This Is How Playboy Sounds to the BlindS

Suzi Hanks is a DJ for a classic rock station in Houston. In her free time, she records herself reading Playboy magazine for the blind. NPR's All Things Considered interviewed Suzi about it, and provided clips from her recordings.

As a volunteer for Taping for the Blind, Suzi at first recorded "Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, and Bird Talk. It was wonderful, but a little boring, to be honest." When she switched to Playboy, part of the job included describing the pictures.

Suzi describes her work as "very straightforward." Extemporaneously and in a disarmingly plain voice, she describes damp hair, facial expressions, airbrushing, and the patterns on bed sheets. [NPR, TapingForTheBlind, via HandInPocket ]