William Stafford & the Poetry of Possibilities

An episode of Average Mortal Radio in which, it is noted, the rains have stopped; William Stafford and the possibilities of being Fifteen are explored; Stafford reminds us that “Nobody cares if you stop here.”


Flesh & Armor: Music and An Interview With Liam Bailey

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An episode of Average Mortal Radio in which Liam Bailey, musician, singer, songerwriter, reveals what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like today; delightful original music from “Liam Bailey” and “Flesh & Armor” are performed; listeners are encouraged to buy more homegrown music; and Liam reveals his soul’s deepest yearning. For more information about Liam, his music, his concert tours, and his CDs, please go to: madriverrecords.com and liambaileymusic.com

“Mississippi, you’re on my mind…”

An episode in which the President (Yes, that President!) goes to Poplarville, Mississippi, (Yes, that Poplarville, Mississippi!) with a purloined lyric most curious; nattering sheep (Yes, those nattering sheep!) cannot be stilled; your host has the rich pleasure of reading Eudora Welty aloud; listeners near and far are introduced to a major work of American fiction and urged to learn more about Karen Fisher’s novel, A Sudden Country; and the passing of yet one more fine independent bookstore is duly and sadly remarked upon.

E. B. White and the Eye Within the Storm

After a month’s hiatus, Average Mortal Radio re-emerges in an episode where Thoreau warns his readers about CNN; Radio Boy renounces his vulgar voyeurism; E. B. White writes of Pullman cars and fraudulent fruit; listeners are given 3 ways to make their day a better one; and all are treated to gutbucket Howlin’ Wolf courtesy of Electric Shades of Blue.