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1:03:00Song of the Germans (“Deutschland Uber Alles”) and the State Anthem of the Soviet Union, the origins of Antifa in Weimar Germany, communism, anarchism, H.L. Mencken, Fascism, National Socialism, Hitler, Mussolini, Spike Jones, Goebbels, Mr. Spock, Himmler, Goering, Marx, Hegelian dialectic, Rolling Stones, Street Fighting Man, Beatles, Revolution, John Lennon, the New Left, The Internationale, the Spanish Civil War, Popular Front vs. National Front, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, Father Charles Coughlin, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Gary Cooper, Spanish Republicans vs. U.S. Republicans, Lux Radio Theater, The Angel Wore Red, Ava Gardner, Dirk Bogarde, Joseph Cotten, Vittorio de Sica, Ingrid Bergman, feeling the earth move, MacGuffins, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Maltese Falcon, Humphrey Bogart vs. Ricardo Cortez, Dashiell Hammett, gunsels, Una Merkel, wearing shorts to church, Deus ex Machina, MST3000, proxy wars, Hitler-Stalin nonaggression pact, Mission to Moscow, Song of Russia, The North Star, HUAC, Hollywood blacklists, Joe McCarthy, Walter Duranty, Bill Stern, Paul Harvey, Mademoiselle from Armentieres, Paul McCartney, James Corden, Ellery Queen, Frederic Dannay, Manfred Lee, Nunnally Johnson, Goffredo Lombardo, The Dirty Dozen, Frank Nora, Doc Sleaze, Giallo, self-replicating robots, Strawberry Fields Forever, Blazing Saddles, simulations of reality, the Problem of Pain, Gnosticism and the Demiurge.

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56:43 – Do the dead listen to The Overnightscape?  Why else would Frank Edward Nora be mentioned in a reading by Dave and Lisa’s psychic medium?  Was Dave in Kentucky’s apron-string theory confirmed or denied? Did Dave’s grandpa object in principle to rural electrification, farm planning, crop allotments and the like, or was he simply an inveterate procrastinator? Find out the answer to some of these questions (perhaps) on this episode of The Closet Excavationist.

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Released August 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com).

1:22:11 – Dave in Kentucky proudly presents two high-quality episodes of Broadway is My Beat from July, 1951.  Larry Thor stars as Lieutenant Danny Clover, a New York plainclothes detective with both a flair for the poetic and an impatient desire to cut to the chase.  The heat is on in more ways than one in this gritty police procedural.  Feel the heat!

Show art:  Larry Thor (CBS Radio publicity photo, circa 1951).

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Released July 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com).

33:18 – Lisa was unavailable, so Laverne (see show art) co-hosts with Dave in Kentucky as he examines a couple of academic papers from a half-century or so ago. Parental over-protection, separation anxiety and school phobias are discussed in both psychological and personal terms. Dave reminisces, Laverne comments.

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Released July 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com).

 

1:15:57 – Another week, another old trunk for Dave and Lisa to go through, in search of the elusive belt or “something else” that goes around one’s waist. This latest “treasure chest” had belonged to Dave’s older sister before she passed away a few years ago.

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Released July 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), a website.

1:00:03 – Join Dave and Lisa in Kentucky as they dig through the contents of Dave’s grandma’s old trunk, which has remained unexplored for many years.  Will they find the mysterious belt of which the medium spoke last year?  Press play to find out.

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Released July 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an audio website.

 

 1:03:00 – Dave in Kentucky talks about the books and movies that have been occupying all his time and preventing him from cleaning out his closet.  (Well, he’ll blame it on that, anyway.)  Dave reviews both of Harper Lee’s novels (To Kill a Mockingbird and its sequel, Go Set a Watchman) as well as the movie with Gregory Peck, George Orwell’s 1984 (both the book and the movie), plus Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra.

This show is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Attribution: by Dave in Kentucky – more info at onsug.com.

Released June 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an audio-oriented website.

 

 

30:01 – In which Old Time Radio actor/announcers Larry Thor and Ernest Chappell do their respective things at the corner bar where Dave in Kentucky is the emcee. Dave performs their theme songs (Rodgers and Hart’s “Manhattan” from Thor’s “Broadway’s My Beat” and the slow movement from Cesar Franck’s Symphony in D-minor from Chappell’s “Quiet, Please”) and vocalizes his own song parody “I’ll Take Kentucky”. Thrill to the high-flying beat poetry of Larry Thor, and discover the “energy drink” that inspires it! Marvel at the encyclopedic knowledge of Ernest Chappell, the Man Who Knows Everything! Salivate at the evocative descriptions of Del Monte Foods and Campbell’s Soups! Please don’t reveal the Shock Ending: Proof that open-mic audiences are truly a Crowd Without Pity!

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

 

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.