Art can be visual, auditory, tactile, or kinetic. Dr. Edward Mathis tells us how a simple bike ride can be an expression of art, and reads “A Wanderer,” by Indian poet Hashim ZK. Music in this episode by Andy Wicks.
Another year, another legion of talented performers and creators that have shrugged off this mortal coil and moved into the Great Beyond, and another chance for Andy to have his Grim Reaper robe dry-cleaned. We spend some time eulogizing just a few of the many wonderful talents that passed away in 2020. Apple Fitness+ Peloton […]
Sometimes a recipe looks better on paper than in practice. We take on 1980’s Stir Crazy, starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, and directed by Sidney Poitier, and see how we can make this tale about mistaken identity, prison rodeos, song-and-dance clown mascots, and using pliers as a negotiating tool while talking about your feelings, […]
Words can take you down the same path multiple times to different destinations. Words are a time machine. In this episode, we hear from two wonderful people: Alex Oana and Chris Collin. Alex and Chris were college classmates, and he recorded her reading Margaret Atwood’s poem “Variation on the Word ‘Sleep’” as a part of his major. […]
In a classic tale of good versus evil, light versus dark, David versus Goliath, the Rebel Alliance versus the Galactic Empire, we hear the epic saga of Steve versus Billy. Get ready for King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, a documentary that tells the surprisingly sordid tale of the fight to claim the world record in…Donkey […]
Janna Boomstra shares a Dutch poem called “Prayer for My Children” and how it has held power and comfort for her family, even when she didn’t understand the foreign words. Music in this episode by Kai Engel via the Free Music Archive. We heard “Blur” (at 1:16) and “Waltzing in the Rye” (at 4:10). Find […]