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Playlist: Rob MacClanahan's Portfolio

Rob MacClanahan hosts THE TIME TRAVELER Credit:
Rob MacClanahan hosts THE TIME TRAVELER

Every Monday night The Time Traveler airs history, literature, filmbytes, news, science and other goings ons -- even speculations about the future -- for politically incorrect families and their kids (even though it's way past their bedtime).

The show does not steer clear of the taboo subjects: Politics and religion.

Sometimes the show is slanted, sometimes its not. Sometimes local stories get the coverage, other shows look at national or global issues. American holidays and their celebration histories make it onto The Time Traveler near just about every anniversary, you just never know what you're going to hear unless fair warning is given on Rob MacClanahan's facebook page. And you can catch it Monday nights from 9pm to midnight California time, right here on kfok.org, where you get music breaks instead of commercials.

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Every Monday night The Time Traveler airs history, literature, filmbytes, news, science and other goings ons -- even speculations about the future -- for politically incorrect families and their kids (even though it's way past their bedtime). The show does not steer clear of the taboo subjects: Politics and religion. Sometimes the show is slanted, sometimes its not. Sometimes local stories get the coverage, other shows look at national or global issues. American holidays and their celebration histories make it onto The Time Traveler near just about every anniversary, you just never know what you're going to hear unless fair warning is given on Rob MacClanahan's facebook page. ... Show full description

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Age of Gold

From Rob MacClanahan | Part of the The Time Traveler series | 02:23:22

Meet James Marshall and some other famous folks on the eve of the California Gold Rush of 1849.

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This story follows James Marshall as he is introduced to John Sutter, Captains Fremont and Sheridan, the famous Mormon Battalion, the ill-fated Donner party and an onslaught of prospectors as they all converge on lands occupied by Mexican rancheros, indians and a precious yellow metal.

Host Rob MacClanahan explores several sections of H W Brands book, "The Age of Gold" foreshadowing the California Gold Rush and the largest mass migration of people since medieval times.  Prepare to be entertained with the stories of historic people and an infant state, not to mention the usual compliment of music and sound candy...

State of Jefferson

From Rob MacClanahan | Part of the The Time Traveler series | 03:21:46

"Keep It California" and the people who want to live in the "State of Jefferson" battled it out at the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting last Tuesday, and the world has no idea what is about to hit it...

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On Tuesday August 11, 2015 "Keep It California" and the people for the "State of Jefferson" gave back-to-back presentations to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, and real folks entered public comments one after the other regarding a proposed 51st state! 

This is really about demanding representation, Mark Baird, the prime mover in the State of Jefferson movement, will tell you, right here on THE TIME TRAVELER. 

Rob MacClanahan hosts The Time Traveler late night radio show every Monday airing at 95.1 megahertz FM and streaming in real time on both shoutcast.com and kfok.org

More on this public meeting was written in two Gazette articles (see thetimetravelershowblog.wordpress.com)

King, Pizarro and Botany Bay

From Rob MacClanahan | Part of the The Time Traveler series | 02:38:56

The immortal words of Martin Luther King Jr... Pizarro, the vanquisher of the Incas -- is vanquished. And the British First Fleet sails to Sidney...

Botany_bay__historic_arrival_of_the_first_fleet__small This show opens with famous words that resounded from Lincoln's marble monument on August 28, 1963 and closes with the rest of Martin Luther King's speech, "I have a dream today..."   Theories struggle to characterize the extreme range of our universe from subatomic particles to supermassive black holes.  Several historic events are examined including Francisco Pizarro's conquest of the Incan Empire.  And the late Glenn Frey is honored with several Eagles songs blairing across the Divide.  Mark Twain's humor harangues Arthur's court, and commencement of the European colonization of Australia is revisited, with plenty of waltzing -- Waltzing Matilda, that is, featuring Rolf Harris, Olivia Newton John, a brief interlude with Paul Hogan, and the strings of Andre Rieu are accompanied by standing patriotic Aussies, and more from down under... THE TIME TRAVELER on 95.1FM KFOK Georgetown.

The Book of Judith

From Rob MacClanahan | Part of the The Time Traveler series | 02:31:22

The spirit of Judith cries out to us even if the names of her enemies are masked, even if exiled to the Apocrypha, even though she was -- but a woman...

Judith_small The entrance  of Judith and the conclusion of her story is presented in this piece, accompanied by cinematic clips of soundtrack from the 1954 movie, "The Egyptian" and "The Time Machine" (1960), and a theme song Rob MacClanahan has reverently appointed for Judith from Maria Muldaur in 1974, "Midnight at the Oasis".  The show includes a reading of the adventure of Judith and historical facts concerning Judea and their dealings with aggression by foreign rulers.  The introduction to this show was broadcast in a previous TTT episode entitled "Attila the Hun", constituting it's third hour.