You can use our free audio guides with your phone to find out the back story on Detroit places of interest while visiting them.  It’s like having a tour guide in your pocket! Our audio guides work for smart phones and regular cell phones.

Click Here for the Mobile Audio Tour

Listen to Detroit launched in beta on October 26, 2012.  The creator of this mobile audio tour project, Laura Herberg, was the recipient of a 2012 SoundCloud Community Fellowship from August 15, 2012 – October 26, 2012.  At that point the project was called the Detroit Mobile Audio Tour. During that time period Herberg assembled a team and set out to produce a few sample audio guides as an example of the potential for this project. What we ended up with is what you will find here on this site. Our hope is that this is the beginning of a much larger project.

We offer our sincerest thanks to everyone who helped us make our first, sample set of audio guides.  These people and organizations are listed below.

Production Team

Laura Herberg – Creator, Lead Project Coordinator / Producer
Noah Morrison – Detroit Coordinator / Associate Producer
Posey Gruener – Associate Producer
Allison Swaim – Associate Producer
Zak Rosen – Script Editor

Karpov the Wrecked Train – Photographer
Richard T. James, Jr. – Photographer

Narrators

Torri Ashford – Highland Park Ford Plant: Ford’s Manufacturing Marvel
Bill Hoste – Campus Martius Park: Transformed
J. Carlisle Larsen – Campus Martius Park: The Point of Campus Martius
Laura Herberg – Michigan Central Station: Past and 2012
Sumarah Smith – The Ossian Sweet Story
Bakpak Durden – Michigan Central Station: How Will It Rise?
Eric Dilworth – Audio ID

Interviewees

Dan Austin – Author of Lost Detroit, Forgotten Landmarks of Detroit and historicdetroit.org
Kevin Boyle – Author of Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
Amy Elliott Bragg – Author of Hidden History of Detroit and nighttraintodetroit.com
Nancy Darga – Managing Director of MotorCities National Heritage Area
Randall Fogelman – Vice President of Business Development at the Eastern Market Corporation
Nora Moroun – Wife of Michigan Central Station owner, Manuel “Matty” Moroun
Jeanette Pierce – Director of Community Relations, D:hive
Kelli B. Kavanaugh – Author of Detroit’s Michigan Central Station, owner Wheelhouse Detroit
Harriet Saperstein – Former President of HP Devco Inc
Kimberly Simmons – Chair of the Black Historic Sites Committee (Detroit Historical Society)
Deborah Schutt – Byway Coordinator for the Woodward Avenue Action Association
Mike Skinner – Founder of the Henry Ford Heritage Association, Board of Director of the T-Plex
Joel Stone – Curator at the Detroit Historical Society
Jack Teatsorth – Head of Security for the Ambassador Bridge

Support

SoundCloud
WDET 101.9 FM

Additional Thanks

Jennifer Dennis, Ambassador Bridge
Audrey Dilling, KALW
Andy Linn & Team, Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider’s Guide to Detroit
Ryan Noyes
Jerry Paffendorf & Mary Lorene Carter, Talk to the Station
Brandon Polcik
Jane Shin, SoundCloud
Linda Yellin, Feet on the Street Tours
Stephanie Zerweck


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