Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 90 (2-38)
Compiled By: KUT
KUT's O’Dark 30 is doing what it does to wander through the world of independent radio production this week. Every Sunday at midnight on Austin's KUT 90.5 and also at 4pm on digital KUT2 we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.
Episode 90 (2-38)includes John Pierson's Master Class with
Producer Art Linson...Be Whatever You Want...Rabbi For Human Rights: Jerusalem...WTF Episode 105 Ben Stiller and Tig Notaro...American Untouchables...Splash...Randy Portrait...And That's How The Band Broke Up...Real Prayer...Chris Elliott and His Dad on Family Comedy...Shining...Bay Area Composer scores the soundtrack of Outer Space
From Sara Curtis | 05:00
On a hot summer afternoon three ten year old kids push around a soccer ball style sorbet maker and concoct elaborate stories to make their mundane task more interesting. Immerse yourself in the playful, imaginative, and humorous logic of young friends.
From Jake Warga | 06:58
Day-In-The-Life of a Rabbi in Israel working for human rights
Jerusalem: Rabbi for Human Rights A day-in-the-life of Rabbi Arik Ascherman with "Rabbis for Human Rights" in Jerusalem. He interacts with Arabs and Jews, and intercedes when he can during Palestinian home demolitionsHe looks for common ground amongst the the rubble and rocks, the M-16s and tanks, and the two religions that started as one. REF: http://rhr.israel.net/rabbi-arik-w-ascherman Aired: The World 4/25/08 http://www.theworld.org/?q=node/17607 Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pritheworld/sets/72157604730135425/ http://flickr.com/photos/97696066@N00/sets/72157600330576449/
Two conversations, first with Ben Stiller and then with comic Tig Notaro. The 59-minute version is preferred, but a newshole version is provided for stations that require it.
From Robert Karl Skoglund | :55
You're Familiar with The American Caste System?
From Rich Halten | 18:52
From a bridge famous for suicide jumps, the story of one lucky survivor and how a broken neck and collapsed lung made him a new man.
The Sunshine Skyway bridge spans the mouth of Tampa Bay on the west coast of Florida. It carries thousands of cars everyday. It's also become one of the top ten places to end your life. This is the story of the many who jumped, one lucky guy who survived, and how broken bones and a collapsed lung made him a new man. "Splash" made its web debut on Transom.org.
From Jamie Courville | 05:00
Randy Kearse grew up in the Farragut housing projects in what is now the trendy DUMBO section of Brooklyn, New York. In the late 1980’s crack cocaine hit the streets. Randy was in a unique position to see this, as he was selling it himself. Mr. Kearse was caught and went to federal prison for 15 years. During that time he did what many have not. He turned his life around and lived through example.
Randy Kearse has written several books. The most popular title is Changin’ Your Game Plan! How to Use Incarceration as a Stepping Store for SUCCESS. He has inspired others to not make the same mistakes he has. He lets people know that there can be and is life after prison.
Randy's story has been featured in several outlets such as The New York Times and The Colbert Report. This piece is different. It is a sound portrait of Randy telling his story in his own voice. I spoke with Randy last year and his positive attitude is contagious. You may find more information on Randy's website at http://www.randykearse.net.
Bob and his band showed up in Charleston, but no one -- not even the venue -- knew they were coming.
When Bob O’Brien was a kid, he was a competitive speller. He was a regional champion, ranked 18th in the country. But as he grew up, he turned his back on conventional spelling and a traditional way of life. He got involved in playing music, and opted for an unorthodox approach to that too. Despite that, his background in order and details still has an influence; he’s very particular and dogmatic about the kind of life he wants to live.
In 2006, when his band was on a two-week tour of house venues and DIY music clubs, they rolled into Charleston and arrived at the house they were supposed to perform in that night. Unfortunately, no one in the house knew about the show, and Bob’s only contact in town was MIA. What do you do when you travel hundreds of miles to perform in a place where no one was even expecting you to be there?
More importantly, how do you find order in the DIY music scene when that world is inherently unpredictable?
A prayer is definitely answered, but the results are ambiguous.
"I can remember trying to impress my dad with my sense of humor. Sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing." - Chris Elliott with his dad, Ray Elliott.
So what’s it like to grow up in a really funny family? Where it’s more than just hilarious road trips or nightly comedy routines around the dinner table? I’m talking about a family where your dad makes a living making people laugh. Does the comedic touch rub off? And can anyone get in the last laugh? Well, Jane Borden, a comedian herself, got an answer when she interviewed Bob and Chris Elliott. Now Bob’s the father and you may know him from the legendary live comedy duo of Bob and Ray. Chris is his youngest son who’s built his own successful comedy career on TV and in film. So here’s how Bob and Chris Elliott remember growing up in Manhattan.
- Date: March 2008
- The Scene: By phone, Chris Elliott driving and Bob Elliott at home
- The Source: Cassette Recorder - The Related Article: Read it @ Timeoutnewyork.com
One day, we sold everything we owned and cashed in our savings and moved to a yurt in the woods. A true story.
A true story. When our son was born, we decided that we both wanted to be at home parents. So we sold everything we owned, cashed in our savings, and built a yurt in the middle of the woods. It was a really good life. Until we got snowed in for an entire month. Then things got scary.
From KALW | 08:36
If you've been to the planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences recently, then you've heard Christopher Hedge's work on the show "Life: A Cosmic Story." Hedge is an accomplished composer and musician, but creating the sound design for the state-of-the-art Morrison Planetarium was a unique challenge. The room features a complex network of speakers that lets him place sounds in a three-dimensional space. But how could he use it? What does Saturn sound like? Or for that matter, the inside of a cell?
KALW's Martina Castro met up with Christopher Hedge at the Magic Shop Studio to see how he brings ethereal and elemental sounds to life.
If you've been to the planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences recently, then you've heard Christopher Hedge's work on the show "Life: A Cosmic Story." Hedge is an accomplished composer and musician, but creating the sound design for the state-of-the-art Morrison Planetarium was a unique challenge. The room features a complex network of speakers that lets him place sounds in a three-dimensional space. But how could he use it? What does Saturn sound like? Or for that matter, the inside of a cell? KALW's Martina Castro met up with Christopher Hedge at the Magic Shop Studio to see how he brings ethereal and elemental sounds to life.