Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 22
Compiled By: KUT
O’Dark 30 is KUT's exploration of the world of independent radio production. Every Sundays at midnight on KUT 90.5 Austin we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.
Episode 22 includes A Weather Report From Maine...Listen, um, I'd Really Just Like to be Friends...Wild Morels on the Yellowstone...The Mikie Show #3 Paula...li'l nipper...Rip This Band Off: Billy, Dolly and the Art of Giving It Away...Moth Radio Hour 201...Hopping into Spring with Brewmaster Floyd Rosenbaum...A Different Engine by Charles Moster
From The humble Farmer | :37
In Maine it is either too hot or too cold to put on or take off storm windows.
The river rises and the mushrooms sprout.
We interview costume designer Paula Rogers. Crazy what goes on behind the scenes on a movie set—you'll never look at a nude scene the same way again. Also a mysterious sound play. Listen carefully, I think she's being followed. Of course there's a sound quiz and we finally meet Tom the Scot—master riddler!
Into the garage of a costume designer—I've never seen so many hangers. Paula is very informative about the behind the scenes goings on of a costumer designer on set. We introduce a new character, have a sound quiz, The sound play for this episode is an ear bender, see if you can figure out what's going on.
in which we are reminded that mines are a terrible place to work, especially if you are nine. A snap shot of one of the worst jobs ever and the horrors of child labor in the early 20th Century.
From Eric Winick | 20:45
What's an unknown band to do after pouring blood, sweat, tears, and its own money into making the most awesome record ever?
The answer: give it all away. Outraged, one dedicated follower takes it upon himself to spread the word, one fan at a time.
Featuring the voices of Bradley Ellis, Jeff Golick, Victoria Harmer, Kira Petersons, Dahlia Gallin Ramirez, and Bill Rousseau.
From the files of Yarn AudioWorks.
Visit Billy & Dolly's website here. Listen to "In the Beginning" in its entirety or download the album here. Brad Ellis is a Brooklyn-based DJ and dancer. Jeff Golick is the co-author of destination: Out, an MP-free music blog. A former employee of Arista Records and BMG, Victoria Harmer works in the hotel business in New York City. Kira Petersons is a San Francisco-based writer and editor.
From Camino Real Productions, LLC | 44:11
A radio play with music about the life of Charles Babbage.
A Different Engine tells the story of the 19th C. English mathematician Charles Babbage who originated the idea of a programmable computer in the 1820s. Though his “Difference Engine” was never built during his lifetime, in 1985 the London Science Museum set out to construct a working Difference Engine No. 2 built faithfully to Babbage's original designs. The project took seventeen years to complete. The calculating section was finished in 1991, in time for the bicentenary of Babbage's birth, and the printing and stereotyping apparatus was completed in 2002. The radio play depicts Babbage’s efforts to convince his contemporaries that he was not just some curmudgeonly lunatic and to secure funding to bring his project to completion. He was helped by Ada Lovelace, a brilliant mathematician and daughter of the poet Lord Byron. She was among the few of Babbage’s contemporaries who fully understood his ideas. Working with him, she developed a program, which, had Babbage’s invention actually been built, would have been able to calculate a sequence of Bernoulli numbers. Based on this work, Lovelace is now widely credited with being the first computer programmer.