Season 11: Archives
SPECIAL "SOME RANDOM COVERS" EPISODE!

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This episode features a memorable clip of Chalky White (Michael K. Williams) from the first season of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, where he confronts the leader of the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and tells him a story about his upbringing.

Special "11th Annual Christmas Music" Episode!

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This episode features a clip of Chris Rock's monologue from his recent appearance on Saturday Night Live where he talks about the way America commercializes everything, even things that shouldn't be, like Christmas. (watch it)

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This episode features a clip of Bill Nyetalking about the uniquely American problem of belief in young-earth creationism. Watch the whole clip, and check out his great new book where he outlines just how Undeniable the evidence is for evolution.

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This episode features a clip from HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, where Bill talks about voting vs. not voting.

SPECIAL "MUSIC FROM JAPAN" EPISODE!

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This episode features a short clip from Family Guy as well as a clip of an interview with Bill Murray on BBC One's The Graham Norton Show about the Japanese Phrasebook he used while he was there shooting Sofia Coppola's 2003 film Lost in Translation.

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This episode features a clip from Episode 5: 1933-1939 of Ken Burns' phenomenal The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait on PBS. In the clip they enumerate just a handful of FDR's accomplishments from the beginning of his first of four elected terms. At the end he warns people against being taken in by timid people afraid of progress who will call his actions all sorts of silly names, all which still sound quite familiar today. I also played a clip (in, alas, poor audio quality) of one of my favorite FDR quotes, where he details who hates him, and then welcomes their hatred.

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This episode features a few clips from various episodes of the new Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman. It's a rather funny show I wholeheartedly recommend!

  • The New Lines (Brooklyn, NYC)
  • 01 Windimir and the Gift of Death
  • Windimir and the Gift of Death Single
  • (Bandcamp)

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This episode features a very brief clip of Jerry Kaplan being interviewed by Brooke Gladstone on WNYC's On The Media for a great segment about artificial intelligence, robots, jobs, sci-fi vs. sci, the impending robot apocalypse and more. Listen to the whole thing!

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This episode features a short, somewhat edited, clip from a great interview on Inquiring Minds with science historian Naomi Oreskes. Along with Erik Conway, she wrote a new book called The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future. The book is set 400 years in the future and tells the story of a Chinese historian looking back what happened after humanity failed to act on global warming.

  • Cop On the Edge (London, UK)
  • 05 Bafana Bafana (South Africa)
  • Tap Tap (London, UK)
  • 06 Dry Dry Land (Portugal)
  • Fast Forward: An Indie Music Companion To World Cup 2010
  • (iTunes, Amazon MP3, name-your-price during thr world cup at bandcamp)

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This episode features a clip about FIFA from Last Week Tonight, the excellent new Daily-Show-esque series staring John Oliver on HBO.

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This episode features the audio from a hilarious pharmaceutical-style ad parody for "Vaccines" by Strange Meal, as well as an excerpt of Louis CK on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross recounting a time when he lost the crowd at a benefit show. Also, don't forget to check out the killer new movie Blue Ruin!

SPECIAL "THE SMITHS AND MORRISSEY" EPISODE!
  • Stars (Montreal, Canada)
  • 10 This Charming Man
  • Saturday Sessions: The Dermot O'Leary Show
  • (Amazon)
  • cover of: The Smiths

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This episode features a clip from the UK TV documentary The Importance of Being Morrissey where his political stances, particularly regarding vegetarianism, are addressed. Watch the whole thing here.

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This episode features clips from a fun segment from NPR's All Things Considered tracing the origins of William Onyeabor, as well as from the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, where in episode 2 Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how every living thing is related, and this is revealed through DNA.

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This episode features a clip from an NPR story about Johnny Cash's new Out Amongst the Stars (listen), plus a clip from Louis C.K.'s monologue when he recently hosted Saturday Night Live (watch).

  • Quasi (Portland, OR)
  • 10 Let's Get It On
  • Mole City (Bonus CD-R: Quasi Interprets 2013)
  • (hard to get not at their shows, but the web should have copies somewhere)
  • cover to: Marvin Gaye

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This episode features a clip of David Edelstein's review of Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel from NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. She also interviewed Wes Anderson about the movie, and it's a great listen! I also talked over nothing but music from the movie's wonderful score (iTunes, Amazon, eMusic) by Alexandre Desplat.

  • Chronic City (Vienna, Austria)
  • 06 Ocean of Luxury (feat. Sleep Sleep)
  • 07 Key Biscayne (feat. Henri Joel)
  • Myra Falls EP
  • (free download)
  • similar to: M83
AAAAAAND WE'RE BACK! WITH THE FIRST EPISODE OF SEASON 11!

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This episode features clips from NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. First, an excerpt of David Edelstein's review of Spike Jonze's awesome film Her. Second an excerpt of David Bianculli's review of the new HBO series True Detective.