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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 55 (2-03)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 is holiday music, music, music this week as it strolls through the world of independent radio production. Every Sunday at midnight on Austin's KUT 90.5 and also at 4pm on digital KUT2 we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 55 (2-03) includes Two Wheels to Nowhere-Episode 6...The Retro Cocktail Hour 2010 Christmas Party...The Secret of Home Maintenance...An Incident on Grace Street

Two Wheels to Nowhere - Episode 6

From Aengus Anderson | Part of the Two Wheels to Nowhere series | 27:46

Dover, Delaware to Highway 129, North Carolina. Two Wheels to Nowhere is a seven-part series that weaves together the story of one man's motorcycle journey around the United States with the voices of people he met along the way. It is a conversation about people's greatest sources of excitement and concern--a conversation that ultimately explores how different Americans face the unknown.

Ep6_small This is a story of America told through snapshots of excitement and fear. Over the course of three months, Aengus Anderson rode his motorcycle around the United States and asked 166 random Americans the same two questions: what is the most exciting thing in your life? What is the most concerning thing? From beauty shop owners in Cairo, IL to contractors in rural South Carolina, a common theme emerged, one that spanned a cultural divide. From the left to the right, Americans expressed an uncomfortable feeling that something fundamental was off balance. Some worried about an environmental collapse, others a spiritual one, but their underlying disquiet was the same.

Two Wheels to Nowhere is a mix of interviews with a first-person travel narrative, a story that winds its way across American landscapes, both physical and cultural. It explores ideas through counterpoint and finds common ground in unlikely places. It is a story of choices, changes, and facing the unknown.

The Secret of Home Maintenance

From The humble Farmer | 01:54

Nothing lasts like a temporary repair

Humbleoats_small Why some men are masters of the tool chest.

An Incident on Grace Street

From Charles McGuigan | 23:46

This is a Christmas story, a sort of different take on the Nativity.

Default-piece-image-0 This is based on a true christmas story I heard many years ago. I recreate it as best I can with music, ambient sound and a little humor at the end.