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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 122 (3-18)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 is knee deep in April Fool's Day with more of the very best from 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 122 (3-18) includes Crazy John...Making a wrong turn on the way to Wonderland...99% Invisible #02- 99% 180...#2 Behind the Comedy: Thirty Years of Duck's Breath Mystery Theater/The Sweet Stink of Success...The Decisions Project - 22 - Accepting Gay Father...The Mikie Show #33, Martin...#17 Krulwich on Gorilla Cage Drama...Bonjour Chanson Series 10, Episode 49...Dennis Wilson, December 28, 1983

Crazy John

From Jay Allison | Part of the Stories From Carmen series | 06:03

Carmen Delzell was homeless for a couple of years in the early 1990's. This piece was produced in 1996, after she got on her feet and was living in Austin, Texas. It's a portrait of the self-named, Crazy John, who lives on the streets of Austin He talks to Carmen about his life.

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Phpthumb_generated_thumbnailjpg_small Carmen Delzell was homeless for a couple of years in the early 1990's. This piece was produced in 1996, after she got on her feet and was living in Austin, Texas. It's a portrait of the self-named, Crazy John, who lives on the streets of Austin He talks to Carmen about his life.

Making a wrong turn on the way to Wonderland

From KALW | 07:10

Some stories pop up time and time again, in books, movies, and cartoons. Like the one about a little girl who discovered a very colorful world...

KAREN ANNE LIGHT: There’s a very little girl named Alice…

EDNA BARRON: …who lives in England … she is just like you and just like me…

She’s daydreaming one day, when…

LIGHT: …she sees a creature run by…

BARRON: … and starts chasing the rabbit and goes down this hole that she falls down accidentally...

The hole keeps going, and going, and going…

BARRON: … she sees clocks and tea and bells and lights…

LIGHT: … a house … and cookies…

And as she falls…

LIGHT: She says, “I wonder if bats eat cats, and I wonder if cats eat bats. Come to think of it, do cats eat rats?”

What you’re hearing is the story of “Alice in Wonderland” – at least Disney’s version of it. And the voices you heard are from two local performers who have their own take on the Wonderland – one you’ve never heard before.

LIGHT (from “Alice Down the Rwong Wrabbit Whole”): Oh no! Please don’t shoot, I’m just a little girl! Oh no, it’s that f***ing panda again.

Actresses Karen Anne Light and Edna Barron are blurring lines between imagination, reality, and fantasy in their latest show – and they’re taking their audience along for the trip. KALW’s Erica Mu went to the Emerald Tablet theater in San Francisco’s North Beach to find out more.

Picture_1_244_small Some stories pop up time and time again, in books, movies, and cartoons. Like the one about a little girl who discovered a very colorful world... KAREN ANNE LIGHT: There’s a very little girl named Alice… EDNA BARRON: …who lives in England … she is just like you and just like me… She’s daydreaming one day, when… LIGHT: …she sees a creature run by… BARRON: … and starts chasing the rabbit and goes down this hole that she falls down accidentally... The hole keeps going, and going, and going… BARRON: … she sees clocks and tea and bells and lights… LIGHT: … a house … and cookies… And as she falls… LIGHT: She says, “I wonder if bats eat cats, and I wonder if cats eat bats. Come to think of it, do cats eat rats?” What you’re hearing is the story of “Alice in Wonderland” – at least Disney’s version of it. And the voices you heard are from two local performers who have their own take on the Wonderland – one you’ve never heard before. LIGHT (from “Alice Down the Rwong Wrabbit Whole”): Oh no! Please don’t shoot, I’m just a little girl! Oh no, it’s that f***ing panda again. Actresses Karen Anne Light and Edna Barron are blurring lines between imagination, reality, and fantasy in their latest show – and they’re taking their audience along for the trip. KALW’s Erica Mu went to the Emerald Tablet theater in San Francisco’s North Beach to find out more.

99% Invisible #02- 99% 180 (Standard 4:30 Version Only)

From Roman Mars | Part of the 99% Invisible (Standard Length) series | 04:30

In the beginning, former AIA-SF president Henrik Bull and the Transamerica Pyramid did not get along. The building was an affront to late 1960’s modernist ideals. It was silly. It looked like a dunce cap. Its large scale had no respect for the neighborhood in which it lived.

But over 40 years, something happened…

99logoprx_small In the beginning, former AIA-SF president Henrik Bull and the Transamerica Pyramid did not get along. The building was an affront to late 1960’s modernist ideals. It was silly. It looked like a dunce cap. Its large scale had no respect for the neighborhood in which it lived. But over 40 years, something happened…

#2 Behind the Comedy: Thirty Years of Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre/The Sweet Stink of Success

From Duck Spots | Part of the Behind the Comedy: Thirty Years of Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre series | 58:31

Shakespeare parodies, Ian Shoales, Superhero Talk Show, the Transvestite Farmer Association, Minute Mystery, a Conservative Weight Loss Program, and the documentary - Taconite! More.

Default-piece-image-2 One of five hour long shows celebrating 30 years of Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre, this episode, The Sweet Stink of Success, is hosted by Bill Allard and Merle Kessler (from the Ducks). It features Shakespeare on Call, Superhero Talk Show, Harold Pinter on Vacation, Bomba, Jungle Boy, Ian Shoales, Interstate Rest Area, Transvestite Farmer?s Association, the Dangers of Premarital Sex, and more! It also features music by SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS composer, Andy Paley. And: an announcer with a British accent!

The Decisions Project - 22 - Accepting Gay Father

From Aengus Anderson | Part of the The Decisions Project series | 02:45

A teenage girl talks about learning that her father is gay and her subsequent decision to stay with him.

Cover_small During the summer of 2010, producer Aengus Anderson rode his motorcycle around North America and interviewed 220 people about the hardest decisions they had ever made. A cross-section of their conversations are presented here as The Decisions Project.

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!

#17 - Krulwich on Gorilla Cage Drama

From HowSound | Part of the HowSound series | 31:47

Robert Krulwich on drama, narrative voice, and the day gorilla cages changed forever.

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I just listened to a slew of “Hmmm….”, Robert Krulwich’s science podcast for NPR. I couldn’t stop listening. One, then another, then another.  If the phrase for a good book is “page turner,” Robert’s podcasts are a “click wheel turner.”

The same goes for Radiolab, the science program from WNYC that Robert co-hosts with Jad Abumrad. I’m like a gerbil looking for the next pellet. Wheel-turn, click. Wheel-turn, click.

Robert’s stories are always ear-catching and dramatic whether it’s radio, television, or in person at conferences. He practically forces you to want to know what happens next. How the heck does he do that?! So, I asked him.

On this edition of HowSound, Robert talks about drama, narrative voice, and the day gorilla cages changed forever. Think of it as a Master Class on storytelling, and Robert’s clearly the master.

Bonjour Chanson Series 10, Episode 49.

From Charles Spira | Part of the Bonjour Chanson Series 10 series | 26:19

A selection of six diverse French language artists are introduced in English with one of their songs. The genre may prove to be addictive!

Rennes_episode_49_small We bring the best of the world of French Language Chanson to you.  Six artists are introduced in English and they interpret one of their songs for you.  When you'll hear these songs in French, you'll know what they are about.  Some of the artists have been at the top of their profession for decades, others are not yet known nationally but are rising rapidly.  Here is the line-up for this show:
Michel Fugain, (France), Une Belle Histoire
Et Maxence, (France), Cette Autre Que Moi
Mes Souliers Sont Rouges, (France), Qui Sait
Ko et Josephine, (France), Supermarket
Julien Clerc, (France), Hotel Des Caravelles
Isabeau et les Chercheurs d'Or, (Canada), Septembre
 

Dennis Wilson, December 28, 1983

From Jonathan Thomas Stratman | Part of the Who Died Today series | 03:00

Nearly thirty years on, a surprising good look for the "bad" Beach Boy.

Who_died_today_blue2_small Nearly thirty years on, a surprising good look for the "bad" Beach Boy.