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Friday, August 14, 2020

Killer Serials #17 – Paul Temple Intervenes, Part Two (8/14/20)

1:18:46 – Dave in Kentucky presents the final four chapters of the 1942 BBC serial Paul Temple Intervenes, starring Carl Bernard as Paul and Bernadette Hodgson as Steve, plus: the nature of language and whether the rules of grammar can or should take precedence over common usage, communication protocols on The X-Files, the manipulation of language for political purposes, the conflation of sex with gender, the cancellation of J.K. Rowling, poisons unknown to modern science and their anecdotal antidotes, and more, all packaged neatly and efficiently into one rip-snorting good time.

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.

Show art: another view of a now-familiar incident in Paul Temple Intervenes.

posted by Dave at 8:34 am filed in Aug20,Dave  

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Blues, Views & Reviews #1 – Out of My Mind (7/23/20)

1:00:53 – Dave in Kentucky begins yet another new series, in which he plays some blues, expresses some views, and reviews some of his favorite things, including in this episode: the Generac whole-house standby generator, the Nutrisystem-D Uniquely Yours Plan for Men, Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (with the Mother), the 9mm Glock 19 Gen5 and Glock 43X, the Smith & Wesson .380 M&P Shield EZ, the Crimson Trace LaserGuard Green Laser, the LaserMax Guide Rod Laser, Azula gunbelts and holsters, and the Duluth Trading Company Longtail Tees.

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.

Show art:  items reviewed in this episode.

posted by Dave at 6:10 pm filed in Dave,Jul20,music,reviews,song  

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Killer Serials #16 – Paul Temple Intervenes, Part One (6/27/20)

1:30:18 – Dave in Kentucky imports and introduces a killer serial from across the pond and across the years — the BBC’s 1942 production of Paul Temple Intervenes, plus: Francis Durbridge, Martyn Webster, Peter Coke, Carl Bernard, Bernadette Hodgson, “Steve” Temple, Scotland Yard, Marquis pronunciation, dukes and earls, by Timothy, the apostle Paul, Cockneys, Marjorie Westbury, versatility of radio actors, pale ale, escargot scene in Steve Martin’s The Jerk, gin & tonic, lorries, motorcars and their bonnets, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, torches or flashlights, private detectives or private inquiry agents, Egyptology, Guy de Maupassant, Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, E. Phillips Oppenheim, Edgar Wallace, Edgar Allan Poe, round and around, disinterested or uninterested, serial cliffhangers, and more … but almost nothing political, or even current.

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.

Show art: BBC illustration of an incident in Paul Temple Intervenes.

posted by Dave at 9:46 am filed in Dave,Jun20  

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Killer Serials #15 – Adventures by Morse: A Coffin for the Lady (6/14/20)

1:42:28 – Dave in Kentucky presents the complete Carlton E. Morse adventure “A Coffin for the Lady” and chats about: Skip Turner & Doc Long, Jack & Sam Edwards, Sonny & Buddy, I Love a Mystery & I Love Adventure, Jack Packard & Bart Friday, Jerry Booker, the Triple A-One Detective Agency, Reggie York, Walter Paterson, Jim Boles & Barton Yarborough, Russell Thorson, Terry and the Pirates, William Tracy & Curly Howard, The Patient in Room 18, Patric Knowles, Ann Sheridan slips one by the censors, Covid-19 & Black Lives Matter, the right to peaceably assemble, chokeholds and no-knock warrants, Minneapolis & Louisville, Rand Paul’s “Justice for Breonna Taylor” bill, Euripides & Zapata, the devil, the demiurge & the Unmoved Mover, baseball, playing the national anthem to empty stadiums, disbanding the police, posse comitatus, sheriff’s posses vs. rappers’ posses, well-regulated militias, Merriam-Webster changing definitions, Len Deighton’s Funeral in Berlin, Michael Caine, Turner Classic Movies, Ben Mankiewicz, Gone With the Wind, Fathom Events, P.Q. Ribber, Wisconsin Public Radio, The Wolf of Wall Street, “Springtime for Hitler”, Mel Brooks’ The Producers, Torrid Zone, and more.

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.

Show art: Jack Edwards’ entry from a radio artists directory, circa 1940.

posted by Dave at 12:08 pm filed in Dave,Jun20  

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Into the Time Warp #9 – Father Coughlin on Propaganda (5/30/20)

58:37 – Join Dave in Kentucky for an examination of the first half of Father Charles E. Coughlin’s Golden Hour of the Little Flower from May 9, 1939, entitled “Propaganda at Work”. Topics include: British propaganda for two World Wars, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, the Neutrality Acts of the late 1930s, cash-and-carry, Schoolhouse Rock’s “I’m Just a Bill”, Social Justice magazine, the sinking of the Lusitania, Karl Goetz, Wellington House, David Knight, Capt. B.H. Lidell Hart’s book series The Next War, Sidney Rogerson’s Propaganda in the Next War, John F. Kennedy, Edward Bernays, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., Senator Gerald Nye, Pearl Harbor, Confessions of a Nazi Spy, Edward G. Robinson, Paul Lukas, Eddie Murphy, Mussolini’s definition of Fascism, the National Association of Broadcasters, Marsh v. Alabama (1946), Keeper of the Flame, Katharine Hepburn, Charles Lindbergh, Philip Roth, The Plot Against America, HBO and other Hollywood smear factories.

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.

Show art: Father Coughlin making an emphatic point. Note the early hands-free microphone, circa 1930s.

posted by Dave at 3:56 pm filed in Dave,May20  

Friday, May 1, 2020

Killer Serials #14 – Adventures by Morse: The City of the Dead, Part Four (5/1/20)

1:33:24 – Dave in Kentucky presents the final three chapters of Carlton E. Morse’s The City of the Dead, plus old-time commercial jingles with brand-new voice-overs, Elliott Lewis, The Phil Harris – Alice Faye Show, The Casebook of Gregory Hood, stimulus payments, IRS website, the right to privacy and government surveillance, the key to a happy marriage, going to town on Saturday mornings, DC war comics: Sgt. Rock and Our Fighting Forces, Spiderman, Iron Man, “funny books”, supply chain disruptions, food shortages, and more.

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.

Show art: the versatile Elliott Lewis (“Mister Radio”) doubly-exposed as Frankie Remley (left) and Gregory Hood (right).

posted by Dave at 5:48 am filed in Dave,May20  

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Killer Serials #13 – Adventures by Morse: The City of the Dead, Part Three (4/11/20)

1:55:05 – Escapism intrudes on real life (or vice versa) as Dave in Kentucky presents three more chapters from the Carlton E. Morse adventure, The City of the Dead, plus an extended update on the coronavirus in Kentucky, including: Kroger pickup service, shortages, SoftSoap, paper towels, toilet paper, pinto beans, Tropical Fruit Flavor Tums, Amazon, Walmart, Nutrisystem, refrigerator breakdowns, Lowe’s, appliance repair, Clorox Wipes, coronadventures, bandana masks, nitrile gloves, a visit to the veterinary clinic, giving yourself a buzz-cut, the Remington Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit, Zinc, Vitamins C and D, malaria and the history of gin and tonics, tonic water yesterday and today, quinine, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, fluoridated water, fluoxetine and Prozac, telemedicine, diabetes, obesity, hypertension and other risk factors, the Green New Deal, climate change and covid19, stimulus, inflation, hyperinflation in Weimar Germany, Zimbabwe and Venezuela, Thomas Massie, Rand Paul and more.

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.

Show art: a cemetery in Colma, California, the real-life City of the Dead.

posted by Dave at 7:52 am filed in Apr20,Dave  

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Killer Serials #12 – Adventures by Morse: The City of the Dead, Part Two (3/29/20)

1:32:40 – Dave in Kentucky presents three more chapters of the Carlton E. Morse adventure serial, The City of the Dead, plus: radio commercials for syndicated programs, post-war reconversion, furniture stores piggybacking on the post-war housing boom, University of California branches, San Francisco’s Hotel Britton, The Good Hotel, the Colma necropolis, Jackson Street apartments, personal freedom and potential dictators, stepping on graves both past and future, getting the shivers, and better living through chemistry.

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.

Show art: sample newspaper ads for Adventures by Morse, circa 1946.

posted by Dave at 7:15 am filed in Dave,Mar20  

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Killer Serials #11 – Adventures by Morse: The City of the Dead, Part One (3/14/20)

1:07:19 – Dave in Kentucky introduces a new Carlton E. Morse adventure thriller, The City of the Dead — the earliest serial in the syndicated Adventures by Morse series from the mid-1940s. This first part includes Chapter One as well as the two demos used to promote the series to potential stations and sponsors, plus: radio networks of the 1940s, anti-trust concerns, title and name changes due to intellectual property considerations, I Love a Mystery, I Love Adventure, Jack Packard and Doc Long, Bart Friday and Skip Turner, Reggie York, Walter Paterson, Gayne Whitman, Chandu the Magician, Richard LeGrand, Mr. Peavy, The Great Gildersleeve, “Olie” on Fibber McGee and Molly, Russell Thorson, Elliott Lewis, Frankie Remley, The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, Voyage of the Scarlet Queen, Broadway is My Beat, Suspense, A Coffin for the Lady, “Skip Ellis”, Jack “Sonny” Edwards, Southern and Hillbilly Dialects, the song parody “Old Joe Cain is My Name,” restrictions on beer sponsorships, etc.

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.

Show art: Carlton E. Morse at the typewriter.

posted by Dave at 9:48 am filed in Dave,Mar20  

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Killer Serials #10 – Escape: Earth Abides (2/22/20)

1:27:05 – Dave in Kentucky with the complete Escape adventure Earth Abides from November 1950, plus the Chinese coronavirus, George R. Stewart, Isherwood Williams, Cal-Berkeley, ecology, the Sierra-Nevada mountains, John Dehner, Have Gun, Will Travel, magical thinking, US 40, Route 66, inbred Royals vs. Meghan and Harry, Three Skeleton Key, Elliott Reed, Harry Bartell, William Conrad, Suspense, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, bio-weapons, wet markets and bat soup, Hanlon’s Razor, Robert J. Hanlon, Robert A. Heinlein, the “devil theory” fallacy, Occam’s Razor, William of Ockham, Copernicus, Ptolemy, Copernican heliocentrism vs. Ptolemaic geocentrism, the Law of Unintended Consequences, conspiracy theories, useful idiots, The Omega Man, antibiotics and viruses, Nutrisystem, Parley Baer, Gunsmoke, Frontier Gentleman, Paladin, color-blind animals, prize boars and prize bores, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Marlin Perkins, Cannon, Jake and the Fat Man, symbols of authority, Chairman Mao, birth of the state, license to kill, Ecclesiastes 1:4, rebuilding civilization, etc.

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.

Show art: A radio-casual John Dehner, circa 1950s.

posted by Dave at 10:00 am filed in Dave,Feb20  
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