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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 51

Compiled By: KUT

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KUT's O’Dark 30 is all that and a bag of chips as it meanders through the world of independent radio production. Every Sunday at midnight on KUT 90.5 Austin we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 51 includes Buffalo Turkey Butt...Two Wheels to Nowhere Episode 2...Bonjour! I Love You...Backstory: American as Pumpkin Pie--A History of Thanksgiving...I'm Always Pleasantly Surprised...The Many Moods of Ben Vaughan #1...Turkeys...On Being Thankful--With Cancer & A Cat

Buffalo Turkey Butt

From Andy Raskin | 07:05

Does it exist? Does it matter?

Buffalowings3bw_small This piece follows a San Francisco panhandler (who is not homeless) on a quest to find an elusive delicacy known as Buffalo Turkey Butt.

* Note: If you have room in your show and you can ID me as follows, much obliged!

"Andy Raskin is the author of the forthcoming memoir, The Ramen King and I : How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life. More info at WWW dot Andy Raskin dot com."

Two Wheels to Nowhere - Episode 2

From Aengus Anderson | Part of the Two Wheels to Nowhere series | 33:11

From Kanab, Utah to Portland, Oregon. Two Wheels to Nowhere is a seven-part series that weaves together the story of one man's motorcycle journey around the United States with the voices of people he met along the way. It is a conversation about people's greatest sources of excitement and concern—a conversation that ultimately explores how different Americans face the unknown.

Ep1_small This is a story of America told through snapshots of excitement and fear. Over the course of three months, Aengus Anderson rode his motorcycle around the United States and asked 166 random Americans the same two questions: what is the most exciting thing in your life? What is the most concerning thing? From beauty shop owners in Cairo, IL to contractors in rural South Carolina, a common theme emerged, one that spanned a cultural divide. From the left to the right, Americans expressed an uncomfortable feeling that something fundamental was off balance. Some worried about an environmental collapse, others a spiritual one, but their underlying disquiet was the same.

Two Wheels to Nowhere is a mix of interviews with a first-person travel narrative, a story that winds its way across American landscapes, both physical and cultural. It explores ideas through counterpoint and finds common ground in unlikely places. It is a story of choices, changes, and facing the unknown.

Bonjour! I Love You

From One Hello World | Part of the One Hello World series | 01:14

Bonjour! I’m calling from France. I just wanted to tell you how much I’m in love. I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love. Je t’aime.

One-hello-world_small Bonjour! I’m calling from France. I just wanted to tell you how much I’m in love. I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love. Je t’aime.

// It’s a call half way across the world to tell your lover your love them. Greetings from the American Midwest, and thanks for calling.

I'm Always Pleasantly Surprised

From The humble Farmer | 01:03

Men who think they can do anything --- and fail --- are always unpleasantly surprised.

Humbleoats_small Those of us who think we can't do anything --- and succeed --- are always pleasantly surprised.

The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn #1

From Ben Vaughn | Part of the THE MANY MOODS OF BEN VAUGHN series | 58:00

An eclectic mix of music curated by producer, composer, recording artist Ben Vaughn.

Currently heard on WXPN (Philadelphia), WEVL (Memphis) and Prairie Public Radio (North Dakota).

Rock, blues, jazz, folk, soul, R & B, country, bossa nova, movie soundtracks, easy listening and more, all peppered with Vaughn's twisted musicological slant.

__  JAMES BROWN: spoken word performance warning of the evils of drugs
__  PETER SARSTEDT: melody so catchy it might drive you insane
__  WILLIE NELSON: first record from Portland deejay Willie circa 1957



From Hearing Voices | Part of the Scott Carrier stories series | 06:39

Turkeys' life and death.

Hearing Voices

Scott150_small From turkey farm to supermarket, the life and death of a turkey.

On Being Thankful - for Cancer & for a Cat

From Paul Messing | Part of the For Kindred Spirits (and separate elements) series | 04:39

Two beautiful Thanksgiving stories from NY Times Bestseller Susan Chernak McElroy 4:39

Pinecone_small Cancer survivor and NY tImes bestselling author Susan Chernak McElroy recounts two related tales of giving thanks - one from her cancer recovery, and the other a story from her book "Animals as Teachers and Healers," about a woman, changing circumstances, and her beloved cat Sammy. A handy and beautiful filler for this time of year. This is a lifted excerpt from my complete pilot "For Kindred Spirits," also available on PRX.