Audio Profile with Maryann Schroeder

Check out my foray into the audio world today via an interview with Maryann Schroeder, a psychology scholar and aspiring journalist who shared with me her thoughts on the therapeutic (and increasingly obsolete) nature of yard work. Mary Ann is a wonderful writer herself, and she just got a website off the ground that you can check out here. Enjoy!


Recording and image ©2016 Shelby Jarrett. Ambient sounds were sourced from and can be found here and here. Many thanks.


Madison County Fair

There’s something nostalgic about visiting the fair at night. The lights, the sounds, and the smells are all so timeless–suddenly I could be back in my own childhood or even that of my grandparents. And maybe it’s the young love blossoming all over the Ferris Wheel, but I always find the atmosphere to be vaguely romantic. It’s like The Notebook  could be filmed right in front of you. At the same time, sadness lurks around the edges. Hints of rural poverty abound, and the workers running the fair seem to survive primarily on cigarettes and the carnival food they sell. What does the fair remind you of? Good things or bad? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. ♥ ~SJ

All images ©2016 Shelby Jarrett