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The SoCal Byte

Series produced by Nathan Callahan

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The SoCal Byte is a weekly radio program of subversive and thought-provoking essays that offer a lively deconstruction of contemporary culture at its most profoundly absurd from a distinctly Southern California perspective. The rich and powerful, the sexually challenged, the religiously restricted, dogs, dopes, dreamers, the famous and infamous all come to life as Callahan encourages listeners to peer into the center of the dream and snicker.

Broadcasting on KUCI FM in Orange County, California, The SoCal Byte is produced, written and read by Nathan Callahan, a freelance writer and the co-host of the station's popular news program Weekly Signals.


79 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Life was complete for the Golly geewhiz Reagan-loving Hall of Fame broadcaster except for one thing: Scully forgot how to use his voice.

  • Added: Sep 13, 2016
  • Length: 08:06
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It is what it is is not what it was.

  • Added: Sep 06, 2015
  • Length: 06:57
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A Public Service Announcement For Neurotransmitters

  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:14
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In Defense of a National Flag Burning Day

  • Added: Apr 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:26
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A Speech to Be Used on the Occasion of Winning an Award for the arts

  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:27
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Questions for Insecurity — the US Department of Homeland Security’s Application For Naturalization

  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 08:32
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Living with Negative Optimism

  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 08:07
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Presidents Obama and Johnson at UCI

  • Added: Jun 12, 2014
  • Length: 07:56
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Liberal Human Rights Perspectives

  • Added: May 07, 2014
  • Length: 06:16
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Why the Dodgers Will Lose

  • Added: Mar 21, 2014
  • Length: 06:19
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Ways of Seeing a Blood Test

  • Added: Jan 15, 2014
  • Length: 06:43
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A County Museum of Art’s Black Flower

  • Added: Nov 15, 2013
  • Length: 05:54
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Happy Halloween to a Lost Soul

  • Added: Oct 18, 2013
  • Length: 07:07
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What a Bad Introduction Sounds Like

  • Added: Aug 23, 2013
  • Length: 05:02
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Looking at the Tech Mirror

  • Added: Aug 09, 2013
  • Length: 05:25
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Online Humility and Superlatives

  • Added: Jul 26, 2013
  • Length: 05:50
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How to Protect a National Pastime

  • Added: Jul 12, 2013
  • Length: 05:51
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Against the Ruin of Pencraft

  • Added: Jun 28, 2013
  • Length: 06:14
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My Would-be Sister’s Pilgrimage

  • Added: Jun 07, 2013
  • Length: 10:04
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The Instinctive Artist and Superintendent of Existence

  • Added: Apr 05, 2013
  • Length: 06:40