24 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
Whistleblower Letter (for them what hates to read)
59 minutes | Nov 2, 2017
RAH Shannon McGill Diners, Drivers and Divas
Shannon McGill Dropped by the studio to talk about her favorite New Jersey Diners and what waiters really mean when they say "How is everything?" We discussed more than that and even sang a Bob Dylan song at the end. I hope you listen and I hope you enjoy. Thanks
54 minutes | Jul 19, 2017
RAH Nothing More Than Feelings Detective, Josh Cole
A while ago, Mumbles the Elf came down to the PRHQRAH Studio and we recorded a little pod. It was a fun talk with a smart guy. I hope you enjoy it.
27 minutes | Feb 2, 2017
RAH The Mary Tyler Moore Theme Song episode
Julie is in town and we got to talking about how much 13-year-old Adam enjoyed the MTM oeuvre. She was kind enough to sit on the other side of the Yeti (set to figure 8, natch) and listen to me harken back to those early boners. In my much less than comprehensive review of the amazing MTM's career, it should be said that I meant to, but forgot to mention her short lived variety show, 1978 I think. Y'know, Bay City Rollers, Shields and Yarnell, Paul Lynde, etc. A young member of the cast, was I believe a former weatherman from Indiana, David Lettersomething. What ever happened to that guy? And we go out with Butch Ross covering Greg Brown. A song that will appear on Butch's new record in March. Click on his name and see the specificities of the project. And remember, M
19 minutes | Jan 17, 2017
Rhymes Against Humanity High Road Review Preview
So this is up a little later than intended because I wrote a song last night, and it's at the end of the podcast. If you show up to Milkboy on friday night, I might even play it again. wanna sing along? Elizabeth Kübler-Ross defined the five stages of grief as, Denial, Anger, Bargaining Depression and Acceptance. If you are a decent human being, and I think you are, November 9th began your trek through these five stages and you are doing everything in your power to never reach stage five. To that end, you should watch the inauguration in the afternoon and let those awful emotions assault you in waves,* Now comes the important part, grasp whichever of the four you’re feeling and bring it with you to Milkboy, where you’ve already purchased your tickets Here . You don’t need to see, Kid Rock, and Chachi and The Nuge, and maybe, like two Rockettes. You need to see, these local Philadelphians who comprise The High Road Revue. A tremendous windfall of musical talent on one stage to help us all begin the process of not just surviving, but fighting the incoming administration and not allowing a Donald J. Trump to profane and destroy the representative democracy that was founded over there at Independence Hall, just five blocks from Milkboy where you’ll be watching the likes of… •The Fractals •John Faye •Stargazer Lily •Schoolly D •Hinton Bower Jones •Hannah Taylor and The Rekardo Lee Trio •Scott Silipigni •Cookie Rabinowitz •Morgan Pinkstone •Hoagy Wing •Hemline Theory •Adam Brodsky •Mia Johnson •Chris Schutz •Brian Seymour •Eve Sheldon Tickets are 12$ in advance/15$ at door and can be purchased Here http://www.milkboyphilly.com/event/... all proceeds will go to: Penn Environmental, The Attic Youth Center, Women's Law Project and The ACLU of Pennsylvania. You can sign up to join letter writing campaigns with The Coffee Clatch Coalition: We’re gonna look back on this one day and be very proud of how we resisted. That resistance begins on Inauguration evening at Milkboy. See you there. *Also, if you have any sort of juice with weather gods, I think a very, very, very windy day would make for some nice historical photos. Thank you in advance.
6 minutes | Oct 25, 2016
Rhymes Against Humanity new season coming soon.
New season coming early November.
77 minutes | Jul 12, 2016
RAHH Phil Stinson Police Arrest Database Edition
Couple months ago I was fortunate enough to take a deep dive with my old friend Professor Phil Stinson whose work includes the country's most comprehensive database on police arrests. We spoke at length about his qualifications and about his database and the path that lead him to such. And in this exceedingly depressing week of executions by police begetting assassination begetting Facebook outrage begetting empty words begetting Rudy Giuliani who for some reason is still being given a microphone, (I'm looking at you John Dickerson, you should know better), this podcast can serve as deep background on the data collection and research that is going on. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. If you'd like you can go on over to Phil's Facebook page where he keeps a pretty comprehensive set of links to the various and esteemed publications and broadcasts that quote or interview him. Again thanks for listening and go out and love somebody because that's the only way out of this fucking mess.
13 minutes | Jun 30, 2016
RAH All Banjo Players Go To Heaven, Ray (Duffy) of Light Edition
As 2016 Continues its Sherman-like Scorched Earth Campaign, yet another great musician has been steamrolled. Ray Duffy was one of the good ones, so good in fact, that he gave up a day of his all too short life to play banjo on an Antifolk Album. This brief podcast is but a tip of the cap to a generous and tasteful player. Safe travels Ray, and thanks for the hang and the twang.
40 minutes | Apr 15, 2016
The Hinkie Stinky/Hinkie Thinky Edition With Jim Adair.
So last week the Sixers acted like an African Dictatorship and had a profound shakeup in a front office which was already under all kinds of national and local fire because of "The Process". I sat down with Jim Adair of CrossingBroad.com who kind of looks like he's sporting Groucho Grease in this photo. Jim spelled out and nicely recapped the whole she-bang to date in a way that an NBAvoider like myself could wrap his tiny little head around. I think you'll find it interesting even if you don't like basketball, or sports, or me. You can find Jim on the Twitters here and you can check out his clever tee shirts at OptionaliTEES. As always, like us on Facebook, and leave a review in iTunes. Subscribe and enjoy, thanks. Adam
66 minutes | Apr 6, 2016
RAH Baseball Songs With Chris Huebner Edition
Bass Player, Softball Manager and Baseball fan, Chris Huebner came into the PRHQPCS armed with a few baseball songs, and a few that prolly aren't really about baseball, but it was fun to talk to him and share the songs. So dig 'em. Thanks.
77 minutes | Mar 31, 2016
Rhymes Against Humanity 041 Brad Yoder, Amish KGB Spy
Though Brad is not Amish or a KGB spy, that was a really fun thing to type so Imma roll with it. This week's Rhymes Against Humanity features a really fun conversation that Brad and I had a couple weeks ago in his Pittsburgh Mansion. We had a really good time and I hope you will too. He talks about his Costa Rican Amish Relatives and his semester abroad in the GDR, that's right, East Germany, back when that was a thing. He even played some songs. Please enjoy it, and like our Facebook page and subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher and leave us reviews and all the stuff that allows me to continue to talk into a microphone. Also visit Bradyoder.com and show him the love as well. Thanks, Adam Brodsky
92 minutes | Mar 5, 2016
Rhymes Against Humanity 039 Gregg Cagno
Last week Fast Folk Fuck and longtime friend Gregg Cagno came over to the PRHQPCS and sat and strummed for a while. We had a great talk and didn't even touch on a bunch of things I wanted to, like surfing and Linda Sharar and all the cool kids and Camp Hoboken and lots of other things. We did however talk about his family and his music and shared a few war stories. It was one of those conversations that flowed so easily, an hour had gone by before I even looked at the clock. I hope you enjoy listening to my chat with Gregg. And if you live anywhere proximal to Philadelphia, I hope you c'mon out and see Gregg on the Ides of March at Tin Angel. His sound is a perfect fit for that room and it's a Tuesday night, what the fuck else do you have to do. [caption id="attachment_286" align="alignnone" width="300"] These are those peg condoms we spoke of.[/caption]
47 minutes | Feb 10, 2016
RAH 037 Winners and Losers and Rich Kelly Edition
So a few things happened this week. The Live Free or Diehards chose Donald Trump and Bernie Sandwiches in the NH primary and now on to the next freak state, South Carolina. Peyton Manning announced his intention to drink a lot of Budweiser after going along for the ride and garnering a second Super Bowl ring with a performance that was really kind of shitty. Not a good day to be a QB or especially an offensive lineman as both defenses dominated and both QB's tried not to fuck it up too bad. But that's all bullshit. the real things that happened to me were much more emotionally emotional. for one, the second anniversary of my sister's death was Monday so I spent a good deal of time thinking about the times both good and bad and I wrote this: It was two years ago today that my dear, sweet, gentle, rough edged, infuriating, frustrating, brilliant, tragic sister Shari went to be with Jesus up in heaven. I was the best brother she had and I should've been much kinder. We grew up in a home where kindness wasn't a virtue, but rather a weakness to be attacked. It made us funny as fuck but it also made us mean. Thats a shame. But this ain't about that. I miss her terribly, but this ain't about that either. What this is about is her talent talent. Shari was a great writer. a really, really great writer. Her milieu was fanfic, which I would condemn as not real art until she would come back at me with "GCD Folksongs?!?, cmon dude." it was a perpetual debate for the ages that often got malevolent. Anyway, she is gone now and I am the keeper of her legacy. Some of the last stuff she wrote was this Supernatural fanfic. If you care to read it, here 'tis. it's got gay porn too so there's that. Thanks. Then I got a disturbing call from an old friend's phone. Rich Kelly is an artistic genius, his songwriting and drawings are wonderful and in person he is one of the funniest motherfuckers I've ever met. Well Rich went missing and people were fearing the worst. I ended up thinking about him a lot and so Butch Ross and I decided to eulogize him in this podcast, so we did. I hope you like our story of the man and a few of his songs. That's about all. If you like Rich Kelly's work, seek him out on the Facebook and see what else he's done. If you like this podcast, please let us know with a comment or a review in iTunes. Keep passing the open windows, people.
76 minutes | Feb 2, 2016
Rhymes Against Humanity 036 Brigid Kaelin Freckles and Fascism Edition
This week's episode finds our hero plodding through the morass of the Iowa results and eager to put them behind us. Speaking of behind, almost a year ago I spoke with My dear friend and seriously talented musician, Brigid Kaelin. This is that talk. we had it in her basement while her house was being cleaned by a professional so's she could rake in some of that sweet AirBnb cheddar. We had a great time and I hope you will too. you can check out Brigid Kaelin at BrigidKaelin.com or The Red Accordion Diaries. As always, please use the button at the top of this page to subscribe to the podcast and leave us some fake love in the comments or especially on iTunes.Thanks and keep on a'rockin.
18 minutes | Jan 25, 2016
Rhymes Against Humanity 035 Birthday Reboot
It's been a long hiatus, but the creative differences between the EP and the host have been solved and season Three kicks off with this little episode. Please enjoy, and If you do and you want to send your favorite DORK a birthday present, go over to iTunes and leave a good review for the podcast. See you soon and may all your showers be golden.
48 minutes | Jun 11, 2015
RAH 034 Philly Music Lab/Fuck Bob Schieffer and John Dickerson Edition
So, facing through Facebook t'other day I noticed that a few of my peers seemed to be having a really really good time without me. It turns out it was Dan Nosheny, Samantha Wittchen and Alexandra Cutler-Fetkewicz who have created PhillyMusicLab.com. What exactly is Philly Music Lab? I had no idea, but it looked like way more fun than I was having, So I got in touch and had them come over to the PRHQPCS and we talked for half an hour or so. TLDR; It's a commonwealth of, atypical music types who are going to use fraternity to help forward their careers and their art. It's waaaay cooler than that antiseptic sentence, but you're the asshole who doesn't have time to listen to the interview, so a bland sentence is all ya gets. The specific Labradoodles can be found in these varying places: @firstname.lastname@example.org@phillymusiclab.com, @email@example.com, @samwittchen, @wittchenband As always, like the podcast on iTunes or stitcher. Reviews are awesome so please don't keep your love to yourself. That's why Emily Dickinson never went viral. Though, to be fair, her IG was just a bunch of cat videos. But thanks for listening. And keep passing the open windows. in re: above photos, It's nigh-on impossible to take a multiface selfie where at least one person doesn't look "special", but everyone looks fuckable in at least one of these pictures. Choose your favorite for printing and framing.
55 minutes | Apr 16, 2015
RAH 032 Dan Canon
Last month while I was out touring where the Eastern Midwest meets the Northern South, I landed in Louisville where I played a house concert and witnessed how the 16th largest city in America had funked itself up considerably since my last sojourn several years ago. The time I had was bangin’ and reconnecting with old friends and musicians was just what this old troubadork needed, not to mention unlocking the “Standing around outside in shirt sleeves” achievement for 2015. Alas, the pleasant temps did not coincide with my Creation Museum Day and in fact, the heavy rain ironically kept me from venturing outside the museum to see how the Ark construction was progressing and also from enjoying a camel ride, (not a euphemism). But that ain’t why we're here. During my weekend spent Kentucking, I sat down with several old friends and recorded podcasts. The first we’re gonna share is my friend, Dan Canon who is, in no particular order, a Songwriter, Guitarist, Actor and a Civil Rights Attorney. On April 28th 2015, Dan will be part of a giant legal team which will argue their case in front of the Supremes. These cases all bundled together may very well settle the Gay Marriage question in this whole friggin' land, including the backwater states. If so, you’re about to listen to a podcast with some dude who is gonna be a legitimate piece of American history, and in a good way.* Anyway, I was grateful that Dan shared the better part of an hour with me and I learned a lot about the case and what to, and what not to expect. If our talk leaves you whetted for more SCOTUS, I recommend my #wcw Dahlia Lithwick’s Amicus Pod where she talks a little more about the particular case. If you want more Dan, you should check out his band The Vatican Bank, or his Bob Loblaw Law Blog called, Conflicts Check. Please say hi to Dan, or me, or leave a review in iTunes, (even if you just want to tell us to come to Jebus) Subscribe to Rhymes Against Humanity in iTunes or on Stitcher and remember, Love is winning because we are loving more. Keep on loving and try not to hate. I don’t always succeed at this, but you know that the best managers were shitty players. And remember, even though I don’t say it often enough, or ever really, I love you. *Not me...Dan. My best shot at viral fame these days is along the lines of, “Folksinger missing for years found mummified in home studio.” or possibly “Local Folksinger’s Disturbing browser history, sings sad song of slow demise.” or something.
52 minutes | Mar 16, 2015
RAH 030 Aggie Ebrahimi
So, this month, March 2015, if you are a under the yoke of the Comcastistas, for free you can peep Inheritance, a 30 minute short documentary by award winning filmmaker and all around good person, Aggie Ebrahimi. Aggie is a visiting professor at Mulenberg College up there in Allentown and I drove up and talked to her in her office. We spoke of film and terminal-ish degrees and the Shah and divorce Iranian style and language and at one point I almost choked to death. (I lived). She named a bunch of her favorite filmmakers, all but one of whom I had never heard of and then we went to a diner and ate corned beef. It was good to see my old friend and better to see her movie. If you want to see it. make with the Xfinity on demand and go to Movies > Asian American Films > Inheritance. As always, thanks for listening.
31 minutes | Feb 16, 2015
RAH 028 Erin McKeown
Tiny Elvis was in town and though time was tight, we met in the green room at the venerable and venerated Tin Angel in Philadelphia. We chatted for half an hour or so, talking about many things but not getting into weighty topics like The Patriots, Red Sox and Hoss Radbourne and the Providence Grays. We did manage to talk about songwriting, amp schlepping, net neutrality, jingles and bearing Ellis Paul's Love Child. It was fun. Don't take my word for it, listen. As this podcast posts, The Queen of Quiet is driving through the south bringing the mountain to Mohammed, despite recently placed sharia-phobic statutes go to erinmckeown.com to find out exactly where you might drink in this half pint of sweet tea. and as always, remember that you matter. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher.com leave me some feedback and a review, or a provocative statement, or an off-color joke or whatevs.