It was a crazy kind of night….in a cloud of ganja smoke…as Dr. StrangeDub and DJ Baby Swiss presented the annual Echo Chamber “Free the Marijuana” special. From the “Free the Marijuana” anthem of Audio Active & Bim Sherman, to Bill Laswell’s “Hashisheen” album; from I.R.P.‘s “I Dream of Marijuana”, to “Roll It” from Soom T & Mungo’s Hi-Fi, it was a very heady show indeed.
We celebrate KFAI’s spring pledge drive with author Matthew Pearl, who joins us to talk about his new book, The Technologists. He is the author of the novels The Dante Club, The Poe Shadow, and The Last Dickens. His books have been New York Times bestsellers and international bestsellers translated into more than 30 languages.
In the second half of the show, we discuss the popularity of such post-apocalyptic works as The Hunger Games and The Road, and venture opinions as to why they’re so successful right now.