(((Sound Affects)))

Hosts Jim and Keven examine how "music makes the world go around" (and vice-versa), exploring and discussing relevant history, science, culture and more through the prism of music. 

Past Episodes

  • WAR (part 2) Aired: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    On today’s show we will try to answer that eternal question –“War…what is it good for?” Many musicians like Gene Autry, John Coltrane, John Fogerty, MC Hammer, Johnny Cash, Maynard Keenan and G. C. Cameron of the Spinners, all served in the United States military. Some, like Tony Bennett, saw brutal combat before beginning a successful music career. After recording the song “Tighten up” the R & B singer Archie Bell was drafted into the US Army and began serving in Vietnam.

  • WAR! [part 1] Aired: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    The date April 30th was a busy one for the God of War. It is the anniversary of Hitler's suicide and the fall of Berlin to the Soviets in WWII. Today is also the anniversary of the fall of Saigon to Communist forces and the official end of the Vietnam War.  Lastly, today is the anniversary of the 2004 release of the disturbing photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison. These significant events--that span three wars —inspired today's program on a topic that needs no introduction--and unfortunately knows no end...

  • Mistakes Aired: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    We are only human...and that's the problem.

    On today's show you'll learn of some obvious mistakes in music history--many of which were blessings in disguise. 

  • Hallucinogens Aired: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

      It was on this day (April 16) in 1943, that the Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann realized that he had accidentally absorbed a small amount of the compound he had been working with. What followed, according to Hoffman was, “an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors.” Hoffman had accidentally discovered lysergic acid diethylamide, also known as LSD--and the world has never felt the same. 

  • Freedom Aired: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    Today's show is in honor of the end of the Civil War and the liberation of millions of Americans from slavery. Join us for a trip through an important period in America's past--and try not to shake your booty. 

  • Gangsters Aired: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    What do Anthony "Big Tuna" Accardo, Israel "Ice Pick Willie" Alderman, "Joe Bananas" Bonanno, Benny "Bugsy" Siegal, "Joey Brains" Ambrosino, "Jackie Nose" D'Amico, the "Buddy Boys" and  "Nannery's Raiders" all have in common? Find out on this week's show!

  • Time (part 2) Aired: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Today is the birthday of the 19th century American Author, Edward Bellamy, born in 1850 and known for his visionary novel “Looking Backward: 2000–1887.” The third largest bestseller of its time, after Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ben-Hur, “Looking Backward,” is about a man who falls asleep in 1887 and wakes up in the year 2000, 113 years later in a utopian future. While his predictions of credit cards, the radio, and Amazon-like purchases are remarkably uncanny for the time, it's Bellamy's vision of a Socialist future--a future where all citizens retire at the age 45, that we find the most appeali

  • Time Aired: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    Did you know humans and animals perceive time differently? Many smaller creatures, including bees and flies view time in what we would consider slow motion. Cats and dogs also perceive time differently. Dogs, for instance take in visual information 25 per cent faster than humans, which makes time move more slowly for them. Humans also perceive time differently and the older we get the faster time flies. Since prehistory, humans have attempted to organize our world through the subjugation of time. It was on this day 101 years ago that the U.S.

  • Road Trip! Aired: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    "Hodophobia" is the fear of traveling or road traveling. The word "hodo" is Greek for "travel" or "road," and "phobia" is Greek for "fear,” and "Hodomelophobia" is a fear of music about travel. If you suffer from this rare but very serious condition, you may want to avoid today’s program. 

  • Guns Aired: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    Tuesday March 5, 2019. It's Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday! and it is the anniversary of the invention of the Colt .34 revolver. In today's show, you'll learn why Samuel Colt became one of the earliest people to use "product placement," why Sarah Winchester, believed she was haunted by ghosts, and how a dentist from Rochester attempted to win the Civil War. All this --along with some banging tracks!

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