Sidetrack with Jason Croft
This month Sidetrack takes a look at the fight to save Berwyn's (in)famous art structure known as the Spindle...we hear about the life of a Chinese bicycle mechanic with ties to Urbana...learn about a way to buy land in America one inch at a time...talk to the creator of Pizza Beer--beer that tastes like pizza...and we have an audio essay on the joys of the water park.
Chinese Bicycle Mechanic
Selling America By The Inch
Water Parks Essay
On this month's program...the author of "Weird Illinois" gives us some ideas for unusual road trip destinations...we chat with the director of the film "Cashing October" about the Cub's ill-fated 2003 season...we talk to people who are spending summer as part of the Art Theory Summer Camp...and we celebrate National Hot Dog Month...Those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack.
Art Theory Summer Camp
National Hot Dog Month
Canary Song Trials
Weird Illinois Roadtrips
On this month's program...celebrate Star War's 30th anniversary with a member of the 501st Legion-a group of fans who dress up like members of the evil empire...we spend a Saturday morning scoping out hidden treasures at garage sales...find out about the world's only theremin lounge band...and talk with Wizard of Oz munchkin Mickey Carroll. Those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack.
Garage Sales audio postcard
Star Wars' 501st Legion fan group
Oxford American Southern Film Issue
On this month's program...we talk to the editor of a new magazine focusing on film making in Champaign-Urbana...hear about a life without television...and we hear about one person's experience with the Sterling Men's Institute, a self-help group that works at reclaiming a man's manliness. Those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack.
Film Magazine C-U Confidential
Interview with George Takei
One guy's experience being recruited for the Sterling Institute Men's Weekend
On this month's program...we talk to members of Star Castle-Champaign's legendary progressive rock band from the 1970's-who are back with their first album of new music in almost 30 year...We learn about Champaign's Downtown Drinking Fraternity Pi Omega Omega...we visit a local tango night...and find out what's next for the Grammy award winning Archeophone Records. Those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack.
Pi Omega Omega--The Downtown Drinking Fraternity
Tango Night at the Cowboy Monkey
Archeophone Records--WWI songs
Starcastle Song Of Times
On this month's program...We find out about a new club devoted to napping at Indiana University South Bend...learn about Scambaiters, a group of people who are fighting back against on-line scammers...we visit a Transformers convention...and we have a conversation with Craig Brewer writer/director of the new movie Black Snake Moan. Those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack.
Scam o Rama
Camouflage Stage Designers
The Nap Club
Interview with Craig Brewer--writer/director of Black Snake Moan
On this month's program...we learn about two unique magazines, the granddaddy of Hollywood gossip magazines "Confidential" and a new magazine based on men's adventure magazines of the 50's and 60's called "Modern Drunkard Magazine." We'll also take a look at this year's Razzies. Those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack.
Modern Drunkard Magazine
27th Annual Razzie Awards
(Best of 2006)
Duke of Uke in-studio
Books to Eat
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
"Perfect Fit" essay from Deb Aronson
Celebrity baby clothes
Arlo Guthrie/Katrina benefit
Arthur Wilson "Bob" Tucker--Sci-Fi/Mystery writer/fan remembered
"Pardon Moi" cards
Toy Hall of Fame revisited
Oxford American Music Issue
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