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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!

iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
25
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2
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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

Latest release on Oct 06, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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

10mins

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Rank #2: 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

3mins

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Rank #3: Unchained Melody

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Found Tape from the Cassette Library Album.

May 11 2014

4mins

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Rank #4: 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

4mins

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Rank #5: 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

7mins

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Rank #6: All the Pretty Horses

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This 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 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  
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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Rank #7: 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

1min

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Rank #8: 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

1min

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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: Radio Avalon

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

Jul 19 2012

5mins

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Rank #11: 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

6mins

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Rank #12: Die

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Late on night Matthew Kielty got a mysterious call from an unkown number...

Jun 20 2012

2mins

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Rank #13: 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 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 and this is but a taste.

Jan 08 2012

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Rank #14: The Friday Night Show on KISL

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Jun 24 2015

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Rank #15: 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

3mins

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Rank #16: After Life

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This is what the world may sound like after the Apocaplypse.

Aug 18 2012

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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: Radio

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This poem appears in the October, 2011 issue of     
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 , , and . He is currently poetry editor for .

Feb 06 2012

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