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Spare Time

Spare Time is a podcast that's not just about hobbies, but the people who are fixated of them. Hosted by Andrew Gallagher, each episode is a conversation with an enthusiast and an exploration into their personal relationship with their hobby.The goal of the show is to not only expose people to unique and interesting hobbies, but also to reveal the personality of the enthusiasts behind it.

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Spare Time is a podcast that's not just about hobbies, but the people who are fixated of them. Hosted by Andrew Gallagher, each episode is a conversation with an enthusiast and an exploration into their personal relationship with their hobby.The goal of the show is to not only expose people to unique and interesting hobbies, but also to reveal the personality of the enthusiasts behind it.

#04 Noise Music with Victoria Shen

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The subject of today's show is noise musician and artist Victoria Shen. Victoria performs noise music in the Boston area and around the world with her band Trim. She also performs as a solo act.

We discuss why she was drawn to noise music, how she discovered the scene herself, the context of noise music in the art world, and being a touring musician in Japan. This is a fantastic introduction to noise music as a medium and a fantastic discussion about personal creativity.

Visit our website at sparetimepodcast.com

Produced by Andrew Gallagher

Music provided by Victoria Shen, Trim, and Erich Hochstrasser

Find Erich's music here  and Hochstrasser Electronics here.

Victoria's Links

Trim's Soundcloud

Noise Music Resources

Boston Hassle

May 11 2017

30mins

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#03 Radios and Police Scanners with Robert Gallagher

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In today's episode I speak with my brother Robert Gallagher about his lifelong passion for police scanners and radios. 

We discuss how radio systems have changed over time, who he's listened to over the years on the radio, and how his knowledge of radio systems allowed him to be the first person to know about snow days in high school. We also talk about transparency in policing and if it's a good thing that the public can listen in to police and fire radio transmissions.

Visit our website at sparetimepodcast.com

Produced by Andrew Gallagher

Music provided by Erich Hochstrasser 

Find Erich's music here  and Hochstrasser Electronics here.

Radio and Scanning Resources

radioreference.com

Scan New England wiki

May 11 2017

31mins

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#02 Photography with Hugh James MacNeil

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In today's episode I have a conversation with Hugh James MacNeil on photography and how the medium has changed over his lifetime. Hugh has been a photographer since the 1970's and has a rich history with the medium.

We discuss the transition between the analog film world to digital, chasing perfect photos, and how art can feed your soul. 

Visit our website at sparetimepodcast.com

Produced by Andrew Gallagher

Music provided by Erich Hochstrasser 

Find Erich's music here  and Hochstrasser Electronics here.

May 11 2017

38mins

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#01 Modular Synthesizers with Erich Hochstrasser

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In today's episode we sit down with Erich Hochstrasser to discuss his interest in modular synthesizers and electronic musical equipment. Erich builds his own modular synthesizers by hand and has been doing so for years. 

We discuss what initially got him into building modular synths, how they work, and why he continues to build them.

Produced by Andrew Gallagher

Music provided by Erich Hochstrasser 

Visit our website at sparetimepodcast.com

Erich's links

Listen to Erich's music at his soundcloud page

Hochstrasser Electronics

Modular Synth Resources 

musicfromouterspace.com electro-music.com muffwiggler.com/forum/ birthofasynth.com

May 08 2017

29mins

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