Fiction

From the Black Book Talk Vault: "Brown Sugar Babe" by Charlotte Sherman

Airs at: Thu, 01/07/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Author Charlotte Sherman writes, "I love being brown and wanted to write a poem to highlight the splendor of this underestimated color for young boys and girls, so they too will love the skin they are in. When I first heard a beautiful, radiant, brown-skinned child say, “I’... Read more

Episode Six

Airs at: Fri, 01/08/2021 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for The Ghost of Hollywood
  On this episode of The Ghost of Hollywood, Poxy and Ragan discuss Walter Hill's 1975 directorial debut, Hard Times.        Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood Christmas Day 2020

Airs at: Fri, 12/25/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
It’s Christmas morning here in the neighborhood, maybe in your neighborhood as well. And we’ve been in somewhat of a quandary as to how to honor and celebrate the day. I think the classic story for the day and the entire holiday season is Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol,... Read more

Katherine Dunn reads excerpts from The Father Christmas Letters by J.R.R. Tolkien

Airs at: Mon, 12/21/2020 at 11:00pm - Tue, 12/22/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Once again we present katherine Dunn reading letters from Father Christmas written by the creator of Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien. Created as replies to the letters Tolkien's children would write to Santa Claus. Fortunato is joined in the studio by Umatilla Rose to pres... Read more

Episode Five

Airs at: Fri, 12/25/2020 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for The Ghost of Hollywood
  On this episode of The Ghost of Hollywood, Poxy and Ragan discuss the 1984 holiday slasher, Silent Night, Deadly Night,  and throw Christmas to the wind.       Read more

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 12/10/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Over half a century ago, the UPA animation studio was a haven for misfit geniuses struggling to create relevant cartoon films in the face of political and cultural repression.  Gambling the future of the company on an hourlong television special featuring their most popu... Read more

Book Mole: The Puzzle Women

Airs at: Mon, 12/07/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews The Puzzle Women, by Anna Ellory. A mother attempts again and again to save herself and her two children from her abusive husband, running finally from West Gemany to East Germany before the fall of the wall. She sends notes from the past ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 7, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 12/07/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode which includes the following segments: Biden/Harris Climate Plan: Bill Resnick talks to Carla Frisch who worked for ten years in the U.S. Dept. of Energy before going to the Rocky Mountain Institute to help cities develop and implemen... Read more

Episode Four

Airs at: Fri, 12/11/2020 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for The Ghost of Hollywood
  On this episode of The Ghost of Hollywood, Poxy and Ragan discuss the 1955 Youth In Revolt film, Blackboard Jungle.               Read more

Between the Covers

Andromeda Romano-Lax on her novel The Spanish Bow. CD-1517 Read more