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Random Tape

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Random Tape is a cabinet of auditory wonders for the 21st century.It is America's Premier Podcast.

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Random Tape is a cabinet of auditory wonders for the 21st century.It is America's Premier Podcast.

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I love this!

By Grow du wo - Sep 30 2018
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So beautiful! I wish there was more!

Fantastic podcast

By Matt the musician - Jul 07 2012
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I love the stories and bits of tape here. Keep the awesome podcasts coming!

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25 Ratings
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I love this!

By Grow du wo - Sep 30 2018
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So beautiful! I wish there was more!

Fantastic podcast

By Matt the musician - Jul 07 2012
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I love the stories and bits of tape here. Keep the awesome podcasts coming!

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Random Tape

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Random Tape is a cabinet of auditory wonders for the 21st century.It is America's Premier Podcast.

Young Hearts: A Prologue

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The begining of a great love story.
 
To hear the rest visit www.belowtheten.com

Nov 25 2015

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Goddamn Great Drum Music

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I came across this LP from 1963 that features three naked women playing bongos on the cover. It’s one of the most inexplicable recordings I’ve ever heard. Each side is a single fourteen-minute track of what appears to be two people having sex on a rusty bed while a man plays the bongos and shouts in what may or may not be a real language. I give you the final two minutes of side A.
Now that’s what I call goddamn great drum music!

Jan 03 2012

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Unchained Melody

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Found Tape from the Cassette Library Album.

May 11 2014

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The Death of Chicken Lips

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This tape came from a thirft store in the desert. Written with purple marker on the label was "To Ray from Mike 2/3/93"

May 25 2015

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Martial Law

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My friend Casey was a holdout during Hurricane Katrina. He worked occasionally for a friend who owned Old Time Photo, one of those business where you take fake historical photos with your friends. On the night president Bush came to the city there was a seven-o-clock curfew. Casey was heading home at seven twenty when he had an encounter with a couple of state troopers. Casey tells the story of what happened next.

Jan 03 2012

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All the Pretty Horses

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This Mike West cover was performed by Walt McClement on banjo and Mary Go Round (the one time holder of the world record for spinning the most hoola hoops at once: 76 if my memory serves me correctly) on accordion and vocals. The song All the Pretty Horses is about the Great Mississippi flood of 1927 and the Army Corps of Engineers decision to dynamite the levee at Caernarvon, Louisiana to save New Orleans. The breach caused a flood that displaced thousands and was later deemed unnecessary. Check out the book Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America 
I recorded this late one evening in the upstairs of Mimi’s in the Marigny in New Orleans.

Feb 29 2012

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The Dragon Does Not Wehbay!

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Do you want the love of the fire? Cuz I’m not gonna wait around to give you my desire.
For some reason an ex-girlfriend of mine gave her number to a guy who called himself The Dragon. Not surprisingly he left her a string of insane voice messages. These are just a few of The Dragon’s many attempts at wooing.

Jan 05 2012

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Jackpot

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This is the sound of hundreds of electronic slot machines on the floor of Lumiere Casino in downtown St. Louis.

Jan 08 2012

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The Red Line

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Andy Mills had a habbit of eavesdropping on other people's conversation during his commute on Chicago's Red Line. Sometimes he would record these overheard conversations. On today's episode Andy plays one of his favorite surrpetitious recordings and tells the story of this particulalry juicy piece of Random Tape.

Feb 04 2012

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Factory Set

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If you ever did any late night channel surfing between 1993 and 2001 you probably came across the legendary pitchman Don West hollering about sports cards and Beanie Babies on the Shop at Home network. A friend of mine made a CD of some of the best Don West television moments and this is but a taste.

Jan 08 2012

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Captain Tom Wins a Ham

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Back when I was a deckhand on the M.V. Ptarmigan, a glacier tour boat in Alaska, I used to hang out in the wheelhouse and listen to Captain Tom tell stories. I called him up recently and asked him to tell me the one about about the time he won a ham in a furthest listening contest.

Jan 11 2012

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English as an Unknown Language

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This is what english sounds like to someone who doesn't speak it?

Jun 08 2012

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BrailleNote Apex

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This is the sound of Matthew Shifrin using his BrailleNote—a computer for the blind that pushes plastic nodes through tiny holes to display text in braille.

Jan 04 2012

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Radio Avalon

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Late one night I picked up a strange signal on my radio dial...

Jul 19 2012

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The Threesome

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Ever wondered how a couple of straights can satisfy a lesbian? Look no further. A friend of mine sent me a CD of old radio porn that included this track titled The Threesome.

Feb 07 2012

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Gavin's Roar

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My cousin Gavin does the best T-Rex impersonation I’ve ever heard. It puts my terrible acting to shame.

Jan 06 2012

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The Diet

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This tape was made by Paul a man in New Jersey to let his family know that he didn't want them to interfere with his plans to go on a diet he hoped would cure him of AIDS. Logan Jaffe found this tape at a yard sale in Gainesville Florida.

Dec 01 2012

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Badass Emma-Oh Lord

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I was hanging out in Cabrini Park, a dog park in the French Quarter in New Orleans when Badass Emma saw my microphone and asked me to interview her. She told me the story of how she lost her dogs in Katrina and about her job as a cook. We talked about the good old days and the future of New Orleans. This is one of several vignettes that make up a portrait of one of the baddest ass women you’ve ever met.

Jan 27 2012

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Clown Doll

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When I was a kid I had this clown doll that would laugh when you pushed a button in its chest. It was terrifying. It's more the cackle of a chain-smoking maniac than the laughter of a clown but then again some clowns are heavy smokers.

Jan 16 2012

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Radio

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This poem appears in the October, 2011 issue of SOFTBLOW    
Alec Hershman lives in St. Louis where he teaches at St. Louis Community College and at the Center for Humanities at Washington University. His poems can be found in upcoming issues of Denver Quarterly, The Journal, The Burnside Review, Sycamore Review, Juked, and online at Transom, Anti-, Sixth Finch and The Fiddlehead. He is currently poetry editor for The White Whale Review.

Feb 06 2012

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11:11

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An iPOD voice memo recording of a tune I came up with at a piano in Newton, MA in 2012 at 11:11 AM.

Sep 26 2019

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Mario

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Jun 28 2019

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Prom RUFF MIX

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A rough draft of a story about Roosevelt High School'd 2019 Prom.

Jun 08 2019

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Surge

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May 14 2019

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The Dr. Groove

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This is raw tape of a phone call from somewhere in the depths of 2007

Apr 23 2019

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Young Hearts: A Prologue

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The begining of a great love story.
 
To hear the rest visit www.belowtheten.com

Nov 25 2015

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The Friday Night Show on KISL

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Jun 24 2015

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The Death of Chicken Lips

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This tape came from a thirft store in the desert. Written with purple marker on the label was "To Ray from Mike 2/3/93"

May 25 2015

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Santa Barbara. Aug 13, 1978.

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Thanks to Steve Degroodt for sending me this recording he made of a bluegrass band playing during the 1978 earthquake in Santa Barbara.

Sep 27 2014

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Unchained Melody

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Found Tape from the Cassette Library Album.

May 11 2014

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The Last Days of Hollywood Park

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On December 22nd Hollywood Park closed after more than 75 years. This is the story of the rise and fall of one of America’s greatest horse racing tracks.

Feb 09 2014

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Super!

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They rarely tlak to the media.

Jan 24 2014

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The Piano Van Recordings

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The Piano Van
Chris Stroffolino plays some tunes from inside the World Famous Piano Van.
This is a companion episode to a story I produced for Episode 7 of The Organist.
see the van in action at www.pianovan.com

Sep 11 2013

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Dec 31, 1995

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Kenneth and Miriam ring in the New Year.

Jun 16 2013

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Papa's Birthday

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A found tape from the south by way of the desert.

May 18 2013

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131 E 5th Street

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Little Daddy sets the scene outside the King Eddy Saloon in Skid Row.

Mar 24 2013

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Lewis Greenberg Redux

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A voice mail and conversation with the one and onle--Lewis Greenberg.

Feb 09 2013

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Bible Rain

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A Story by Nason Smith.

Jan 17 2013

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Beep Beep

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Meet Steve Sharp. His mission: To spread love and celebrate peace every Friday from five to seven…

Jan 10 2013

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Barbara & Dougie

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All the answers to last weeks cliffhanger are revealed...

Dec 10 2012

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