Peter Horse is back ready to talk about all kinds of things that could get us carted off to prison, including Liu Xiaobo, Taylor Swift T-shirts vs The Chinese Communist Party, the hidden world of the Taiwanese pop/rock industry, Lin Yutang, enormous typewriters, Christianity and that “incident” that went down at Tiananmen Square.

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We had so much fun with Ronnie and David, we decided to have on another member of the Collegiates/Good Time Singers! Jim Loving comes on to add to the treasure trove of stories, including bus fires on bridges, hair steaming, accidently writing great songs and drawing smiles on faces…literally. Plus a tribute to such legendary groups as The Happy Goodmans, Jake Hess and the Imperials and The Couriers.

 

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We go back to another 1980s episode with some stories and performances from The Alarm, embarrass ourselves in front of Melissa Manchester and revisit the song where 3 of the 4 Ramones took issue with President Reagan. 

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Poet Mario A. Pita (Lyrical Emissary, Image Marriages) comes back by the woodpile to not only share his verses but talk everything from science and spirituality, to sea turtles and flashlights, idolatry, molecules and so much more!

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Our woodpile is over in China again! This time around Peter Horse brings over his chair and mouth to talk writer Lu Xun (鲁迅), Chinese underground hip-hop, Jews in Shanghai during WWII, the ET generation and all kinds of other random topics.

 

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Our favorite Salvadorian girls are back to help us learn some of the key Spanish words to songs by Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe, Salsa Clave and Alvaro Torres. Not only do we laugh at ourselves and our respective language skills, we get some insight into the current crisis in Venezuela, the devestating earthquakes in El Salvador and the resilient human spirit.  

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Keeping it in the family, Spun Counterguy interviews his father about all his adventures and mishaps in the mid-1960s while being in the Southern Gospel group, The Collegiates. Junky tour buses, breaking into churches, waking the ferryman and recording in funeral homes and water wells- it's all there!

 

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1980’s racism is what’s on tap on our look back podcast this time around. Specifically how it played out in two spots on the globe: the city of Chicago and country of South Africa. Our guests remember the sad ugliness and inspiring triumphs of humans during those times.

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The 1980's are back, at least in our minds. This time around we rap re-issuing early Hip-Hop, dreams of meeting Lena Zavaroni, flying high in the US Air Force and slaming that one Polynesian pop group we loved.

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Author Lisa See comes Back by the Woodpile to talk about her new title The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, which centers around a Chinese ethinic minority woman’s destiny as tied to her people’s particular strand of tea, both sacred and highly sought after in the outside world. Added to this is the woman’s longing to find her lost daughter, adopted away on the other side of the planet in America. While digesting the story, we’ll get to learn a lot about tea, Chinese adoptees, identity and how to dance with happenstance.

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