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Interesting Stuff: reflections on the American place with side trips into literature, art, music, culture and language.Otis Brown's Podcast is a weekly 20 minute monologue podcast often addressing current issues through the lens of personal anecdotes and American Art and Culture--think of it as a radio show you can listen to whenever you want. With free-ranging stories built around cultural figures from John Lewis to Dolores Huerta, musicians from Little Richard to Dolly Parton and painters from the cave painters of Chauvet to living artists like Wayne Thiebaud, Otis Brown's Podcast attempts to construct literary narratives that try and make sense of the beautiful American mess we walk with in the world.

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Interesting Stuff: reflections on the American place with side trips into literature, art, music, culture and language.Otis Brown's Podcast is a weekly 20 minute monologue podcast often addressing current issues through the lens of personal anecdotes and American Art and Culture--think of it as a radio show you can listen to whenever you want. With free-ranging stories built around cultural figures from John Lewis to Dolores Huerta, musicians from Little Richard to Dolly Parton and painters from the cave painters of Chauvet to living artists like Wayne Thiebaud, Otis Brown's Podcast attempts to construct literary narratives that try and make sense of the beautiful American mess we walk with in the world.

    Sunday Update--Keep an Eye Out

    Sunday Update--Keep an Eye Out

    • 1 min
    Son, That Man's A Bum: how my fancy east coast PhD allows me dress like a hobo

    Son, That Man's A Bum: how my fancy east coast PhD allows me dress like a hobo

    This week's Otis Brown Podcast takes its title from Peter Case's great "The Open Road Song." I seem to be obsessed with singing this song lately. I've also been thinking about what constitutes "professional dress" for me and how this period of isolation...

    • 20 min
    I Demand Satisfaction: the social rise and moral fall of the dueling elite

    I Demand Satisfaction: the social rise and moral fall of the dueling elite

    In this week's episode of Otis Brown Podcast, I explore the culture of dueling in America and add some thoughts on Hamilton and Jackson--two of America's most famous duelists. Key Words:DuelingAlexander HamiltonAndrew JacksonMark TwainThe Tragedy of...

    • 20 min
    Exciting Hatchet Duel at Trader Joe's: dueling podcast trailer

    Exciting Hatchet Duel at Trader Joe's: dueling podcast trailer

    • 1 min
    Monkey Armada: I dwell in possibility

    Monkey Armada: I dwell in possibility

    In this week's episode of Otis Brown Podcast, I explore the monkeys who explored South American 40 million years ago. If we all came from the same place--however you imagine that--how did we get to where we went? The answer, of course, is that we went...

    • 20 min
    Monkey Sailors Make Exciting Landfall in South America

    Monkey Sailors Make Exciting Landfall in South America

    • 48 sec

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