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Brush with Obscurity.

I listen to a radio show podcast every day at work. It's called Too Beautiful to Live and it's kind of awesome. I've been listening for about a year and a half now, almost since it began. Ira Glass described it as Luke Burbank's attempt at re-inventing talk radio. If I were to describe it, I would say it's a pleasant diversion, it's listening to three reasonably intelligent people talk about pop culture and the minutiae of their lives. It's right up my alley.

Anyway, since it's a different kind of talk show, instead of taking calls and hearing rants about politics, they make calls to listeners and talk about... the minuatiae of their lives. It's very navel-gazey, but I like it.

All this to set up the fact that I was on the show last night! Andy and I were watching Top Chef and my phone rang, and I had a pleasant conversation with Luke, and to a lesser extent, Sean. Sadly for me, Jen was on vacation.

If you want to listen, download this mp3. My call starts at about the 25 minute mark. I would suggest giving the show a try; go ahead and download all of Wednesday night's extravaganza.

If you go to this page, all of the recent shows are there for the taking. The show is 3 hours a night, and the podcast is split into hour-long segments, minus commercials for the most part.


If you listen, this photo will make a little more sense.

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( 5 rode along the dark line — swift bliss passed through the night )
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interiority
Aug. 22nd, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
Carhenge: not worth the drive.

Cadillac Ranch is way better. Glad we got to do that :)
clankyrobot
Aug. 16th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
Yay, I listed to it. You were great! Sounds like an interesting show. Kevin and I are going to listen to it at our respective works.
interiority
Aug. 22nd, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
Luke can get preachy and say stupid shit... often. But I really like Jen and Sean.
erinaf
Aug. 16th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
The answer is probably yes
Have you read Radio On by Sarah Vowell. If you haven't read any of her stuff I highly recommend it! Checking out the mp3 now!
interiority
Aug. 22nd, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Re: The answer is probably yes
Oh, I love Sarah Vowell... I found out about her when I saw her on CSPAN reading from Assassination Vacation. The part about the Oneida sex cult blew. my. mind.
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