Thursday, December 18th, it’s all about Minnesota. Thomas Maltman joins us in the studio to talk about his book The Night Birds, a historical novel set in Minnesota before and after the Dakota Conflict. It is the winner of several awards and was a Booksense/Midwest Connections Book Pick.
Diane Wilson, Dominic Saucedo, and Josiah Titus also join us to talk about their contributions to Fiction on a Stick: Stories by Writers from Minnesota, a collection of short fiction by 24 Minnesota writers just published by Milkweed Editions.
Just when you thought you had heard everything on the Echo Chamber, we put together a show that included 6 orchestras, Louis Armstrong (twice, plus 1 impersonation), Duke Ellington Count Basie, and an exclusive mix (from TurnTableTerrorist) in which the latest track is dated 1933. On top of this craziness, we did a bit of Reggae Christmas – with Yellowman, T.S.P.O., and What A Wonderful World (both the new Orb remix, and the reggae version from Stingers ATX and Sledge).
The World Beneath, Part 2, from ZBS.org. The sailor Crabb takes Arthur into some not so savory parts of life on Dinotopia. October Surprise, an NPR style report from Union Signal, guarding a cemetery in Martha’s Vineyard.
A history of comic books, the local comic book scene and Hollywood movies are discussed by writer and host Britt Aamodt and her cartoonist guests Zander and Kevin Cannon, Steve Stwalley, and Danno Klonowski.