Cultural Popcorn – Autumn Equinox – 9/10/23

English Bob hosts Ep. #353 ‘Autumn Equinox’ – transitioning from summer to fall with music by Healing and Peace, Blackbox Recorder, Paul Oak, Stephen Malkmus, Yo La Tengo, Squirrel Flower, Kevin Morby, Florry, Yves Montand, José Afonso, Esquivel, Dinah Washington, The Byrds, The Zombies, Scott Walker, Camille, First Day of Spring, La Femme, Melenas, Joey Aich, Dom Deshawn, Neal Francis + more !

Cultural Popcorn – Questions – 9/2/23

Steve #oldmansoulclub hosts Cultural Popcorn Ep. #352 ‘Questions’ – 2hrs of eclectic music featuring cuts by S-work, Leadbelly, The Who, Arlie, The Skinner Brothers, Darondo, Maureen Dubose, The Snuts, Tame Impala, Peter Broderick, Feist, The Inkspots, Silver Jews, Justin Townes Earle, Jimmy Ruffin, Pulp, Bill Withers, Gary Numan, Carly Simon + more! Any questions?

Cultural Popcorn – Ice Cream Jukebox – 8/27/23

Doc Noodle hosts Cultural Popcorn Ep. #351 “Ice Cream Jukebox”. Inspired by the playlist of a 1950s jukebox the Doc found in a 100 year-old Ohio ice cream parlor! Hear cuts by Duke Ellington, Bill Haley, Fats Domino, The Penguins, The Chordettes, Judy Garland, Roger Miller, Artie Shaw, Elvis Presley, The Viscounts, The Drifters, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Johnny Mathis, Joe Meek, Silver Jews, Laura Jane Grace, Eigreen, New Young Pony Club + more!

Cultural Popcorn – Yeah! – 8/20/23

English Bob hosts Cultural Popcorn Ep. #350 ‘Yeah!’ including cuts by The Wannadies, Narcissus, The Catenary Wires, Built To Spill, The Spires, Rodriguez, Nirvana, Rita Lee, Dr. Feelgood, Paul Oak, Gang of Four, Zazou & Bikaye, Cayucas, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sidi Toure, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Tielman Brothers, The Pioneers, Toots and the Maytals + more!

Human Interviews, Sundays at 7 p.m.

Cole G has been producing Human Interviews for several years now. A unique project and program, Human Interviews combines interviews with individuals about deep topics together with musical selections inspired by the interview. Cole describes the history and purpose of the project:

The project started in 2014 when I began to record myself asking existential questions of people I know or people I meet. The interviewees are of different age, place, race, background, religion, belief, and experience – all answering the same existential questions about self, time, love, death, perception, and other things that bring wonder to me. Mostly unanswerable things. Originally, all interviewees remained anonymous to stand in solidarity with early participants who could not be named to protect their safety. With permission, I shared the Interviews in my workshops, art installations, and as sound scores in dance rehearsals and performances. In 2020 I became a resident host on Verge.FM and the show took its current form- where I curate excerpts of these dialogues to feature multiple people in a single episode. Around this time I learned that some folks need to be named and anonymity became an option everyone could take. Interviews are often collected on the fly so the show is very lo-fi and when aired on the radio, include a favorite song or two of the participants or mine. The purpose of the project is not to find answers, but to ask the questions and to share other people’s perspectives since I believe listening to different ideas and imagining new ways of being is important for humanity. Explicit language and views with which you may not agree.

Cole archives the interviews on Spotify, and you can listen to the three that have aired thus far on Radio 614 below. The next program is this Sunday, August 20 at 7 p.m.