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September 28, 2020  

Coronavirus Central

Review of Coronavirus Central, a Neo-Nazi propaganda podcast disguised as a science show in the health listings on podcast directories.

In this episode...

Andy tries to explain what fascists are to the kids. Fortunately, the SpongeBob SquarePant's episode 'Larry the Manager' and the face melting Nazi's from Raiders of the Lost Arc are a perfect primer for understanding the finer points of Herbert Marcuse and Theo Adorno's 'Authoritarian Personality'.

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Transcript here, in a few days. 


July 29, 2020  

The Benjamin Dixon Show

Review of The Benjamin Dixon Show.

In this episode...

Andy and the kids sing and discuss Raffi songs in the car. It turns out the sweet sounding Canadian songsmith is a monster. Andy does the covid math on the decision to not send the kids back to school in the fall. Poems by Philip Larkin and Adrian Mitchell. Mr. Benjamin Dixon is channeling a wonderful blend of MLK and Malcom X on his podcast.

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Transcript here, in a few days.

Jazz by the superb Mario Rom's Interzone.

June 21, 2020  

Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio

Review of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour with Bill Smith from With Confetti in Our Hair.

In this episode...

Mario Rom's Interzone have a new album coming out! 'Eternal Fiction' will be their fourth album and you can pre-order it here along with lots of other special goodies.

The Chelsea Hotel 1996. Andy tells the story of how he discovered who the actual Tambourine Man was who inspired Bob Dylan's big break out hit. Andy welcomes Bill Smith on the show to review Dylan's podcast. Andy procures some outtake verses from Dylan's new song 'Murder Most Foul'.

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May 29, 2020  

White Lies

Reviews of White Lies, Serial Season 3 and Motive.

Andy has a bad dream but wakes to discover it is the reality. 'Does the Star Spangled Banner still fly over the land of the free and the home of the brave?' The shows reviewed in this episode have taken on a renewed importance given the murder of George Floyd.

"Every joint in the skeleton of our criminal justice system is greased by racial discrimination." - Sarah Koenig

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May 8, 2020  


Review of Chompers from Rachel Ward and Gimlet Media.

Jazz by the superb Mario Rom's Interzone.

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Pandemic lockdown day... err 56? If you're in DC you can now get craft cocktails delivered to you door from Doug Fisher at Morris American Bar. The kids run crazy at bed time but help Andy review the show. Bernie Sanders leaves Andy a voicemail message urging everyone to 'Vote Blue No Matter Who'. Andy promises to think about it.

Transcript will be available here soon.

April 6, 2020  

The Dream

Review of The Dream from Jane Marie and Dan Gallucci.

Jazz provided by the superb Mario Rom's Interzone.

In this episode...

Andy goes to Podfest 2020 in Orlando and considers its pros and cons. His budget hotel forces him to get a tan. PANGOLIN. The pandemic is ignored by Mega Church Evangelicals. Tattoine calls again to attempt to get money for a Tom Waits Tattoo.

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Transcript will be available here soon.

March 3, 2020  

Iowa Caucus Podcasts

Reviews of 11 podcasts... Pantsuit Politics, Caucus Land, Potentium Podcast, The Young Turks, The Ben Shapiro Show, Useful Idiots, The Daily Circus, Left Right & Center, Reliable Sources, Podsave America & Chapo Trap House.

Jazz provided by the sensational Mario Rom's Interzone.

Transcript will be here when I get around to it.

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February 13, 2020  

Dear Joan & Jericha

Review of Dear Joan and Jericha from Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine.

Jazz by the amazing Mario Rom's Interzone.

In this episode...

The lemon on Andy's neck continues to grow. The Doctors have undertaken more tests and we learn the results. Andy had a guest time on the Tom Waits podcast, With Confetti in Our Hair and they sent over an specially adapted pull-string talking GI Joe. Jen is off to New York City for an industry reading of her exciting new play, 'Hot Little Slice'. The Tattoo guy leaves a message. Things are looking bleak for the inhabitants of Porcupine Romance Island.

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January 24, 2020  

Conversations with People Who Hate Me

Review of Conversations with People Who Hate Me from Dylan Marron.

Jazz provided by Mario Rom's Interzone.

In this episode....

The Kerouac Project has published an alumni update from Andy and he remembers his time at the house. Santa is a dick. Axe throwing is fun. Andy is very excited to share with you Dylan Marron's Ted Talk and video series, Every Single Word and Unboxing. Andy attempts to heal the horrible feud that has sprung up between this show and the Scene by Scene podcast. Transcript of the show will be available here eventually. Writers can apply to live for three months at the Kerouac House through March 15th. If you enjoy the show, please subscribe and spread the word! To be showered with compliments, buy me a coffee.

December 25, 2019  

Christmas Bonus - Lemon Assimilation

Christmas Bonus 2019 - All the bits of the Lemon Assimilation story through the first 15 episodes. Great place to catch up with the first part of this one thread. Andy is also very pleased to have got the impeachment he's been asking for all year.

Jazz by Mario Rom's Interzone.

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Happy holidays and all the best for 2020!

December 10, 2019  

Drama Pods II

Reviews of Welcome to Night Vale and The Orbiting Human Circus.

Jazz provided by Mario Rom's Interzone.

In this episode...

Andy has a biopsy performed on the growth on his neck he got from using the Lemon Assimilation shower gel. William helps Andy wrap up his review of Night Vale. The State of South Dakota spent almost half a million dollars to tell the world that it was on Meth. Republican goombah, Rick Perry tells the world that Trump is 'God's Chosen One' and so we should just get behind all the graft and crimes and stuff. The host of the Scene by Scene podcast is still very upset with the bad review Andy gave him on the Tom Waits episode.

December is Winklepicker awareness month at the American Shoe Council.

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Accordion music generously provided by accordion love, the best place on the web to go for sheet music and lessons.

The transcript of the show will appear here when I get around to it. 

November 17, 2019  

Drama Pods I

Reviews of Limetown, Homecoming, The Horror of Dolores Roach and Blackout.

Jazz provided by the incomparable Mario Rom's Interzone.

In this episode...

Andy discovers the recall of the Lemon Assimilation shower Gel is a very real and disturbing thing. Andy muses on arrival of big name superstars in Podcasting and worries about Sir Ian McKellen. President Bone Spurs is convicted of stealing money from veterans from his fake charity but is still allowed to pretend to honor and respect veterans during the usual Memorial Day propaganda photo opps. Andy goes on record to explain he is not a 'boomer'.

More links and sourcing available in the show's transcript here, when I get around to it.

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November 1, 2019  

The History of Stand Up

Review of The History of Stand Up from Wayne Federman and Andrew Steven

In this episode...

Andy and the kids begin the day telling jokes. There has been a bumper mailbag. Andy upset the host of Scene by Scene with his review last week. Hedge is upset to discover his tattoo of the Death Star is made up of hundreds of cocks. There has been a recall on the Lemon Assimilation shower gel. 

October 17, 2019  

Tom Waits Podcasts

Reviews of With Confetti In Our Hair, Song by Song, Down in the Hole and Scene by Scene.

Jazz provided by the amazing Mario Rom's Interzone.

In this episode...

Jen completes the second draft of her new play and asks Andy to not get a tattoo of Tom Waits face on his body. Andy remembers his time in San Diego when he received a custom made scowl from his musical hero and pursued him down the street. Andy calls a celebrity tattooist to discuss getting 'inked'. 

September 26, 2019  

Syrian War Podcasts

Reviews of:

Behind the Bastards 

The Mother Jones Podcast, Behind the Lines

The Syrian Civil War Podcast

The Modern War Institute Podcast from West Point

Ethnically Ambiguous

Forced Migration Review: The Syria Crisis

The Brief History Podcast

In this Episode...

Andy attempts to understand the Syrian War. He becomes frustrated with Pete Townshend from The Who after his strange recruitment P.S.A. for the U.S. Air-force at height of the Vietnam War. Andy is considering getting a tattoo for the next show about Tom Waits Podcast but Hedge refuses to give him the cell number of his famous tattoo guy.

June 18, 2019  

Austin Thou Art Weird

Adventures in Podcasting...

Andy travels to the Outlier Podcast Festival in Austin and attempts to discover why Austin is weird. Photo credit, Dana Greyson of the excellent travel blog Galley Wench Tales.

Backing music for the Poem and Outro from Mario Rom's Interzone.

June 1, 2019  

Comedians Doing Interviews

Reviews of The Adam Buxton Podcast, Larry Wilmore's Black on Air and WTF with Marc Maron.

Jazz from the superb Mario Rom's Interzone.

In this episode...

Andy receives a viral video from a friend, of Chinese Vlogger, 'Seaside Girl Little Seven' and shares it with William. Andy reviews the featured shows with Dan. William's case worker calls and implements a time out.

May 8, 2019  

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Review of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.

In this episode...

Andy asks Siri for help explaining the patriarchy to a six year old. Hedge attends Gender Sensitivity Training at the American Enterprise Institute. Sierra and Andy review the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Podcast. A poem, 'How to Explain the Patriarchy to a Six Year Old'.

Jazz provided by Mario Rom's Interzone.

Episode image of Sierra taken by the Miki Devivo, circa 2012, San Diego.

April 24, 2019  

The Ballad of Billy Balls

Review of The Ballad of Billy Balls by iO Tillett Wright.

Jazz provided by the excellent Mario Rom's Interzone.

In this episode...

Andy receives hate mail and is told to 'GO BACK TO BREXIT'. Jen and Andy reminisce about NYC. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has a new mission statement and the civics quiz has now become, 'The American Values Test'.

April 7, 2019  

Pod Save America and Chapo Trap House

Reviews of Pod Save America and Chapo Trap House.

In this episode...

Andy accepts the challenge from his big brother to attempt to review every podcast in existence. Hedge attempts to buy duck poutine again. Klaxton joins Andy to review the political podcasts. Andy is inspired by Screamin' Jay Hawkins and foolishly attempts a homage to the track 'Ignant and Shit', but this time calling out his white brethren.

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