Sound & MusicEar to the Ground

In 2004, RTI host Andrew Ryan began recording the sounds of Taiwan and creating "sound postcards" which he sent to listeners around the world via the air waves.

Now, the sounds of Taiwan take center stage in a new series of 5-minute programs that dig deeper into the stories and people of this island. Join Andrew on this audio journey into the heart of Taiwan and its people.

Click on the icon (↑) above to listen to the latest episode, or select previous episodes from the list below (↓).

What's On

13 November, 2015
Andrew Ryan

It can be said that even when we travel around the world, we're searching for "home". 

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06 November, 2015
Andrew Ryan

This week we continue our audio journey through the Republic of Georgia, led by Jennifer Lieb, who brings us to the elementary school where she taught. The Nov. 6, 2015 edition of Ear to the Ground features the rhythms of this former Soviet country, our adventure beginning with a very packed bus ride to school!

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30 October, 2015
Andrew Ryan

Jennifer Lieb came all the way from Florida to Taiwan on a Fulbright Scholarship. After teaching English here for two years, she wanted to try something different, so she moved to Georgia. No, not that state above Florida, the REPUBLIC of Georgia.

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23 October, 2015
Andrew Ryan

What does it mean to be a part of a neighborhood? After living in the same New Taipei City apartment for more than a decade, Andrew Ryan has a pretty good idea. You can hear it in the sounds of the neighborhood, which the residents share in common. Recently he heard a sound he'd never before recorded, and it spoke volumes about this little community. 

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16 October, 2015
Andrew Ryan

in today’s Ear to the Ground, we’re going to play hookie! Yes, that’s right, while everyone else is busy at work, staring at their computers, we're going to take advantage of the beautiful weather to go on a foray into Taipei’s mountainous backyard: Yangmingshan!

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