The Big Ponder #25: The Night

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The Big Ponder - Episode #25: The Night

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To newborns, there is no discernable difference between night and day. Evening and morning blur together in this piece as Katie Marquette rocks her baby to sleep, contemplating the night.

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This nighttime meditation comes from Katie Marquette. Katie is an independent producer living in the rural countryside of Maryland. She has worked on many public radio programs for Baltimore’s WYPR. Growing up, Katie lived with a series of German au pairs. Find out more about her work at bornofwonder.com. For this atmospheric piece, Katie reflects on poems, stories, and songs that she associates with the night. Katie also produced the episodes “No Restraint — Berger Cookies and the City of Baltimore” and “St. Hildegard of Bingen.” Most of the music for “The Night” comes from Blue Dot Sessions. Christopher Marquette, Katie’s husband, played “Edelweiss” and “Silent Night” on his guitar. The sound effect “Thunderstorm” by tomattka is in the public domain.

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