 2004, almost half of which I spent travelling in a car with my friend Dave and a german girl named Susanne. This is a story about an experience I had at a beautiful place in Litchfield National Park called The Buley Rock Pools. That's actually a picture of Dave at the Buley Rock Pools to the right. This piece was originally published in a literary journal called Storyscape at www.storyscapejournal.com. (Non-fiction)
Direct download: One_Reason_MP3.mp3
Category:Audio Stories -- posted at: 12:12am EST

The Rabbi What it means to be 20 years old. (Non-fiction)
Direct download: The_Rabbi_EQd.mp3
Category:Audio Stories -- posted at: 12:00am EST

A Length of Time is Measured By the Space Between 2 Hands This is not a radio piece. It's actually the last film that I made. (Which means if you don't have a video ipod you may want to watch this online at ryanscammell.com) For the last two years, it's been sitting in a drawer being watched only by dust-bunnies. For some reason, though I spent about half a year working on it, I showed to almost no one after I completed it. I watched it again last night and was surprised by how much I liked it. For all the time I spent in college exploring these themes in my films, I never really quite got out whatever it was that I was trying to reach. I don't know if this film succeeded in doing that or not, but ever since I made this film, I've felt this kind of catharsis with certain issues in my life. Watching it again last night reminded me how much it said about who I am and how I think. So I figured I'd share it with you all now. The piece talks about the space between people and how so often we are incredibly close to people who in time will be incredibly important to us, and yet we never know. I should also say, I made the film with the intention of it being slightly interactive. There is a lot written on the images of the film that is too much to take in while listening to the narration. If you feel so inclined, go ahead and rewind to the sections that have writing that you might have missed. -- Ryan Scammell (About 50% Fiction)
Direct download: A_Length_of_Time_Compressed_2-desktop.m4v
Category:Films -- posted at: 9:49pm EST

The Other There's a million ways to fall in love, and a million ways to fall apart. Sometimes all it takes is an email. (Non-fiction)
Direct download: The_Other_Audio_Polaroids.mp3
Category:Audio Stories -- posted at: 8:05pm EST