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1:38:04 – Before he defected to WOR in the Big Apple, Jean Shepherd worked at several other radio stations, four of which (WSAI, WCKY, WKRC, WLW) were in the Cincinnati area. During one of these brief bouts of employment, Shep spent a summer in Covington, Kentucky. Dave in Kentucky introduces and comments on four show segments in which Shep in New York talks about Shep in Kentucky. While staying mostly out of the master storyteller’s way, Dave does manage to sneak in one of his own stories near the end. (Show art: WKRC promotional photo, circa 1948.)

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Released March 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel.

 

1:00:37 – Tonight, on a very special episode of ‘The Closet Excavationist’, spend an hour with Dave in Kentucky as he reminisces about life on the farm in the 1960s, running the gamut from juvenile Westerns, playsets and capguns to sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, from the Sons of the Pioneers to the Quicksilver Messenger Service, and from the coming of age to the saying of goodbye.

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Released February 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel featuring more-or-less impromptu monologues by more-or-less extemporaneous speakers, as well as other more-or-less miscellaneous audio.

1:25:31 – The conclusion of our two-part retrospective on Father Charles E. Coughlin, the radio priest who influenced many across America, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, through his weekly broadcasts from the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan. Last time we examined some of his political views and his defense against charges of anti-Semitism. This time the emphasis shifts to his economic views on banking, money creation, and the Federal Reserve, based on two of his broadcasts from April of 1940, just before he was banned from the public airwaves.

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Released February 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel.

 

1:01:34 – The closet excavation continues, with the latest find being an old photo album containing the school picture shown in the show art. Dave in Kentucky conducts this one-hour seminar on the academia of yesteryear. Are you smarter than a second grader? Is pi round or square? Who was hotter, Fran Allison or Shari Lewis? Inquiring minds want to know! Take your seat beside Little Jackie Benny and have a heaping helping of pi doled out to you by Quizmaster Dave. There’s the bell; class is now in session!

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Released January 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel.

58:30 – How did the sale of a house, the purchase of a new washer and dryer, and a reading from a psychic medium spawn a brand-new show that is like a cross between “Tape Land” and “Al Capone’s Vaults”?  You’ll never know unless you listen to this episode!

Episode 1 deals with, among other things, the rediscovery of four blues recordings from “ought-five” that had been thought lost.  Be one of the few living humans who have heard these!  Dave in Kentucky provides the audio liner notes.

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Released January 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel.

1:34:24 – A brief history of the radio career of Father Charles E. Coughlin, who went from ardent supporter of FDR to one of his harshest critics, resulting in the loss of both his weekly radio show and his weekly magazine. Was he really anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi, as his enemies claimed, or were these charges merely Stalinist denunciations designed to de-platform him? Inquiring minds want to know!  Posted on the eightieth anniversary of Father Coughlin’s New Year’s Day message for the year 1939, which this episode analyzes in detail, providing extensive historical context.

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Released January 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel.

30:29 – Shadow & Avenger, Omphale’s Spinning Wheel, Le Rouet d’Omphale, Camille Saint-Saens, Lamont Cranston, Margo Lane, Jim Brandon, Fern Collier, Street & Smith, Doc Savage, Monk, Blackhawk, Mr. Fantastic, Buckeroo Banzai, Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent, Conde Nast, Detective Story, Whistler, Suspense, Man in Black, Inner Sanctum, Raymond, Maxwell Grant, Orson Welles, Frank Readick, Agnes Moorehead, Endora, Bewitched, Paul Lynde, Whisperer, Sheridan Doome, Hook McGuire, Blue Coal, Martin Gabel, Arlene Francis, What’s My Line, March of Time, Mercury Theatre, War of the Worlds, Edsel Ford, John Houseman, Negro Theatre Project, Macbeth, WPA, Treasure Island, Dracula, Campbell Playhouse, Ray Collins, Com. Weston, Lt. Tragg, Perry Mason, Kenny Delmar, Fred Allen, Sen. Claghorn, Foghorn Leghorn, Hunter, Joseph Cotten, David O. Selznick, Ben Mankiewicz, Christopher Lee, Robt. Osborne, Herman Mankiewicz, Citizen Kane, Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison, Grace Matthews.

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Released November 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel.

58:01 – Dave in Kentucky celebrates Halloween in song, poem, and monologue. “Boo! It’s a Holiday!” (Prelude & Parody in D-minor), ghoulish goulash, fake rare meat, vegetarianism vs. veganism, black cat lives matter, Jean Shepherd, Robert W. Service, Dan McGrew, Johnny Cash, Sam McGee, “The Restless Corpse of John Barrymore” (Part One, with Lionel and Ethel Barrymore, Errol Flynn and Raoul Walsh), spooky music, Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Beatles, Rocky Raccoon, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, natural vs. supernatural, Arthur C. Clarke, technology vs. magic, Ouija boards, pictures of the dead, encounters with spirits, reality vs. simulations, time travel and prophecy, the Revelation of St. John the Divine, mark of the beast, RFID microchips, social media scores and credit card processing, voices of the dead, “The Restless Corpse of John Barrymore” (Part Two, with John Drew Barrymore and John Blyth Barrymore), a Monster Mashup of Hollow Weenies.

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Released October 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel featuring free-form monologues by clever hosts with diverse opinions.

1:44:23 – In 1940, Jack Benny treats the regular cast members of his radio show to a four-day vacation in Yosemite National Park, but first they have to drive there in Jack’s vintage 1923 Maxwell.  Easier said than done, and a lot quicker too!  Dave in Kentucky provides the commentary to this four-episode story arc, with Jack, Mary, Rochester, Phil, Dennis and Don providing the laughs.  Still funny after all these years!

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Released August 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel featuring free-form monologues by clever hosts with diverse opinions.

1:43:15 – Dave in Kentucky resurrects the subject matter of “Themes Like Old Times #5” in this special crossover episode, which includes the resurrections of:  (1) Mary Lamont, (2) the Dr. Kildare series, and (3) Lew Ayres’ career.

Theme Song, 3rd verse:  “Thought I was stuck in 1933!  1940’s lookin’ good to me!  I made a quantum leap into a time warp!  Won’t never drink no more bathtub gin!  Gee, I hope that Wendell Wilkie wins!  I made a quantum leap into a time warp!  Japs flying sorties in the Pacific!  The nineteen-forties still look terrific!  Ain’t nothing worse than what we just been through!  Ain’t no question what I’m gonna do:  I’ll be a-doin’ that rag, doin’ that Time Warp Rag!”

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). Attribution: by Dave in Kentucky.

Released August 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel featuring free-form monologues by clever hosts with diverse opinions.