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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 160 (4-04)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 gets ready for a deluge of presents with more of the very best from the world of independent radio production. Every Sunday at midnight on Austin's KUT 90.5 we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 160 (4-04) includes John Pierson's Master Class with David Gordon Green...B-Side Radio: Holiday Special...Alt 50s Christmas...A Cowboy Christmas

B-Side Radio: Holiday Special

From B-Side Radio | 29:01

Just in time for the holidays, the B-Side Radio crew brings you stories of holiday cooking, shopping, tree hunting and charity gone awry.

Santas1_small B-Side's Tamara Keith and Erika Kelly visit Union Square in San Francisco and find it filled with holiday cheer - and a couple of hundred intoxicated people dressed as Santa. Stories include: Tamara Keith on making latkes the right way. Ethan Lindsey on chopping down his own Christmas tree. Erika Kelly on making her son a wooden toy. Scott Gurian on his father's attempt to play Santa and what went wrong. Rene Gutel on her husband's Christmas present and an ethical dilema.

Alt 50's Christmas

From Mike Flanagan | 58:54

Sure, Christmas in the 1950s was the stomping ground for Rudolph and Frosty. But underneath the marshmallow world of perfect conformity was another take on holiday cheer that involved rock n roll, space travel, my baby left me blues, and good old Cold War paranoia. Welcome to the Alt 50s Christmas, edgier than Perry Como, more corrupt than a rigged quiz show...something to sing while you dig your fallout shelter!

50sxmascoverradio_copy_small Sure, Christmas in the 1950s was the stomping ground for Rudolph and Frosty. But underneath the marshmallow world of perfect conformity was another take on holiday cheer that involved rock n roll, space travel, my baby left me blues, and good old Cold War paranoia. Welcome to the Alt 50s Christmas, edgier than Perry Como, more corrupt than a rigged quiz show...something to sing while you dig your fallout shelter!

A Cowboy Christmas

From Western Folklife Center Media | 54:24

A musical and poetic celebration of the Christmas holiday from the open ranges of America's outback.

Default-piece-image-2 A Cowboy Christmas celebrates the holiday with memories, music, and poetry of people who live and work in the isolation of America's outback. Some of the stories and songs are family traditions passed down through the generations while others are new works inspired by Christmas on the lonely range. This program features poets Baxter Black, Waddie Mitchell, and Native American singer and comedian Vincent Craig.