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Episode 51 - Hannah Blake (Adventures In Odyssey)( 1:8:5)       
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"Adventures in Odyssey" is a radio (and video, and video game!) series produced by Focus On The Family as children's entertainment for fundamentalist evangelical Christian families. Hannah Blake (@exfundyfeminist) joins me to discuss the "Castles & Cauldrons" two-part episode (which is AiO's contribution to the Christian panic about roleplaying games) and the wider ecosystem of fundamentalist Christian media.
Published: 25/11/2022 9:00:00 p.m.
Episode 50 - Michiel Verkade (The Grateful Dead)( 1:5:56)       
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Over the course of their 30 year career (from 1965 until Jerry Garcia's death in 1995) the Grateful Dead took a long strange trip through almost the entirety of the American musical vernacular, while maintaining almost exactly the same core lineup. Michiel Verkade joins me to talk about the Dead, and we discover in short order that an hour is not really enough time to talk about the Dead.
Published: 26/08/2022 9:00:00 p.m.
Episode 49 - Spencer Hall (TISM)( 0:52:31)       
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This week Spencer Hall from OAR FM Dunedin joins the pod to talk TISM! This Is Serious Mum (TISM) are an anonymous Australian band who kind of defy classification. They concealed their identities behind bizarre costumes and made music that mocked norms of good taste and decency as often as it mocked people they thought deserved it, all while being perversely listenable. Find Spencer's Oddities show at
Published: 5/08/2022 9:00:00 p.m.
Episode 48 - Kane Power (Hardcore)( 0:48:16)       
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Hardcore is an aggressive style of rock music that emerged from punk in the late 70s and early 80s in the USA. Since its inception, it's evolved in all directions simultaneously and spawned dozens of subgenres, each with their own nuances of style and approach. On tonight's show I talk to Kane Power (Precision Podcasting, TeamSquad), hardcore fan and person who has actually studied the genre from an academic standpoint. Precision Podcasting:
Published: 8/07/2022 9:00:00 p.m.
Episode 47 - Angus Dingwall (The online far right)( 1:14:36)       
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There's been a lot of talk in relation to the Parliament Occupation in New Zealand (and the Jan 6 riots in America, among others) about the involvement of the online far right ("internet Nazis") in organising and facilitating these events. This is met with some confusion by some participants, who don't see themselves as far right. In this episode I talk to my brother Angus about how the online far right works, what they want, and how that manifests in meat space.
Published: 24/06/2022 9:00:00 p.m.
Episode 46 - Collin Bjork (Texas)( 0:48:31)       
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Texas is a big place, and contains multitudes. In many ways, the most American part of America, it contributes enormously to iconic US culture, food, and music, but also embodies many of America's worst trends and impulses. This episode I talk to Collin Bjork, academic, podcaster, and Texan, about the huge and complicated tangle that is Texas. Find all of Collin's many many things at
Published: 10/06/2022 9:00:00 p.m.

Everyone has something they love, but wouldn't feel comfortable recommending to the general public. This is a weekly series of fascinating chats about problematic faves, great trash, and our complicated relationships with art and culture.

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