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Jan 9, 2019

Dan Washburn is a country singer/songwriter with a great big ol’ voice and personality, a knack for catchphrases and an ever-present bit of whimsy in his delivery that brings a smile to my face whenever I hear his music play. As you can see, the man looks the part, too.

DAN WASHBURN podcast excerpt: "I wrote the song...


Jan 4, 2019

In “Jacqueline and Jilly,” Daphne Maxwell Reid plays the mother of Jacqueline and grandmother of Jilly in this three-generation drama about a privileged African-American family whose veneer of calm and cool explodes when it discovers that Jilly has an opiod addiction. The six-part mini-series is currently playing...


Jan 4, 2019

When I was a little boy, it was common to see matchbook covers with ads saying things like “Learn to Draw!” The idea was that if you could draw the pokey little donkey, you, too, could one day become a famous and wealthy artist. (More people smoked back then, so matchbooks were everywhere. Not so much anymore, of...


Dec 27, 2018

I’m guessing that, like me, you probably listen to your favorite podcasts whenever and wherever you can squeeze them in. For me, that includes the last 15 minutes of the day, or while I’m walking the dog, or on the treadmill at the gym, or driving somewhere, or even cranked up loud while I’m in the shower. That...


Dec 12, 2018

Forced to think about it for today’s show, I find that I have seven favorite Christmas movies, most of which find their way to the family TV every year. Six of those films are highlighted in a new book, Christmas in the Movies: 30 Classics to Celebrate the Season, by Jeremy Arnold. They are, in order of...