Episode Archive

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Stealin’

We’re going back, before tie-dye was even a thing, to the Grateful Roots: songs that influenced the Grateful Dead.

All She Wants to do is Rock

Who says bluesmen aren't poets? "Mr. Blues" himself with a nod to an early 20th century British modernist poet. And, a fair bit of ...

The Tyger

Famed poet William Blake was considered by his peers to be, well, a bit of a nut.

By The Light of the Silvery Moon

The 1920’s were Atlantic City’s golden era, and not because of the taffy.

Talkin’ Blues

You’re on the Sound Beat…with Anna Canoni, the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie. Woody once said “If you use more than two chords you’re showing ...

Roamin’ in the Gloamin’

The man Winston Churchill called “Scotland’s greatest ambassador”.

Loch Lomond

You’re listening to Marie Morrissey on an Edison cylinder record from 1917.

Football’s First Night Game

Let there be touchdowns! The first night-game in football history.

Sweet Afton

Robert Burns was also known as “the Ploughman Poet” and, in Scotland, simply, “The Bard”.

I’m Not Having ANY This Year!

We all make ‘em, we almost always break ‘em. How’s your New Year’s resolution going?

No Irish Need Apply

A little warm-up for St. Paddy's Day: Pete Seeger sings and picks a cheery-sounding tune about…workplace discrimination!

The Awakening of Scrooge

You’re listening to Bransby Williams with Charles Dickens’ redeemed cheapskate.