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Independent Stop-Motion Animators

Airs at: Thu, 07/14/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Portland is an international hub for stop-motion animation, and Jerold Howard and Suzanne Moulton are two of the most innovative artists in the field. Suzanne is a filmmaker, artist, and educator.  She’s worked with Tim Burton on Frankenweenie and Henry Selick on Corali... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 4, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 07/04/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts this July 4 episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Despair: Disappointed? Disgruntled? Depressed? Demoralized? Despairing? By the Supreme Court decisions? By Trump remaining a viable candidate in 2024? By the police regaining pu... Read more

Breaking Clean

Airs at: Mon, 07/04/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Breaking Clean, a memoir by Judy Blunt. The book offers a set of stories as snapshots that form the life of a Montana ranch-woman and her struggles to get an education and to write while raising three children. Read more

Big Game in the Pacific Northwest

Airs at: Mon, 06/20/2022 at 11:00pm - Tue, 06/21/2022 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Col. Sebastion "Tiger Jack" Moran, called "the second most dangerious man in Europe" travels to the Pacific Northwest as part of an unusual hunt.  Read more

What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

Airs at: Thu, 07/21/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
On today's episode, we speak with Omar El Akkad about his novel What Strange Paradise, recently released in paperback. Called “an instant classic” by the New York Times, What Strange Paradise is the searing story about one boy’s perilous journey toward safety in a desperate... Read more

SuperButch - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 06/09/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Portland alt-comics heavyweights Barry Deutsch (Hereville) and Becky Hawkins (French Toast Comix) have teamed up to create SuperButch, the adventures of a lesbian superhero and the citizens whose lives she transforms.  Set in the 1940's when many gay Americans led double... Read more

All the Secrets of the World by Steve Almond

Airs at: Thu, 06/16/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
Fans of beloved writer, Dear Sugar columnist, and writing teacher Steve Almond rejoice as we talk to the author about his first novel All the Secrets of the World. Sara Lippman of the Chicago Review of Books says: "All the Secrets of the World is a masterful, nervy, comple... Read more

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Andre Lewis Carter

Airs at: Thu, 06/02/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
In author Andre Lewis Carter's debut novel, the Vietnam War is raging, the US Navy has only recently begun the process of integration,  and the country is reeling from racial turmoil and unrest.  Youthful César enlists in the Navy to escape from Mr. Mike, a charismatic, soc... Read more

Animation Outlaws - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Thu, 05/26/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this extended version of our conversation with Craig "Spike" Decker and documentarian Kat Alioshin, we hear more about the history of the Spike and Mike Festival of Animation. Spike teamed up with Mike Gribble in the 1970's to launch the Spike and Mike Festival (and ... Read more

Animation Outlaws

Airs at: Thu, 05/26/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Kat Alioshin is a film director and producer who's helped shepherd numerous stop-motion animated classics to the big screen, including The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, Coraline, and James and the Giant Peach. Now she's turned for inspiration to the long... Read more