Sunday, June 5, 2011

Eros, Mars, and Other Gods

New World Notes News
Vol. 4, No. 23 -- June 5, 2011

This week in New World Notes, radio program #170, June 7, 2011
Eros, Mars, and Other Gods
In brief
This week's show is more loosely structured than most. Its three segments do have this in common: literally or metaphorically, each segment concerns one or more of three gods: Eros, Mars, and Jehovah/Allah.

We'll hear three comedy routines poking fun at the lapses of Christian congregants and clergy.I'll read an expose' of rampant, socially sanctioned homosexual pedophilia in Afghanistan--justified, practitioners claim, by Islamic Law. And we'll hear some unintentionally hilarious public-service announcements from the Defense Department (ca. 1960) on how to survive a nuclear war.

The comedy routines are by (in order) Neal DeGrasse Tyson, Jimmy Tingle, and Rowan Atkinson.
Above: Rowan Atkinson (right) in another role: Captain Edmund Blackadder.
Below: A "dancing boy" of Afghanistan.

Notes, credits, & links
Music added: Dr Strangelove and the Fallouts, "Love that Bomb!" (mid-1960s).

Thanks to Scooter, of "The innerSide" on KPFT-FM, for the comedy routines by Neal DeGrasse Tyson and Rowan Atkinson. Thanks to King Daevid MacKenzie for the song and the old Civil Defense announcements.

New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "bad influence") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.

You can listen to any installment of New World Notes online or else download it (as an mp3 audio file) for later listening. The show is archived at both and (from #90 onwards) The Internet Archive. Either link should get you a reverse-chrono listing of available installments. Or browse the show's Web site: Each installment has a page, and each page has links to the recorded audio.

Series overview: Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want ... and what they're trying to make us settle for.

Coming soon (Tuesday air debut date shown)
  • June 14 -- The Hidden Life of Garbage
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