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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 56 (2-04)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 is still in the holiday spirit this week as it goes caroling through the world of independent radio production. Every Sunday at midnight on Austin's KUT 90.5 and also at 4pm on digital KUT2 we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 56 (2-04) includes The Real Meaning of Christmas...Two Wheels to Nowhere-Episode 7...Three Days Before Christmas in the Zombie Hut...B-Side Radio: Holiday Special...The Hubbub on South Princess Avenue...Texas Sex Offender Registration Program...Naughty and Nice--A History of the Holiday Season...York County and the Ghost Coach...Cat Show

The Real Meaning of Christmas

From The humble Farmer | 05:35

A Nostalgic Christmas Story About Your Neighborhood

Humbleoats_small Were it not for some of our neighbors, many of us might forget the real meaning of Christmas

Two Wheels to Nowhere - Episode 7

From Aengus Anderson | Part of the Two Wheels to Nowhere series | 24:22

Eastern Tennessee to Tucson, Arizona. 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.

Ep7_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.

Three Days Before Christmas in the Zombie Hut

From Brendan Greeley | 02:49

Several people in a tiki bar respond to the question "What's the worst gift you've ever received?"

Zombiehut_small On December 22, 2003 I spent two hours in the Zombie Hut, a bar on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, asking two questions: "What is the worst gift you've ever received" and "What is your favorite Christmas Carol?" Things that are not revealed in the two minutes of the piece: I spill a beer on one of the people I interviewed; someone asks if I'm there for NBC. I am not.

B-Side Radio: Holiday Special

From B-Side Radio | 29:01

Just in time for the holidays, the B-Side Radio crew brings you stories of holiday cooking, shopping, tree hunting and charity gone awry.

Santas1_small B-Side's Tamara Keith and Erika Kelly visit Union Square in San Francisco and find it filled with holiday cheer - and a couple of hundred intoxicated people dressed as Santa. Stories include: Tamara Keith on making latkes the right way. Ethan Lindsey on chopping down his own Christmas tree. Erika Kelly on making her son a wooden toy. Scott Gurian on his father's attempt to play Santa and what went wrong. Rene Gutel on her husband's Christmas present and an ethical dilema.

York County and the Ghost Coach

From WHRV | Part of the Halloween Haunts series | 01:57

York County and the Ghost Coach

Halloweenhauntspodcast_small A tale about a horse drawn carriage that carries its ghostly passengers into the black swamp.

Cat Show

From Aaron Henkin | 06:22

An audio tour through the Cat Fanciers' Association's Exotic Cat Show

Cat Show
Aaron Henkin

Catshow_small Remember Christopher Guest's "Best in Show" mocumentary about obsessed dog lovers? Well, this is the real thing --- but with cats. Welcome to an afternoon spent wandering the aisles of the Cat Fanciers' Association's Exotic Cat Show in Baltimore County. This story aired originally during a local arts & culture special on Your Public Radio, WYPR, in Baltimore.