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The Bat Segundo Show is a cultural radio program devoted to quirky and very thorough long-form interviews with contemporary authors, idiosyncratic thinkers, and other assorted artists. Guests have included John Waters, John Updike, Stephen Fry, Marilynne Robinson, Karen Russell, David Lynch, Weird Al Yankovic, Robert A. Caro, and more than 500 others. Follow Your Ears is an investigative radio program committed to original inquiry and the pursuit of a specific subject through several angles.
 
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After suffering through four nights of tepid and risk-averse DNC nonsense, Our Correspondent turns his attentions to one of America’s biggest problems: joyless neoliberals like Andrew “No Fun” Cuomo, who has prohibited people from having fun without any rhyme or reason. He argues that Cuomo’s ridiculous onslaught on fun, which has numerous double s…
 
Our Correspondent takes a break from his more solipsistic riffs to discuss the great fiasco of American education and schools reopening under COVID. He levels criticisms at the unbridled hubris of Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo while also asking what it will take for all the parties to come to some necessary (and temporary) Read More…
 
Our Correspondent discusses why inclusive happiness that doesn’t flinch from the reality of the world is the best way to survive a pandemic, while also offering asides on the lessons that can be learned from Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky and con artist grifters like Nicholson Baker, whose recent volume, Baseless, is a load of conspiracy theory Read M…
 
Cancel culture is in the zeitgeist again — open letters, campaigns against abusive people caught on video, the works. But one of the most significant aspects of social justice — rehabilitation and the ability for people to carry on with their lives after suffering the consequences — has been lost. And you can’t have any Read More…
 
Our Correspondent ponders a woman he was involved with two years ago, the beauty of what every new lover offers you, the bad timing bestowed by the universe, and, aligning himself with Ariana Grande, why one should be grateful about the trajectory of numerous relationships over a lifetime. Read MoreBy Edward Champion
 
Your Correspondent reports on how high-end catfishers are taking advantage of our loneliness and emotional vulnerability and details how he was briefly fooled before quickly wising up to the scam, which is now far more specific and targeted. Be careful out there, people! Read MoreBy Edward Champion
 
A conspiracy theorist by the name of Robert Jones, Jr. — going by the handle Son of Baldwin — put out an unfounded fireworks theory that people have accepted without question. Our Correspondent argues why conspiracy theories — which are the work of cranks, not intellectuals — are wrong and dangerous and should be denounced. Read More…
 
Our Correspondent has found his line in the sand on the important question of whether statues should be removed. A statue of Miguel de Cervantes, himself a slave for five years, was defaced by lliterate and ignorant thugs in Golden Gate Park. Our Correspondent points to the necessary rectification of statues, why considering history isn’t Read More…
 
Our correspondent discusses how he found out about Al Jolson in a book, the circumstances that caused him to forgive and befriend his childhood bully, the ugliness of the n-word, on what happens when you live a life without explicit cues, the erasure of racist culture, the Bon Appetit scandal, HBO Max scrubbing material from Read More…
 
You’ve all seen the video of George Floyd’s murder. It is a snuff film, an abomination, an unacceptable watermark for the lies of white culture and the harm it does to America. This show ties all the lies together and calls bullshit on this cancer. The lies of police abuse, both with George Floyd and Read More…
 
In which your intrepid rambler finds himself surprisingly addicted to Love Island and learns about pre-pandemic failings in human connection that we were in denial about, with some asides about dating, crossword puzzle magazines, loyalty, and guilty pleasures. Read MoreBy Edward Champion
 
In our latest episode, Ed Champion bemoans the plague of emotional inauthenticity that has become an increasingly common part of pandemic life, rails against Facebook avatars, remarks upon his own days of occasional paralysis, and commends the emotional truth of Marc Maron’s moving and heartbreaking tribute to Lynn Shelton. Read More…
 
In our latest episode, Ed Champion answers the first batches of listener mail, reacts to the news from Germany that the infection rate is up after lockdown restrictions, and riffs on capitalism, smug politicians, CO2 emissions, Bananarama, the Broadway shutdown extending into Labor Day, the grim future of the job market, the Liberate protesters, an…
 
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