Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 13 2015 – Hip Hop Family Home

In this episode, I play a song by Five Eight; I update progress on my weight loss; I give my final word on the “end of days” debate with Steve Webb; I talk about WREK, the Beatbox, Jerald Dotson and being one of the few white kids at early rap shows; I let the cat […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 27, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #24”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast on August 27, 2013. I talk about Reality Break, the radio interview show I did first for WREK and later on the public radio satellite system thanks to KRVS FM in Lafayette LA. I tell the whole story, starting from 1992 through my […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 16, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #14”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, August 16, 2013. In this episode, I focus on the Castlegate hotel and the various fun times I had there, from skeezy record shows to Dixie Trek, Phenomicon and graduation parties. You can subscribe to this podcast feed via RSS. To sponsor the […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 27, 2009 – “Goodbye Thomas Peake”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for September 27, 2009. I play a song from Fugazi; the bulk of this show is an extended eulogy to the late great Thomas Peake; I play a song by my friends in Stovall and try not to weep my way out. You can subscribe […]

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Around the Podosphere

Here’s some random things I’ve been listening to. My close personal acquaintance Mary Robinette Kowal put up a reading on her site of her short story “Evil Robot Monkey.” I both liked the story and liked her reading of it. I’d love to one day have a chance to spend a little more time with […]

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Around the Podosphere

Here’s some stuff I have recently heard and liked in the podcast world. I cite Gerry Spence frequently, and mention his book How to Argue & Win Every Time in the podcast a lot. Recently I heard him talk about his new book Bloodthirsty Bitches and Pious Pimps of Power: The Rise and Risks of […]

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Friends of WREK Blog

Bad things are afoot in Atlanta. Various factions are trying to take over some or all of the programming on WREK, the Georgia Tech student station. I’ve glancingly mentioned Georgia Public Broadcasting’s attempt to air the commodity NPR programming over WREK’s signal during weekdays. The GT Athletic Association, which cares nothing about radio except for […]


This American Life Doesn’t Get It

Jon Udell posts this very disappointing exchange between himself and the webmaster at This American Life. In a nutshell, TAL is asserting that Jon is violating their copyright by publishing an RSS feed that points to MP3s that they themselves host. This is exactly the same thing I’m doing with the WREK feeds I host. […]

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Personality Crisis does Queen

I’m listening to the most recent episode of Personality Crisis from my outlaw RSS podcast feed. Queen is playing (played?) Atlanta this week, so Jon did a show with a lot of Queen (still going, so I don’t know if all 2 hours were nothing but.) This is seriously good stuff, not the tired things […]

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Two More Outlaw Feeds

I have added two more outlaw WREK feeds to the list: Classics; ancient and modern: feed New Forces; garage and psychedelic rock: feed Also on:


Outlaw WREK Feeds

Here’s a quick list of all the outlaw, unofficial podcast feeds I have set up for WREK programs. Personality Crisis; punk, post-punk and what have you: feed Subgenius mayhem; the Hour of Slack and Bob’s Slacktime Funhouse: feed Desoto Hour; big band jazz (at 90 minutes not really an hour): feed Atmospherics; ambient and electronic: […]


EGC Clambake for October 21, 2005

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for October 21, 2005. I play a clip from the Barack Obama podcast; I play a song by the Siderunners; the Marjane Satrapi video interview is up; I used Virtual Dub and Deshaker to clean up the video; I lay out my […]

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Eyedrum Podcast

My friend and WREK cohort Chris emailed me about his new project. He has been a volunteer at the Atlanta art gallery/ performance space Eyedrum for a while. Once a month on WREK he hosts a Sunday Special that features songs from performances at the joint. Now he has set up a podcast for those […]

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My cable modem took a dump, so I relocated to the branch office temporarily. I’m sitting here working, eating a crab melt panini and listening to last week’s Personality Crisis from WREK. Jon is currently playing a chunk of songs that are ELO and ELO covers. Just like the Paul Melancon song “Jeff Lynne” reminds […]

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Subgenius Feed

As a reminder to all of you who are in to remix/mashup culture, you can subscribe to an RSS feed for the grandaddy of them all, the Subgenius Hour of Slack, plus the local Atlanta show Bob’s Slacktime Funhouse. If you subscribe now, you’ll get HOS #999 (which is the number of Bob), and shortly […]

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Clambake Episode for June 9, 2005

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for June 9, 2005. I talk about being low energy; I have a VOIP box in my house, named “the Batphone”; I play a song from Chub Creek about how poor I am at answering email; I talk about passing on the […]

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Rob Glaser on RealAudio

I listened to the Larry Magid interview with Rob Glaser of Real. They were talking about the tenth anniversary of streaming RealAudio. I’m pretty sure I heard Glaser claim that they were the first to do it, which is patently false. Both WREK in Atlanta and WXYC in Chapel Hill were streaming 6 months before […]

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