Big Fish: A Sound Portrait of Wally Graeber

By | October 25, 2016

Take a listen to this sound portrait and get a glimpse into Wally Graeber’s life.

Wally Graeber is a Madison resident who has had quite an interesting life. For example, he was a student, dropped out to work for a sustainable aquaponics lettuce ‘farm’ and then tried his hand at the FoodCorps. He is now back on campus, living a very environmentally friendly life. He describes himself as, “A mindful garden designer and educator. Inspiring families to grow, cook and eat their own food.”

He’s even trying to sell his car for $10!! Additionally, his eclectic personality culminates in daily haikus, which he posts to his Facebook wall.

This sound portrait takes place in Allen Centennial Garden, where he often goes to feed the fish.

4 thoughts on “Big Fish: A Sound Portrait of Wally Graeber

  1. Tim Morrissey

    GREAT stuff; clearly superior use of nat sound, Olivia – and the entire file was “clean as a whistle” in terms of audio. Wonderful audio portrait of a fascinating person. You’re a good story-teller. Would love to hear more of your work!

    1. Olivia Bruce

      Tim– Thank you so much for your comment. I’m taking a heavy course load and this is my first introduction to the Podcast realm. I’m finding the learning curve to be a steep one, so your feedback has totally made my day!! I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to not only listen to my podcast, but provide insight, as well. It’s always welcomed.

  2. Kyle

    Where did you find this guy? Very interesting. I agree with Tim regarding the use of nat sound. Wonderful. You did a good job asking the right questions to get great sound from him. Production quality is great.

    1. Olivia Bruce

      Kyle- I happened upon him through both mutual friends and a strange series of events. It was very characteristically “him.” I appreciate your feedback. This has been such an overwhelmingly positive experience!

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