Spaxterback, the sequel to last week’s Spaxter, by Jeff Green. Spaxter, the mind-reading PI is cloned from a fictional personality so he can help to find out why there are so mamy UFO sightings. The White Castle, Part 7, the conclusion of this serial from ZBS.
Host Amanda Balagur and guests Jane Rosemarin and Ron Huff from Slow Food MN along with James Norton and Becca Dilley of food blog The Heavy Table will talk about the local food scene, the slow food movement and writing about food. Amanda will also have a live interview with Ana Sofia Joanes, director of the documentary Fresh.
Novelist David Housewright joins us to talk about Jelly’s Gold, the latest in his series about Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie.
In the second half of the show, we talk with University of Minnesota professor Timothy Brennan about his book Secular Devotion: Afro-Latin Music and Imperial Jazz. It’s a fascinating exploratioon that posits that popular music of the Americas—the music of entertainment, nightlife, and leisure—is involved in a devotion to an African religious worldview that survived the ravages of slavery and found its way into the rituals of everyday listening.