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Low Orbit

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Long in the Making

We hear Allison Lorenzon talk about her collaboration with Midwife and their song Vale. Buy that song here. We hear Brad Mudge tell us what the pandemic got him thinking about in his essay Days Later. Contact Low Orbit – Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

38mins

26 Mar 2021

Rank #1

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The Sound

We visit a pre-pandemic conversation with Knower of Denver Music Tom Murphy. His website is here, instagram here and work at birdy magazine here. We hear a story from Matthew Simonson. The story first aired on the great Denver podcast Range and Slope. Listen to more here. Contact Low Orbit – Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

35mins

15 Feb 2021

Rank #2

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The Order of Death Episode Four: Blood and Soil

In our final episode, we explore the effects Robert Mathews and The Order have had on today’s modern white supremacist movements. Our theme is by Matthew Simonson and we had additional music this episode from Kevin Richards and Blue Dot Sessions. You can find Slate’s Standoff podcast here and Bundyville here. Be sure to check out Lost Highways from History Colorado. We had additional research and production help from Ryan Connell.

29mins

8 Jan 2021

Rank #3

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The Order of Death Episode Three: Domestic Terrorists

In this episode we see how everything ends for The Order and for Robert Mathews. We also learn what happened to the members of The Order after their capture. Our theme is by Matthew Simonson and we had additional music this episode from Kevin Richards and Blue Dot Sessions. Be sure to check out Lost Highways from History Colorado. We had additional research and production help from Ryan Connell. And a very special thank you to Terry Gross and Fresh Air for the use of their archival interview with Thomas Martinez. 

32mins

8 Jan 2021

Rank #4

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The Order of Death Episode Two: The Silent Brotherhood

In this episode, we explore the group behind Alan Berg’s murder, their ideology, and their other crimes. We also learn of their plans to overthrow the United States Government.  Our theme is by Matthew Simonson and we had additional music this episode from Kevin Richards, Lee Rosevere and Blue Dot Sessions. Be sure to check out Lost Highways from History Colorado. We had additional research and production help from Ryan Connell.

36mins

8 Jan 2021

Rank #5

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The Order of Death Episode One: A Driveway in Denver

Talk radio host Alan Berg was gunned down in his driveway in Denver in the summer of 1984. This is a series exploring his murder and the people and ideology responsible for his death. This episode focuses on Berg’s life and rise in the shock jock scene. Our theme is by Matthew Simonson and we had additional music this episode from Kevin Richards, Lee Rosevere and Moonlight Drift. Be sure to check out Lost Highways from History Colorado. Tune in to their episode on Alan Berg here. We had additional research and production help from Ryan Connell and Rae Solomon. 

43mins

8 Jan 2021

Rank #6

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Self-Titled

Things about Low Orbit this time: Ethan Siegel talks to us about Elon Musk’s Starlink project. Find more of his writing here. Sarah Scoles Talks about why people believe in UFOs. Her book is called They Are Already Here. Buy it here or any local bookstore. Find more of her work here. Our man Graham Lau talks about the overview effect. Find more of Graham here. The music from today’s show was made by me! Mostly. Lee Rosevere also had a couple things in there. Contact Low Orbit – Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

42mins

15 Dec 2020

Rank #7

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The Backyard Sessions

It’s work created and shared out in the open air this time. A couple of monologues from John Cotter A few poems from Elissa Gabbert And a few poems from Michael Joseph Walsh Contact Low Orbit – Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

31mins

27 Nov 2020

Rank #8

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Halloween 2020

Halloween 2020 sounds like a horror movie doesn’t it? And it kind of is! That’s the easiest joke to make. Anyway… This episode features a piece from artist/illustrator Cori Redford. What’d I Miss is here. Here work at Suspect Press is here. Andrew Watson is shopping around a couple of novels. You can reach him here. Contact Low Orbit – Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

29mins

26 Oct 2020

Rank #9

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Pure Love

Stories of love in all it’s complicated purity. Amanda EK has an excerpt from her book about purity culture. You can find Suspect Press here, her instagram here, here patreon for her book here, and website with her writing here. Find more of Ellen K Graham’s work here, Feral Assembly is here. Music in today’s episode was from Blue Dot Sessions, Lee Rosevere, and even me! Contact Low Orbit – Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

27mins

22 Sep 2020

Rank #10