Mostly books but also TV & movies, & music, & stuff people make or do, author & creator & fan interviews with host Jennifer Crittenden.
The Wild World of Music Promotion with Elliot Kendall
A galloping mile-a-minute ride through the career of Elliot Kendall, from his early days as a struggling musician in the Bay Area to waiter days in LA, his dream job as the Catalog Guy at Universal for 13 years, and now his constant reinvention. What fuels him? What's happening today with music promotion? How do we find good music? Does radio matter? Elliot answers these questions and many more. A lively and entertaining episode. With co-host Bill Aho.Find Elliot on LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliot-kendall-a3476563/Podcast episode Elliot refers to with Howard Bloom:https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/books-shows-tunes-mad-acts/episodes/2020-06-02T05_00_01-07_00Radio Station Jennifer refers to, KSRW 92.5 Sierra Wave:https://sierrawave.net/ksrw-925-radio-program-guide/alt-92-5_wave/Musicians Jennifer refers to:Andrew Bird: https://www.andrewbird.net/El Vy (mispronounced their name on the show, sorry about that): http://www.elvy.co/Thoughts? Comments? Potshots? Contact the show at:https://www.discreetguide.com/podcast-books-shows-tunes-mad-acts/Follow or like us on podomatic.com (it raises our visibility :)https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/books-shows-tunes-mad-actsSupport us on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/discreetguideFollow the host on Twitter:@DiscreetGuideThe host on LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferkcrittenden/
Myths about Poverty with Mark Rank
Join social scientist and poverty expert Mark Rank to discuss his recent book, "Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong about Poverty," and common misconceptions about being poor in the US. He explains that not only do many millions find themselves in poverty today, the risk of YOU finding yourself in poverty at some point during your life is surprisingly high. We consider poverty statistics, policies, the economic cost of poverty, and why it—and the myths around it—persists. An accessible and eye-opening episode.The website Mark refers to:https://confrontingpoverty.org/Mark's book:https://bookshop.org/books/poorly-understood-what-america-gets-wrong-about-poverty/9780190881382Thoughts? Comments? Potshots? Contact the show at:https://www.discreetguide.com/podcast-books-shows-tunes-mad-acts/Follow or like us on podomatic.com (it raises our visibility :)https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/books-shows-tunes-mad-actsSupport us on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/discreetguideFollow the host on Twitter:@DiscreetGuideThe host on LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferkcrittenden/
Prankster Alan Abel
Join Jenny and Jeanne Abel as they discuss the life work of hoaxer Alan Abel, the genius behind such pranks as The Society for Indecency to Nude Animals, the fainting incident on Phil Donahue, presidential candidate Yetta Bronstein, Omar's School for Beggars, and mockumentaries, such as Is There Sex After Death. Daughter Jenny and wife Jeanne describe Alan's early career and progression into comedy, as well as the documentary Abel Raises Cain, which Jenny created with Jeff Hockett and which won many film festival awards.Link to the documentary:https://abelraisescain.com/abel_raises_cain_movie.htmWhere to buy Alan's books, including How to Thrive on Rejection:https://abelraisescain.com/alan_abel_books_records_films.htm Follow or like us on podomatic.com (it raises our visibility :) https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/books-shows-tunes-mad-acts Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/discreetguide Follow the host on Twitter: @DiscreetGuide The host on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferkcrittenden/
Music with the Michiganders
Music with the MichigandersJennifer, Bill, and Doug discuss their first memories of music and early influences that turned them into giant life-long music fans, starting with bubblegum music and novelty songs. They talk about the importance of friends, a band’s covers, and passion versus production. They also celebrate the breakdown of musical genres and the many ways to access and discover music now, even if we have to work a little harder to discover and share music now. They also make some recommendations you don’t want to miss.Follow the host on Twitter: @DiscreetGuideThe playlist:The Doors: Light My Firehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq8k-ZbsXDIChuck Berry: My Ding-A-Linghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr-YF_dTTZMLena Lovich: I Think We’re Alone Nowhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJRGdQSvwjUPopcorn:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjxNnqTcHhg&t=37sBo Donaldson and the Heywoods: Billy, Don’t Be a Herohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qndq4pYqgk8Lemonheads: Mrs. Robinsonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvMFm5nKeUcWho: Summertime Blueshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC4S13jcki4Mose Allison: Young Man Blueshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpTSVy3yztsThe Rolling Stones: Jumpin’ Jack Flashhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-JDB_K6s_YThe Clash: I Fought the Lawhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHC2Mnf_HXoGrateful Dead: Uncle John’s Bandhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD1naKNQuF4Talking Heads: Take Me to the Riverhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RHZEzVUBPkTalking Heads: Crosseyed and Painlesshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyDb4szpWmcNirvana: The Man Who Sold the Worldhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz3tmYDl6XIDire Straits: Sultans of Swinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fAQhSRLQnMTracy Chapman: Fast Carhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwrHwZyFN7MTina Turner: What’s Love Got to Do with Ithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpUt4gmEYaUInk Spots: If I Didn’t Carehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvwfLe6sLisReplacements: If Only You Were Lonely (demo)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxN1q09knqoTodd Rundgren: Bang on the Drum All Dayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7Tcggo45TQRecommendations:Abbey Road Remastered 2019 on Vinylhttps://www.discogs.com/release/14183308-The-Beatles-Abbey-RoadMcCartney 3,2,1 Documentary on Huluhttps://www.hulu.com/series/mccartney-3-2-1-e168480d-849e-4f2d-aaf2-a5276723d68d
Announcement of Name Change for the Show
Happy New Year, everybody. Ta-da! The new show will be called "Books, Shows, Tunes & Mad Acts." It will be classified on Podomatic under Art: Books, but if you have trouble finding it, write me at email@example.com or catch me on Twitter @DiscreetGuide, and we'll hook you up. See you on the other side!
How to Make IT—and Work in General—Better
Nick Brown is back! Former IT guy and now psychologist, Nick talks about some counter-intuitive policy changes for improving the efficiency and lowering costs of IT, by actually making users happier. It's a recognition of the importance of treating co-workers as humans instead of enemies, and an argument for a new way of thinking. This is a great episode to end our run with, as we have been moving toward these ideas over our last 200 episodes. We will have a new show in 2021, with a new format and focus. Tune in on New Year's Eve for more information and the new name of the show. And thanks for listening!
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