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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

Friday, March 27, 2020

Quaquaversal Satellite – Guess (3/27/20)

53:28 – Special guest, Dr Death (courtesy Peter Bernards Scary Stories NYC Channel) reads the Comics!! Old Time Radio adventure with Bill Conrad!! Music from Familiar Foreign Bodies!! PQ Ribber is the Master of Ceremonies!

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Attribution by PQ Ribber.

Released March 2020 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a free-form monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

posted by pqribber at 4:51 pm filed in Mar20,music,PQ,ramplers,reviews  

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Quaquaversal Satellite – Robot Law (3/22/20)

49:12 – PQ Commentations!! Science Fiction – The Helpful Robots by Robert Shea!! Hissy and strange OTR Soap Opera!! Incredible music from the vaults!!

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Attribution by PQ Ribber.

Released March 2020 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a free-form monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

posted by pqribber at 6:22 pm filed in Mar20,music,PQ,ramplers,reviews  

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Quaquaversal Satellite – Journally (3/21/20)

44:57 – Entertainium of a unique sort from quasi-seclusion for the quasi-secluded!! Things to view!! Music from the artsy archive of awesomeness!! Bob and Ray!! Classic humor!! PQ Ribber observes and obsesses!!

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.

Attribution by PQ Ribber.

Released March 2020 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a free-form monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

posted by pqribber at 6:40 pm filed in Mar20,PQ,ramplers,reviews  

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Quaquaversal Satellite – Dr Strossker (3/18/20)

41:45 – Updates and Old News and Rajput!! Music from the vast vaults!! Join the fun!!

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Attribution by PQ Ribber.

Released March 2020 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a free-form monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

posted by pqribber at 2:05 pm filed in Mar20,movie,music,OldNews,PQ,ramplers  
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