Coyotes in the Cloud | Liner Notes

The Labyrinth-LENS podcast series was built out of interview materials collected as part of our research project. As anthropologists and scientists, part of our work involves talking with people about the topics we study, and often we record these conversations, with the consent of the people we talk with. Current practices (governed by Institutional Review Boards at all universities) generally require that such conversations be anonymous and confidential. When we publish any such material, therefore we try to remove any identifying information and use pseudonyms where possible. In audio material we do the same. Any questions about the use of this material can be directed to the UCLA IRB (see the methods section for more detail).

Spencer Robins podcast builds on our extensive collection of conversations from Nextdoor, which we analyze in a couple of different papers (here and here), and which despite our initial skepticism, have turned out to yield more and more than we ever expected. It was a short step from analyzing them to creating Nextdoor theatre when we asked ourselves how to translate these conversations into audio. Spencer went above and beyond finding audio sources and writing an extraordinary narrative—so much so that it is an example of the podcast driving our ideas about how to write about this topic, and not a podcast ‘about’ our research.

Spencer’s podcast has an alternative ending. We debated long and hard whether to use “Brilliant Disguise” by Bruce Springsteen, who is arguably the consummate American songwriter of late modern decline, and whose song just seemed to work so well. But there is another consummate American songwriter whose work also, in a maybe more lighthearted way, seemed to work. If you prefer Dolly, she graces the ending of this one, from about 33:00 onwards.

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Keyboard ASMR Keyboard ASMR 34 Different Mechanical Switch Compilation 1Hr NO TALKING /
Erkanozan Warning Creative Commons 0 /
Mugwood Air Raid Warning Siren Test > Air Raid Warning Sirens 2 (07 May 2014) Creative Commons Attribution /
Benboncan Whoosh Creative Commons Attribution /
Tairo Komori Horror > Maze Creative Commons Attribution /
Rokzroom Dilemma 2A Mystery Music Loop Creative Commons Attribution /
XHALE303 Arpeggio Creative Commons 0 /
irf1010n Mouse Click Creative Commons 0 /
Thirsk 100 Marimba Loop Creative Commons Attribution /
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Cabled_Mess Ambient 18062016 Creative Commons 0 /
Rgrgreig Coyotes of Pelham 2 Creative Commons 0 /
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InspectorJ Computer Glitching, Digital Data Corruption, 02-04 LOOP Creative Commons Attribution /
Sithjawa Lake Hughes Coyote, Dec 23, 5:30 AM > Coyote from Front Door Ampl Creative Commons Attribution /
Gerent Coyotes! > Dogs-Howling-Yelping-Distance-Far-03 Creative Commons 0 /
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Craigsmith Vintage Trucks > G14-15-Model A Truck Creative Commons 0 /
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FreqMan Piano> Silent Movie - Sam Fox - Hurry Music (Take 2) Creative Commons Attribution /
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Baefild Crowd Noise Creative Commons Attribution /
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Thalamus_Lab Clavicordio > Clavicordio - Short Disturbing Melody Creative Commons Attribution /
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Thalamus_Lab The Forgotten Violinist > Lowest String Creative Commons Attribution /
PhonosUPF Synthesizer March Creative Commons 0 /
Adam Wand Violet Add, 91 Seconds, 60 BPM / Wotja App
Sheriff New York City Sounds > Chinatown People Debate Creative Commons Attribution /
Miastodzwiekow Courtyards > Argument Ambience_130611 Creative Commons Attribution /
SoundsExciting Talk to Me in Italian Creative Commons Attribution /
MJSoundDesign LA Downtown_PershingSquare_Noon (Sirens, Helicopter, Protests, Birds, Cars, Busy Streets) Creative Commons 0 /
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The South Bay Show
Dolly Parton Here You Come Again
Bruce Springsteen Brilliant Disguise