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Episode 402 Featuring Alimighty Todd - Our Resi...
Taste "...To Me That's a Violent Act Against Sanity." An enlightening conversation with Farmer, Winemaker, Sensi and Our Resident Philosopher- Almighty Todd. The Almighty and I discuss Truth & Reconciliation, Corruption of the Social Contract, George Carlin, AntiFa, Restorative Justice, the Swamp, Going From Yule to Imbolc, the Pagan Calendar, Solstice to Equinox, Storm Watchers, the Natural World As An Example of Objective Truth, Winter Sustenance, Reading, Crafts, Christmas Lights, Cooking, Watching Birds, Cultivating Awareness, Sound of Walking in the Snow, Gratitude...
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Episode 401 Featuring Some of 2020's Best Wits ...
Taste "I Thank You from the Bottom of My Heart for Listening." Episode 401 marks the debut of a new end of the year annual tradition called "Some of the Best Bits & Wits of Troubadours and Raconteurs." We share a sample of excerpts from the many great conversations we featured this year. We couldn't possibly represent each of the wonderful guests we talked with in 2020. It would take a few hours at least... though I do think we have indeed strung together some poignant, compelling, humorous bits & wits.
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Episode 400 Featuring JQ - An Ex-Patriot, Poet,...
Taste "Aside from the Fetishistic Serial Killer Behavior of my Felines, Things Over Here are Great." An Ex-Pat Perspective with Poet, Musician and Our Resident Social Critic- JQ. JQ and I discuss Quarantine in the South of France, Self Permission Slips. Hope on the Titanic, Navel Gazing, Serial Killer Cats, Being a Lumberjack, Asking Around, Disease in Government, Conspiracy Theories, the Internet Keeping Us in Bubbles, the Yellow Vest Protests in France, President Macron, History, the Death of the Novel, Joe Strummer, Morality, New Years...
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Episode 399 Featuring Philip Brady - Poet, Essa...
Taste "... I grew up in this kind of Elsewhere," an insightful conversation with Poet, Essayist, Editor and Professor- Philip Brady. Philip and I discuss Classrooms, Self-Absorption, the Elsewhere, Physics and James Joyce, Poetry As Interface, Quarks, Moving Up the Vaccine Line, Banquet with Ethiopians, Growing Up in Queens, Brooklyn's Diversity, Teaching in Africa, the Peace Corps, Sir Roger Casement, the Anti-Self, Utterances, Amplifying Your Sensibilities, Wearing of a Mask, Choosing to Protect One Another, Breath...
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Episode 398 Featuring Serf William - Fiddler, E...
Taste "I am a Public School Teacher... Clearly I've Sold Out." A raucous conversation with Educator, Fiddler and Our Resident Historian- Serf William. The Serf and I discuss Selling Out, Choices, Fate, Other People Suffering, White Liberal Guilt, Rolling With the Absurdity, Systemic Discrimination & Privilege, Doing the Right Thing, Suburban Bohemians, Rejecting the American Dream, Beginners Mind...
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Episode 397 Featuring Nijmie Zakkiyyah Dzurinko -
Taste "Our Organization Is Our Power." A compelling conversation with Black Working-Class Human Rights Organizer & Strategist- Nijmie Zakkiyyah Dzurinko. Nijmie and I discuss Her Earlier Days, How She Got Into Activism, the First Gulf War, Developing As a Leader, the National Union of the Homeless, the Poverty Initiative, Liberation Theology, Hurricane Katrina, the Poor People's Campaign, Dr. Mlk, Human Rights, Reform to Revolution, Resurrection Cities, the Idea of Nurturing Many Martins, Building Trust, Common Threads, Systemic Change, Who to Organize, the Potential of the Working Class, Staying Close to the People, Thankfulness...
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Episode 396 Featuring LittleStarRun - Songwrite...
Taste "He Was Probably the Kindest Person I Ever Met..." An angelic conversation with Songwriter, Musician, Actress and our Resident Storyteller - LittleStarRun. She and I discuss Angels Among Us, the Unrest in America, Questioning People Who Support Donald Trump, Staying Creative During the Pandemic, Going from NYC to Portland & Back, Anti-Compassion, Trapeze Lessons, a Kind Man On a Bus, Thanksgiving, Being Present, Seeing You Down The Road...
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Episode 395 Featuring Seamus McGraw - Acclaimed...
Taste "It Is Always, Always, Always a Game of Inches..." A grand conversation with acclaimed American Journalist- Seamus McGraw. Seamus and I discuss Crisis Paying the Bills, the State of Political Affairs in U.S., Appealing to Our Worst Instincts, the Moral Arc of the Universe, the Whiskey Rebellion, Making Bigots & Racists Afraid to Be That Way, Truth & Reconciliation, Being the Stories We Tell Ourselves, Exceptionalism, His New Book, Not Being Able to Distinguish Between Infamy & Fame, Our National Ethos...
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Episode 394 Featuring Kitty Belle Burbank - Wri...
Taste "I think I've Always Been On the Outside... You Know, a Little Rebellious." A compelling conversation with Writer, Activist, Educator, Baker and Candlestick-maker - Kitty Belle Burbank. Kitty Belle and I discuss Her Rough Summer, Relationships, Miranda & Frances, Rebellion, Sense of Humor, Being Honest, Singular Thinking, Closure, Delusion, the Dark Side, Marc Maron, Joe Biden Becoming President, Scranton, Rewards All Around Us...
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Episode 393 Featuring Michael R. Harris - Envir...
Taste "These Animals Party, Hang Out Together... " An Environmentally Astute conversation with the Director of the Wildlife Law Program for Friends of Animals- Michael R. Harris. Michael and I discuss Beluga Whales, the Mystic Aquarium, Autonomy, Animal Health & Welfare, Cognition & Emotion, Duck Stamps, Mountain Lions and Their Partying Ways, Romanticizing of Hunting, Wildlife Areas, Bird Watching, Freedom of Expression...
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Episode 392 Featuring Susana Cook - NYC Playwri...
Taste "I Left, That's Why I'm Alive. I Left When I Was 18 Years Old & Went to Live in Paris," a vivacious conversation with NYC Playwright, Actress, Director - Susana Cook. Susana and I discuss Her Journey from Argentina to Paris to NYC, the Common Ways of Dictators, Symbols, Working with the Ghosts of Nuns, Patriotism, Homophobia Being the Wrong Name, the Supremacy Game, Hate, Fake News, the Power of Humor, Preaching to the Converted, Creating Community, Dancing...
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Episode 391 Featuring Allan Jones - Acclaimed B...
Taste "I Got a Big Break When I Interviewed Leonard Cohen." A compelling conversation with acclaimed British Journalist, former Editor of Melody Maker Magazine- Allan Jones. Allan and I discuss His Journey from South Wales to South London, Landing a Job at Melody Maker Magazine, the English Underground Press, Progressive Rock vs. Punk/Glam, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, Lou Reed, His Love of Film, Starting Uncut Magazine, the Distance Between a Journalist and Their Subject, Iconic Filmmakers and Iconic Bands, Johnny Rotten Compared to Joe Strummer, Being Worried About the U.S., Bleak Times, Keep on Rockin' in the Free World...
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Episode 390 Featuring Dwayne Heisler - Our Resi...
Taste "The Undermining of Government Serves One Party, and That's the Republican Party," A vibrant conversation with Chair of the Pennsylvania State Progressive Caucus and Our Resident Politico - Dwayne Heisler. Dwayne and I discuss Pa Voting, Naked Ballots, Helping Each Other Across State Lines, Outside Involvement in Local Elections, Disproportionate Representation in The Senate, People Really Concerned About Future of U.S.A, a Red Mirage on Election Night, What We All Want, Dog Whistles, Good People on Both Sides, Gay Proud Boys....
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Episode 389 Featuring Mike Edison - Former Edit...
Taste "I Remember Reviewing Press Conferences of Ronald Reagan and George Bush for High Times..." An insightful conversation with former Editor & Publisher of High Times Magazine - Mike Edison. Mike and I discuss His Background, Cartoonist John Holmstrom, His Years at High Times Magazine and Screw Magazine, Peep Shows in Times Square, Outlaw Nature, William Burroughs, Free Society, Feminism, Community Standards, Liner Notes for Iggy Pop, Touring with Sonic Youth, Sound Garden, and the Ramones, the Porn Magazine Scene, Charlie Watts, Troubled Times, Frisbees, Hippies & Love...
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Episode 388 Featuring Nash Rose - Comedic Write...
Taste "I Can't Pay Attention to this with All My Heart Anymore Because It Hurts to the Core." An earnest conversation with Brooklyn Based Comedian and Comedic Writer- Nash Rose. Nash and I discuss the Pandemic at Present in NYC, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, the Norm Not Being Ok, the Way Interracial Relationships Have Changed Attitudes, Wondering How Much Better It's Getting, Voting, Black Economics, Over Three Trillion Dollars of Buying Power, Feminism vs. Female Empowerment, 2020 Hindsight...
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Episode 387 Featuring Rabbi Michael Pollack - A...
Taste "The System Is Setup to Favor Private Interests." A great conversation with Founder of the political activism organization March on Harrisburg - Rabbi Michael Pollack. Rabbi Pollack and I discuss His Journey, Idealism Into Reality, Corruption, Taking Our Democracy Where It Has Never Been, Transcending Barriers, Collaboration, Single Issue Voters, Iron Mike Tyson, White Nationalists, Money As Speech, Fear Driving People, Public Trust in Government, Don Quixote, Roadblocks to Progress, Compassion, No Rest for the Wicked, Heros, Marching On...
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Episode 386 Featuring Almighty Todd - Farmer, W...
Taste "A Good Reminder of How Plastic Time Is..." A wonderful conversation with Farmer, Winemaker and our Resident Philosopher- Almighty Todd. The Almighty and I discuss Zen & the Art of Working on Your House, Murphy's Law, Entropy, Living in An Old Farmhouse, a Brief History of Gaysville Vermont, the Flood of 1927, the Confederate Flag, Nostalgia that Comes with Autumn, Bringing It In Close to the Hearth, the Electoral College, Capitalism Being Based on Explotation, an Avatar of the Ugly American, the National Popular Vote Bill, the 13th Amendment, Preparing for the Quiet Time...
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Encore Episode 362 Featuring Legs McNeil - Resi...
Taste "Oh, The Debauchery... Was It Celebration or Self-Destruction?" In honor of Labor Day, the First Week of School(at home), and the Duet of Knuckleheads Singing Praise to 45 Perched in the Back of a Pickup Truck While Waving a Confederate Flag in My Neighborhood Perplexing My Woke Adolescent Progeny... we share once more an insightful conversation we had back in March with Resident Punk, Co-Author of "Please Kill Me, the Uncensored Oral History of Punk" - Legs McNeil. Legs and I discuss His Days in NYC's Bowery as One of the Founders and Publishers of Punk Magazine, Cartoonists. Approaching & Interviewing Lou Reed, Rachel, Hanging Out at CBGBs, What the Term Punk Means, the Velvet Underground, the Influence of Underground Theater on the NYC Music Scene, Glitter Rock into Glam into Punk, the New York Dolls, Max's Kansas City, the Dictators, Johnny Thunders, Iggy Pop, Nico, the Ramones, the Dead Boys, Jean Stein & George Plimpton, the Art & Craft of Constructing a Narrative Oral History, the Byrds, Jim Morrison, Richard Hell, the Ramones, John Cale, Danny Fields, the Company Freak, Mary Heron, Gillian McCain, Patti Smith, Dennis Wilson, Tina Weymouth, Debbie Harry, Grunge Music, His Stint as Senior Editor of Spin Magazine in the 1980s, CBGBs Bouncer Merv, Hilly Crystal, Morals, Charles Manson, His Soon to Be Published Prequel to "Please Kill Me" Co-authored with Gillian McCain titled "69 an Oral History of the 1960s, Hippie Noir"...
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Episode 385 Featuring Frank Little Bear - Profe...
Taste "We Have to Take Care of Each Other. We Are All Human Beings." An Indigenously Informed Conversation with Professor of Native American Studies, Performing Artist and Musician - Frank Little Bear. Frank and I discuss the Pandemic, Old Normal Into New Normal, Dealing With the System, Spirits Broken Down and Built Up, the Navajo & Sioux, Body Bags Instead of Aid to the Indigenous People, Where Is Your Energy Going to Be Best Used, Being a Spec of Dust in the Collage, Broken Promises, a Story of Discrimination, Getting Past What We Are Taught, Common Sense Community Mindedness...
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Episode 14 Featuring Almighty Todd - Our Resid...
A Taste "Politicians Allowing Things to Transpire Because They Don't Want to Risk the Negative Press...
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Episode 384 Featuring Scott McLemee - Acclaimed...
A Taste "It Is Interesting In Its Badness." An insightful conversation with Acclaimed Columnist and Reviewer- Scott McLemee. Scott McLemee's essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Nation, Newsday, Bookforum, International Socialist Review, and numerous other publications. Scott and I discuss His Background, the Importance of Perspective, Shakespeare & Trump, Being a Perpetual Student, Remote Learning, the Benefits of Talking After Class, Theater as a Transformative Experience, Trotsky, Lenin & Stalin...
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Episode 383 Featuring JQ - Our Resident Cultura...
A Taste "...I Don't Know if That's Poetic Justice, Or If It's Just Pure Insanity" A compelling conversation with Writer, Musician & Our Resident Cultural Critic - JQ. We discuss Non-Stop Panic, the Pandemic, Social Justice, Artists, Freaks, a General Sense that Things Are Spinning Out of Control, Poetic Justice, Pure Insanity, Great Human Myths, Caste Systems, Classism & Race, Beauty & Honesty, Why He Is an Expatriate, Loving Truly, America's Militaristic Mentality, the Police, Banks, How Our Economy is a Shell Game, John Lewis, Beautiful Souls, Fighting the Good Fight, ...
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Episode 382 Featuring John Bromberg - Artist, A...
Taste "You Know, I Am An Artist, So I'm Kind Of Free-Falling Through Life..." A fascinating conversation with Artist, Activist, Puppet Maker - John Bromberg. John and I discuss Hiroshima, His Experience as a Pacifist in the U.S Army(1961), Putting an End to War One Soldier at a Time, Becoming an Army Chaplain's Assistant, Yurts, His Beatnik Friend Acclaimed Illustrator & Ship Builder Barbara Remington, a Mosaic from Ms. Remington's Broken Plates, the REM Room, Founder & Artistic Director of the Bread and Puppet Theater Peter Schumann, His Long Time Life Partner and Collaborator Trudy Gerlach, the Atomic Bomb, Oppenheimer, the Bhagavad Gita, Toy Theater, Shakespeare, Winter Painting, How the Russians Took Over the Mudball Festival, Why War Is Not the Answer...
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Episode 381 Featuring Serf William - Fiddle Pla...
Taste "We Will Send in Facist Thugs and Riot Police to Crack Your Skulls..." A provocative conversation with Fiddle Player, Educator, Chicken Coop Builder & Our Resident Historian- Serf William. The Serf and I discuss What He Learned Whilst Building His First Chicken Coop, We Play a Name Association Game, Facist Thugs, Suburban Moms, Support For the Police, History of the Police, Union Busting, Prejudice, Fear, Anger, Religion, Ideals & Values the U.S. Were Founded On, the Myth & Misconception of Rugged Individualism, Kayaking, the Importance of Occasionally Unplugging & Disconnecting...
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Episode 380 Featuring Peter Orner - Acclaimed W...
Taste "When I Feel Like I Can't Not Say Something, Then It's Time To Say It..." A great conversation with Highly Acclaimed Writer and Dartmouth Professor - Peter Orner. Peter has been published in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, the Paris Review. We discuss His Journey, His Background, Literary Influences, Wright Morris, Chuck D, Going Back to Re-Read Good Books, His Process, William Maxwell, the Weirdness of These Days, Kafka, Flying Away, Not Flying Away, Realizing His Office in The Bay Area Was Once a Porn Studio, What's Next for Us All...
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Episode 379 Featuring LittleStarRun - Our Resid...
Taste "Is That What Life Is Supposed to Be?" An engaging conversation with songwriter, artist, musician, actress and our Resident Storyteller - LittleStarRun. LittleStarRun and I discuss How She is Dealing with the Pandemic, Processing Privilege, Ingrained Systemic Racism, Compassion, An Outpouring of Love & Support, Anger, Placing Blame, Injustice in the East Village, a Painter, a Poet & a Romantic, an Indoctrinated Idea of Failure, Being Young & Impressionable, Angels Among Us...
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Episode 378 Featuring Glynis Johns - Sociologis...
Taste "If You Are Going to Be Big & Bad on the Internet Fighting Racial Crime Virtually, You Have to Do It in Person." An insightful conversation with Sociologist, Historian, Activist, Founder & C.E.O. of the Black Scranton Project- Glynis Johns. Glynis and I discuss Her Journey, Small City/Small Town Black History, the Black Scranton Project, the Underground Railroad, Newspapers Back in the Day, Black Folk Being in the U.S. Longer Than Most Other Folk, Different Ways to Protest, Equity, Education, Accountability, Black Lives Matter, Breanna Taylor, Brenda Williams, Standing Up for Ethics & Justice in Your Intimate Circle of Family & Friends....
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Episode 377 Featuring Kitty Belle Burbank - Wri...
Taste "Is This Wokeness Going to Last?" We have for your listening pleasure Episode 377 of "Troubadours and Raconteurs with E.W. Conundrum Demure." An engaging conversation with Regular Contributor, Playwright, Activist, Baker & Candlestickmaker- Kitty Belle Burbank. Kitty Belle and I discuss Her Girls Being Back Home, Van Life, Covid's Silver Lining, Writing Poetry with Strangers from Around the World, White Privilege, Karens, Awareness & Acceptance of Mental Health Issues,the Intersectionality of Feminism, Compassion, Nature vs. Nurture...
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Episode 376 Featuring Martha Redbone - Vocalist...
Taste "The Resilience, That's The Celebration..." An enchanting conversation with Vocalist, Songwriter, Composer and 2020 Drama Desk Award Winner - Martha Redbone. Martha and I discuss Her Multicultural Background, Being a Coal Miner's Granddaughter, Appalachia, Oppression, Resilience, Inspiration, Muses, William Blake, John McEuen, the African Diaspora, The Garden of Love, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, Playwright Ntozake Shange, Choreographer Camille Brown, Our Evolution as a Species, "Black Mountain Women" at the Public Theater...
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Episode 375 Featuring Michael R. Harris - Envir...
Taste "He's Trying to Use the Pandemic to Forego Environmental Laws." An environmentally astute conversation with the Director of the Wildlife Law Program for the Animal Rights Organization Friends of Animals- Michael R. Harris. Michael and I discuss the Pandemic in Colorado, the Challenge of Keeping People's Attention on Animal Rights during the Pandemic and Our Human Rights Crisis, Trump's Executive Order Designed to Limit the Reach of Environmental Laws, Wild Horses, Wet Markets, Aquariums in Canada & Connecticut, Marine Life Sanctuaries, an Ethical Mindset Applied to All Sentient Beings...
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Episode 374 Featuring Richard Klin - Acclaimed ...
Taste "... I Guess I'm Not Sure What This Is, This Era We're Living In." A compelling conversation with Writer - Richard Klin. Richard and I discuss his latest novel "Wonders of the Distant Land," Poland, Russia & Germany, How Narratives Are Often Disconnected, Qualified Sympathy, The Myth that Suffering Makes One a Saint, Public Execution by the Police, Phillip Roth, How His Grandparents Suffered in the Holocaust and Did Not Philosophically Reflect On It, Writing as a Way to Recreate the World...
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Episode 373 Featuring Dwayne Heisler - Our Resi...
Taste "There is a feeling of hope because of the diversity of people coming out to protest." A circumspect conversation with the Chair of Pennsylvania's State Progressive Caucus & Our Resident Politico- Dwayne Heisler. Dwayne and I discuss Protests in Rural America, Comparisons to Protests in the 1960s, Race & Social Economics, Black Lives Matters, Having Ancestors Some of Which Were the Oppressors & Some of Which Were the Oppressed, Trump & the Military, Republican Lawmakers Hiding Their Covid-19 from Democratic Lawmakers, This Sometimes Looking Like a Soviet Occupation, Fear, Evangelicals Supporting Trump, People Not Processing What Goes Against Their Worldview, Hurdy Gurdy Workshops, His Trip to Cuba & Witnessing the Military on the Streets Supporting a Dictator, Why Now is a Time to Really Speak Out, Political Determinants of Health, Underfunded Hospitals, Reopening Our Communities Regardless of the Consequences Related to the Pandemic's Presence, We the People...
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Episode 372 Featuring Jay Parini - Poet, Noveli...
Taste "My Mother Used to Babysit Joe Biden When He Was 2 and 3 Years Old." An engaging conversation with Poet, Novelist, Biographer, Screenwriter & Critic - Jay Parini. Jay and I discuss George Floyd, Police in America, White Anger, Racism, Our Bad Educational System, His New Memoir titled "Borges and Me - An Encounter," Argentinian Writer Jorge Luis Borges, Traveling Across the Highlands of Scotland, the Working Class, the Definition of Republicanism, Lunch with Kevin Spacey, His Mother Babysitting Joe Biden, His Friendship with Bernie Sanders, Meeting Pablo Neruda, FDR, the Pandemic, An Inflection Point in History...
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Episode 371 Featuring Almighty Todd - Our Resid...
Taste "That Tree Over There, That Rock Over There, The Moon Rising... We Are All Made of The Same Material." An inspired conversation with farmer, winemaker, our resident philosopher(Straight Out of Stockbridge, Vermont)- Almighty Todd. The Almighty and I discuss Slow Spring in Stockbridge, Daydreaming Out the Window, Lost Opportunity to Learn from North America's Indigenous Peoples, Misguiding Western Notions that the Wilderness is Wild & Evil, Garden Therapy, Yin Yang, Passage 42 of the Tao Te Ching, the Use & Limitations of Dualism, John Muir's Church of Nature, Our Lack of Balance, the Interface Between the Innerworld & Outerworld, the Complexities that Got Us Here, Forest Bathing...
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Episode 370 Featuring Martyna Majok - Pulitzer ...
Taste "There are many instances in my past that I am like, 'man if I just made one choice differently who the f*$k knows...'" A wonderful conversation with one of the United States' most important, highly acclaimed playwrights, Pulitzer Prize winner - Martyna Majok. Martyna and I discuss the Pandemic's affect on Theater Venues in NYC and London, the Way Her Most Recent Stage Production "Sanctuary City" Was Conceived, Giving Voices to the Voiceless, Self-Preservation, Helping Others, Being an Immigrant, Chernobyl - the Musical, Hustling Pool as A Teenager, Witnessing Her Mom Make Ends Meet, the Notion of What Making It Means, Poor Kid Mentality, Reevaluating What's Important in Life, the Myth of the American Dream, Empathy, Writing for TV & Film, Missing the Social Scene at the Neighborhood Bar...
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Episode 369 Featuring JQ - Our Resident Global ...
Taste "...That People Are Going to Wake Up Is Such Wishful Thinking." We have for your listening pleasure Episode 369 of "Troubadours and Raconteurs with E.W. Conundrum Demure." A grand conversation with an Expatriate Living in Southern France, Musician, Writer and Our Resident Social Critic- JQ. JQ and I discuss the Pandemic, Human Health vs. the Economy, the CDC Being Suppressed, Universal Basic Income, Nationalizing Industry, Corporations Looting the Treasury, Emmanuel Todd, Accelerating the Obsolescence of Human Relationships, the Freedom of Artists, How Americans & Europeans Are Well Fed Cattle, Letting Them Eat Cake, Putting the Power in the Hands of Middle Class/Working People, a Great Trifecta of Idiots: Trump, Johnson & Macron...
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Episode 368 Featuring Peter McGough - Acclaimed...
Taste "Nobody Wants Your Grandmother's Dishes Anymore, I Do, But Nobody Else Does..." We have for your listening pleasure Episode 368 of "Troubadours and Raconteurs with E.W. Conundrum Demure." Episode 368 features the third of three installments from a Delightful two hour Conversation I had with Acclaimed NYC Visual Artist - Peter McGough. Mr. McGough published his highly praised memoir titled "I've Seen the Future and I'm Not Going: The Art Scene and Downtown New York in the 1980s" in September 2019. Peter and I discuss, the Bachelorette, Straight Guys, Allusions that Condition Women, Scarlett Johansson's Underware, His Boyfriend in Queens, What a Privilege It Is to Be Alive and Healthy, How the World is Insane, Not Getting Caught Up in Accolades, How Good Art is Like Trying to Grasp a Cloud, Losing Things But Still Being Here, Eating Magic Mushrooms & Tripping in An Elevator, John Giorno, Poetry, Hardwork, Not Caring About What People Think, How Nature is Sometimes Unbearable in Its Beauty, Getting a Soapbox...
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Episode 367 Featuring Frank Little Bear Deerfoo...
Taste "Self-isolation helps us understand that we are not alone..." We have for your listening pleasure Episode 367 of "Troubadours and Raconteurs with E.W. Conundrum Demure." A down to earth conversation with regular contributor Professor of Native American Studies, Performing Artist, Musician- Frank Little Bear. Little Bear and I discuss Being Hold Up in York, Northern Cree & Self-reflection, Sweat Lodges & Purification, the Paths We Are On, Being Misguided in Life, Putting People First, the Home & the Larger Community, Reservations & Confinement, Indigenous Peoples Priding Themselves on Cleanliness & Thinking European Settlers Were Dirty, the Still Prevalent Psychological Effects of the Small Pox Epidemic, the Spider & the Web...
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Episode 366 Featuring Gerry Geddes - Theater Di...
Taste "Sarah Traveled with a Sewing Machine, Her Relaxation was Sewing..." We have for your listening pleasure Episode 366 of "Troubadours and Raconteurs with E.W. Conundrum Demure." A grand conversation with NYC Director, Writer, Cabaret Critic, Activist- Gerry Geddes. Gerry and I discuss the Effect of Quarantine on the Arts & Artists in NYC, the Differences Between Broadway Audiences & Cabaret Audiences, His First Record Player, His Friendship with Jazz Great Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Jimmy Webb, the Limelight, Pangea, Stephen Sondheim, His Memoir, How Covid-19 Reminds Him of the Aids Epidemic, What We Might Learn While Being Isolated, Sending in the Clowns...
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Episode 365 Featuring Patricia Bosworth - Legen...
Taste "I Choose To Look At The Light Rather Than The Dark..." We have for your listening pleasure Episode 365 of "Troubadours and Raconteurs with E.W. Conundrum Demure." An extraordinary woman who recently passed. We share a Sage Conversation with Legendary American Journalist, Biographer, Actress & Teacher - Patricia Bosworth. Patricia and I discuss Her Journey from California to New York, Her Father Bradley Crumb Being the Lawyer for the Hollywood Ten, Paul Robeson, Fighting Lynching, White Supremacy in Congress, Ending Segregation, Killer Mike & Gun Control, Her Relationships With & Biographies of Jane Fonda, Marlon Brando, Diane Arbus, Montgomery Clift & Paul Robeson, Surviving the Deaths of Her Father & Brother, a Homophobic Horror Story, a Conversation She Had with Elia Kazan about the Importance of Storytelling, Mary Oliver's Wild & Precious Life...
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Episode 364 Featuring Rob Roth - NYC Artist, Di...
Taste "We were all laughing and having a good time like you should, it's rock n roll." A delightful conversation with NYC Artist, Director, Actor, Writer - Rob Roth. Rob and I discuss His Early Days at Pratt Institute, His Influences, Watercolors During the Pandemic, How Everything Is Painting, Theater As Ritual, Spirituality, His Acclaimed Production of "Soundstage," His Short Film "Junkie Doctors," Working with Michael Cavadias & Cole Escola, Dreaming, the Real to Surreal and Back, His Twenty Year Relationship with Debbie Harry, Directing Debbie & Joan Jett, Conspiracy Theories, Slowing Down...
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Episode 363 featuring Nash Rose - NYC Comedic W...
Taste "I am concerned about selfishness in the form of selflessness..." A thoughtful, humorous conversation with NYC based Comedic Writer & Comedian- Nash Rose. Nash and I discuss The View from the Window of the Apartment She is Hold Up in Yonkers, What She and her Fiancee are Doing to Past the Time, How the Government is Handling the Pandemic, What We Are Learning about Ourselves & Humanity, Where the Humor Is in All of This, Experiencing the Pandemic Differently from One Community to Another, a June Wedding...
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Episode 362 Featuring Legs McNeil - Resident Pu...
Taste "Like Most Mass Movements, They Can't Be Hip..." An insightful conversation with Resident Punk, Co-Author of "Please Kill Me, the Uncensored Oral History of Punk" - Legs McNeil. Legs and I discuss His Days in NYC's Bowery as One of the Founders and Publishers of Punk Magazine, Cartoonists. Approching & Interviewing Lou Reed, Rachel, Hanging Out at CBGBs, What the Term Punk Means, the Velvet Underground, the Influence of Underground Theater on the NYC Music Scene, Glitter Rock into Glam into Punk, the New York Dolls, Max's Kansas City, the Dictators, Johnny Thunders, Iggy Pop, Nico, the Ramones, the Dead Boys, Jean Stein & George Plimpton, the Art & Craft of Constructing a Narrative Oral History, the Byrds, Jim Morrison, Richard Hell, the Ramones, John Cale, Danny Fields, the Company Freak, Mary Heron, Gillian McCain, Patti Smith, Dennis Wilson, Tina Weymouth, Debbie Harry, Grunge Music, His Stint as Senior Editor of Spin Magazine in the 1980s, CBGBs Bouncer Merv, Hilly Crystal, Morals, Charles Manson, His Soon to Be Published Prequel to "Please Kill Me" Co-authored with Gillian McCain titled "69 an Oral History of the 1960s, Hippie Noir"...
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Episode 361 Featuring Serf William - Our Reside...
Taste "I am not going to get tested because I feel good..." A boisterous conversation with Fiddle Player, Teacher and Our Resident Historian- Serf William. The Serf and I discuss A Brief History of Pandemics, Politics, Superstition & Science, the News, Being Too Invested in A Belief System, Education & Critical Thinking, End Days, Kissing On The Mouth, Love...
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Episode 360 Featuring Peter McGough - Acclaimed...
Taste "Make Hay When the Sun Is Shinning..." The second installment (with one more coming later this Spring)from a delightful conversation with acclaimed visual artist and NYC East Village icon - Peter McGough. Peter and I discuss Religion, Jesus, Pence, Having No Exceptions, Being Here to Experience Joy, Writing His Memoir Honestly, Numbers, the Insanity of Always Looking at Screens, Making His Art, Walking Around NYC in Capes and Top Hats with McDermott, the Vastness of the Universe, the Practicality of a Suit Jacket, Living in an Old House, Cesare, Degas, Beating AIDS, Being Grateful...
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Episode 359 Featuring Kitty Belle Burbank - Wri...
Taste "Encouraging People to Think for Themselves Is the Opposite of Communism..." An insightful conversation with Writer, Activist, Baker and Candlestickmaker- Kitty Belle Burbank. Kitty Belle and I discuss Women's Suffrage, Mothers, the Amazon Series Hunters, Dangerous American Professors, Making Money Off of People's Suffering, Truth in Stories, a Norman Fisher Story, Preparing for the Real World...
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Episode 358 Featuring Tara L. Marta - Writer
Taste "What a Writer Does Essentially Is Hold Up a Mirror to Mankind..." A wonderful conversation with writer - Tara L. Marta. Tara and I discuss Her Early Days in Brooklyn, Her Soon to Be Published Novel, Dolly Parton as a Hero, the Writers that Inspire Her, Differences Between Male and Female Writers, Anger & Hatred on Social Media, the Importance of Reading, the Power One Person Has to Change Things...
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Episode 357 Featuring Michael R. Harris - Envir...
Taste "Many of Us Still Have a Moral Compass..." We have for your listening pleasure Episode 357 of "Troubadours and Raconteurs with E.W. Conundrum Demure." An Environmentally Astute Conversation with Regular Contributor, the Director of Environmental Law Program for Friends of Animals- Michael R. Harris. Michael and I discuss Snowshoeing in Denver, Joaquin Phoenix's Oscar Speech, Migratory Birds, Animals & Their Relationship with Humans, Ethical Rights of Consideration, Personhood, Professor Martha Nussbaum, the Migratory Bird Act of 1918, Incidental Take, Climate Change...
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Episode 356 Featuring Peter McGough - Acclaimed...
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Episode 355 Featuring JQ - Our Resident Cultura...
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Episode 354 Featuring Patricia Bosworth - Ameri...
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Episode 353 Featuring Activist Politician - Sar...
Taste "Someone Like Me Has Never Even Come Close To Running For An Elected Position..." A Poignant Conversation with Activist Politician- Sarah Cruz. Sarah and I discuss Her Background, Being a First Generation American & a First Generation College Graduate, The Significance of Being Young, Female, Latina & Lesbian as a Citizen & as an Elected Official, Coming Out to the Public During a Political Campaign, Her Christian Faith, What She Hopes to Understand & Accomplish...
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Episode 352 Featuring Jed Distler - NYC Pianist...
Taste "... Eclecticism and the Openness to So Many Ideas..." A Grand Conversation with New York City Pianist & Composer- Jed Distler. Jed and I discuss His Journey to NYC, How Time Moves & Passes, Beethoven, Theolonius Monk, Duke Ellington, Gershwin, Aaron Copeland, Cornelia's Cafe, Healing & Reflecting Through Music, Deliberate Pastiche, What Characterizes American Concert Music, and Jed Plays His Piano for Us...
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Episode 351 Featuring LittleStarRun - Songwrite...
Taste "There Was a Duck and a Rabbit and They Were My Roommates..." A Great Story to Share about A Magician's Assistant on the Island of Crete told by Songwriter, Artist, Musician & Actress- LittleStarRun. As LittleStarRun's story unfolds we hear about Sharing a Villa with a Duck & a Rabbit, Dutch Pancakes, Naivete, Levitating Over a Sword, a Magic Box, a Verbally Abusive Magician, Sex Slave Rings, Lessons Learned..
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Episode 350 Featuring Dwayne Heisler - Our Resi...
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Episode 349 Featurng Almighty Todd - Our Reside...
Taste "Moving Into Longer Days With This Elastic Ebb & Flow..." We have for your listening pleasure Episode 349 of "Troubadours and Raconteurs with E.W. Conundrum Demure." A Solid Philosophical Conversation with Regular Contributor, Farmer, Winemaker, and Our Resident Philosopher- Almighty Todd. The Almighty and I Discuss How Our Calendar Is Quite Arbitrary, Winter Solstice, Honoring the God of Saturn, People Quarreling, Opening Hearts & Homes, the Paradox of Tolerance, the Denial of Rational Argument, Imperatives for 2020...
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Episode 348 Featuring Serf William - Our Reside...
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Episode 347 Featuring Bruno Milo - Writer, Soci...
Taste "I Like My Creature Comforts..." We have for your listening pleasure Episode 347 of "Troubadours and Raconteurs with E.W. Conundrum Demure." A Poignant Conversation with Regular Contributor, Writer, Social Critic & Sports Enthusiast - Bruno Milo. Bruno and I discuss Our Towns, Our Cities & What Makes Them Tick and Knowing One's Self...
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Episode 346 Featuring Kitty Belle Burbank - Wri...
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Episode 345 Featuring Barbara Walsh - Acclaimed...
Taste - " A True Artist Is A Genuinely Curious Person..." A Grand Conversation with Acclaimed Broadway Stage Actress & Singer - Barbara Walsh. Barbara and I discuss Her Journey from Chevy Chase Maryland to Broadway, Falsettos, Hairspray, Les Mis, A Bump in Relevance After Being Nominated for a Tony, Waitressing, Paying Your Dues, Collaborating, Not Letting Your Ego Get in the Way, Kindness, Trust, Agnes DeMill, Barbara Streisand, Her Husband Jack, Being Completely Open As An Artist, Working in a Non-Result Oriented Way, Macbeth, Art As The Only Thing that Will Save Human Society...
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Episode 344 Featuring Frank Little Bear Deerfoo...
Taste - "Thanksgiving Has Been Occurring for Thousands of Years with Many Cultures..." A Warm & Poignant Conversation with -Professor of Native American Studies, Musician, Dancer - Frank Little Bear. Little Bear and I discuss Thanksgiving Truths & Myths, Living in Two Worlds, the Wampanoag Nation, the United American Indians of New England Day of Mourning, Calendars & Seasons, Building Culture Around the Natural Environment, Indigenous Peoples American Holocaust, the Beautiful Aspects of an Oral Tradition, Words of an Elder, How We Are Like the Stars in the Sky...
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Episode 343 Featuring Magazine Editor Extraordi...
Taste - "It's Easier to Get a Gun Than Birth Control in Most Places..." a Radiant Conversation with Magazine Editor Extraordinaire, Writer, Teacher and Fashionista - Patrice Adcroft. Patrice and I discuss Her Time as Editor-In-Chief at Seventeen, Omni, Marie Claire and Discover Magazines, Resigning Over an Ethical Issue, Columbine, Powerful Women, Her Book "Everyday Doughnuts," Domestic Violence, NYC Constants, Cross-Dressers, How Being Fearful Causes One to Close, Going Up Against the Machine...
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Episode 342 Featuring Paul Walsh - Yale Profess...
Taste - "Conflict Is a Necessary Part of the Collaborative Process..." A Grand Conversation with Yale University Professor, Dramaturg, Drama Critic, and Writer- Dr. Paul Walsh. Paul and I discuss How to Pronounce Dramaturg, How Collaboration Deals with Conflict, Having Faith in All Parties Involved, Ibsen's Ghosts, What Visionary Theater Can Be, Martyna Majok and Other Students, Talent, Discipline & Earnestness Working Together, Staying Fresh & Open, Theories of Translation, Making a Play Actable for Actors, What 'Right Now' Means on Stage, Speech in the Moment, Why Theater Is Important, How You Know When Something Is Good...
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Episode 341 Featuring JQ - Global Hobo and Our ...
Taste - "Institutions Corrupt the People They Favor..." A Vivacious Conversation with Global Hobo and our Resident Cultural Critic from his home in the South of France, Writer & Musician- JQ. We discuss His New Digs, Cultural Appropriation, Northern African Rebel Music Group Timariwen, Hunter S. Thompson's Views on Politicans, Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Carter, How Institutions Corrupt the People They Favor, John Dalberg Acton, Kafka, Nietzsche, Why He Doesn't Like Greta Thunberg, Michael Draper, Jenny & the Butterfly...
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Episode 340 Featuring Nash Rose - Comedic Write...
Taste - "Racism Has Evolved In How It Is Delivered..." A socially aware conversation with NYC Based Comedic Writer and Comedian- Nash Rose. Nash and I discuss Voting, a Revolution in U. S. Politics, How Democracy in the U. S. is Amazing, Scandinavia, Canada, White Privilege, a Black Little Mermaid, Gentrification, Jack Benny, Aliens, Avoiding Our U.S. History, Tuning Out, Black People Shot in Their Homes By Police Officers, the Evolution of Racism, Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples Day, Writing for Comedy Central, Killer Mike...
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Episode 339 Featuring Jody Morlock - NYC Prince...
Taste - "I Sometimes Ask Myself the Question - Am I Really Talented?" Episode 339 features a wonderful set of stories shared in a conversation with Painter, Illustrator, Makeup Artist, Clothes Designer, Graphic Artist, Interior Designer and Genuine Nyc Princess of Authentic Cool- Jody Morlock. Jody and I discuss Running Around Manhattan in The 1980s, Patricia Field, Mimi's, Traveling the World with Cyndi Lauper as Her Makeup Artist for Seven Years, Working With Jon Stewart and Crew for 21 Years on the Daily Show, Rome's Spanish Steps, Keith Haring, Warhol, Basquiat, Selling a Piece to Johnny Depp, Urban Hieroglyphics, Crafting the Cover of Debbie Harry's Recently Released Autobiography, Painting Like a Demon...
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Episode 338 Featuring Michael R. Harris - Envir...
Taste - "We Are Seeing Some Very Positive Change in the Last Few Months..." A sustainable conversation with Regular Contributor, Environmental Law Attorney Michael Harris. Attorney Harris is the Director of the Wildlife Law Program for Friends of Animals. Michael and I discuss the recent Surprising Decision by CITES to Ban the Import of Elephants to Zoos, the UK Preparing to Ban All Exotic Hunting Trophies, the Wizard of Oz, Charismatic Species, Charles Siebert, the NRA's Influence at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Endangered Species, Gun Ownership & Doing the Right Thing, Deer Hunting, Restoring Ecosystems...
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Episode 337 Featuring Frank Wood - Tony Award W...
Taste - "You know, it's inherently dynamic to play somebody who says awful things and dares you to object." A poignant conversation with Tony Award Winning Actor- Frank Wood. Frank and I discuss What Lead Him to Becoming an Actor, A Way to Express One's Self, His Political Family, His Father's Work on Great Society Programs as Undersecretary of HUD in President Lyndon Johnson's Administration, Playing Senator Everett Dirksen in "The Great Society" on Broadway, Hypocrisy, Carter, 45, Playing Roy Cohn, the Difference Between Working on TV, Film, and Stage, His Theory of Acting, Chekhov, Tennessee Williams, Language as Behavior...
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Episode 316 Featuring Martyna Majok - Pulitzer ...
A Taste - "Sometimes the Thing You Need to Do is Absolutely Nothing..." An earnest conversation with Nyc Playwright, Recipient of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama- Martyna Majok. Martyna and I discuss Winning the Pulitzer, the Measurement of Value, Translation & Production of Her Work Across the World, Purpose in One's Work and How that Changes, Her New Musical About Chernobyl, Starting a New Life, Theatrical Bakeoffs, Saying Yes & Saying No, What Matters, the Safety & Security Money Can Buy You, The Mean Time...
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Episode 336 Featuring Serf William - Our Reside...
Taste - "The Concept of Asking for Proof Is What Our Culture Is Founded Upon." A vivacious conversation with Educator, Fiddle Player, and our Resident Historian - Serf William. The Serf and I discuss Impostor Syndrome, Suffering, Whining Republicans, Max Weber, Corruption, the Happiness Quotient, Religious Paradigms vs. Cosmic Randomness, Ceaser Augustus, Pax Romagna, Lowering the Bar, Holding Onto Power, the Old White Oligarchy, a Millenial Social Uprising, Optimism vs. Pessimism...
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Episode 335 Featuring Craig Czury - Acclaimed P...
Taste - "Where Am I, And Who Are These People?" A poignant conversation with Internationally Acclaimed Poet, Editor, and Arts Advocate - Craig Czury. Craig and I discuss Being Adopted, Birth As a Person's First Exile, the Power of Language, Masks, Growing Up With People That Don't Like You, Hitchhiking, Surrendering Intention...
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Episode 334 Featuring Almighty Todd - Our Resid...
A Taste - "...My Lips Are Feeling a Bit Swollen... and the Next Second I Broke Out in Hives Everywhere." A wonderful conversation with Farmer, Winemaker, and Our Resident Philosopher... Straight Out Of Stockbridge, Vermont - Almighty Todd. The Almighty and I discuss Yellow Jackets, Book Jackets, Suit Jackets and Straight Jackets, Zen Sickness, Alabama, The Right Way... It is the beginning of our 2019-2020 Season. Are You Ready?
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Episode 333 Featuring Robert May - Acclaimed Fi...
A Taste - "I Have Always Gravitated to the More Difficult People to Work with, They Were Always More Creative..." A grand conversation with Award Winning, Highly Acclaimed Film Producer and Director - Robert May. Robert and I discuss His Avid Movie Watching Since Childhood, Independent Films, Being a Hands On Producer, Steve James, the Station Agent, Peter Dinklage, Kids for Cash, The Fog of War( Academy Award Winning), Telling Both Sides of the Story, How Collaboration Is a Critical Component of Film Making, His Soon to Be Released Project Involving Five Guys and a Dog, Helping People Form New Opinions, How History Repeats Itself...
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Episode 332 Featuring Edward William Wasser - A...
A Taste - "Everybody Can Relate to Being Somewhere They Don't Want to Be, Being the Outsider... Especially an Artist.," a grand conversation with acclaimed Actor, Writer and Film Director - Edward William Wasser. Ed and I discuss How He Got Into Making Films, Studying With Academy Award Winner Alex Dinelaris, Michelle Williams & Jeffrey Tambor, Learning From George DiCenzo & Milton Katselas, His Award Winning & Highly Acclaimed Short Film "Gun", the Disingenuousness of Politicians, Making Films...
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Episode 331 Featuring LittleStarRun and Alexei ...
Taste - "Art Needs Space to Develop." An insightful conversation with Artists, Musicians, Songwriters, Performers, Activists- LittleStarRun and Alexei Galar. LittleStarRun, Alexei and I discuss Whether the Government Knows Better Than Us, Alexei's Trek from Mexico City to Pennsylvania, Lies, Erasing Empathy, Dystopian Ways, So Much Noise, Their Collaboration titled "The Singularity," Immigration, the Societal & Governmental Situation in Mexico, Pretty Little Things That Fly Away...
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Episode 330 Featuring Sean Edgecomb - Professor...
Taste - "The Most Important Thing About Queerness Is That It Can't Be Defined." An insightful conversation with Activist, Theater Director, Professor, Writer and Choreographer - Sean Edgecomb. Sean and I discuss Watching the Tony Awards as a Kid, Charles Ludlam, Queer Theater, the Definition of Queerness, Productive Ambivalence, Intersectionality, Kimberle' Crenshaw, Acknowledging Privilege, Living in the Bubble of New York City, Coming Out in the 1980s, the Queer Rural, MetroNormativity, the Ridiculous Theater, the Bread and Puppet Theater, Taylor Mac, a Misunderstanding of Camp, John Waters, Performance Ethnography, the Power of Contradiction, Hyper-capitalism, Nathaniel Hawthorne...
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Episode 329 Featuring Kitty Belle Burbank - Wri...
Taste - "Who Is Authorized to Decide If Something Counts?" A wonderful conversation with Regular Contributor, Artist, Writer, Playwright, Baker and Candlestick Maker- Kitty Belle Burbank. Kitty Belle and I discuss Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, Greek Mythology, Silence of the Girls, Achilles' and Agamemnon's Slave Women, Women Who Are Married to Trump Supporters, Single Moms, Not Being Married, Legitimacy, Success, the Mueller Report on Stage...
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Episode 328 Featuring Serf William - Our Reside...
A Taste - "Racism Is Clearly the Domain of the Ignorant..." A grand energy and insight to share with Our Resident Historian - Serf William. The Serf and I discuss the Veracity of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, Ideals vs. Hypocrisy, John Locke, the Marburg Treaty, Racism & Bigotry in the U.S, Privilege, Being Sidetracked By Divisive Social Issues, Ignorance, Fear, Justice, Chritianity & Islam, the Elite, Peasants, Generals, Sultans, Popes, Paupers, Kings, Queens, Fundamentalist Mentality, Capitalism, the Power of Philosophy...
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Episode 327 Featuring JQ - Artist, Expat, Music...
A Taste - "There Is No Left in America. There Are Liberals and They Are Pro-Capitalists..."A compelling conversation with Expat, Artist, Writer, Musician, and Our Resident Social Critic - JQ. JQ and I discuss the Heat in Southern France, French President Macron and the Movement Against Him, Social Politics vs. Policy Politics, U.S. Politics As Seen Through the European Media, Socialism, the Clintons, Idealism Into Cynicism, Bernie Sanders, An Index of Happiness, the Republic, Purpose & Meaning in Life, Simone Weil, the Need for Roots, Camus, the Need for Order & Liberty...
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Episode 326 Featuring Gerry Geddes - Theater Di...
A Taste - "The Best Cabaret Performers Translate Their Humanity & Individuality Into A Conversation With The Audience..." A wonderful conversation with Director, Producer, Writer, Activist and Reviewer of Cabaret- Gerry Geddes. Gerry and I discuss Columbia University in the Late 1960s, Writing for The Gay Press, Bruce Springsteen, Coming Out, Stonewall the Next Day, Bette Midler, Harvey Milk, the First Gay Men's Switchboard in NYC, Cabaret, Andre DeShields, Robert W. Richards, Dating and Armageddon, Gay Pride, Gay Marriage, a Message to Performers...
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Episode 325 Featuring Bruno Milo - Writer, Soci...
A Taste - "A Great Thing About America Is That We Could Offend People..." An insightful conversation with Writer, Social Critic and Baseball Enthusiast - Bruno Milo. Bruno and I discuss Freedom of Speech, Benefit of the Doubt, Pent Up Rage, Trump or Biden Who Is Stupid?, Baseball as an Analogy to Life in the U.S.A....
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Episode 324 Featuring Dawn Breeze
A Taste - "Creativity Is Humankind's Greatest Resource..." A conversation of great scale with Artist, Creativity Advocate, Community Builder & Change Agent- Dawn Breeze. Dawn and I discuss Her Journey, Being Exposed Again to the Sky, Hudson, Place Corps, Leadership, Ethically Engaging Your Work in the World, Creativity, Courage, MLK, the Transition from Capitalism, What We Value, Finding a Tribe, Spiritual Learning as Capital...
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Episode 323 Featuring Michael Harris Our Reside...
A Taste - "...just killing sea lions dead with guns. These are smart, intelligent, playful animals.... " An environmentally minded conversation with Regular Contributor, Environmental Law Attorney from Friends of Animals - Michael Harris. Michael and I discuss Person-hood, Happiness for Animals, Whaling, Sea Lions, Species Diversity, Salmon in the Columbia River, Fish Ladders, Dams for Energy, Wild Horses, the Cattle Industry, Oil & Gas, Ethics & Economics...
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Episode 322 Featuring Stephen Shanaghan -Commun...
A Taste - "Our Religion is Economics, and There Is a Soullessness to That For Sure. " A dynamic conversation with Restaurateur, Community Lover, Activist, Impresario, Co-Owner & Operator of Pangea in Manhattan's East Village- Stephen Shanaghan. Stephen and I discuss Traveling Europe, the East Village, Opening a Restaurant in the Village, Bohemian Culture, the Importance of Community, NYU's Affect on the Village, Jane Jacobs, the Greatest Artists Are in New York City, PRIDE Week, the Stonewall Inn, Cabaret, Keepin' the Faith...
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Episode 321 Featuring Serf William Our Resident...
A Taste - "I Believe in Democracy but... I Think Our Government Is Wholly Illegitimate. " A vivacious conversation with our Resident Historian- Serf William. The Serf and I discuss Searching for Meaning, Order in Chaos, Privilege, Concentrated Wealth, Meritocracy, Tribalism, Cultural Differences in America, Our Rigged System, How Trump Was Right About Capitalism, Fascist Dogs, How Wealth Inspires Nastiness, Responsibility of Citizens, Sacred Cows, Making Hard Decisions...
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Episode 320 Featuring John Bromberg
A Taste - "I've Been Very Fortunate in My Life, I've Met a Lot of Brilliant People..." A grand conversation with Artist, Activist, Puppet Maker - John Bromberg. John and I discuss Ozone Park, Zip Guns, Gangs, Wanting to Be a Beatnik, Playing Chess with Marcel Duchamp in Washington Square Park, Pratt, Minimalist Painting, Too Young for Success, Nervous Breakdown, Bellevue, Peter Schumann, Scott and Helen Nearing, Back to the Land, Wallace Black Elk, Ritual of Performance, Pictures Moved by Strings, Social Justice, Changing the World...
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Episode 319 Featuring Almighty Todd
A Taste - "Stupid Animals? Stupid People..." A wonderful conversation with our Resident Philosopher, Farmer and Winemaker - Almighty Todd. The Almighty and I discuss Mudslides. Roadside Litter, Rivers Polluted into the Ocean, Cherry Blossoms. Fossil Fuels, Wu Wei, Confucius, Taoism, Forest Bathing, Passing Time, Barbecue Season. ...
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Episode 318 Featuring Trudy Gerlach
A Taste - "It Is An Idea About the Dark Parts of Humans' Interaction with the World..." A wonderful conversation with Artist and Activist Trudy Gerlach. Trudy and I discuss Drawing, Painting, Loving Books, Her Mother, the Natural Environment, Bogs, Moss, the Anthracite Mines, Tunnels, White Supremacy, Environmental Refugees, Old Habits, Climate Change...
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Episode 317 Featuring Professor Frank Little Bear
A Taste - "We Borrow this World from Our Children..." An insightful conversation with Professor of North American Indigenous Peoples Studies - Frank Little Bear. Professor Little Bear and I discuss the Passing of His Father and How it Has Him Reflecting on the Meaning of Life, Springtime, Holding Onto Things, Being an Elder, the Northern Cree, Turtle Island, Christianity, Physical & Spiritual Worlds, How Humans Are Meant to Be Imperfect & Are Meant to Carry Burdens, Notre Dame & the Rain Forest, Pipelines, How Water is Life, Surrendering Your Ego...
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Episode 315 Featuring LittleStarRun
A Taste - "Prevention of People Connecting to One Another, Emigrating and Seeking a Better Life..." A beautiful conversation with Regular Contributor, Artist, Writer, Musician & Performer - LittleStarRun. LittleStarRun and I discuss a Musical She Is Working On, False Identities, Accountability Partners, Dystopia, Unity, Record Stores, Psychedelics, International Marijuana Day, Cannabis As a Medicinal Alternative, Synchronicity, Telepathy, Clairvoyance, Spirituality, Guiding Objects, Butterflies..
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Episode 314 Featuring Philip Brady
A Taste - "The Listening Imagination Does Not Discriminate, It Is Blind..." a dynamic conversation with Poet, Essayist, Editor and Professor Philip Brady. Philip and I discuss Apprehending Poetry, Muse, Listening, Melody, the Clancy Brothers, Queens, Prayers to the Earth, Derrida, W.H. Auden, the Power of Zero, Authenticity, the Youngstown Prison Program, Art & Tyranny...
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Episode 313 Featuring Kitty Belle Burbank
A Taste - "You're Not Aloud to Have a Direct Connection to the Divine..." A vivacious conversation with Regular Contributor - Writer, Activist, Baker & Candlestick Maker: Kitty Belle Burbank. Kitty Belle and I discuss How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan, Psychedelics, Marijuana, Magic Mushrooms, the Anti-Marijuana Political Campaign, the Best Spiritual Experiences, the Failure of Religion, Risk vs. Medicine, What is True, Feeling Empowered, a Direct Connection to the Divine, the Sickness of Society, Mindy Kaling, Immigrants, Misogyny...
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Episode 312 featuring Eliza Bent
A Taste - "Language Always Fails Us One Way or Another..." A very insightful conversation with Playwright and Performer - Eliza Bent. Eliza and I discuss Her Journey from a Philosophy Degree at Boston College to Writing and Staging Plays in NYC, Living in Rome, the Parallel Lives We Live, Regret, Limits & Wonderful Challenges with Language, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Religious Identity, Toilet Fires, Emotional Pain & Digestion, Looking For Your People..
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Episode 311 featuring JQ
A Taste - "Boy, I thought things were bad in the 90s when I ran away to France." A fun conversation with Artist, Global Hobo and our Resident Cultural Critic- JQ. JQ and I discuss Life in the South of France, Measures of Austerity, John C. Calhoun's Norway Rats, Behavioral Sink, the Beautiful Ones, the Creative Class, Worldwide Urbanization, Europe from Space, Happy Endings, God, Faith, Childish Optimism, the Hard Problem of Consciousness, Happy Endings, the Soul, Knowing When Justice Has Occurred, Success...
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Episode 310 featuring Seamus McGraw
A Taste - "... I am a Sixty Year Old White Man with Bad Teeth..." a grand conversation with Critically Acclaimed Writer & Thinker - Seamus McGraw. Seamus and I discuss the Dismantling of U.S. Institutions, Republicans, Democrats, Climate Change, Guns, the Needs of the Individual Balanced Against the Needs of the Community, Texas...
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Episode 309 featuring Serf William
A Taste - "This War on the Educated has Led to Terrible Decisions..." A vivacious conversation with regular contributor, our Resident Historian - Serf William. The Serf and I discuss Lucretius, Paganism, Infomercials, Infotainment, Johnny Carson, What News Is, Jon Stewart, Questioning Everything, Racism, the Difference Between Elitism & Intellectualism...
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Episode 308 featuring Justin Teodoro
A Taste - " I Never Had Any Harrowing, Devil Wears Prada Experiences..." a great conversation with NYC Artist, Illustrator & Designer Justin Teodoro. Justin and I discuss His Journey from Creative Kid in Canada to the Parsons School of Design, Working With Some of The Biggest Talents in the Fashion World, Being an Illustrator for The Public Theater, Glenn Close, NYC Lifestyle, Intellectual & Spiritual Sustenance Via Art, Egos, Collaboration, Art Fostering Social Change, Pop Artist Keith Haring, Justin's Illustration of The Statue of Liberty Holding the Hand of a Little Girl that Went Viral, Some Words of Encouragement for Artists Making Their Way...
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Episode 307 featuring Michael Harris
A Taste - "The Argument for Protecting Pollinators is So Much Stronger. It's Protecting Ourselves..." An ecologically astute perspective shared by Regular Contributor Environmental Law Attorney Michael Harris. Michael is the Director of the Wildlife Law Program for Friends of Animals. He and I discuss - Monarch Butterflies, Their Declining Population, Indicators of the Health of Our Natural Environment, Habitats, Milkweed. Rachel Carson, Corporate Political Influence, Accepting Science, the Spiritual Place of Butterflies, the Endangered Species Act, Whaling, Moby Dick, Cultural History, Status Symbol Eating, Black Market Whale, a Rare Goat in Afghanistan...
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Episode 306 featuring Virginia Rowe
A Taste - "You Have to See People as People, as a Function of Their Family and the Movement of Their Lives...A warm, insightful conversation with Educator and Author Virginia Rowe. Virginia and I discuss - Teaching, Her New Novel "Abuelita Rosalita," Max & Hilda, the Inspiration for Her Book, Communicating without Words, Family & Friends, Neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Building Community, U.S. Attitudes on Immigration, What Our Country Stands For, Compassion, Having An Open Heart...
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Episode 305 featuring Nellie McKay
A Taste - "We Are a Country Founded on Genocide & Built on Slavery." a delightful conversation with Composer, Singer, and Activist - Nellie McKay. Nellie and I discuss Bob Dorough, Walt Whitman, Kindred Spirits, Being Over-educated, Being Taught to Stop Thinking for Ourselves, Jazz, David Byrne on His Bike, What It Means to Make It, Genocide, Slavery, Her New Album Sister Orchid, Her Invitation to Perform at the Kennedy Center, Interpreting Songs from the Great American Songbook, Our Messiah Complex, the Effectiveness of Our Political System, Localizing, Climate Change & Animal Agriculture...
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