Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 08
Compiled By: KUT
O’Dark 30 is an exploration of the world of independent radio production. It airs Sundays at midnight on KUT 90.5 Austin. Every week we look forward to presenting 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production We’ve got one rule… if it’s good, we’re gonna try to bring it to Austin.
Episode 8 pieces include Three Card Monte--Keep Your Eye on the Ball...Mrs. DeGroot's School of Charm...A Shortcut Through the 21st Century--The First Decade Part 1...A Gas Gas Gas...Dumpster Harvest...A Shortcut Through the 21st Century--The First Decade Part 2...Raiders of the Lost Archives "Let's Talk About Drugs"...Freaks Like Us.
From Sally Herships | 06:30
It's one thing to hold someone up and steal their wallet - Another to convince them to give you their money and not press charges. How do con artists do it?
In three-card monte, con artists use swift hand moves and constant patter to convince a sucker there's a way to win. A magician, a theater professor, and a real-life grifter each describe how the monte isn’t just a crime; it’s street theater designed to keep its losers entertained. Produced by Sally Herships.
A review of the past ten years, from January 2000 through December 31st 2009. Mixing words, music and sounds from all the major events of the 21st Century...so far.
A three hour-long retrospective of the entire decade, beginning with the 2000 election and recounts, featuring Al Gore, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and other candidates, through 911, Homeland Security, into the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions, right through the arrival of Barack Obama, the death of Michael Jackson and the Miracle on the Hudson, this Shortcut through the first decade of the 21st century mixes up the emotional highs and lows; the elections and the resulting political turmoil, the ongoing war and the struggles for peace, the growing concern over global warming and the environment, the changes in science & technology, the perfume & the poison, the shocking scandals and bad behavior, Britney, Brad & Angelina, Miss USA, You Tube, and the continuing decline of western civilization---its all here!
in which we hear about the Mad Gasser of Mattoon. In the 1940's, someone--or something--was prowling around Mattoon, Illinois spraying knock out gas into people's homes in the middle of the night. Except there wasn't. This episode tells the incredible story of one of the most peculiar cases of mass hysteria in U.S. history.
From Sam Greenspan | 11:16
Earthworm dumpster dives and subsists off of what so many of us unknowingly waste.
Earthworm, a recent college graduate and full-time dumpster-diver, lives off of what so many of us unknowingly waste. We follow her through a supermarket dumpster, and also to the trash of a local college in order to celebrate "Hippie Christmas," where she and her friends recover thrown-away goods from students leaving school for the summer. We also join her at Food Not Bombs, a collective of individuals who feed the homeless with the dumpstered food. Earthworm and her boyfriend, Marlon, impart a few messages about American consumer culture along the way.
From Briana O'Higgins | 10:57
The 21st century sees a revival in the freak shows of the late 19th and early 20th century.