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ZOMBIE OUTBREAK Finale: UCSB Professor Dick Hebidge on the Popularity of Zombie & Vampire Cinema on THE FREAK POWER TICKET Podcast – NOW ONLINE!

ZOMBIE OUTBREAK Finale: UCSB Professor Dick Hebidge on the Popularity of Zombie & Vampire Cinema on THE FREAK POWER TICKET Podcast – NOW ONLINE!

In honor of the Halloween season, Monday's edition of “The Freak Power Ticket” (October 28th) concluded a two-part reflection on the popularity of the horror genre in contemporary popular culture -- especially vampire and zombie narratives. Producer/host Ted Coe interviewed special guest Professor Dick Hebdige (UCSB's Departments of [...]

It’s NaNoWriMo on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 29)

It’s NaNoWriMo on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 29)

Of her next broadcast, Chryss Yost writes: "This Tuesday morning at 9:30 on Writers' Cafe: on your marks, get set, WRITE! Novelists Amy Boutell and Allegra Bottik on the x-treme writing of NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, this November. Hundreds of thousands of aspiring novelists have made NaNoWriMo their month to shelf the excuses [...]

Beyond Shock on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 22)

Beyond Shock on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 22)

Of her October 8th broadcast, Chryss Yost writes: "Beyond Shock: Charting the Landscape of Violence in Post-quake Haiti intends to shake your perceptions. Author Anne-christine d'Adesky, an award-winning journalist, writer, and filmmaker, is our guest today on Writers' Cafe. As incidents of gender-based violence increased after the 2010 [...]

The Book of Beings on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 8)

The Book of Beings on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 8)

Of her October 8th broadcast, Chryss Yost writes: "What if your imaginary boyfriend got you pregnant for real? Inconceivable, you say? Well, that's just the starting point for Liz Seach's teen paranormal romance, The Book of Beings. Hear an excerpt from Book 1 and find out what happens when Twilight meets Juno. With mystery guest Beth [...]

The Big Read on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 1)

The Big Read on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 1)

Of her October 1st broadcast, Chryss Yost writes: "For the inaugural episode of Writers' Cafe, we chat about the BIG READ! Hap Freund from the Santa Barbara Public Library reads from Tim O'Brien's transformative book The Things They Carried and gets us ready for The Big Read. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Big Read is a [...]

Podcast Now Online: THE SPIRES Live In-Studio on THE FREAK POWER TICKET (Ventura Indie Rock)

Podcast Now Online: THE SPIRES Live In-Studio on THE FREAK POWER TICKET (Ventura Indie Rock)

On September 30th, KCSB-FM producer/host Ted Coe welcomed Ventura indie-rockers The Spires onto his weekly music-and-cultural arts radio program, “The Freak Power Ticket.” The Spires: Photo by Sasha Green. Courtesy Green + The Spires. Founding member/guitarist/lead vocalist Jason Bays was joined by three other players in The Spires' [...]

A BAND CALLED DEATH’s Directing Duo Interviewed: Howlett & Covino on THE FREAK POWER TICKET Podcast (Now Online)

A BAND CALLED DEATH’s Directing Duo Interviewed: Howlett & Covino on THE FREAK POWER TICKET Podcast (Now Online)

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16th, the UCSB MultiCultural Center's "Cup of Culture" film series presents the 2012 documentary, A Band Called Death, at the MCC Theater starting at 6pm. A Band Called Death - Poster Art by Bobby Hackney Jr. A Band Called Death (Drafthouse Films 2012) focuses on Death, a pioneering, early 1970s, Black [...]

You Have a Huckleberry Finn Problem on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 15)

You Have a Huckleberry Finn Problem on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 15)

Of her next broadcast, Chryss Yost writes: "You have a Huckleberry Finn problem. What happens when people you care about live on the wrong side of the law? Professor John S.W. Park, author of Illegal Migrations and the Huckleberry Finn Problem, is ready to talk state and federal law, dream scholars, and Chinese gardeners." Writers' Cafe [...]

BIG HAIR AND PLASTIC GRASS / 1970s Baseball Book Finale (PODCAST): Interview with Author Dan Epstein on THE FREAK POWER TICKET

BIG HAIR AND PLASTIC GRASS / 1970s Baseball Book Finale (PODCAST): Interview with Author Dan Epstein on THE FREAK POWER TICKET

Monday's edition of "The Freak Power Ticket" welcomed back special guest Dan Epstein. Dan Epstein Photo: Courtesy of the Author The author of the lively cultural history, Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s (Thomas Dunne Books) and a contributor to Rolling Stone and other music [...]

Interview with Booker T. Jones On FUTURE DAZE (Wednesday, September 11)

Interview with Booker T. Jones On FUTURE DAZE (Wednesday, September 11)

Of his next broadcast, Bennett P. writes: Two weeks ago, KCSB DJs Bennett P. (of FUTURE DAZE/Boombox Surround Sound) and Kyla S. (of Brickhouse) met with Grammy Award-winning soul legend Booker T. Jones to talk about his new record Sound the Alarm, his first live show, and his opinions on the state of music today. Tune in to FUTURE [...]

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