Episode 26: BJ Leiderman

May 18, 2023

“Our theme music was composed by BJ Leiderman.” If you’ve tuned in to NPR over the last 44 years, the likelihood is pretty great that you have heard this on-air credit. It’s because when BJ sold his themes to NPR, he made it a part of his contract that he would receive spoken recognition for […]


Special Episode: Poetry Share!

December 10, 2022

Some of you may remember a few years back when I uploaded a reading of “The Velveteen Rabbit.”  That was a recording I had made for librivox.org, an online archive of literary works in the public domain, recorded by volunteers all over the world.  Recently I recorded a few poems for an anthology they were […]


Episode 25: David Wilcox

September 27, 2022

I’ve known about David Wilcox since I first heard “East Asheville Hardware” back in the mid 90’s working at a summer camp.  I was absolutely captivated and delighted at what I was listening to, and knew that this was something that I needed to pay more attention to, being a budding songwriter myself.  What followed […]


Episode 24: Paisha Thomas

August 30, 2022

Y’all. This woman right here has a story to tell, and it is massive.  I met with her a week ago today (as of the uploading of this episode), and we chatted about her brand new memoir “Looking for Innocence”, as well as a whole lot of other things, and there were still topics we […]


Episode 23: Eric Ahlteen

June 6, 2022

  Eric and I first crossed paths when I made my way to Espresso Yourself Music Cafe, in Powell, Ohio, for an open mic night shortly after moving to Ohio.  I consider myself really fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience the community and great vibes from EYMC before it closed in 2012.  Eric […]


Episode 22: Dre Peace

February 16, 2022

  My first impression of Dre Peace was a wall of sound that almost knocked me over..  Which would have been embarrassing since I was sharing a stage with him at an event called Music in the Round.   I had to know more about this guy just from the music and poetry coming from his […]