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Spare Time is a podcast that's not just about hobbies, but the people who are fixated of them. Hosted by Andrew Gallagher, each episode is a conversation with an enthusiast and an exploration into their personal relationship with their hobby.

The goal of the show is to not only expose people to unique and interesting hobbies, but also to reveal the personality of the enthusiasts behind it.

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Spare Time is a podcast that's not just about hobbies, but the people who are fixated of them. Hosted by Andrew Gallagher, each episode is a conversation with an enthusiast and an exploration into their personal relationship with their hobby.

The goal of the show is to not only expose people to unique and interesting hobbies, but also to reveal the personality of the enthusiasts behind it.

    #04 Noise Music with Victoria Shen

    #04 Noise Music with Victoria Shen

    The subject of today's show is noise musician and artist Victoria Shen. Victoria performs noise music in the Boston area and around the world with her band Trim. She also performs as a solo act.
    We discuss why she was drawn to noise music, how she discovered the scene herself, the context of noise music in the art world, and being a touring musician in Japan. This is a fantastic introduction to noise music as a medium and a fantastic discussion about personal creativity.
     
    Visit our website at sparetimepodcast.com
     
    Produced by Andrew Gallagher
    Music provided by Victoria Shen, Trim, and Erich Hochstrasser
     
    Find Erich's music here  and Hochstrasser Electronics here.
     
    Victoria's Links
    Trim's Soundcloud
     
    Noise Music Resources
    Boston Hassle
     
     
     

    • 30 min
    #03 Radios and Police Scanners with Robert Gallagher

    #03 Radios and Police Scanners with Robert Gallagher

    In today's episode I speak with my brother Robert Gallagher about his lifelong passion for police scanners and radios. 
    We discuss how radio systems have changed over time, who he's listened to over the years on the radio, and how his knowledge of radio systems allowed him to be the first person to know about snow days in high school. We also talk about transparency in policing and if it's a good thing that the public can listen in to police and fire radio transmissions.
     
    Visit our website at sparetimepodcast.com
     
    Produced by Andrew Gallagher
    Music provided by Erich Hochstrasser 
    Find Erich's music here  and Hochstrasser Electronics here.
     
    Radio and Scanning Resources
    radioreference.com
    Scan New England wiki

    • 31 min
    #02 Photography with Hugh James MacNeil

    #02 Photography with Hugh James MacNeil

    In today's episode I have a conversation with Hugh James MacNeil on photography and how the medium has changed over his lifetime. Hugh has been a photographer since the 1970's and has a rich history with the medium.
    We discuss the transition between the analog film world to digital, chasing perfect photos, and how art can feed your soul. 
     
    Visit our website at sparetimepodcast.com
     
     
    Produced by Andrew Gallagher
    Music provided by Erich Hochstrasser 
    Find Erich's music here  and Hochstrasser Electronics here.

    • 38 min
    #01 Modular Synthesizers with Erich Hochstrasser

    #01 Modular Synthesizers with Erich Hochstrasser

    In today's episode we sit down with Erich Hochstrasser to discuss his interest in modular synthesizers and electronic musical equipment. Erich builds his own modular synthesizers by hand and has been doing so for years. 
     
    We discuss what initially got him into building modular synths, how they work, and why he continues to build them.
     
    Produced by Andrew Gallagher
    Music provided by Erich Hochstrasser 
     
    Visit our website at sparetimepodcast.com
     
    Erich's links
    Listen to Erich's music at his soundcloud page
    Hochstrasser Electronics
     
    Modular Synth Resources 
    musicfromouterspace.com
    electro-music.com
    muffwiggler.com/forum/
    birthofasynth.com

    • 29 min

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