(((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

  • 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!

  • Colors Aired: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    Did you know, Red is the first color babies can see? The color "orange" is named after the fruit?  Blue is the world's most popular color?  White is the safest color for a car? Men are more attracted to women who wear red? Or that an orange mug makes hot chocolate taste better and orange walls make a room feel warmer? These are just some of the facts we will share with you along with some colorful songs about, ah, well, ...color.  

     

  • New York City Aired: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    New Yorkers bite 10 times more people than sharks do worldwide each year, and that's just one of the many reasons why we love the Big Apple and its more than 8 million inhabitants. Today we dedicate our episode to the history, music and culture of one of the greatest places on earth! 

  • Evolution Aired: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    Charles Robert Darwin, was born 210 years ago today so we are dedicating tonight's program to his theory of Evolution. 

    According to data from Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape Study, only 33% of all Americans believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution through Natural selection. When compaired to other Industrialized nations, the U.S. ranked next-to-last, out of 34 nations surveyed, in its acceptance of  evolution. We have a long way to go, but it all starts with some good music and loose banter on this very important topic. Enjoy!

  • Aliens Aired: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

     According to one poll by gallup, 35 percent of Americans believe in Aliens. UFO's have been sighted by everyone from  John Lennon, to Frank Black of the Pixies, to Elvis, Jimi Hendrix  and  Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead. Even presidents Carter and Reagan claimed to have seen UFOs  at earlier points in their political careers. On this anniversary of the birthday of "Alien" creator H.R. Giger, we dedicate 1 hour to those little green men--the songs they inspired--and the flying saucers they rode in on! 

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