Tina Fey Hosts NPR Special Program On Girls And Women (AUDIO)
Fey narrated two hour-long specials for NPR's The Hidden World of Girls, a program produced by Peabody Award winners, The Kitchen Sisters. The program is regularly aired on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
The series and two hour-long specials highlighted stories from women all around the world. According to the producers' website, The Hidden World of Girls aims to report "stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities—of women who crossed a line, blazed a trail, changed the tide." Producers opened phone lines and asked listeners from around the globe to call in and "help them in their quest" to find stories of the "extraordinary and everyday."
Fey's narrated specials grew out of these phone calls and is available online.
Featured stories include "the Tina Turner of Siberia who lives in one of the most remote, coldest and hottest places on earth" and a photographer who "got lost on a road in Louisiana one day and found herself at the gates of a prison, and over the years came to make thousands of haunting portraits of incarcerated men and women."
Listen to the two specials below, courtesy of PRX.org.