History

Excerpts from "The Comedians" by Kilph Nesteroff, part 2

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 05/21/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
We continue with more readings from the book by Kilph Nesteroff, "The Comedians; Drunks, Thieves Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy" This month we cover the rise of Las Vegas and the change that comedy went through in the late 1950's with the work of Lenny Bruce ... Read more

APA Heritage Month (rebroadcast)

Airs at: Fri, 05/17/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Pacific Underground
  It's still May and it's still Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! We thought we would replay our APA Heritage Month episode from last year. While past listeners may remember that the commemoration of this month has been somewhat controversial among members of Pacific ... Read more

APA Heritage Month (rebroadcast)

Produced for Pacific Underground
Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! It's still May and it's still Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! We thought we would replay our APA Heritage Month episode from last year. While past listeners may remember that the commemoration of this month has been somew... Read more

Heather McCoy Show 05/16/2019

Airs at: Thu, 05/16/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for The Heather McCoy Show
Heather talks to Timothy Devevi, the author of the book Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson's Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism, which covers the most prolific time period of the gonzo journalists career and how Hunter saw the unique threat to American Democracy... Read more

Peter Bagge - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Thu, 05/09/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this extended online-only conversation, we hear many more rollicking stories about Peter Bagge gained fame as the "grunge cartoonist" during the alt-comics boom of the 1990's, launching such titles as Hate, Neat Stuff, Apocalypse Nerd, and Sweatshop.  He took over th... Read more

Apologies and Manifestos: Conversations with Eve Ensler and Roman Montero

Airs at: Fri, 05/10/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Beloved Community
  In the first half-hour, Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues speaks with John Shuck about her latest book (to be released May 14th), The Apology.  Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abu... Read more

Peter Bagge

Airs at: Thu, 05/09/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Peter Bagge gained fame as the "grunge cartoonist" during the alt-comics boom of the 1990's, launching such titles as Hate, Neat Stuff, Apocalypse Nerd, and Sweatshop.  He took over the editor's desk at Robert Crumb's anthology series Weirdo, and later became the residen... Read more

Organizing from Below

Airs at: Mon, 04/29/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick and Aaron Brenner discuss some lessons from the past and present for reviving labor militancy and revolts from below. Aaron Brenner is a labor historian and organizer for the Food and Commercial Workers Union. They discuss the importance of history, and labor h... Read more

"Knocking on Labor's Door"

Airs at: Mon, 04/29/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Laurie Mercier speaks with Lane Windham, who worked for twenty years in the labor movement and is now Associate Director of Georgetown University's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, about her book Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s... Read more

The Importance of Historical Memory for Social Movements

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  From the Old Mole archive, The Importance of Historical Memory for Social Movements. Tod Sloan interviews Sandy Polishuk, oral historian and long-time activist, on the importance of historical memory in social movements, both for inspiration and for the lessons that can... Read more