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Episode 498 Featuring Peter McGough - Acclaimed...
Taste –"Art Is Supposed To Uplift People..." An engaging conversation with Painter, Photographer, Performance Artist – Peter McGough. Peter talks with us from his studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn New York. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. Next week we will feature part 2. We discuss: Fantasy-Realism, Living in the West Village, David McDermott, Eating Mushrooms, Washington Square Park, the State of the World, Real Power, Future Shock, Mechanical Dogs, Cell Phone Zombies...
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Episode 497 Featuring Almighty Todd - Homestead...
Taste –"Take A Deep Breath..." A philosophical conversation with Homesteader, Sensei, Winemaker, Our Reluctant Resident Philosopher – Almighty Todd. The Almighty talks with us from his home in Stockbridge, Vermont. We discuss: Vermont Ballots Re: Slavery & Abortion, Panpsychism & Consciousness Everywhere, Moon Rainbows & Sundogs, Elon Musk, Fetterman & Oz, Haley's Comet, Hot Autumn, Being Insignificant, Tibetan Monks & Parameciums, Uncle Butch & the Potato Gun, Adirondack Reds, Catapults...
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Episode 496 Featuring Elle-Maija Tailfeathers -...
Taste –"It's a Love Letter to My Community..." An engaging conversation with Filmmaker, Writer, Director, Actor – Elle-Maija Tailfeathers. Elle-Maija talks with us from her home on the Blood Reserve in South Alberta, Canada. We discuss: Her Childhood, Ancestors, Oral History, Her Influences, Northern Norway, the Kainai First Nation, the Sami, Her Films, the Opiod Crisis, Being Cliche, Policing in the U.S.A., Privilege, Indigenous Children, Upcoming Projects, the Journey Home...
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Episode 495 Featuring LittleStarRun - Songwrite...
Taste – "They were just walking around the supermarket pouring milk out on the floor..." An enchanted conversation with Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Artist, Our Resident Storyteller – LittleStarRun. LittleStarRun and I discuss: Recording New Music, Theater, October & November, Savoring Warm Drinks, Your Shadow Side, the Coming Winter Freeze, a List of Books, a Vegan Milk Protester, Sleep Paralysis, Hallucinations, Lilith, Origins of Storytelling, Flying Back and Forth from Greece, the Collective Unconscious, Subversive Thought, Cleaning Out Your Space...
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Episode 494 Featuring Lesley-Ann Brown - Author...
Taste –"It's About People Power..." A fascinating conversation with Author, Poet, Activist and Educator – Lesley-Ann Brown. Lesley-Ann talks with us from her home in Copenhagen, Denmark. We discuss: Colonialism, Influences, James Baldwin, Being a Caretaker of Culture, Her Books "Decolonial Daughter" and "Blackgirl on Mars," Abolishing Hierarchal Structure, the Creation of Whiteness, Eurocentric Fundamentalism, Techno-Fascism, Being Gentle with Yourself, Winter in Denmark...
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Episode 493 Featuring Travis Ignatowski - Urban...
Taste –"I Can Go Over There & Gamble, Buy Legal Weed, And Who Knows What Else." A uniquely urbane conversation with Urban Hiker – Travis Ignatowski. Travis talks with us from his hotel room overlooking the Detroit river toward Windsor, Canada. We discuss: Motown, the Jackson 5, Post-Covid Travel Observations, Room Service, the Importance of Non-Stem Coursework, Poetry-Prose, Banned Books, a Really Cool Bookstore in Pittsburgh, the Emperor of Ice Cream, the Midterm Elections, Integrity...
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Episode 492 Featuring Corinne Mammana - Jazz Si...
Taste –"...Learning from Them, Being Inspired by Them, But Not Quite Copying." A cool conversation with Jazz Singer - Corinne Mammana. Corinne and I discuss: Early Days, Influences, the American Song Book, Autumn in New York, Sensing an Audience, Creating Arrangements, the Future of Jazz, Art & Society...
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Episode 431 Featuring Dwayne Heisler and Kathry...
Taste –"We Are Meeting People Where They Are..." A politically astute conversation with grass root organizers and political experts - Dwayne Heisler & Kathryn Personette. Dwayne, Kathryn and I discuss: The New Pennsylvania Project, Stacey Abrams, the Disenfranchised, Meeting People Where They Are, the Midterm Elections, Values, a 100 Year Old First Time Voter, Unions, Free and Fair Elections, the Corporate Elite...
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Episode 490 Featuring Bruno Milo - Writer, Soci...
Taste – “He's a Little Insecure, It's Been Said..." A raucous conversation with Satirist, Writer and Baseball Fan - Bruno Milo. Bruno and I discuss: Summertime, Autumn, Aaron Judge, Cheating as a Part of Baseball, Umpires, Midterm Elections, Oz & Fetterman, Cab, the Supreme Court, the Constitution, People in the U.S. Overreacting, Abortion, Being Unemployed...
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Episode 489 Featuring Frank Little Bear - Renow...
Taste – “ Thanks for Taking Care of Our Land, But the Queen Wants It Back..." An indigenously informed conversation with Native American Lecturer, Artist, Musician - Frank Little Bear. Little Bear and I discuss: The Inspiration to Teach His Culture & Heritage, the Queen, European Americans, Indigenous Prayers, Equality, Respect, Tribal Government, Oral Traditions, Treaties, Outsiders & Invaders, Respecting the Environment, His Family History, Chiefs, a 13 Month Calendar, the Meaning of Fall Colors...
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Episode 488 Featuring Kurt Shotko - Activist, P...
Taste – “ It Was a Gesture of Love for This Country..." A wonderfully rebellious conversation with - Kurt Shotko. Kurt and I discuss: The Two Party System in the U.S., Being a Green Party Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Affordable Housing, Opening Your Heart, Gun Violence, Our Energy System, Stalin, Mother Jones, Howard Zinn, Giving Every Child a Chance, His Presidential Campaign, Eco-Psychology, Orgasms, Rhythm Against Rage, Normal Life, Having Fun...
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Episode 487 Featuring Michael R. Harris - Direc...
Taste – “ It Has the Potential of Changing Life on Earth..." An environmentally astute conversation with Director of the Environmental Advocacy Clinic and Associate Professor of Law at Vermont Law School - Michael R. Harris. Michael and I discuss: Friends of Animals, Moving from Colorado to Vermont, the Culture at Vermont Law School, Particular Pollution Problems, Climate Change Deniers, Politics, Rain & Drought, the Effect of Climate Change on Nonhuman Animals, Harvesting Forests to Mitigate Fires, the Ethics of Treating Other Animals Well...
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Episode 486 Featuring Serf William - Educator, ...
Taste – “ I Would Question the Term 'Educated'..." A raucous conversation with Educator, Fiddler Player, Axe Aficionado, and Our Resident Historian – Serf William. The Serf and I discuss: His Time in Berlin, the Civil War, the Stupid Electorate, Desiring Fascist Rule, How Europeans Are Perplexed about the Fascination with Guns in the U.S., Expatriates, the Difference Between Nationalism & Patriotism, a Good Glass of Bourbon, Beginners Mind, Travel...
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Episode 485 Featuring Kitty Belle Burbank - Wri...
Taste – “I Told My Friend - They Are Trying To Tear Down The Public School System. He said, 'You're Being Dramatic'..." An insightful conversation with Playwright, Poet, Professor, Baker & Candlestickmaker– Kitty Belle Burbank. Kitty and I discuss: the Far Right Attack on Education, Despicable Doug & Ridiculous Ron, the Crime in the Cities Trick, Stopping Woke, Critical Race Theory, the Police, Domestic Terrorism, Her Mom, Tulsa, Jim Crow, Slavery Through the Criminal Justice System, Critical Thinking...
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Encore Episode 333 (August 2019) Featuring Robe...
AN ENCORE BROADCAST FROM AUGUST 2019: 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 484 Featuring Erik Van Loon - Dutch Art...
Taste – “I Don't Want to Make Art for Above the Sofa..." A vivacious conversation with Dutch Poet, Painter, Public Conceptual Artist – Erik Van Loon. Erik talks with us from his home in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. We discuss: de Kooning, Ai Wei Wei, His Nyc Marathon Public Art Display "I Will Win," His Bookstore - House of Craziness, Charles Bukowski, Being an Activist, Clean Air & Water, Distractions, Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan, Satellite Photos, Calling NASA, a Crack House in the Bronx, Always Wanting to Improve, the American Way, Homeless People in LA, Poetry Beach in Venice Beach, a Poetry Train Across the U.S.A., What LAPD Means, Art as a Release...
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Episode 483 Featuring John Bromberg - Performin...
Taste – “Every Weekend I'd Go to Greenwich Village and Study the Beatniks," A grand conversation with Performing & Visual Artist, Puppet Maker and Activist – John Bromberg. John talks with us from his home on PMS Farms in Pennsylvania. This is our annual July conversation. We discuss: His Maple Tree, Elka & Peter Schumann, Bubble Gum Portraits, Sam Green, Paper Caves, a Bridge to Nowhere, Hamlet, Ophelia, New Hope, TnT, Marcel Duchamp, Being Expelled, Being a Beatnik. Ozone Park, Washington Square Park, the Alphabet vs. the Goddess, Patriarchy, Blueberries & Apples...
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Episode 482 Featuring Annie Saenger - NYC Actre...
Taste – “I Find Myself Really Drawn to Discover Every Community's Stories." Annie Saenger. Annie talks with us from her home in New York City. We discuss: Growing Up in Manhattan, the Flute, Summer Shakespeare, Yale, Coming Together, Iris Murdock. Role Playing, Dungeons and Dragons, Biases, Fiasco's Conservatory, Her One Woman Hamlet, Being An Escape Artist...
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Episode 481 Featuring Nash Rose - Comedic Write...
Taste – “We Have Been Given An Illusion That We Have Rights," A genuine conversation with Comedic Writer, Comedienne, Singer & Songwriter – Nash Rose. Nash talks with us from his home in Brooklyn, New York. We discuss: Chris Rock, Will Smith, David Chappelle, Color/Gender Dynamics, Belief Systems, Character, Generational Characteristics, Cages, Entitlement, the Best Democracy..
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Episode 480 Featuring Nestor Gomez - Storytelle...
Taste – “I Think We Are All Storytellers." A wonderful conversation with Writer, Producer and Storyteller Extraordinaire – Nestor Gomez. Nestor talks with us from his home in Chicago, Illinois. We discuss: His Journey from Guatemala to Chicago, Worry Dolls, Mayan People, His First Experience with an African American, The N-Word, Diminishing People, Immigration, Writing a Poem a Day, Being the Boss, Winning the Moth 67 Times, the Labor of Slaves, His Wife, Optimism About People in the U.S., Descendants & Allies...
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Episode 479 Featuring Almighty Todd - Our Resid...
Taste – “... Finally, Mowing the Leaves of Grass," A grand conversation with Homesteader, Winemaker, Sensei, and Our Reluctant Resident Philosopher – Almighty Todd. The Almighty talks with us from his home in Gaysville, Vermont. We discuss: His Potatoes, Burlington, the Right to Be Entertained, Information Bubbles, Runners With Headphones, Cassidy Hutchinson, Inappropriate Use of Police Force, Verbal Abuse, Narcotics, Summertime, Leaves of Grass..
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Episode 478 Featuring Ana Cristina Da Silva - A...
Taste – “Live Performance Brings Us Together..." A great conversation with Actor, Writer, Producer, and Co-Artistic Director of Brooklyn based theater group What Will the Neighbors Say? – Ana Cristina Da Silva. Ana and I discuss: Her Journey from Florida to Austin to Nyc, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Provoking Questions Through Untold Stories, Abortion Access, Hurting Her Foot and Finding Theater, Using Bodies on Stage, Her Puppet Show, a Talking Chicken, Bread and Puppet, Meeting People Eye to Eye, Taking Deep Breaths, Patience & Empathy...
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Episode 477 Featuring Jess Meoni - Graphic Desi...
Taste " I Think People Are Just Lacking So Much Empathy..." An earnest conversation with Graphic Designer, Organizer, Photographer, Writer, Educator and Impresario - Jess Meoni. Jess and I discuss: Her Story, Social Movements As An Inspiration, Fanzines, Rights For All People, Underground Newspapers, Underdogs, Ladyfest, Feminism, Riot Grrrl, Pent Up Rage, Female Empowerment, Playing Drums, Making Change, Aggression in Politics, Supporting Things In Your Own Backyard...
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Episode 476 Featuring Julia Gorton - Highly Acc...
Taste " ... I Got a Waitressing Job, Which Showed Me the Depravity of Humankind..."Julia and I discuss: Her Story, Wilmington, Philly, Nyc, John Waters, Andy Warhol, the No Wave Scene in Nyc, Sleeze, Punk, Champagne with Legs McNeil, Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Billy Idol, MoMa, CBGBs, Lydia Lunch, Fandom, Parsons, Mudd Club, Gritty Glam, Imagery & the Ephemeral Moment, Feeling Images, a New Group Memoir, DIY, Creating a Place for Yourself...
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Episode 475 Featuring Nijmie Dzurinko - Black, ...
Taste – “It's About The Distorted Moral Narrative of White Nationalism..." A vibrant conversation with Black Working Class Human Rights Organizer & Strategist – Nijmie Dzurinko. Nijmie and I discuss: Poverty, Systemic Racism, the Poor People’s Campaign, Starting Where People Are, Affordable Housing, Living Wages, Values, People Power, Understanding Your Position, Developing Leaders, Unity...
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Episode 474 Featuring Judge Abby Abinanti - Chi...
Taste " Thousands of Years of History Behind Them, and a Culture..."An insightful conversation with Yurok Tribe Chief Justice " Judge Abby Abinanti. Judge Abby talks with us from her home in Northern California. We discuss: The Invasion, the Misguided Melting Pot, the Yurok Tribe, Giving Up Culture & History, Old World Europe, Shared Values, Developing Creeds to Justify, Language of Action versus Things, Missing Women, Opioids, Justice, Community...
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Episode 473 Featuring Bruno Milo - Writer, Soci...
Taste – “No. I Hate that Rule. It's Perverting the Game..." A boisterous, engaging conversation with Writer, Social Critic and Pop Culture Curmudgeon – Bruno Milo. Bruno and I discuss: Masks, Starting at Second Base, Soft Ice Cream vs. Soft Ice Cream, Bruno Mars, His Aunt Who Worked for NASA, Forgiving Shoeless Joe, Pete Rose and Barry Bonds, Hall of Character, Faith in People, Honest & Impartial Journalists, Summer Plans...
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Episode 472 Featuring Vijay R. Nathan - Poet, L...
Taste – “Your Own Alignment, Your Own Tuning of Yourself Is Really How You Become Abundant..." An energetic, insightful conversation with Poet, Librarian, Mindful Mental Health Counselor – Vijay R. Nathan. Vijay talks with us from his place in Queens. We discuss: The Journey of a Hero, Dreams, Growing Up in Staten Island, William Carlos Williams, Becoming Abundant, Catholic School, Being the Hero of One’s Own Life, Bringing the Results to the Process, Visiting India and Thailand, Buddhist Traditions, Jung, the World’s Trajectory...
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Episode 471 Featuring Travis Ignatowski - Urban...
Taste - “It's A Young, Hip-Urban Neighborhood..." An urbane conversation with Editor Extraordinaire, Trendsetter and Our Resident Urban Hiker– Travis Ignatowski. Travis talks with us from an undisclosed subterranean location in Philadelphia. He and I discuss Cinco De Mayo, Mexico City, Scrap Metal Collectors, His Shirts, Ithaca, Supply Chains, Global Upheavals, Hip-Young, Bastions of Provincial Thinking, Welcoming the Outsider, Diversity, Gentrification...
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Episode 470 Featuring Dwayne Heisler - Chair of...
Taste - “It's Not a Horse Race. I'm Actually Voting for the Person I Want..." A politically astute conversation with SEIU Union Leader & Organizer, Chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Progressive Caucus, Our Resident Politico – Dwayne Heisler. Dwayne and I discuss U.S. Senate Races, Being Targeted By Republicans, Less Gerrymandering, Patterns in Rural Counties, Autocracies, Republicans Hiding from Their Constituents, Racism Informing Voting Choices, Sharing Core Values, Voting...
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Episode 469 Featuring Aaron Phillip Clark - Nov...
Taste - "He Has To Overcome His Own Past & Confront His Demons..." A compelling conversation with Novelist, Screenwriter, Professor " Aaron Philip Clark Aaron talks with us from his office in Los Angeles, California. He and I discuss His Latest Novel "Under Color of Law," Being a Recruit in the L.A.P.D., Trying to Find a Place to Put Anger, Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter, Revenge & Justice...
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Episode 468 Featuring Michael R. Harris - Forme...
Taste - “It's to Make a Profit Off These Lives, These Souls..." An environmentally astute conversation with Former Director of the Wildlife Law Program for Friends of Animals & Vermont Law School Visiting Professor – Michael R. Harris. Michael and I discuss Beluga Whales, Connected Justice, Animal Rights, Rights of Nature, the Commons, Forms of Consciousness, Trusting the Government, AI Taking Over the Role of Animal Testing, Factory Farming, Industry and Decision Makers, Environmental Human Rights...
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Episode 467 Featuring LittleStarRun - Songwrite...
Taste - “I Think A Lot of Times We Aren't Aware That We Are Tuned In..." A wonderful conversation with Songwriter, Musician, Actress, Artist and Our Resident Storyteller – LittleStarRun. LittleStarRun and I discuss Obstacles & Divine Timing, Sending & Receiving Frequencies, Attachment, Maintaining Hope, Seeking Residency in Athens, Murmuration of People, Dirty Looks, Flow, Being Tested, Interconnectedness...
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Episode 466 Featuring Michael Blumenthal - Form...
Taste - “I Think Almost Any Language Has The Capacity To Be Beautiful..." A wonderful conversation with Former Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, Law Professor at West Virginia University, Poet and Essayist – Michael Blumenthal. Michael and I discuss Growing Up in Washington Heights, Being Lost, Having Time to Figure Things Out, Justice, the Human Condition, Hungary, White Space on the Page, Clerking with David Souter, Drinking with Writer George Conard, Carl Jung, the Human Psyche, Power of Evil vs. Power of Good...
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Episode 465 Serf William - Fiddler, Educator an...
Taste “You Are Always Going To Have Traitors In Your Midst, And Misinformed People..." We have a raucous conversation with Fiddle Player, Educator, Ax Aficionado & Our Resident Historian – Serf William. The Serf talks with us from his home in Bucks County Pennsylvania. He and I discuss the Historical Connection Between Ukraine and Russia, Supporting Leaders, Vikings, U.S. Foreign Policy, Moral Authority, the Free Press, American Values, Sowing the Seeds of Unrest...
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Episode 464 Featuring Marisa Nalevanko - Emmy A...
Taste All the Right Parts, Everything Just Came Into Place... and It Was Such a Powerful Piece." A grand conversation with Emmy Award Winning Writer, Director and Producer " Marisa Nalevanko. Marisa and I discuss Playing In The Woods, Three Channels on TV, Working With Amanda Gorman, PBS Kids, the Emmy Arriving in the Mail, Being Brave, Family Traditions, the Honesty of Children...
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Episode 463 Featuring Kitty Belle Burbank - Pla...
Taste - "What Is Fact? What Is Analysis? What Is Interpretation?" A great conversation with Playwright, Poet, Professor. Baker and Candlestickmaker " Kitty Belle Burbank. Kitty Belle and I discuss Reverse Racism, Comparing U.S. Response to Ukrainian Refugees vs. Its Response to Syrian Refugees, Eastern Europe, Post, Post Modernism, Racists Havng a Voice as Part of Free Speech, Journalism aa the Fourth Estate, Right Speech, Rich People Dancing, Adding Value, International Women's Day...
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Episode 462 Featuring Maggie Craig - Novelist, ...
Taste “It Helped Her Understand How Being Gay Wasn't A Choice." An engaging conversation with Novelist, Poet and Founder of Papercut Press – Maggie Craig. Maggie and I discuss Environmental Journalism, Changing People's View of the World, Queer Issues, Driving Around the Country, Her Novels, Running Away from a Life of Servitude. Coming Out, High Fantasy as Compared to Science Fiction, Steamy Punk, Running an Independent Press, Social Change...
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Episode 461 Featuring Bob Bert - Acclaimed Amer...
Taste “We Knew They Weren't Going To Be Receptive To This Extremely Loud, Noisy NYC Art Rock..." Episode 461 features a grand conversation with American Rock Drummer and Author – Bob Bert. Bob speaks with us from his home in Hoboken. We discuss His Younger Years, the East Village, Max's, Andy Warhol, the Capital Theater, Sex Is Confusion, Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Lydia Lunch, His Book "I'm Just the Drummer," Savage Blunder Tours, Making Music That Is True...
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Episode 460 Featuring Kerry Kenny - Musician, S...
Taste As a Child I Was Competing with My Great Aunts, Who Were Playing the Accordion and Singing..." A great conversation with Singer, Songwriter and Educator " Kerry Kenny. Kerry and I discuss Growing Up In An Irish Bar, the Coal Mines, County Mayo, Performing in Ireland, Studying Film Scoring at NYU, Composing Music for a Show in Krakow, Poland, the Working Class, Working in Nyc, Her Mother, Being Scrappy, Reading the Crowd...
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Episode 459 Featuring Nash Rose - NYC Comedic W...
Taste “I Know People Whose Lives Suck. Systemic Racism Is Very Real. It Is Very Real," a captivating conversation with Brooklyn Based Singer, Songwriter. Comedic Writer & Comedian – Nash Rose. Nash talks with us from her apartment in Bed-Stuy. We discuss Feeling Down, Treating Covid Like a Cold, Virtual Reality, Buying Land in the Metaverse, Skinny Jeans, Faking Being a Stripper, The Insurrection, White Privilege, Enjoying Life...
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Episode 458 Featuring Austin Pendleton - Acclai...
Taste “Nothing Is More of An Aphrodisiac Than Being In A Musical In Trouble Out Of Town." A wonderful conversation with Actor, Playwright, Tony Nominated Director, Drama Desk & Obie Award Winner, Theater Guru – Austin Pendelton. Austin talks with us from his home in Manhattan. We discuss Orson Wells, Catch 22, Mike Nichols, Directing, Knowing When You Have a Good Script, Fiddler On The Roof, Responding to a Bad Review, Ten Things a Day, Teaching Acting at HB Studio, the Steppenwolf Theater, Egos, Sticking With It...
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Episode 457 Featuring Legs McNeil - U.S. Punk L...
Taste "In Matters of Taste There Is No Dispute." A grand conversation with U.S. Punk Laureate, American Journalist, Co-founder of Seminal PUNK Magazine, Former Editor of SPIN Magazine and Co-Author of the Highly Acclaimed Book Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk " Legs McNeil. Legs and I discuss Fiction vs. Oral History, the Ethos of Punk, Legsville, Iggy Pop, Johnny Thunders, New York Dolls, Unsung Heroes, CBGBs, New Wave, Manson, Hair Metal, Cocaine, Being Altar Boys ...
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Episode 456 Featuring Rhony Bhopla - British In...
Taste “… A primordial wound, a wound that takes on new shapes." A wonderful conversation with British Indo-American Poet & Visual Artist - Rhony Bhopla. Rhony talks with us from her home in Sacramento, California. We discuss Her Mom, the Partitioning of India, Poetry, Mortality, Primordial Wounds, Hope in Humanity, Other People’s Stories, Relying on Ritual, Asking for Help...
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Episode 455 Featuring Almighty Todd - Our Reluc...
Taste - “It kind of tinkles, it’s almost like mini little xylophones." An enchanted conversation with Homesteader, Winemaker, Sensei and our reluctant Resident Philosopher - Almighty Todd. The Almighty talks with us from his home in Gaysville, Vermont. We discuss the Cold, Music from the White River, Threats to Democracy, Violent Rhetoric, the Hierarchy of Nature, Deep Ecology, Cultures of Exploitation, the Overton Window...
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Episode 454 Featuring Ned Sparrow - Professor, ...
Taste "…Something Like Epiphany, Now We Call It Traitors Day." A great conversation with Professor, Writer, Editor, Performer & Bookstore Owner - Ned Sparrow. Ned talks with us from his home in Baltimore. We discuss Baltimore, Detroit, Traitor's Day, Loss, Matching Socks, the Chord that Binds All, Squash, Song Circles, His Book Store, Kindness, Blessings...
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Episode 453 Featuring Some of Our Best Literatu...
Taste "Last Year’s Literature..." Episode 453 features a cornucopia of written word from our program in 2021, interspersed among several great tunes. You will hear the voices of yours truly, our associate producer Dr. Michael Pavese and actor extraordinaire Dominick Azzarelli musing about Champagne, Foundation, Shut-In Hippies, Seekers, Jazz Poems, Camus, Ferlinghetti, Bird Baths, Roland's Story, Cherokee, Mint, Thankfulness, and the Ice.
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Episode 452 Featuring Some of the Best Bits and...
Taste "Some of The Best Bits and Wits from 2021." We have for your listening pleasure Episode 452 of "Troubadours and Raconteurs with E.W. Conundrum Demure." Episode 452 features a medley of insight and personality with several of 2021's guests featured - Almighty Todd, Nash Rose, Gerry Geddes, Paperboy Love Prince, Debbie Hayton, Martyna Majok, Rob Roth, Nijmie Dzurinko, Chris Charlesworth, Lisa Caroll, JQ, Toni Jensen, John Bromberg, and Serf William. These good folk delve into the heavy, light, brilliant and contrite aspects of our human condition... I think you will find this tapestry of people poignant, warm, funny, and uplifting.
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Episode 451 Featuring Travis Ignatowski - Urban...
Taste "If I Did This All The Time, I’d Go Nuts..." A grand reconnection with consummate Urban Hiker- Travis Ignatowski. Travis talks with us from his home in Philadelphia. We discuss His Background, Topps Chewing Gum, Junior Achievement, Lollipops, Big Cities and Little Cities, Gentrification, the Holidays, Water Cooler Moments, His Trajectory in Life, Being a Coastal Elitist, Cults of Personality, Totalitarian Autocrats, Hookahs Packed with Hashish at Google, Hopes for 2022...
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Episode 450 Featuring Dr. Michael Pavese - Play...
Taste "What He Learned From Oscar Is To Write Every Song As A One-Act Play..." A grand conversation with Our Associate Producer, Playwright, Essayist, Professor - Dr. Michael Pavese. The good doctor and I discuss Stephen Sondheim's Younger Days, Oscar Hammerstein's Tutelage, Williams College, West Side Story, Gypsy, Bernstein, a Short History of American Theater, Oklahoma, the Psychological Depth of Sondheim's Characters, Common Themes, People Trying to Figure Themselves Out, Dealing With Personal History, Into the Woods, Sondheim's Generosity, Being Open to Changes...
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Episode 449 Featuring Tannis Kowalchuck and Jes...
Taste "People Here Would Give the Shirt Off Their Back If You Needed Help..." A great conversation with Company Manager and Artistic Director of the Farm Arts Collective- Jess Beveridge and Tannis Kowalchuk. Jess, Tannis and I discuss Serving Healthy Food and Theater to the Community, Climate Change, Telling Stories in Poetic and Abstract Ways, Bread and Puppet, Dream on the Farm, Quilts, Willow Wisp Organic Farm, Foundation Pillars of Life, Collectivism, Making the World a Better Place, the International Human Rights Festival in Manhattan, Upcoming Touring Gigs, Doing Something Creative for the Holidays...
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Episode 448 Featureing Kitty Belle Burbank - Wr...
Taste "I'm Done Being Nice About Capitalism..." A compelling conversation with Playwright, Poet, Professor, Baker & Candlestickmaker - Kitty Belle Burbank. Kitty Belle and I discuss the Meta Verse, the Best Way to Be Human, The Crusades, Vikings, Finding the Strength to Fight Injustice, American Capitalism Keeping Us Down, the Holidays, Bringing Books to Class, Critical Race Theory, James Baldwin, Dopesick, Self-Care, the Little Things...
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Episode 447 Featuring Dominique Lessing - Docum...
Taste "They Are People that Other People Didn't Realize Were Fabulous, But They Are..." A Delightful conversation with Documentary Film Maker, Archivist, Podcast Producer and Old Soul- Dominique Lessing. Dominique and I discuss Her Younger Days, Watching Old Movies, Sarah Lawrence, Working at MoMA, Working at Carnegie Hall, Being An Archivist, Old Souls, Glamour, Dinah Shore, Barbara Carroll, Her Friendship with Nancy Sinatra, Quiet Strength, Feeling Disconnected from Your Generation, Her Grandmother, Film, Mary Tyler Moore, Following Your Dreams...
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Episode 446 Featuring Michael R. Harris - Envir...
Taste "Elephants Are Evolving To Not Grow Tusks, It's Amazing..." An environmentally astute conversation with Environmental Law Attorney, Professor and Director of the Wildlife Law Program for Friends of Animals- Michael R. Harris. Michael talks with us from his office in Denver, Colorado. He and I discuss Shooting Barred Owls to Protect Spotted Owls, Invasive Species, Self-Centeredness, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Pendulum, Anthropomorphism, Survival of the Fittest, African Elephants, Tusks, Evolution, Asian Elephants, Happy the Elephant in the Bronx Zoo, Personhood, Professor Martha Nussbaum, Turkey & Thanksgiving...
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Episode 445 Featuring Bruno Milo - Writer, Soci...
Taste "Sometimes, I Go Outside..." A boisterous conversation with Writer, Social Critic and Resident Satirist- Bruno Milo. Bruno and I discuss Pandemic Days, the Importance of Laughter, Pot, Why One Can't Always Be So Serious About Everything, Baseball As a Means to Pass Time, What Congress Is Supposed to Do, Infrastructure, Bridges Falling Down, the Progressives, the Coming Holidays...
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Episode 444 Featuring Serf William - Fiddler, E...
Taste "It's Easy to Fight, the Difficult Part Is Making Up..." A conversation with a perspective steeped in history. We talk with Educator, Fiddle Player and our Resident Historian - Serf William. The Serf and I discuss Coming Off the Bench, Winners & Losers, Elections in Europe Compared to Elections in the U.S., Bismark to Hitler, LBJ to Trump, Xenophobia, Understanding Our Nations Institutions, Inspiration, Philisopher Michael Luby, Walking in the Woods, Chopping Wood...
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Episode 443 Featuring Declan Mulhall - Professo...
Taste "I Do All Of This Physics Stuff Because It Feeds Some Kind of Psychological Kink ..." An insightful conversation with Professor of Physics, Grower of Lilies - Declan Mulhall. Declan and I discuss Younger Days in Ireland, Quantum Chaos, Poetry, Religion, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Spirituality, Insults, Being Arrogant, Random Matrix Theory, Humbleness, Energy & Society in Prison, Making Ice Cream, Relationships, Duality, True Happiness, Oscilliscopes, What the Point of It All Is...
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Episode 442 Featuring Nash Rose - NYC Comedic W...
Taste "You Don't Really Know Too Many Men Who Just Have A Cat..." An insightful conversation with Brooklyn based Singer, Songwriter, Comedic Writer and Comedian - Nash Rose. Nash and I discuss Menpathy, a Different Approach Feminism, Being a Black American, Men Who Cry, Have Cats & Wear Sweaters, Traveling, Machismo in Anerica and France, Evolving, Being An Artist, New Orleans, Family Roots in the Carolinas, Remembering that We Are Human...
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Episode 441 Featuring Nancy McKinley - Acclaime...
Taste "The Contrast of Blight and Beauty Was Nearly Overwhelming..." A wonderful conversation with acclaimed author and professor - Nancy McKinley. Nancy speaks with us from her home in Colorado. We discuss Her Journey from New Jersey to Massachusetts, the Virgin Islands, Pennsylvania and Colorado, Beauty from Afar, the Importance of Community, Offbeat Humor, Irish Nuns, Northern Appalachia, Female Voices Not Seen in Literature, Her Acclaimed Novel "Saint Christopher On Pluto,"a Big Blue Old Buick, Malls, Joy, Laughter, Empathy, Attending Readings, Learning Through Writing and Teaching, Kindness...
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Episode 440 Featuring Dwayne Heisler - Our Resi...
Taste "President Biden Left Me With a Tray of Cookies, I thought to Myself - 'Is This How It Ends?'" A politically astute conversation with Union Organizer and Chair of the Pennsylvania Progressive Democratic Caucus- Dwayne Heisler. Dwayne and I delve into Voting Rights and Registration, Rural & Suburban Politics, Stacey Abrams, Gerrymandering, Big Donors, the Big Lie, the Importance of Municipal Elections, a Trip He Had With President Biden, The New Deal, The American Jobs Plan, The American Family Plan...
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Episode 439 Featuring Niko Kallianiotis - Accla...
Taste "Considering What We're All Going Through Now, We Are All In A Trance..." An illuminating conversation with Photographer and Educator - Niko Kallianiotis. Niko talks with us from his home in Athens, Greece. We delve into His Emigration from Greece to the U.S. and Back, Socioeconomic Differences in the Rural U.S. and Rural Greece, Personal Values Known First Hand, His Book of Photography titled "America in a Trance," Coping Through Photography, Accepting Each Other, the Vaccinated and Unvaccinated, Protests & Riots in Greece, Going Into the Heart of Where the Problems Are, Light & Images, A Mirror of One's Self...
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Episode 438 Featuring Almighty Todd - Our Reluc...
Taste "Those Who Know They Don't Know, Know. Don't You Know?" An insightful conversation with Homesteader, Winemaker, Sensei and Our Reluctant Resident Philosopher- Almighty Todd. The Almighty talks with us from his home in Stockbridge, Vermont. We delve into Autumn, Fruits of Our Labor, the Bhagavad Gita, the Bible, Ecclesiastes, the Social Contract, Hobbs, Locke, Rousseau, Hinduism, Buddhism, a Logical Fallacy Handbook, Harvesting Peaches, His Mom's Peach Pie, Constraints as Part of Being Free, Enjoying Your Time...
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Episode 437 Featuring Lisa Peebles - Public Def...
Taste "Keep The System Honest, Make Them Accountable..." A compelling conversation with Public Defender, Recipient of the Thurgood S. Marshall Award as New York state's Outstanding Criminal Practitioner, Author - Lisa Peebles. Lisa talks with us from her office in Syracuse New York. We discuss Her New Book "Scrapped: Justice and A Teen Informant," Being a Public Defender for Almost Three Decades, a Cover Up, a Sheriff's Department Informant, a Couple of Brothers, an FBI Profiler, Being in Prison While Innocent, Rewards & Eyewitnesses, Small Town Policing, Seeking Justice...
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Episode 436 Featuring JQ - Global Hobo, Writer,...
Taste "It's A Great Gig... It's Certainly Better Than Having A Boss," An insightful conversation with Writer, Musician, Self Described Global Hobo, and Our Resident Social Critic- JQ. He talks with us from his home in the South of France. We discuss Being Above the Pyrenees, the Anti-Health Pass Protests in France, a Particle Super Collider, Immigration in the U.S. as Compared to France, Small Towns, Working the Summer Markets in Southern France, Troubadours, Capitalism, Cafes, Cliches, Road Rats, Vagabonds, Smoking Cigarettes on Terraces, Vaccinations, Civil Liberties, Blind Pigs & Truffles...
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Episode 435 Featuring Martyna Majok - Pulitizer...
Taste "What Is The Thing To Do During One's Finite Life?" A delightful conversation with Writer, Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright - Martyna Majok. Martyna talks with us from her home in NYC. We discuss the Writing and Restaging of Her Latest Production "Sanctuary City,"the Immigration Experience, Chance & Circumstance, Doing Well in School, Developing Another of Her Theatrical Pieces "Queens" Into an HBO Series, Laughing & Crying, Writing Her First Screenplay, Being in London to Write the Libretto for a Production of "The Great Gatsby," F. Scott Fitzgerald, Beckett, Our American Society As of Late, Living During the Pandemic, Raising Kittens...
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Episode 434 Featuring LittleStarRun - Artist, S...
Taste "Be Open to Receiving Unexpected Signs from the Universe..." An enlightening conversation with Artist, Songwriter, Musician, Actress and Our Resident Storyteller - LittleStarRun. She tells a story and we discuss How Summer Is Going, Angels Among Us, Spheres of Influence, Unexplained Experiences, Being in the Moment, Her Grandmother Reaching Out From the Beyond, Cell Phones As Magical Little Boxes, a Prospective Road Trip, A Man On a Bus, Watching the Birds and Deliberating, Intuition and Asking for Guidance, An African Mystic in NYC, A Hidden Library, Ageless Wisdom...
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Episode 433 Featuring John Bromberg - Acclaimed...
Commercial Free, Small Batch Radio Crafted in the West Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania... Heard All Over The World. Tell Your Friends and Neighbors...
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Episode 432 Featuring Serf William - Our Reside...
Taste "We Are Still Fighting The Civil War, As You Know..." A vivacious conversation with Educator, Fiddle Player, Ax Thrower and Our Resident Historian- Serf William. The Serf and I discuss How Reasonable People Have Always Had to Live Side-By-Side with Jerks, Implicit Threats of Violence by the Right, Our History of Class Struggle, the Distribution of Wealth, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, Lincoln's Position on Slavery, Amazon in Alabama, the Undecided Voter, Values, the Liberal Elite...
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Episode 431 Featuring Toni Jensen - Acclaimed A...
Taste "On All Sides People Really Just Want to Argue & Blame It Seems..." An insightful conversation with Acclaimed Author and Professor - Toni Jensen. Toni and I discuss Being Metis, Growing Up in Iowa, Tribal Enrollment, Landback, Both Grandmothers Being Librarians, Voraciously Reading, Outdoor Pursuits, Spending Time with Native People, Fracking Structure and Violence, Violence Against Indigenous Women, Her Highly Acclaimed Book of Essays "Carry," Abiding the Second Amendment vs Ignoring Tribal Treaties, Guns, Building Community Via Art, Activism. ...
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Episode 430 Featuring Kitty Belle Burbank - Wri...
Taste "They Deliberately Prevented Unions From Forming, Using Racial Animosity As A Weapon," A wonderful conversation with Playwright, Poet, Professor, Baker & Candlestickmaker - Kitty Belle Burbank. Kitty Belle and I discuss Post Covid, Post 45, Everything Being Different Now, Good Decisions in Time, Heather McGee's Book "The Sum of Us,"Poor People Joining Forces, Cheap Labor, Demonizing People For Their Problems, the Solitary Dividend, Star Trek, Mark Twain, Voting Rights, Finding Joy, Outdoor Theater, Lust for Life...
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Episode 429 Featuring Chris Charlesworth - Accl...
Taste "... One Time When I Interviewed Him [Bowie] He Told Me He Was Broke." Some major rock-n- roll insight as we share a conversation with British based music journalist and author - Chris Charlesworth. Mr. Charlesworth talks with us from his home outside of London. We discuss His Early Days as a Journalist in England, Writing for Melody Maker Magazine, Following Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Tour, Working with Acclaimed Rock Photographer Bob Gruen, a Phone Conversation with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page about Their New Band, Being The Who's Executive Producer, Touring with The Who, His Book "Tommy at 50,"the Mythology of Keith Moon, Being David Bowie's Publicist, Talking with John Lennon, His Three Favorite Interviews...
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Episode 428 Featuring Michael R. Harris - Envir...
Taste "It Was A Dentist, I Think, From Minnesota That Killed The Lion." An environmentally astute conversation with Environmental Law Attorney and Director of the Wildlife Law Program for Friends of Animals - Michael R. Harris. Michael and I discuss Re-populating Endangered Ostriches in Western Africa, the History of Wildhorses in America, the Bureau of Land Management, the Cattle Industry, Sheep Grazing, Duck Stamps, Drought, Climate Change, the Misfits, Our Public Lands, the Navajo, Cecil the Lion, the Big 5 African Trophies Act, Wild Horse Annie...
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Episode 427 Featuring Lisa Carroll - Acclaimed ...
Taste "I Don't Know What I Can Do For You, But I Am In Show Business." An engaging conversation with Acclaimed Actor, Singer, Composer and Writer - Lisa Carroll. Lisa and I discuss Her Journey from Bismark to Southern California to Manhattan, Acting Opposite Rock Hudson, Working in the Film Industry As Compared to Working in Theater, Being a Country Girl, a Chance Meeting with Broadway Producer David Merrick at Sardis, Hello Dolly, Carol Channing, Her Time in London, Writing for PBS, Los Angeles Compared to New York City, Central Park South, Playing a Wicked Woman on General Hospital, Her Rap Album, Her New Book, Following Your Dreams...
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Episode 426 Featuring Dwyane Heisler - Union Or...
Taste "What Does the Right Thing Look Like?." A vivacious conversation with Union Organizer & the Chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Caucus - Dwayne Heisler. Dwayne and I discuss The American Rescue Plan, A Budget As a Moral Document, Rev. Dr. King, Eisenhower, The Sweat of Labourers, Ghandi's Seven Social Sins, Blank Checks to Corporations Ending Up in the Pockets of CEOs, Republican Voters and Politicians, Nurses, Voting Rights, The Senate...
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Episode 425 Featuring Seamus McGraw - Acclaimed...
Taste "The NRA Is Basically On The Ropes." A compelling conversation with acclaimed American Journalist & Writer - Seamus McGraw. Seamus and I discuss Coming Out of the Pandemic, His New Book "From A Taller Tower...,"the Fog of War in Peace Time, a Toxic Form of Manhood, Obsession with Grievance and Victimhood, Mass Shooters, Mental Illness, Excuses, Thoughts & Prayers, the NRA, Gun Owners Wanting Gun Control, the Second Amendment, Generational Ideals Regarding Guns, Why the Need for Hunting When You Can Go to the Supermarket...
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Episode 424 Featuring Nash Rose - Comedic Write...
Taste "We Don't Get Reparations, The Least They Can Do Is Not Make Us Pay To Go Back To The Plantation." An endearing conversation with Brooklyn Based Comedic Writer, Comedienne, Singer & Songwriter - Nash Rose. Nash and I discuss New Orleans, Slave Plantations, Accepting History, Proof, Paying to Go Back to the Plantation, Reparations, Slaves Running Away, the Glorification of the Antebellum South, Partying on Bourbon Street, Riverboats, Comparing Comedy & Music, Limits People Place on You, Finding a Still Place Inside of Yourself...
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Episode 423 Featuring Margalit Fox - Former NY ...
Taste "It Took a Poet to Make Me Understand, on The Deepest Level, What It Is I Do." An engaging conversation with former Ny Times Journalist and Author- Margalit Fox. Margalit talks with us from her home in Manhattan. we discuss How She Ended Up at the New York Times Via New York News Day, Being On the Beat, Crafting Obituaries, Flash Biographies, Betty Friedan, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Charles Manson, Her Latest Book "The Confidence Men," Escaping a Turkish Prison Using a Ouija Board, Creating and Sustaining Belief, Her Process, Short Form & Long Form Writing, the Figure in the Carpet...
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Episode 422 Featuring Nijmie Dzurinko - Black W...
Taste "There is Nothing That Happens Without a Mass Movement." An earnest, revolutionary conversation with Black Working Class Human Rights Organizer & Strategist - Nijmie Dzurinko. Nijmie and I discuss The Poor People's Campaign, Putting People First, the Third Reconstruction Resolution Recently Introduced in the U.S. Congress, the First & Second Reconstruction, Systemic Racism, Climate Change, the Evils of Capitalism, the Definition of Poverty, Distorted Moral Narratives, the Co-opting of Religion by the Rich, Not Falling Into Traps, the Slave Bible, Uniting People, a Reluctance to Run for Political Office, Mass Movements...
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Episode 421 Featuring Matthew Kaplowitz - Accla...
Taste "The Universal Story... What Is That Truth Within You?" A grand conversation with Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker, and Editor & Chief of Nerd News - Matthew Kaplowitz. We talk with Matt from his home in Queens, New York. He and I discuss His Documentaries, Girl Fight, His Uncle Hank, Art & Zen, Being Inspired as a Kid to Cultivate Art, Stunt Performers in NYC, a Ballet Dancer Built Like a Linebacker, Comics, Anime, the Meaning of Nerdom, Will Eisner, American Splendor, an Anthropomorphic Samurai Rabbit, Harvey Pekar, Allan Moore, Star Trek, Dr. Crusher Getting Kissed By Bill Murray...
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Episode 420 Featuring Almighty Todd - Our Reluc...
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Episode 419 Featuring Rob Roth - NYC Mulitidisi...
Taste "I am going to turn you into a poet if it kills me..." A wonderful conversation with NYC Based Multidisciplinary Artist & Director- Rob Roth. We talk with Rob from his place in New York City. We discuss His Short Film Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival Titled "Blondie Vivir En La Habana," Water, Fire & Ice, Nyc & Havana as a Cultural Hubs, Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Film Stored in the Mini-Bar Refrigerator, How a Lack of Investors Equals Artistic Freedom, Painting a Film, Layers, How Editing Is Musical, Capturing the Energy of the People, Parker Posey, Hanging Out With Artists, Disconnecting, Everyone Wants to Be Right, Wack-a-do Ideas, Keeping On...
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Episode 418 Featuring Paperboy Love Prince - Ar...
Taste "I represent the eccentric, the theatrical, the flamboyant, the queer. I have embodied all of that..." A grand conversation with Artist, Community Activist & NYC Mayoral Candidate - Paperboy Love Prince. We talk with Paperboy from his place in Brooklyn, New York. He and I discuss His Grandparents Establishing a Church in Brooklyn, Running for Congress on Twenty Dollars, Spreading Love, Not Competing, Outer Space, Being 3000 Years Old, Andrew Yang, Fierce Warriors, the Elite Taking Care of the Elite, His Mayoral Campaign, Education, Legalization of Drugs, the NYPD Budget, Giving Out Love Tickets for Good Deeds, Mental Health Issues, De-Escalation, Supporting Local Businesses, His Unabashed Style, Everyone Working to Be Their Best Self to Change the World...
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Episode 417 Featuring Pamela Sabaugh - NYC Actr...
Taste "...That Sort of In Between, No-Man's Land Left Me Wanting More..." A wonderful conversation with NYC Actress, Writer, Director & Musician - Pamela Sabaugh. We talk with Pamela from her place in Queens, New York. She and I discuss Her Journey From Detroit to NYC, Belting Out Show Tunes in The Basement, Being In Between, a Love of Storytelling, Losing Her Central Vision at 14 Years Old, Being a Rebel Girl, Imaculate Degeneration, Faking It, Not Faking Not, Independence, Taking Risks, Serendipity, Signposts, a Poignant Dream, Communal Engagement...
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Episode 416 Featuring JQ - Global Hobo, Writer,...
Taste "...The Individual Is The Thing That Needs To Be Saved, The Individual Soul..." An engaging conversation with Writer, Musician, Global Hobo & Our Resident Social Critic- JQ.. We talk with JQ from his humble abode in the South of France. He and I discuss Covid Lockdowns in France, Protecting People Economically, Restaurants, Masks As Political Symbology, Political Correctness As the Potential Demise of Western Civilization, the Overton Window, Equal Access, Equal Pay, Christianity, Individuality vs.Tribalism, the Magna Carta, the U.S. Constitution, Civil Rights, Thomas Paine, Nietzsche, Eastern Philosophy Into Carl Jung, Empires Into Unity...
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Episode 415 Featuring Rhony Bhopla - British In...
Taste "The Immigrant Experience Has Bubbled Up Again..." An enamored conversation with British Indo-American Poet & Visual Artist Rhony Bhopla.We talk with Rhony from her home in South Sacramento, California. She and I discuss Her Journey from London to California, Inspiration found at Luna's Cafe, Influences in India, the Translation of Poetry, the Partition of India Through Generations, Being Heard, Awakening, the Importance of Names, Developing a New World... Rhony reads us one of her poems Titled "War God."
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Episode 414 Featuring David Ulin - Former LA Ti...
Taste "I Never Relish Writing a Poor Review..." An engaging conversation with the Former LA Times Book Critic, Acclaimed Writer and Associate Professor of The Practice of Writing at USC - David Ulin. David has written for the New Yorker and Harper's Magazines, the Paris Review and the New York Times. He and I discuss the Art of Criticism, Taste, the Lost Art of Reading, Reading as a Form of Quiet Resistance, Crossing Paths with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, City Lights Bookstore, Poet Ferlinghetti Encouraging Literary Community, Moral Avatars, Greater Access to Publishing...
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Episode 413 Featuring Debbie Hayton - Transgend...
Taste "Let's Celebrate Our Differences Rather Than Trying to Impose a Conformity on Each Other..." A compelling conversation with Educator, Journalist and Transgender Advocate - Debbie Hayton. Ms. Hayton has published articles in The Economist, The Evening Standard, The Times, Publico, The Huffington Post (UK), The National Review and Yahoo, to name a few. Debbie speakes with us from her home in Central England. She and I discuss Her Journey, What It Means to Be Transgender, the Eloquence of Physics, Gender Dysphoria, Conformity, Shame, Transitioning, Being Yourself, Conversion Therapy, What Gender Is, Celebrating Our Diversity...
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Episode 412 Featuring LittleStarRun - Our Resid...
Taste "This Is A Little Grotesque, But It Will Get Better..." An endearing spiritual conversation with Songwriter, Musician, Actress and Our Resident Storyteller - LittleStarRun. LittleStarRun and I discuss Going to Carolina, Changing Your Surroundings, Feeling the Sun on Your Face, Franz Kafka, Rent, Metamorphosis, Co-habitating With Cockroaches, Darkness & Light, Reiki, Healing Through Physical Touch, Gravitating to Things Unresolved, Bookstores, Getting Out Into the City Again...
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Episode 411 Featuring Serf William - Fiddler, ...
Taste "I Could Have Done Heroin, But I Chose a Healthier Avenue..." An introspective conversation with Educator, Fiddler, Chicken Coop Builder and Our Resident Historian- Serf William. Serf William and I discuss Throwing Axes & Taking Saunas, Bushcraft, Life As a Philosophical Journey, Belief Systems, a Life of Confusion & Manipulation Or Not, Albert Camus, Sacrificing Human Decency, Zen & the Art of Cross Country Ski Maintenance, a Break from the Noise...
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Episode 410 Featuring Kitty Belle Burbank - Wri...
Taste "I Make Funny Sounds Just Talking in Real Life..." A wonderful conversation with Playwright, Poet, Professor, Baker and Candlestickmaker - Kitty Belle Burbank. Kitty Belle and I discuss Being Reliable, Puppets, Trudy & John, Algorithms, Fake Famous, Her Relationship Status, the Unpopular, Adam Curtis' Documentary, Soul! and Ellis Haizlip, Voices, Feeling Connected, an Alternative to Facebook, Getting to Spring...
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Episode 409 Featuring Gerry Geddes - Harlem Bas...
Taste "These Cats Are Hip..." We have for your listening pleasure Episode 409 of "Troubadours and Raconteurs with E.W. Conundrum Demure." A grand conversation with Harlem Based Director, Writer, Cabaret Critic and Activist - Gerry Geddes. Gerry and I discuss How the Pandemic Has Affected Clubs, Artists & Audiences, the Cotton Club, the Ways of Cabaret, Mable Mercer, Frank Sinatra, a Wonderful Evening with Carmen McRae, His Memoir, the Sexual Revolution, Woodstock, the AIDS Epidemic, Secrets of New York...
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Episode 408 Featuring Michael R. Harris - Direc...
Taste "Our DNA Has Traces of Everything On the Planet..." An Environmentally Astute conversation with Environmental Law Attorney & the Director of the Wildlife Law Program for Friends of Animals - Michael R. Harris. Michael and I discuss Conservationism, Teddy Roosevelt, the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the National Rifle Association, Our Human Connection to the Natural World, Hunting, Duck Stamps, Re-Wilding...
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Episode 407 Featuring Mark Blankenship - Arts J...
Taste "I Stayed In From Recess in 6th Grade So That I Could Practice My Voguing Moves..." An insightful conversation with Arts Journalist, Editor and Hip Podcaster - Mark Blankenship. Mark and I discuss His Journey from Tennessee through Georgia to Yale to Manhattan, Creating Spaces, Conversations, Rigorous Thinking, the Flashpaper, Artistic Folk, Showtune Countdowns, His Book About Madonna, Small Steps to Big Solutions ...
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Episode 406 Featuring Dwayne Heisler - Union Le...
Taste "We Are Always Trying to Push for These Things Called Human Rights... That Work Never Ends," An impassioned conversation with Progressive, Union Leader and Our Resident Politico- Dwayne Heisler. Dwayne and I discuss President Biden's Executive Orders, Electing Good Local Leaders, Shared Values, False Equivalency, Starving the Beast, Foreclosures & Evictions, Healthcare, Compulsively Making Things Worse, Scarcity Mentality, Them & Me, Driving President Biden Around Town for Some Chocolate-Chip Cookies...
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Episode 405 Featuring Maddy Enlow - NYC Artist ...
Taste "Multiculturalism Works... New York City Is Proof of That," An introspective conversation with NYC Artist and Activist - Maddy Enlow. Maddy and I discuss What Could Save the World, QAnon, 4Chan, Privilege, the First Ammendment & Hate Speech, Charlottesville, Critical Thinking, Takashi 69, Garden Spaces, What Crazy Is, Composure, Judgment, Sadness, Gratitude, the Future...
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Episode 404 Featuring Nash Rose - NYC Songstres...
Taste - "Yes, I am very skeptical... hopeful, but skeptical," A great conversation with Songstress, Comedic Writer and Comedian - Nash Rose. Nash and I discuss Talking White, Answering Anonymous Questions from White People, Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter, Slavery, Honesty, the Stereotype that Black Women are Aggressive, Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris, Rev. Dr. Mlk, the Insurrection, What If Black or Brown People Stormed the Capitol, What Racism Looks Like, Colin Kaepernick, Couth, the Same Privilege, Getting Back to Normal, Gratitude, the Best Gift...
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Episode 403 Featuring Michael Czarnecki - Poet ...
Taste "Life Should Be Vital & Vibrant." A grand conversation with Poet and Publisher- Michael Czarnecki. Michael and I discuss a Winter Landscape in Central New York, His First Poem, an Important Junior High Teacher, Masters of War, Simple Life & Simple Poems, Traveling Across America on Route 20, Synchronicity & Serendipity, Living in the Country, a Rather Scaring Experience with a Nun in Second Grade, Overcoming Scars & Anxiety, Doing What Matters to You, Poetry & Poverty, Thoreau, Rev. Dr. Mlk, Tolstoy, Traveling with Robert Frost, Poetry as Serious Business, the Triangle Holding Him Up...
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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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