Mike Ely’s Myth of Thanksgiving

thanksgiving-pilgrimsThe USA is about to have a yearly genocide orgy and following consumerist pandemonium.  It’s time for a few moments of clarity. The truth of Thanksgiving is not at all taught in school or demonstrated in pop culture.

Native American Historian, Mike Ely wrote a great essay on the subject back in 2008 and it has been produced into a podcast. We offer that to you here. This is not a pretty story. It may be shocking to some.

Alex Calls Colleen and Bradley

Phone-lady-Retro-Image-Graphics-Fairy1From time to time we here like to call in to shows on other radio stations. We usually call in to NPR shows.

Colleen and Bradley have a weekday radio show on Twin Cities MyTalk 107.1 FM . As a ticket giveaway promotion, they often invite listeners to call in to play a game called Two Truths and a Lie.

Alex called in and gave a list of three famous people. He actually met two of them in person. One of them he did not. Let’s just say, it’s quite a list!

Listen to find out who they were! You are in for a real surprise too! One thing that Alex did not mention in this call is that he has a crush on Bradley!

Worst Snowstorm in Minnesota EVER

The Ultimate Snow Job

The Ultimate Snow Job

Don’t worry. It’s not today! We’re talking about the Armistice Day Blizzard. This monster storm took place in the Midwest region of the United States on 11 November (Armistice Day) and 12 November 1940.

The intense early-season Panhandle hook winter storm cut a 1,000-mile-wide (1600 km) path through the middle of the country from Kansas to Michigan.  The storm hit Minnesota especially hard.

Here we have a wonderful installment of MN History in 90 seconds from our friends at Ampers.


The Science of Monsters

medusa7From Science Friday, in Medusa’s Gaze and Vampire’s Bite: The Science of Monsters, science journalist Matt Kaplan writes of real-life zombies in Haiti, poisoned by a witch’s brew of pufferfish and tree frogs, and discusses how rabies infection could explain the vampire’s aversion to garlic, water and sunlight.

Host Ira Flatow interviews – Matt Kaplan, Author, “Medusa’s Gaze and Vampire’s Bite: The Science of Monsters” (Scribner, 2012) Science journalist, London, England. Produced by Christopher Intagliata, Associate Senior Producer, but we bring it to you BANGWAVE style.

Remembering John Lennon


John Lennon was born on October 9 1940. To Celebrate his birthday and life, we’re presenting this podcast.

It was made with much love and respect. The program features music and commentary by John himself. You’ll also be treated to a few great covers of both Beatles songs and Lennon solo. Plus you will hear from David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Alice Cooper, Nancy Sinatra and Marilyn Manson.

We’ve unearthed BBC and CBS reporting of his death in 1980. And to top it all off we’ve included a documentary on the 1995 release of the first new Beatles recording in two decades. Enjoy and be inspired! And how do you like this little collage of Lennon photos?


Suicide can be Contageous

Hungarian CrestIf you are thinking about taking your own life please know that there is hope. Call 1-800-273-TALK right now.

There has been an uptick in the number of suicides, attempted suicides, thoughts of suicide and calls the hotlines this week in the wake of Robin Williams’ own on Monday.

Alex Velocity here. As a person that suffers from chronic depression, I can understand. My thought was, if someone as successful as Robin Williams can not overcome his depression, how is a looser like me supposed to overcome?

Suicide can actually be contagious. So be on the look out for unusually depressive behavior among your friends and family.

Gloomy Sunday is a song composed by Hungarian pianist and composer Rezső Seress and published in 1933, as Vége a világnak (“End of the world”).

Lyrics were written by László Jávor, and in his version the song was retitled Szomorú vasárnap (“Sad Sunday”). The song was first recorded in Hungarian by Pál Kalmár in 1935.

Lewis’s lyrics referred to suicide, and the record label described it as the “Hungarian Suicide Song”. It became well known throughout much of the English-speaking world after the release of a version by Billie Holiday in 1941. There is a recurring urban legend that claims that many people committed suicide with this song playing.

In this podcast we present, by listener request, a telling of this gruesome tale. This is a radio adaption of Dark Matters, hosted by John Noble.



If you are thinking about taking your own life please know that there is hope. Call 1-800-273-TALK right now.

Further Exploration:
1999 motoin picture, Wikipedia Entry, Dark Matters, Suicide Epidemic, Billie Holiday


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