42 episodes

Small town life in a world bordering on the surreal with a country flavor. Stories and music.

Tales From Southern Indiana Danny Howell

    • Comedy Interviews

Small town life in a world bordering on the surreal with a country flavor. Stories and music.

    Basketball and Embalming

    Basketball and Embalming

    Thoughts about Indiana high school basketball, my little home town's only trip to the state basketball tournament finals in 1940, and embalming.

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    • 10 min
    Things to do as a kid when there was nothing to do.

    Things to do as a kid when there was nothing to do.

    How time flies now, and how time crawled when I was a kid. Recollections of the things we found to do to pass the time.

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    • 6 min
    Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving

    Memories of Thanksgiving in Southern Indiana with seldom seen relatives who kept whatever they were grateful for to themselves.

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    • 10 min
    They Don't Know

    They Don't Know

    Your host sings Kirsty MacColl's first single, "They Don't Know", which was a top ten hit for Tracey Ullman in the U.S. and U.K. in the eighties. It has one of my favorite hooks, which MacColl sang herself on Ullman's cover because Ullman couldn't hit the high note.

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    • 2 min
    Hard Work

    Hard Work

    My three day Career as a postal worker taught me respect for the hard work postal employees do, and appreciation of my own limitations.

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    • 9 min
    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Lots of prejudice and not so much pride describes a lot of the history of Southern Indiana that I recall, including persecution of and armed warfare against Italian limestone quarry workers. Hear the graphic gunfight descriptions in the old newspaper articles from the early 1900's, which included reports of considerable violence against shoes.

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    • 14 min

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