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The Mikie Show #2 Bunny and Boe

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:00

Holy cow they ordered another show. Our first adventure: let's learn about gardening in the desert! Very different. Our friends Meanie the Clown and his sidekick Shocko stop by along with a cameo from The Hi There's. A quiz I know you'll guess, plus a new feature—the sound play, ooh I like it.

Cactus_small We take an adventure into the high Sonoran Desert to see what gardening in such a place is like. Bunny and Boe are very charming people and fill us in on water harvesting, predator awareness and more. The usual cast of characters stop by. PLus, don't forget tyhe sound quiz. The sound play is introduced in this episode: a short story told using only music and sound—listeners decide the plot.

The Mikie Show #7 John

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Find out what life is like in the orchestra pit on Broadway. John Moses, veteran of twenty-six shows gives us the inside story and also shares the joys of a musician's life. What's this, a new character arrives? Yes, we have a new friend on The Mikie Show, Claude. As usual, there's a whole lot more!

Broadway_small Virtuoso clarinetist John Moses muses about playing in the orchestra pit Broadway—he's played in the pit for most of the giant hits on the Great White Way and a couple of flops as well. Plus a charming outlook on the life of a career musician. Join us for that and our usual cast of unusual and funny characters on The Mikie Show! Yay!

The Mikie Show #8 Tom

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:00

Our guest is one of the greats in sound, Tom Clack. We talk about early days at BBC, MTV and traveling the world to record sounds. He performs the sound play in this episode, so you won't want to miss that. Meanie the Clown drops by, there's a sound quiz and Mikie tries some field recording of his own!

Meerkat_small We begin another fun-filled adventure. Thanks to Tom Clack, The Mikie Show is now being used as a teaching aid at SUNY Oneonta in New York. From the early radio days at the BBC to studios in New York City, Tom Clack shares the highlights of his career behind the scenes in television and radio programs and advertisements we all know. He has also travelled the world collecting sounds and is kind enough to use some from his private collection to perform our sound play this episode. Plus, Mikie himself goes out to record the sounds of insects in the wild. Ever wonder what it would be like to be the guy picking the prizes for a game show? Mikie does, too!

The Mikie Show #9 Joseph

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

We interview Joseph Benevidez. He does something I’ve always dreamed about doing but you’ll have to listen to find out, it’s better that way. Plus, Tom the Scot stops in to tell us a riddle. There’s some news and more. A note about the sound play in this episode. Listen carefully to the music at the end. Hmm, that’s the same music used in Episode Three’s sound play. Yes, this is the next chapter of the story we started in Episode Three. She’s made her way to the desert but is still being followed, I think. Or is she doing the following now?

Truck_small We take a trip up to the Acerco open pit copper mine and speak with one of their drivers, Joseph Benevidez. We discuss the life of a miner but also get to sit in and record (wasn't possible to ride in one) the sounds of those huge mining dump trucks used today. They can carry the equivalent weight of a 747 jumbo jet with each load. Plus they stand between 20 and 32 feet tall, depending on the truck's load rating (240 tons or 400 tons). Also, the usual characters and features round out another shining episode of The Mikie Show!. Yay!

The Mikie Show #10, Scott

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Yippee, our tenth anniversary! Well, really just our tenth show, but still, nice to be here. We interview Alternative Rock producer Scott Litt. One of the greats, he's produced and/or mixed so many songs you all know. The short list would be Nirvana, R.E.M., Indigo Girls, Paul Kelly, The db's…What a blast. Also our friend Señor Glow stops by to help celebrate along with The Hi There's! There's more!

Scott_power_station_small We speak with Alternative Rock legendary producer Scott Litt. A little shop talk, advise to new bands and remembering making records with Nirvana, R.E.M. and others. Plus, the rest of our "crew" is on hand for our big tenth anniversary show! OK, it's just our tenth show, not tenth anniversary, but it's a cause to celebrate nonetheless.

The Mikie Show #13, Sharon

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 27:57

Who says 13 is unlucky? We’ve made it this far and are so thankful to have done so! For thirteen, we travel to just north of Tucson, AZ to interview Sharon Holnback. She owns and operates the historic Triangle L Ranch, a B&B/Art Gallery/Performance Space. Built as a cattle ranch in the 1890’s, it’s original buildings have all survived, including the bunk house, the foreman’s house and of course, the main house. Plus, the bloody thing is haunted (in spots) with friendly ghosts, ah, well, at least according to some guests. Press the little play arrow to find out all about it. Plus, you’ll get to hear from Tom the Scot, The Hi There’s and so much more! Plus, there's a lot of plus's in this description!

Main_house_small Who says 13 is unlucky? We’ve made it this far and are so thankful to have done so! For thirteen, we travel to just north of Tucson, AZ to interview Sharon Holnback. She owns and operates the historic Triangle L Ranch, a B&B/Art Gallery/Performance Space. Built as a cattle ranch in the 1890’s, it’s original buildings have all survived, including the bunk house, the foreman’s house and of course, the main house. Plus, the bloody thing is haunted (in spots) with friendly ghosts, ah, well, at least according to some guests. Press the little play arrow to find out all about it. We have a cool sound play this time. If you're not familiar, a sound play is a short story told using only sound and music. This one is a ghost story. Plus Mikie thinks about surprises. Plus, you’ll get to hear from Tom the Scot, The Hi There’s, there's some news and so much more! Plus, there's a lot of plus's in this description! 

The Mikie Show # 19, Marcia

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:01

Join us for a conversation with Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Marcia Daniel. We talk about a day in the life and how anyone can beat a parking ticket—just kidding, but seriously, it's like on Law & Order but for reals. There’s also some news from way back when in time, a quiz and I think the Hi There’s make an appearance. Plus, we visit a Post Office, sort of. Why not join us for 28 minutes of all natural radio entertainment!

Losangeles_small Join us for a conversation with Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Marcia Daniel. We talk about a day in the life and how anyone can beat a parking ticket—just kidding, but seriously, it's like on Law & Order but for reals. There’s also some news from way back when in time, a quiz and I think the Hi There’s make an appearance. Plus, we visit a Post Office, sort of. Why not join us for 28 minutes of all natural radio entertainment!

The Mikie Show #20, Glenn Two

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:03

Do you have a psych degree? Ok you’ll enjoy this show. Our friend Dr. Glenn Berger makes a return visit to discuss our current state of mind. We talk about relationship fitness among other things. Not couples, but societies. Very interesting. Also Señor Glow comes by, there’s news, a quiz and it’s our first attempt at smell ‘o rama!

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Do you got a psych degree? Ok you’ll enjoy this show. Our friend Dr. Glenn Berger makes a return visit to discuss our current state of mind. We talk about relationship fitness among other things. Not couples, but societies. Very interesting. Also Señor Glow comes by, there’s news, a quiz and it’s our first attempt at smell ‘o rama!

The Mikie Show #22, Kenny

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:03

Hooray episode twenty-two has arrived at your computation machine’s receiving area! I think it’s a good show, I hope you like it. We speak with studio musician, arranger, songwriter, pianist Ken Ascher. He’s one of the greats. We discuss his life in music, writing songs with Paul Williams and working with John Lennon among others. Remember the opening tune Kermit sang in The Muppet Movie? Yep, that’s one of Kenny’s. Plus we have an interesting sound quiz. So interesting I couldn’t get it. There’s news, I think someone drops by and Mikie takes a day off! All this and more in a convenient see-through package!

Piano_small Hooray episode twenty-two has arrived at your computation machine’s receiving area! I think it’s a good show, I hope you like it. We speak with studio musician, arranger, songwriter, pianist Ken Ascher. He’s one of the greats. We discuss his life in music, writing songs with Paul Williams and working with John Lennon among others. Remember the opening tune Kermit sang in The Muppet Movie? Yep, that’s one of Kenny’s. Plus we have an interesting sound quiz. So interesting I couldn’t get it. There’s news, I think someone drops by and Mikie takes a day off! All this and more in a convenient see-through packag

The Mikie Show #23, Ellen

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:11

Join us for a fascinating discussion with anthropologist Dr. Ellen Basso. She has spent many years living with, studying and writing about the Kalapalo people of central Brazil. Deep in the Amazon. Coolness.

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Join us for a fascinating discussion with anthropologist Dr. Ellen Basso. She has spent many years living with, studying and writing about the Kalapalo people of central Brazil. Deep in the Amazon. Coolness. Our main focus is their language and how it helps us understand their culture. Especially interesting is their story telling tradition. I've posted an excerpt from one of Ellen's recordings here.  There's also a visit from Claude, poor thing. It seems he's lost his, well, you'll see. There's news, a quiz and so much more, I had to take a nap afterward!

The Mikie Show #30, Charla

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:03

Episode thirty, holy mackerel! Thirty is a lot if you’re counting episodes (not so much when counting bacteria but we’re not counting bacteria today). Why not join the celebration with me and my guest school superintendent Charla Argo-Wright. She is wonderful and has really interesting ideas about education. Plus, she implements those ideas in Hoonah, Alaska an island community of just over 800 mostly native people. This place is only reachable by boat or plane. And our friend, well, should I tell? No, he said, why ruin the surprise, but we do have an unannounced guest and find a little red box and there’s a quiz and some news and a sound play and I’m going for the record of the most “ands” in a sentence! I think it’s a good show, I hope you like it!

Education_small Episode thirty, holy mackerel! Thirty is a lot if you’re counting episodes (not so much when counting bacteria but we’re not counting bacteria today). Why not join the celebration with me and my guest school superintendent Charla Argo-Wright. She is wonderful and has really interesting ideas about education. Plus, she implements those ideas in Hoonah, Alaska an island community of just over 800 mostly native people. This place is only reachable by boat or plane.  And our friend, well, should I tell? No, he said, why ruin the surprise, but we do have an unannounced guest and find a little red box and there’s a quiz and some news and a sound play and I’m going for the record of the most “ands” in a sentence! I think it’s a good show, I hope you like it!

The Mikie Show #33, Martin

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:03

Join us as we speak with independent filmmaker Martin Holt. Over forty-six years of collecting life's experience on film, he has filmed ceramic artists at work, rock bands (like the Doors and The Byrds), Andy Warhol, and anything else that caught his eye. We also have a visit from, okay I'm not telling, there's news, a sound quiz and I visit the new café in town. That's a lineup no sane person can resist, so come on, your sane, right? I thought so!

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Join us as we speak with independent filmmaker Martin Holt. Over forty-six years of collecting life's experience on film, he has filmed ceramic artists at work, rock bands (like the Doors and The Byrds), Andy Warhol, and anything else that caught his eye. We also have a visit from, okay I'm not telling, there's news, a sound quiz and I visit the new café in town. That's a lineup no sane person can resist, so come on, your sane, right? I thought so!

The Mikie Show #37, Abe

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:03

Join us as we speak with fabulous violinist Abe Appleman. Besides a love of chamber music, his main gig is playing with the first fiddles in the Orchestra of The Metropolitan Opera in New York City. And he’s done that for the last thirty years! We talk about the joy of a musician’s life. And he agreed to play a little for us, and, even though it’s over a funky phone connection, it was worth it! Also, our old friend, um, do you really want me to tell? Nah, it’s better to be surprised. There’s a little news, of course, and how about this for a feature, a sound quiz! There’s so much more, I can’t bring myself to type it. Why is that? Remember, The Mikie Show absorbs quickly and is completely gluten free!

Violin_small Join us as we speak with fabulous violinist Abe Appleman. Besides a love of chamber music, his main gig is playing with the first fiddles in the Orchestra of The Metropolitan Opera in New York City. And he’s done that for the last thirty years! We talk about the joy of a musician’s life. And he agreed to play a little for us, and, even though it’s over a funky phone connection, it was worth it! Also, our old friend, um, do you really want me to tell? Nah, it’s better to be surprised. There’s a little news, of course, and how about this for a feature, a sound quiz! There’s so much more, I can’t bring myself to type it. Why is that? Remember, The Mikie Show absorbs quickly and is completely gluten free!

The Mikie Show #39, Whit

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:03

Episode thirty-nine! Just had to say it, hope you don’t mind. We speak with Whit Patten, a man who grew up on a farm in the country (he had to board in town to attend high school) but went on to travel the world doing top secret work for the US in the cold war. Specifically, monitoring Soviet nuclear testing in the Arctic and Pacific. And then there’s the U-2 Flights and NASA, such a guy! There’s more: we have a couple of old friends stop by, you know the ones I’m talking about, they come by every now and then and do funny things. I can’t recall their names just now, however. You’ll have to listen to find out who! And we have a quiz and some news and just about everything you’d ever want in a radio variety show, including crisp, clean, fresh breath!

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Episode thirty-nine! Just had to say it, hope you don’t mind. We speak with Whit Patten, a man who grew up on a farm in the country (he had to board in town to attend high school) but went on to travel the world doing top secret work for the US in the cold war. Specifically, monitoring Soviet nuclear testing in the Arctic and Pacific. And then there’s the U-2 Flights and NASA, such a guy! There’s more: we have a couple of old friends stop by, you know the ones I’m talking about, they come by every now and then and do funny things. I can’t recall their names just now, however. You’ll have to listen to find out who! And we have a quiz and some news and just about everything you’d ever want in a radio variety show, including crisp, clean, fresh breath!

The Mikie Show #42, Glenn

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:03

Episode forty-two welcomes back our friend, psychotherapist Glenn Berger, PhD. This is his fourth visit with us and as always it’s great to have him back. This time we discuss ADD, the difficulty of taking action and other topics of the psyche. And now I get that free session!
Plus, we get visited by a, okay, I’m not telling, you’ll have to listen to find out. And there’s news and a quiz and a remarkable soufflé recipe! Nope, the recipe thing is not true, but everything else is!

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Episode forty-two welcomes back our friend, psychotherapist Glenn Berger, PhD. This is his fourth visit with us and as always it’s great to have him back. This time we discuss ADD, the difficulty of taking action and other topics of the psyche. And now I get that free session!
Plus, we get visited by a, okay, I’m not telling, you’ll have to listen to find out. And there’s news and a quiz and a remarkable soufflé recipe! Nope, the recipe thing is not true, but everything else is!

The Mikie Show #46, Wake

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

It’s episode forty-six! Fresh on the heels of episode forty-five. Maybe not so fresh, it’s been a while, but what matters is, you’re here!
Yes, this episode we speak with Wake Wheeler, a Shamanic practitioner. He practices and teaches the traditions of the Q’ero, indigenous people of Peru. Truly a gentle soul. And I was surprised to find out how important textiles are to their beliefs and traditions.
There’s more things: We’re going to have a quiz (bet you never guessed that), and some news, and Mikie gets stuck under an underpass, who knows what can happen under an underpass… I see another guest drops by, but they’re not yet quite in focus. If you click the play arrow, though, everything will become clear, so go ahead, see for yourself!

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It’s episode forty-six! Fresh on the heels of episode forty-five. Maybe not so fresh, it’s been a while, but what matters is, you’re here!

Yes, this episode we speak with Wake Wheeler, a Shamanic practitioner. He practices and teaches the traditions of the Q’ero, indigenous people of Peru. Truly a gentle soul. And I was surprised to find out how important textiles are to their beliefs and traditions.

There’s more things: We’re going to have a quiz (bet you never guessed that), and some news, and Mikie gets stuck under an underpass, who knows what can happen under an underpass… I see another guest drops by, but they’re not yet quite in focus. If you click the play arrow, though, everything will become clear, so go ahead, see for yourself!

The Mikie Show #47, Kara

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

It’s another episode of The Mikie Show! I know, we were all hoping I’d say that. Well, I did. Join us as we speak with Kara Hartzler, an attorney whose focus is immigration and refugee law. We talk about what’s right and wrong for all sides. And she’s a playwright as well, whose plays have been performed across the country.
We have other features, too: There’s a quiz! How often does one get to do that without even asking! Plus there’s news that only we seem to be able to find, and perhaps an unexpected guest. He or she remains in the shadows for now, I guess you’ll have to listen to see them.
And Mikie gets a phone call! How riveting, a phone call! Okay, that’s not that riveting but it could be a little welding-like!
What the heck am I talking about!
Try clicking the play arrow and help me find out!

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It’s another episode of The Mikie Show! I know, we were all hoping I’d say that. Well, I did. Join us as we speak with Kara Hartzler, an attorney whose focus is immigration and refugee law. We talk about what’s right and wrong for all sides. And she’s a playwright as well, whose plays have been performed across the country. Click here for more info on that.

We have other features, too: There’s a quiz! How often does one get to do that without even asking! Plus there’s news that only we seem to be able to find, and perhaps an unexpected guest. He or she remains in the shadows for now, I guess you’ll have to listen to see them.

And Mikie gets a phone call! How riveting, a phone call! Okay, that’s not that riveting but it could be a little welding-like!

What the heck am I talking about!

Try clicking the play arrow and help me find out!

The Mikie Show #48, George

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:03

Here it is, another new show! This time we speak with George Bradley. He is a master of herpetology, meaning he collects, manages, identifies and pretty much loves everything about reptiles and amphibians. And he gets paid for the love by the University of Arizona Museum of Natural History. Plus, we got to go down to his space to have a talk and look at his many, many critters. There’s also a quiz, nothing about herpetology, just a general one-question quiz. And we have news about things you may think should never be news! How does that work? We’ll see. And there’s always an unexpected guest or two dropping by. So why not hop on down to the play arrow and shed that old skin for some fresh entertainment!

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Here it is, another new show! This time we speak with George Bradley. He is a master of herpetology, meaning he collects, manages, identifies and pretty much loves everything about reptiles and amphibians. And he gets paid for the love by the University of Arizona Museum of Natural History. Plus, we got to go down to his space to have a talk and look at his many, many critters. There’s also a quiz, nothing about herpetology, just a general one-question quiz. And we have news about things you may think should never be news! How does that work?  We’ll see. And there’s always an unexpected guest or two dropping by. So why not hop on down to the play arrow and shed that old skin for some fresh entertainment!

The Mikie Show #49, Sheril

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:03

If you click the little play arrow down there you’ll be able to join us as we speak with Sheril Kirshenbaum, author and science writer. Besides being Director of The University of Texas at Austin’s Project on Energy Communication, she has written or co-written three books about science, has given a TED talk and is a science advisor to NPR’s Science Fridays program. I asked her how to boil an egg.
Just kidding. We talk about the future of energy and women in science, many things. Plus, a few more guests come by, but they asked that I don’t reveal their names at this time. And there’s a quiz and some news, all the things you need to know if you know what to need!
A translation of that previous sentence would be appreciated.

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If you click the little play arrow down there you’ll be able to join us as we speak with Sheril Kirshenbaum, author and science writer. Besides being Director of The University of Texas at Austin’s Project on Energy Communication, she has written or co-written three books about science, has given a TED talk and is a science advisor to NPR’s Science Fridays program. I asked her how to boil an egg.

Just kidding. We talk about the future of energy and women in science, many things. Plus, a few more guests come by, but they asked that I don’t reveal their names at this time. And there’s a quiz and some news, all the things you need to know if you know what to need!

A translation of that previous sentence would be appreciated.

The Mikie Show #50, Joe

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:01

We return with episode fifty! Yes, your fiftieth show cocktail celebration can start right now! Let’s hope it also includes listening to the show!
It’s a good one, featuring an interview with Major Joe Da Silva, US Army. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was also in Afghanistan. Just having completed his Masters, he’s on his way back to West Point to teach (he is a West Point grad, class of 2002). We talk about the challenges of commanding, leadership and the soldiers he’s had the pleasure to serve with. There’s also another guest coming by, but I lost the thing with his name on it, where did I put that… No matter, I’m sure he’ll show up named or not. Plus there’s a quiz and some news you’ll never find anywhere else! Why exclaim that? Because it’s news you’ll never find anywhere else! All that and more awaits you behind the little play arrow. Wait, do I hear ice clinking in a cocktail glass? I heart you!

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We return with episode fifty! Yes, your fiftieth show cocktail celebration can start right now! Let’s hope it also includes listening to the show!

It’s a good one, featuring an interview with Major Joe Da Silva, US Army. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was also in Afghanistan. Just having completed his Masters, he’s on his way back to West Point to teach (he is a West Point grad, class of 2002). We talk about the challenges of commanding, leadership and the soldiers he’s had the pleasure to serve with. There’s also another guest coming by, but I lost the thing with his name on it, where did I put that… No matter, I’m sure he’ll show up named or not. Plus there’s a quiz and some news you’ll never find anywhere else! Why exclaim that? Because it’s news you’ll never find anywhere else! All that and more awaits you behind the little play arrow. Wait, do I hear ice clinking in a cocktail glass? I heart you!

The Mikie Show #53, Lisa

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:01

This episode we speak with scholar, Lisa Castillo, PhD. Her interest is Afro-Brazilian culture. More specifically, the African diaspora of Brazil. It’s similar to the history of slavery here but there are significant differences, especially in how the original African culture and traditions of the slaves’ native land is still represented in Brazil today. She lives in Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil which is a very cool place, home to Candomblé and lots of Samba-ing. There’s other stuff, too: an unexpected guest arrives via the kitchen, we have a sound quiz, there’s news and Mikie attends an art opening! And that’s just the half of it! Okay, no, that’s more than half, more like three quarters, but if you click that little play arrow, that final quarter will be worth every penny!

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This episode we speak with scholar, Lisa Castillo, PhD. Her interest is Afro-Brazilian culture. More specifically, the African diaspora of Brazil. It’s similar to the history of slavery here but there are significant differences, especially in how the original African culture and traditions of the slaves’ native land is still represented in Brazil today. She lives in Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil which is a very cool place, home to Candomblé and lots of Samba-ing. There’s other stuff, too: an unexpected guest arrives via the kitchen, we have a sound quiz, there’s news and Mikie attends an art opening! And that’s just the half of it! Okay, no, that’s more than half, more like three quarters, but if you click that little play arrow, that final quarter will be worth every penny!

The Mikie Show #54, Puppets Amongus

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Join us as we speak with Puppets Amongus, the coolest puppeteering troupe in all the land! Yes, we get to spend time with Matthew and Sarah Cotton, the heart and soul of Puppets Amongus. Because they are both originally visual artists, they bring a unique interpretation to puppetry and puppet design. Plus they’re about to head off to the World Puppet Carnival in Kazakhstan, that’s right Kazakhstan. Why there? Well why not tune in and find out! And we get to travel down to their playhouse and talk whilst mingling with their beautiful, funny and sometimes bizarre puppets. There’s more: we repeat all the things you’re used to hearing! Like a quiz and the news and, hmm, there’s a new “other” guest that shows up for a survey. Next time remind me not to answer the door. So why not click the play arrow and travel to a world where puppets live in harmony with all of us! And don’t forget, The Mikie Show prevents cavities!

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Join us as we speak with Puppets Amongus, the coolest puppeteering troupe in all the land! Yes, we get to spend time with Matthew and Sarah Cotton, the heart and soul of Puppets Amongus. Because they are both originally visual artists, they bring a unique interpretation to puppetry and puppet design. Plus they’re about to head off to the World Puppet Carnival in Kazakhstan, that’s right Kazakhstan. Why there? Well why not tune in and find out! And we get to travel down to their playhouse and talk whilst mingling with their beautiful, funny and sometimes bizarre puppets. There’s more: we repeat all the things you’re used to hearing! Like a quiz and the news and, hmm, there’s a new “other” guest that shows up for a survey. Next time remind me not to answer the door. So why not click the play arrow and travel to a world where puppets live in harmony with all of us! And don’t forget, The Mikie Show prevents cavities!

The Mikie Show #56, Jane

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Well, well, here we are again. Another episode hits the airwaves or cyber-lanes, whichever you like, we’re there for you!
We’re all the way up to episode fifty-six and it’s a good one: we speak with Jane Eppinga, writer and author and charming interviewee. Most of her books are about history; my favorite: women geographers! No joke, I love geography. Plus we discuss her book of ghost stories and La Malinche, her book about the lover of Cortez. There’s even more: news, a quiz, a secret guest and a chat by the campfire with a woodland creature! So why not click the play arrow and travel from Mexico to the desert to the dark wood of first-rate entertainment!

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Well, well, here we are again. Another episode hits the airwaves or cyber-lanes, whichever you like, we’re there for you!

We’re all the way up to episode fifty-six and it’s a good one: we speak with Jane Eppinga, writer and author and charming interviewee. Most of her books are about history; my favorite: women geographers! No joke, I love geography. Plus we discuss her book of ghost stories and La Malinche, her book about the lover of Cortez. There’s even more: news, a quiz, a secret guest and a chat by the campfire with a woodland creature! So why not click the play arrow and travel from Mexico to the desert to the dark wood of first-rate entertainment!

The Mikie Show #58, Carolyn

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Woo boy another big show comes your way! This time we speak with historian, curator, author and lecturer, Carolyn O’Bagy Davis. Credited with virtually singlehandedly raising the art of quilting to archaeological, historical and academic status, she has written twelve books, many of which are about quilting and the amazing women who made them. She specializes in Hopi quilts, but has also recounted the lives of other fascinating quilt makers in American history.
There’s so much more! Yes, we have a quiz you’ll never get! And some news you’ll never get! And another guest comes by in a sneaky sort of way! I don’t get him either! And Mikie goes to the airport! What a line-up! What a lot of exclamation points!
Just click the little play arrow and enjoy twenty-eight minutes of patched together entertainment!

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Woo boy another big show comes your way! This time we speak with historian, curator, author and lecturer, Carolyn O’Bagy Davis. Credited with virtually singlehandedly raising the art of quilting to archaeological, historical and academic status, she has written twelve books, many of which are about quilting and the amazing women who made them. She specializes in Hopi quilts, but has also recounted the lives of other fascinating quilt makers in American history. 

There’s so much more! Yes, we have a quiz you’ll never get! And some news you’ll never get! And another guest comes by in a sneaky sort of way! I don’t get him either! And Mikie goes to the airport! What a line-up! What a lot of exclamation points!

Just click the little play arrow and enjoy twenty-eight minutes of patched together entertainment!

The Mikie Show #59, Christopher

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Episode fifty-nine! Wait, I guess that was the Stratocaster ’59. Still, it’s fifty-nine-y time! This episode we speak with certified master watchmaker, Christopher Lucic. His is an amazing craft of beauty and precision. I didn’t realize that maintaining and repairing these mechanical marvels require him to manufacture the parts he needs! It’s very cool.
There’s a lot more so, buckle up, because Mikie takes a hair-raising trip with, um, not so fast, you’ll have to tune in to find out. And we have a quiz and news and a feathered visitor. I ask you: where else do you get a feathered visitor!
I know, so why resist, just click the play arrow below and fly to our little nest of top-notch entertainment, no feathers required!

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Episode fifty-nine! Wait, I guess that was the Stratocaster ’59. Still, it’s fifty-nine-y time! This episode we speak with certified master watchmaker, Christopher Lucic. His is an amazing craft of beauty and precision. I didn’t realize that maintaining and repairing these mechanical marvels require him to manufacture the parts he needs! It’s very cool.

There’s a lot more so, buckle up, because Mikie takes a hair-raising trip with, um, not so fast, you’ll have to tune in to find out. And we have a quiz and news and a feathered visitor. I ask you: where else do you get a feathered visitor!

I know, so why resist, just click the play arrow below and fly to our little nest of top-notch entertainment, no feathers required!

The Mikie Show #60, Leslye

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

For our sixtieth (but far from the last) episode, we speak with Leslye Obiora, PhD, a person committed to community and women’s equality. Law professor, a former cabinet minister for The Republic of Nigeria, founder of the gender equality program at The World Bank… oh, there’s a lot more. We discuss the law and the best ways to move forward towards gender equality, especially in Africa. There’s a lot more: we have news and a quiz and another guest of, shall we say, the French derivation? Plus, Mikie goes to the beach! Don’t worry, it’s too cold, he’s fully clothed. Just click the little play arrow below to saunter the sands of solid!

Gender-equality_small For our sixtieth (but far from the last) episode, we speak with Leslye Obiora, PhD, a person committed to community and women’s equality. Law professor, a former cabinet minister for The Republic of Nigeria, founder of the gender equality program at The World Bank… oh, there’s a lot more. We discuss the law and the best ways to move forward towards gender equality, especially in Africa. There’s a lot more: we have news and a quiz and another guest of, shall we say, the French derivation? Plus, Mikie goes to the beach! Don’t worry, it’s too cold, he’s fully clothed. Just click the little play arrow below to saunter the sands of solid!

The Mikie Show #61, Stephen

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:03

Join us as we speak with concert pianist Stephen Cook. Along with being a wonderful player, he is bringing back the old-school piano recital (as Franz Liszt, inventor of the form, would have done it) to interact more with the audience using multimedia, art and poetry as part of his performances. Very cool. And we have a lot lot more! Lot lot means news, a quiz, a visit from an odd friend and Mikie goes to the amusement park! We sure hope it’s amusing! Just click the little play arrow to find out!

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Join us as we speak with concert pianist Stephen Cook. Along with being a wonderful player, he is bringing back the old-school piano recital (as Franz Liszt, inventor of the form, would have done it) to interact more with the audience using multimedia, art and poetry as part of his performances. Very cool. And we have a lot lot more! Lot lot means news, a quiz, a visit from an odd friend and Mikie goes to the amusement park! We sure hope it’s amusing! Just click the little play arrow to find out!

The Mikie Show #62, Mary

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Episode Sixty-Two, Mary! Thank you for supporting all that episodic exposition! This episode we speak with romance novelist Mary Tate Engels. Author of thirty-one books and counting, she discusses the genre, how it’s changed and the writer’s life. She’s cute and cool. Plus we have a quiz! And some news! Just like always! And there’s another guest as well but his name has been smudged on the script here. You’ll just have to click in to find out who. Plus Mikie talks pets! How can you resist romance and pets? You can’t, so just click the little play arrow and love your furry friend with The Mikie Show!

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Episode Sixty-Two, Mary! Thank you for supporting all that episodic exposition! This episode we speak with romance novelist Mary Tate Engels. Author of thirty-one books and counting, she discusses the genre, how it’s changed and the writer’s life. She’s cute and cool. Plus we have a quiz! And some news! Just like always! And there’s another guest as well but his name has been smudged on the script here. You’ll just have to click in to find out who. Plus Mikie talks pets! How can you resist romance and pets? You can’t, so just click the little play arrow and love your furry friend with The Mikie Show!

The Mikie Show #63, Glenn

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Join us as we have another insightful conversation with our dear friend psychotherapist, Dr. Glenn Berger. This time we’re talking about greatness and what he learned during his years in the music business under the guidance of all world music producer Phil Ramone. Plus we have a survey about cabbage! What more do you need! Okay, probably a little more. How about some news, a quiz and other guests you never knew existed! And Mikie meets a coyote! Now we’re talking! Click the little play arrow to find out all about it! Was that too many exclamation points? Yeah, maybe; but maybe not!

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Join us as we have another insightful conversation with our dear friend psychotherapist Dr. Glenn Berger. This time we’re talking about greatness and what he learned during his years in the music business under the guidance of all world music producer Phil Ramone. Plus we have a survey about cabbage! What more do you need! Okay, probably a little more. How about some news, a quiz and other guests you never knew existed! And Mikie meets a coyote! Now we’re talking! Click the little play arrow to find out all about it! Was that too many exclamation points? Yeah, maybe; but maybe not!

The Mikie Show #64, Black Cherry Burlesque

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:01

For our sixty-fourth episode we feature a group of guests: the Black Cherry Burlesque troupe from Tucson, AZ. A great group of gals who dance, act and entertain performing “old school” burlesque. Meaning they take off some, but not all, of their clothes during a performance! He exclaimed! They are all sweet, smart and beautiful, you don’t want to miss it. Plus we have our regular features: the news, a unique quiz and visits from a gaggle of other guests you know and love (hint: Mikie takes a bike ride with Claude). So why not click the play arrow and dance with us this evening—you can keep your clothes on, no problemo!

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For our sixty-fourth episode we feature a group of guests: the Black Cherry Burlesque troupe from Tucson, AZ. A great group of gals who dance, act and entertain performing “old school” burlesque. Meaning they take off some, but not all, of their clothes during a performance! He exclaimed! They are all sweet, smart and beautiful, you don’t want to miss it. Plus we have our regular features: the news, a unique quiz and visits from a gaggle of other guests you know and love (hint: Mikie takes a bike ride with Claude). So why not click the play arrow and dance with us this evening—you can keep your clothes on, no problemo!

The Mikie Show #65, Paul

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

It’s the sixty-fifth time we’ve gotten together for a half-hour of top-notch entertainment!
Need we say more?
Okay, if you insist.
This episode we speak with former Detective Sergeant Paul Mahoney. He ran undercover operations in Denver and along side the FBI and ATF against drug gangs during the crack epidemic and later worked for the State Department in South America. Dangerous work. We talk about most of it and the life of a cop as well. Plus, we read the personals, take a quiz and finally find out what those vultures are circling! And another guest comes by! See what we mean about not needing to say more? Just click the play arrow for a trip down a dangerous path of fun-filled entertainment!

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It’s the sixty-fifth time we’ve gotten together for a half-hour of top-notch entertainment!

Need we say more?

Okay, if you insist.

This episode we speak with former Detective Sergeant Paul Mahoney. He ran undercover operations in Denver and along side the FBI and ATF against drug gangs during the crack epidemic and later worked for the State Department in South America. Dangerous work. We talk about most of it and the life of a cop as well. Plus, we read the personals, take a quiz and finally find out what those vultures are circling! And another guest comes by! See what we mean about not needing to say more? Just click the play arrow for a trip down a dangerous path of fun-filled entertainment!

The Mikie Show #66, Little Hooves & Big Hearts

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

It’s time for the sixty-sixth iteration of the The Mikie Show! Note that’s iterable not irritable, there’s a diff. Yes, join us for a sweet visit with Tammy Mockbee and Amy Armour, otherwise known as Little Hooves & Big Hearts, a non-profit in Arizona that uses equine therapy to help kids with disabilities, seniors and those in hospice care. It’s truly amazing what these little critters can do! Plus Mikie gets to walk with Chico, one of their ace therapists! And there’s a quiz and news as well. And another super-magical dude stops by. Can’t remember the name, you’ll have to tune in to find out. Just click the little play arrow and trot on over to a special trail of first-rate entertainment!

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It’s time for the sixty-sixth iteration of the The Mikie Show! Note that’s iterable not irritable, there’s a diff. Yes, join us for a sweet visit with Tammy Mockbee and Amy Armour, otherwise known as Little Hooves & Big Hearts, a non-profit in Arizona that uses equine therapy to help kids with disabilities, seniors and those in hospice care. It’s truly amazing what these little critters can do! Plus Mikie gets to walk with Chico, one of their ace therapists! And there’s a quiz and news as well. And another super-magical dude stops by. Can’t remember the name, you’ll have to tune in to find out. Just click the little play arrow and trot on over to a special trail of first-rate entertainment!

The Mikie Show #67, Deirdre

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

It’s the sixty-seventh episode of The Mikie Show! You won’t want to miss this one: We speak with Deirdre Barrett Ph.D., author, psychologist and teacher at Harvard Medical School. She’s at the forefront of dream research and has written extensively on both dreams and hypnosis, here’s an Amazon link to her books. We all dream but some of us can really go out there so join us to find out more! Plus we have a quiz and some news and other guests but Mikie has to go clubbing to find out who! So why not click the little play arrow and drift off to a dreamy, hypnotic journey of unforgettable entertainment!

Sleepers_small It’s the sixty-seventh episode of The Mikie Show! You won’t want to miss this one: We speak with Deirdre Barrett Ph.D., author, psychologist and teacher at Harvard Medical School. She’s at the forefront of dream research and has written extensively on both dreams and hypnosis, here’s an Amazon link to her books. We all dream but some of us can really go out there so join us to find out more! Plus we have a quiz and some news and other guests but Mikie has to go clubbing to find out who! So why not click the little play arrow and drift off to a dreamy, hypnotic journey of unforgettable entertainment!

The Mikie Show #68, Paul

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Join us for episode sixty-eight, an enlightening conversation with Paul Carrick Ph.D., teacher of philosophy at Gettysburg College. He’s also a bioethicist and has authored “Medical Ethics of the Ancient World,” (click here for the Amazon link) a look at how those ancient philosopher-scientists can inform today’s ethical debates. In general, though, we just chat about the joy and beauty of philosophy. Plus there’s a quiz and news that’s completely unverified! And Mikie takes a ride in a canoe after getting stuck at a railway crossing! Seriously? Yes! So why not just click the play arrow and paddle your way to Aristotle’s hangout today!

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Join us for episode sixty-eight, an enlightening conversation with Paul Carrick Ph.D., teacher of philosophy at Gettysburg College. He’s also a bioethicist and has authored “Medical Ethics of the Ancient World,” (click here for the Amazon link) a look at how those ancient philosopher-scientists can inform today’s ethical debates. In general, though, we just chat about the joy and beauty of philosophy. Plus there’s a quiz and news that’s completely unverified! And Mikie takes a ride in a canoe after getting stuck at a railway crossing! Seriously? Yes! So why not just click the play arrow and paddle your way to Aristotle’s hangout today!

The Mikie Show #69 Vicki

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Episode sixty-nine has arrived in a totally cybernetic way! Join us as we speak with Vicki Brown, a Ph.D. in Research Methodology and a rockin’ violinist, and who recently volunteered for a month-long program to help save the terribly endangered Orangutan population in Borneo. In fact, she took the picture that’s the icon of this episode (look left). We spoke a few times over the course of her stay there to record her experiences closer to real time and to find out about saving these beautiful creatures.
And then there’s a quiz and some news you’ve never ever heard! Plus a mysterious man floats by and Mikie goes to an alien bar! There’s even more but enough typing, click the play button and connect!

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Episode sixty-nine has arrived in a totally cybernetic way! Join us as we speak with Vicki Brown, a Ph.D. in Research Methodology and a rockin’ violinist, and who recently volunteered for a month-long program to help save the terribly endangered Orangutan population in Borneo. In fact, she took the picture that’s the icon of this episode (look left). We spoke a few times over the course of her stay there to record her experiences closer to real time and to find out about saving these beautiful creatures.

And then there’s a quiz and some news you’ve never ever heard! Plus a mysterious man floats by and Mikie goes to an alien bar! There’s even more but enough typing, click the play button and connect!

The Mikie Show #70, Tan Lin

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Join us for a fascinating conversation with poet, Tan Lin. He expands poetry’s palette to include data, video, films, hashtags; our newest observable world. He’s also a recipient of a Getty Distinguished Scholar grant, an author, teaches creative writing at New Jersey City University and his videos have been displayed in the Whitney Museum, Yale Art Museum and Boesky Gallery to name a few. Plus Mikie gets held up by fog! Not as impressive but still, fog! And there’s another guest, a quiz and news that you won’t hear anywhere else, for good reason! So why not click the little play arrow and enter that oh so foggy realm of The Mikie Show!

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Join us for a fascinating conversation with poet, Tan Lin. He expands poetry’s palette to include data, video, films, hashtags; our newest observable world. He’s also a recipient of a Getty Distinguished Scholar grant, an author, teaches creative writing at New Jersey City University and his videos have been displayed in the Whitney Museum, Yale Art Museum and Boesky Gallery to name a few. Plus Mikie gets held up by fog! Not as impressive but still, fog! And there’s another guest, a quiz and news that you won’t hear anywhere else, for good reason! So why not click the little play arrow and enter that oh so foggy realm of The Mikie Show!

The Mikie Show #71, EveAnna

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Join us for episode seventy-one as we speak with EveAnna Manley, President of Manley Laboratories, a manufacturer of beautifully engineered and crafted audio gear used in recording and mastering studios around the world. I guarantee most of your music collection has used some Manley gear either during recording or when mastering. Plus, she’s a neat lady. There’s more: a quiz, news, other “guests” and Mikie learns to be suave! So why not click the play arrow and put on the headphones and chill to the strands of The Mikie Show! It’s the suave-y thing to do!

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Join us for episode seventy-one as we speak with EveAnna Manley, President of Manley Laboratories, a manufacturer of beautifully engineered and crafted audio gear used in recording and mastering studios around the world. I guarantee most of your music collection has used some Manley gear either during recording or when mastering. Plus, she’s a neat lady. There’s more: a quiz, news, other “guests” and Mikie learns to be suave! So why not click the play arrow and put on the headphones and chill to the strands of The Mikie Show! It’s the suave-y thing to do!

The Mikie Show #72, Glenn

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

It’s episode seventy-two! It’s also our fifth anniversary show! Five years broadcasting, wow, never thought we’d get this far. Now in forty-eight States and DC plus eighty-eight countries around the world! This time we have a return visit by our dear friend psychotherapist Glenn Berger, Ph.D. We discuss what we can do to get along. And we have a visit from Tom The Scott. Why keep it a secret? And there’s a quiz show in addition to our regular quiz. And the (untrue) news and a whole lot more! So don’t be scared to hear about what’s on your mind and click the play arrow for Mikie Show enlightenment!

Loving_small It’s episode seventy-two! It’s also our fifth anniversary show! Five years broadcasting, wow, never thought we’d get this far. Now in forty-eight States and DC plus eighty-eight countries around the world! This time we have a return visit by our dear friend psychotherapist Glenn Berger, Ph.D. We discuss what we can do to get along. And we have a visit from Tom The Scott. Why keep it a secret? And there’s a quiz show in addition to our regular quiz. And the (untrue) news and a whole lot more! So don’t be scared to hear about what’s on your mind and click the play arrow for Mikie Show enlightenment!

The Mikie Show #73, Alessondra

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Join us for an interesting and fun conversation with planetary astronomer, Alessondra Springmann. She’s working on NASA’s Osiris project and could be one of the first to confirm an asteroid is on a trajectory to hit Earth. Don’t worry, everything is going to be fine. Plus, we have more guests from outer space! And the news and a quiz of striking not-difficulty. All you have to do is click the little play arrow and blast off!

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Join us for an interesting and fun conversation with planetary astronomer, Alessondra Springmann. She’s working on NASA’s Osiris project and could be one of the first to confirm an asteroid is on a trajectory to hit Earth. Don’t worry, everything is going to be fine. Plus, we have more guests from outer space! And the news and a quiz of striking not-difficulty. All you have to do is click the little play arrow and blast off!