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Genre-surfing tokenism. (Visit homepage.)

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  • Options October 5, 2022: "In every clearing a tavern arose almost as soon as the first three houses were finished. Such a life spelled opportunity for Stevens." – Archibald Turnbull | See the playlist | Listen: MP3 - 128K | Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options April 12, 2022: There's a genre of songs I call "Uber music," which I've come to realize the rest of the world calls "music." | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options July 26, 2017: I would so love to go to the events like it would probably be a dream to go but I have school that I can not miss in order for me to even have a chance in the radio field in the future. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options July 19, 2017: Carpe the diem, baby! | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options July 12, 2017: Where Hate Always Has a Home | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options July 5, 2017: Overheard in Brooklyn bodega, lunch hour: customer points to steam tray buffet, tells friend, "They got Spanish food here." Dominican woman who preps food: "It's not Spanish! We are Latino. Spanish is from Spain. Latino is from the Bronx." | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options July 27, 2016: Our listeners are like lab rats whose brains are wired with electrodes which constantly stimulate the pleasure centers. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options July 20, 2016: “I often feel a discomfort, a kind of embarrassment, when I explain elementary particle physics to laypeople. It all seems so arbitrary—the ridiculous collection of fundamental particles, the lack of pattern to their masses.” – Leonard Susskind | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options July 13, 2016: The musical equivalent of the breakfast buffet at an off-ramp hotel — not overly appealing, but there’s bacon in there somewhere. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options July 6, 2016: A pseudo-aggressive covering cloak for deep masochistic elaboration of a pre-oedipal conflict. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options May 25, 2016: Can a task be Herculean and Sisyphean at the same time? | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options May 18, 2016: Ira K filled in.
  • Options May 11, 2016: I am great because I did something really great today. It was great. Not that I want to brag about my greatness. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options May 4, 2016: We are upgrading you to a new dimension! Your current coordinates are unadequate. We can rectiffy your cosmic confinement. Go not to anywhere else, coming forth details. We still twink with transport mechanism. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options February 24, 2016: Providing the spiritual foundation that best fortifies your intractable prejudices, base desires, and primal instincts. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options February 17, 2016: It can't be my fault. That's unpossible! | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options February 10, 2016: Breaking the simplistic chains between language and meaning. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options February 3, 2016: Bordriesling: One was too sweet, the other too dry. Mixed together, just right. When you don't like wine, anything is permissible.
  • Options November 25, 2015: Which of the Three Tenors was John Cage? Was he in the Beatles? Stones? John Cage is dead to me. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options November 18, 2015: Special Guest: David Garland | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options November 11, 2015: We apologize for any outrageously outrageous outrage this program may trigger in you. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options November 4, 2015: With WFMU's openness to reinterpretation and reinvention, nonmimetic representation promises to promote not an escape from reality, but, rather, a means of promoting and, indeed, ensuring flexibility in its application to each listener's human life. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options August 27, 2014: Article of faith: Any old LP released on a major label that sold less than 1,000 copies has received heavy airplay on WFMU. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options August 20, 2014: THE WORLD'S GONNA END AND WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!! But not necessarily in that order. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options August 13, 2014: Give a man a gun and a barrel of fish, and he'll shoot some and splash water all over the place. But teach a man marksmanship, angling, and cooperage and he'll be overqualified for the US postal service. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options August 6, 2014: Three Hours of Questionable Aesthetics and Moral Ambiguity | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options October 26, 2011: Disregard previous. Disregard anything I've ever said or sent. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options October 19, 2011: Today's program will teach total muscle isolation, elegant hand gestures, and intricate body gyrations | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options October 12, 2011: I'll review the contract tonight to confirm I didn't omit anything or include terms that aren't relevant. I drafted that agreement sober and need to double-check it when I'm shitfaced drunk. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options October 5, 2011: Stop blaming us for everything that happens to you. | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options February 26, 2003: Rounding out your wellness profile | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!
  • Options February 12, 2003: Cosmic Cowboy filled in for Irwin this week (no archive available)
  • Options February 5, 2003: Real Fun! Not Fake Fun! (also: Chris Butler & The Cranks - live in studio 1:15-2:00) | See the playlist | Listen: Pop-up listen Pop-up player!

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