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RV WHEN SHOWS WERE SHOWS--
January 15, 2021 10:00pm

 

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RV WHEN SHOWS WERE SHOWS--
HERE, NEVER TO COME AGAIN from our Golden Past, is what we used to be able to offer on the Show. This was a night when we mostly hosted a quorum of fellow-travelers. Jett, for one, who skyed in on wings of thunder, dodging the Puz-Ev Drone. Soon, lovely Sarah Szczechowicz Goldie, also known as Zee, appeared with her well turned-out consort, "Doc" Goldie, the Tile Specialist, both still glamorously outfitted from the Anti-Inaugural Ball they'd been attending... KrOB too contributed to the ambiance. And, admitted somehow, was, we must admit, famed '80's Performance Artist sensation Michael J. Peppe-- yes, Peppe! --who can't keep a Code in the Head. All locks, wards, tumblers and the like being changed, life went on, thrilling as always, if less secure. Refreshments were served. Let us hope this cocktail still refreshes today.

THERE WILL COME...
January 8, 2021 10:00pm

 

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THERE WILL COME...
In this hard-hitting episode, fearless Dr. H. Owll shows a vision of omnipresent destruction, with the aid of Ray Bradbury's prophetic story THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS, which he (Owll) reads. Before that, the word-music of Dylan Thomas. After that, the arrival of Puzzling Evidence in the Studio heralds the second petal of our triune blossom: a narration of the film HELLCATS OF THE NAVY, featuring Arthur Franz and, yes, Ronald Reagan, with a shore-side romance with the ankylosed, angular former Nancy Davis (we should do DONOVAN'S BRAIN sometime). In this Morningside picture, Ron keeps a stiff upper lip, along with the rest of his anatomy, while intrepidly piloting a submarine into Japanese waters. Based on something that actually happened somewhere and sometime, hidden and distorted by layers of script-writing and the standard patriotic homilies, the picture begins with Admiral Chester Nimitz (in Berkeley, California) and veers between a back-lot Guam and a submarine interior familiar to those who watch IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA. For this potboiler was cooked up by Columbia producer Charles Schneer, who worked with Ray Harryhausen. Some of the shots in HELLCATS also make it into IT CAME, the movie about the bulbous, thousand-foot-long octopus, actually a sextopus in the movie, which tears down the Golden Gate Bridge. Moreover, this Reaganesque clunker is directed by Nathan Juran, whose filmography includes THE DEADLY MANTIS, ATTACK OF THE FIFTY-FOOT WOMAN and the Harryhausen pictures TWENTY MILLION MILES TO EARTH, THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD and THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON. All this is actually of great interest to some of us. You know who you are, Etherettes and Rocket Rookies... eh? Lastly, we drag things out with a co-presentation of the lugubrious British comedy, CARRY ON SCREAMING. You know, the one with the monster "Oddbod." Always wanted to see it. Well. now we have, as this re-run shows.

TRANSIT OF RADIO VALENCIA
January 1, 2021 10:00pm

 

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TRANSIT OF RADIO VALENCIA
WHETHER YOU CALL IT Orbital Mechanics or Astrodynamics, we are concerned with the application of ballistics and celestial mechanics to the practical problems concerning the motion of rockets and other spacecraft. The motion of these vessels is usually calculated from Newton's Laws of Motion and his Law of Universal Gravitation. Orbital Mechanics, then, is a core discipline within space-mission design and control.

Celestial Mechanics treats more broadly the dynamics of systems under the influence of gravity, including both spacecraft and such natural astronomical bodies as star systems, planets, moons, asteroids and comets. Orbital Mechanics? It focuses on spacecraft trajectories, including orbital maneuvers, orbital plane changes, and interplanetary transfers, and is used by mission planners to predict the results of propulsive maneuvers. General Relativity is a more exact theory than Newton's laws for calculating orbits, and is sometimes necessary for greater accuracy or in ultra-high-gravity situations (e.g. orbits near the Sun). And for far travels in the remoter Universe it is a gilt-edged priority. And so we ended up doing another solo Show, back in the Wayback when we still had a weekly program and there was still a real Radio Valencia. Next week: Apocalypse, Armageddon and Ronald Reagan! Hey, Kids! Catch the on-line Ask Dr. Hal! Show at 7:00 PM every Second Sunday of the month. That's January 10th. We've moved from Zoom to Twitch and, we're told, have solved all technical problems. Cartoons! Monsters! Beautiful Singers! Poetry! Science! Win Prizes! Get questions answered! Even learn about Stop-Motion Animation! Why, you'll love it! Reach us through https://gonzotronics.net/adh/ Better cut-and-paste that one.



THE FLOATING HEADS OF SANTA CLAUS
December 25, 2020 10:00pm

 

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THE FLOATING HEADS OF SANTA CLAUS
IS ALMOST AS OBSCURE A REFERENCE as we might make at year's end. Yet haply it will ignite the spark of recognition in some weary but receptive wanderer who encounters this show from an easier, earlier time, taken from the last five hours we ever performed in the (gutted, stripped) Old Studio before the ill-starred Anabasis to the infamous, soi-disant Impact Arts Hub. Once more upon the snowy hills of stop-motion memory the agile Saint glides his rotary-razor snowboard over rondures glaucous and unnatural.With KrOB on the job, Puzzling Evidence in residence and Dr. H. Owll still not throwing in the towel. For now, it was then. A Happier New Year to our extant remaining followers.

FLAILING ALONG...
December 18, 2020 10:00pm

 

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FLAILING ALONG...
...WITH MICHAEL PEPPE! In this classic episode, M. J. Peppe, the famed '80s Performance Artiste, has difficulty restraining his bounding natural exuberance. And so thou shouldst listen in, on this night, which was the very Eve of St. Stupid's Day, when he, KrOB, Puzzling Evidence and Jett came in to be guests on the Podcast, barring Acts of God or the Devil. Well, whatever was the cause, Mr. Peppe, buzzing with the drug of drugs (his native enthusiasm), just couldn't keep still, like any force of Nature, with a disastrous effect on the microphones, cables and studio in general. Cables were yanked out of place, microphones overturned. He even managed to start a small fire, which we. in turn. managed to extinguish. What a Frenetic Fervor. Some were entertained by this. For three hours. Well, that's it, folks. A Hopeful sign! They did build a console at Radio Valencia's new space at last. With any luck, at this rate, we'll be live on our Podcasts by 2024. Be there for the end of the private life.

THE PLUTONIAN DRUG...
December 11, 2020 10:00pm

 

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THE PLUTONIAN DRUG...
...FROM MYSTERIOUS, DISTANT DWARF PLANET PLUTO, called Plutonium, as related by Clark Ashton Smith, comes as a fine, white powder. We know the Element, Plutonium, as a highly radioactive chemical element with Atomic Number 94. It is an actinide metal of silvery-gray appearance that tarnishes when exposed to air, and forms a dull coating when oxidized. Smith's Plutonium is certainly not to be confused with the element (Pu) but is a substance collected on an expedition to the Outer Solar System. His famous story tells what happens-- and what can happen --if you take it. This begins our show, and you can also hear it with a different musical accompaniment here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/04/20/pseudopod-591-the-plutonian-drug-and-the-hashish-eater/ on PseudoPod 591. There also may you hear, audacious Explorer, Dr. H. Owll's rendition of Smith's THE HASHISH-EATER. Meanwhile, back at the Show, Dylan Thomas was also invoked in our recital at the beginning, along with an a-Capella rendition of some Old French Songs in our Podcast Chapel. At Eleven we admitted Puzzling Evidence, and gradually continued our colloquy. Traces persist after the Anthem, but after we faded away, Robo-DJ failed singularly; even Puzzling Evidence was unable to pinpoint the problem. Then as during last week, "RV's" poxy, buggy equipment, staggering with various computer "glitches," overwhelmed us. A wave of infinite darkness, unfathomable and final, settled over Radio Valencia.

THE SUN AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH--
November 27, 2020 10:00pm

 

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THE SUN AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH--
--MANY WHO HAVE VISITED THERE have seen it, and remarked on it. But first, we have some of Dylan Thomas's "Key" poems, verses shaped into various forms by adding and subtracting line length. The music of the late, great Loop! Station soars. More fun ensues when Puzzling Evidence rolls in, and eventually KrOB, at which point all control passes from our hands. Just what is "the Sun at the center of the Earth?" Surely more speculation will follow, based on the writings and theoretical suppositions of Burroughs, V. Obruchev and others. As for the Kisi App, it was a very near thing for us back when this show was scheduled. As so often happened, it failed once more, but we made it into the building. We're still mad about it, even now. Take that, Robo-conspiracy! That's what we thought then, but at present we know the 'bots always win in the end. You see, these shows can't be done ever again, Consarn it! --unless "RV" gets its act together, and for that they have to WANT to have a station again. Meanwhile, we thank all of you who follow these re-runs. This one was played on November 27th, just before Dr. H. Owll became 70, literally growing old waiting for the station to start up once more...

THE LAMIA, AND HER ATTENDANT SERPENTS
November 20, 2020 10:00pm

 

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THE LAMIA, AND HER ATTENDANT SERPENTS
SHE WAS A GORDIAN SHAPE of dazzling hue, Vermilion-spotted, golden, green, and blue; Striped like a zebra, freckled like a pard, Eyed like a peacock, and all crimson barr’d; And full of silver moons, that, as she breathed, Dissolv’d, or brighter shone, or interwreathed Their lustres with the gloomier tapestries— So rainbow-sided, touch’d with miseries, She seem’d, at once, some penanced lady elf, Some demon’s mistress, or the demon’s self. Upon her crest she wore a wannish fire Sprinkled with stars, like Ariadne’s tiar: Her head was serpent, but ah, bitter-sweet! She had a woman’s mouth with all its pearls complete: And for her eyes: what could such eyes do there, But weep, and weep, that they were born so fair? --As Proserpine still weeps for her Sicilian air. Her throat was serpent, but the words she spake Came, as through bubbling honey, for Love’s sake, And thus; while Hermes on his pinions lay, Like a stoop’d falcon ere he takes his prey. Three hundred minutes with Jett, Michael Peppe and Puzzling Evidence, in the soon-to-vanish Radio Valencia Redoubt at the accursed Impact Arts Hub. The impact of that place ended new shows from then on. But, as readers of this space know, we hope for a re-birth-- perhaps in the coming year? Meanwhile, on November 28th, 2020, Dr. H. Owll will have his 70th Birthday...

IN SOLE CONTROL
November 13, 2020 10:00pm

 

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IN SOLE CONTROL
OF THE CONSOLE, and droll the soul of such a role. Here we were trying to provide a full-bodied Show on our own, and this is what we came up with. See, back when this re-run episode first happened, both KrOB and Puzzling Evidence were apparently P.O.'d at us and wouldn't come in, the reason being that we didn't make it into the Puz-Ev Show on KPFA 94.1 FM a number of hours earlier. Why not? Well, wily Pete Goldie gave us to understand that by mutual agreement between himself and those guys, we were not to make the usual exciting train trip to Berkeley with the reeking, unhinged Last Train buskers and predators, but instead repair to towering Reloadio, there to transact the KPFA Show business via remote link. Yet somehow that link never did seem to link, and now frozen silence is the only response to our inquiries from our former confreres. Well sir, we did have a great time that night/morning in Reloadio Tower, though. But thus later in solitude we transmitted our own podcast afterwards. Among other things we featured the 1945 Lux Radio Theater production (No. 488) of THE CANTERVILLE GHOST by Oscar Wilde, starring Charles Laughton and Margaret O'Brien. A few years back we were working in Hollywood on a script about Oscar Wilde. The studio, our employer, gave us the disc of this show among other possibly helpful materials. Being quite familiar with Wilde's haunting, beautiful (and funny) story, we didn't play it at the time. Friday night, faced with a co-hostless show, we thought we would play the disc, expecting an entertaining version of the story. What we got was scratchy and frequently interrupted by ads for Lux soap, and did not have, we found, anything more than a superficial resemblance to Wilde's story at best-- the adaptation by Edwin Blum shoehorned in all sorts of crap about "lovable" G.I.s stationed in wartime England, distorting the whole venture into propaganda-infused Low Comedy. But, having started, we gritted our remaining teeth and let it play. So there's that, and the usual poems and mix. Just three hours this time, though...

THE VAULTS OF YOH-VOMBIS
November 6, 2020 10:00pm

 

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THE VAULTS OF YOH-VOMBIS
AS AN EXPERIMENT, we ran the next of our group of recordings of Clark Ashton Smith's stories. The source seemed to be at a lower volume; we tried amplification but perhaps it was somewhat muffled by the incidental music? Hard to tell from our end. Followed next an excerpt from our INVISIBLE CITIES recorded series, the first a genuine Calvino (Italo), the second one by Dr. H. Owll that we slipped in. Thanks again, Dr. Fiasco! And later, Puzzling Evidence and KrOB appeared in the recently violated studio and eventually began affecting, then controlling the output. Enjoy these re-runs while they happen, Etherettes and Rocket Rookies. The likelihood of the resurrection of what is called Radio Valencia at times seems a diminishing possibility; chains of indolence, more curtailing exponentially even than those of fatal indifference, seem ready to bind us to a complete halt. Well, we've had a good run. Download these things while they're here-- there's talk of removing all these posted episodes to throw off the scent of our pursuers, as an animal caught in a trap will sometimes chew off its own foot. Four hours of (mostly) yaks and laffs. But it may be that they only put up three here.

VAMPIRIC GENESIS
October 30, 2020 10:00pm

 

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VAMPIRIC GENESIS
IS A FEATURE of the opening reading of this re-run episode, "Drink My Blood" by Richard Matheson. A touching tale of re-unification after long alienage. Some may recognize a kindred spirit (so to speak) in "Jules Dracula." Meanwhile we rest in our trance, waiting for the coffin lid to open and "Radio Valencia" to continue.

AUNT BERTHA'S LOWER BERTH MARK, OR...
October 23, 2020 10:00pm

 

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AUNT BERTHA'S LOWER BERTH MARK, OR...
...BILLY AND TIMMY GO TO HELL. Computer-related troubles (natch) have prevented us from podcasting this re-run show for two weeks, and from posting it in this space for three weeks... until now. This is for those who did not try twice to listen at our regular, assigned time. But really-- who would? After all, "the burnt chile shuns the fire." An aphorism which encapsulates the late "Aunt Bertha's" educational method. Horrendous stories, mini-radio plays, were crudely presented, back in the day, by that vast, shadowy organization, the Children's Bible Hour, presided over, and featuring the unmistakable "Aunt" Bertha Trover Shooks. They told of adenoidal urchins who attempted to ignore A.B.'s Fundamentalist precepts and in consequence received, in every case, a hideous retribution. These eruptions into the Noosphere did not go unnoticed by Dr. H. Owll and his now deceased brother, Dr. Ygrundas Quinby, Jr. And so the practice of lovingly crafting (heh, heh!) our OWN "Auntie B" episodes had its genesis. Years later, fine work has been done in the SubGenius Marches, the borders of "Bob's" domain, by the irrepressible Phineas Narco, just one of the voices you will hear. Yes... but this is, as we say, a re-run-- so all these shows are --until Radio Valencia at last defeats the inboard obstructions of indolence, and goes striding boldly forward into broad, sunlit uplands. In the meantime, it would be remiss of us not to direct your attention to something that IS going out regularly (once a month on every second Sunday) in the form of a newly-generated version of the Ask Dr. Hal! Show. 7:00 PM Pacific Standard Time is when the Webinar begins. It is then you should go to the web site at https://gonzotronics.net/adh/ where you will be guided in to make a safe landing. CAUTION: as far as the downloading of this present offered podcast is concerned, be aware-- be very aware-- that the show may not actually start when it is supposed to and will almost definitely not end when it is supposed to. But keep the faith, we entreat, and continue to listen. We'd change that temporal mix-up, too, if we could. But how did everything get so mutated, convoluted and twisted in the first place? Need you ask? It's 2020...

THE ROAD TO BLACK ROCK CITY...
October 2, 2020 10:00pm

 

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THE ROAD TO BLACK ROCK CITY...
...OFTEN TRAVELED, always remembered. Here hear Kimmie J., an Inner Party Burning Man Member, reminisce with Dr. H. Owll on the legendary lore of the notorious desert festival. As anyone knows who's ever been there and would love to talk about it, would love to try to make sense of it by putting it into words, when you do attempt it, your typical non-attender will give you (if you're lucky) 18 seconds (at maximum) before forcefully, aggressively changing the subject. But here, on the Show, listen to what might be heard if all attempts to indulge in such nostalgia were not, for a change, instantly quashed and suffocated. Our other Special Guest brings more interest to the topic: The Man Who Drove All The Way To Burning Man, Yet Was Never At Burning Man. Truly, this material may serve to stimulate memories from those who wished they could have gone this year... Of course, NO ONE went this year. There may not be future years. Just as there may or may not be a Radio Valencia, or an Ask Dr. Hal! Show in times to come. The Powers That Be, it seems, are actually not all that interested in moving forward. There's no inciting them. The much-vaunted New Space continues to stand empty. What can we do? Stabd by and post re-runs. This show is of course a re-run, the only thing we can provide. Original podcast date: December 7th, 2018. A day that will live in infamy?

QUERY THE POP-EYED GNOME-- BUT JUST NOT HERE...
September 25, 2020 10:00pm

 

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QUERY THE POP-EYED GNOME-- BUT JUST NOT HERE...
...SINCE THIS SHOW FEATURES, in addition to audio from the relevant Hours of Slack-- sent us by I. Stang from X-Day 2019-- the last "non-Virtual" X-Day --merely many curiously contrived collations of confectionery. Among these are some of the poetry of J.R.R. Tolkien, Kenneth Rexroth-- thanks, Jack Mellender! --and the late Ruth Stone. It's all, as always, a re-run. How we hate to spin our wheels in the wet sand, as readers of this space must surely be aware. Would that we could resume these shows again "for real." Until they get serious about setting up the new, but STILL empty, Radio Valencia "space," all such wishes are just sunbeams extracted from cucumbers, which they keep trying to derive without success in the floating Adamantine Island of Laputa (if indeed it still floats). Want to experience (though Virtually) something live from this shop, or at least contemporary? Then try the upcoming on-line Ask Dr. Hal! Show, Sunday night, October 11th, 2020, @ 7:00 PM PST. To get there and, ideally, participate, go to: https://gonzotronics.net/adh/ --and ask any question! Any question, that is, except "When will your show start again at Radio Valencia?"

HEADS UP-- WE'RE BRINGING A TRAILER-LOAD OF GLAMOUR TO THE SHOW
September 18, 2020 10:00pm

 

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HEADS UP-- WE'RE BRINGING A TRAILER-LOAD OF GLAMOUR TO THE SHOW
HELLO, SHOW FANS. WE KNOW, from unassailable scientific proof, that there are still some of you out there. Despite everything. Despite... NO progress in getting "RV" going again in its own studio space. Just spinning our wheels. Re-run after re-run. Oh, if that Great Day ever does dawn when we're not just at home downloading from the "Cloud" on our various computers, but actually acting like a Real Radio Station... well-- the possibilities are limitless. Believe us-- we have a load of glamorous programming we're aching to present, but it's broken down on the road somewhere, with no rescue in sight. No telling for how long. Might as well relax, girls. Smoke 'em if you got 'em. Well, for now, accept this humble offering, a vintage show, festooned with quips and kickashaws. Also featuring... Michael Peppe! But no one else. No one else appeared, back a few years ago when we made this thing, but we two did have a pleasant chat, up to and then beyond the temporal bounds of our allotted space. So, that's what we have this time. As for the future... why do we feel this impasse, like all the others, has something to do with the Presidential Election? The hugest bump in the road, in all of our ways. Get rid of Trump and the Republicans, and we can all go forward, breathe good air, have personal contact with all whom we love, and... do NEW radio shows! But we are stuck, motionless, like fossil insects in amber. Zoom meetings, that's about it. And, in this connection it behooves us to mention the Zoom Ask Dr. Hal! Show, coming up October 11th. Drop in and ask us a question. It'll be like old times. As much as anything can, that is. 7:00 PM PST. Go to our new web site: https://gonzotronics.net/adh/ Questions answered. Singing, dancing, hypocrisy unfrocked. NOT for children, or those easily shocked. And... thanks for listening...

TAKE TEA WITH THE UNDYING MONSTER
September 11, 2020 10:00pm

 

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TAKE TEA WITH THE UNDYING MONSTER
AND SPEAK TO US OF MANY THINGS. The so-called Skeleton Men of Jupiter, for example. We have a few words to say about THEM in this re-run from when we were able to do live shows. As always, we yearn for the return of the REAL Radio Valencia, the brick-and-mortar Studio where we can do new, live shows and start attempting to build our now-vanished audience up again. But that hope lingers, like "RV's" inability to get everything going again, in limitless Limbo. So for now, this is what we have. "A Revolution is not a tea party." --Mao Tse-Tung. Well, we are denied our revolution at present, so here we are indeed having just that-- a tea party. Featuring: Jett. With the poetry of Clark Ashton Smith (1893 – 1961) and Dylan Thomas (1914 – 1953). Do you take cream, or lemon? For hours! (4 hours). Or, perhaps, they snip off the end and it's only three...

LABORATORY OF COSMIC CREATION
September 4, 2020 10:00pm

 

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LABORATORY OF COSMIC CREATION
[Note: This show proper does not begin until 16:40] "TO SEE THINGS IN THE SEED-- THAT IS GENIUS." -Lao Tzu. Many things come to be newly born in the depths of space, an ontogeny of singular presence. Within molecular clouds, relatively dense concentrations of interstellar gas and dust stretch where the temperature hovers just above Absolute Zero. There, streaming gases become molecular, and atoms bind together. CO and H2 are the most common molecules in interstellar gas clouds, where deep cold also causes gas to clump to high densities. When hyper-concentration reaches a certain essential mass, stars form and begin to blaze, as the supremely concentrated parts of the cloud core collapse under their own mighty, megalo-gravitic weight. Such ultra-concentrated cores typically possess around 104 solar masses in the form of gas and dust. The central cores, nuclei denser than the outer cloud, are first to undergo pre-stellar collapse, fragmenting into massive clumps around 0.1 parsecs in size, about the equivalent of 10 to 50 Solar masses. These embryonic clumps then develop into proto-stars, and are fully fledged in circa 10 million years, from unimaginable cold to greater than white-hot heat, the unstoppable hydrogen-helium fusion reaction which persists and endures through lustrums and epicycles, pulsations of Cosmic Time. Before four hours elapse but after three, the show concludes. Dr. H. Owll performs "The Hitchhiker" by Roald Dahl in its entirety. Puzzling Evidence chimes in toward the end. Submitted questions are answered, donations received. All some time ago, because this is, perforce, a re-run. Depending on the circumstances of the re-posting, after three hours the end may be clipped off like a vermiform appendix. DON'T MISS the ZOOM Ask Dr. Hal! Show this Sunday at 7:00 PST. Zoom with us. Go to https:gonzotronics.net/adh/ --When they chop us off over here, we pop up over there!

ASKING QUESTIONS WAS ALWAYS OK
August 28, 2020 10:00pm

 

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ASKING QUESTIONS WAS ALWAYS OK
BACK IN THE DAY, because in those far-gone days that produced this 180- minute re-run, we had a STUDIO PHONE on which people could call in, be heard and, ideally, be answered. No callers now, of course-- no Studio phone. In fact, no Studio! Hence, this re-run. You can hear us going great guns! We did have our fun. The Tolkien Recitation is slightly bobbled, though, purists. CAUTION: It's all Robo-DJ until 40:51. But be of stout heart-- the Show finally does start. There may have been trouble for us getting going in the Studio. Now we have evolved-- we're having trouble getting the Studio going. Will it finally start? Stay tuned, as they once said...

"SAFE" WITHIN, THE PLAGUE WITHOUT
August 21, 2020 10:00pm

 

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"SAFE" WITHIN, THE PLAGUE WITHOUT
...BUT WE ONLY HAVE RE-RUNS. While Death tootles his Tibia, or bone-flute, we just... act as though everything is hunky-dory. So, Prince Prepostero celebrated, and a weak sort of celebration it actually was. For those who haven't tried it, after two attempts our last show completely failed to post. Don't, as the saying runs, "go there." Instead, here we have a show from a sunnier, less Doom-ridden time. A solo show it was-- no one else came in-- we had no guests in the Studio and put out a one-man performance, presenting our carefully archived, pre-selected material. The lively live part was us alone. Now, this offering was the standard three hours in length, but here we include the subsequent hour so you may download the after-show, up to the point Robo-DJ takes over. Unless... Robo-DJ ALREADY HAS taken over. Last week he took our whole show. But there was no help to be had worth a Continental dollar. If you can hear the original three hours, count yourself lucky. Contains speculations on multiple subjects.

DISTANT PLANETS...
August 7, 2020 10:00pm

 

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DISTANT PLANETS...
...ARE LIKE THOSE FAR-REMOVED EPISODES of the Show we retrieve for re-runs, far, far away in Space and Time. Because those two are one and the same, dig? Spacetime, Einstein called it. Of course, our Universe is not small (to speak litotically) and even, compared to our human scale, so indeed is our hometown Solar System, Our Mister Sun and his family of trailing ragamuffin planets. We spoke of those, particularly the Dwarf Planet Pluto and his companion body, Charon-- these, among other matters, you'll find featured in the discussion. With the loquacious Michael Peppe. Boy, those were the days. Extra Show, extra music... this is one of those episodes that continued on and on, anon-- in this case, for five hours. We dunno if they recorded five hrs. worth o' re-run, though. We tend to doubt it. My Sources Say No. Yet there's some meat left on those showbones. Also with Puzzling Evidence. Right after doing this show in 2018 we went spinning off to that Thing, that Thing in the waterless Desert. Yeah, Burning Man. This year there was no Burning Man-- this year there was no nothin'. Let's hope for somethin'-- soon. This Space will be the first to announce it when that happens... Thanks and a tip of the Dr. H.Owll Fez to all who participated in our Zoom show online, the Ask Dr. Hal! Show Webinar. Hey, kids! For all who missed it, you can catch the next one on the second Sunday of next month-- and of EVERY month from now on. Get your questions ready! We know what WE'd ask.


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