Radio Appearance

Doc appears on radio ESPN 1340 AM Northcoast Tonight Friday, August 22, 2014 at 6:40 PM live at the Hotel Ivanhoe in the Victorian Village of Ferndale with Tag Watherspoon.

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Doc and Tag talk about the tradition of the fair,  the importance of nostalgia and preserving a piece of classic Americana – The Humboldt County Fair since 1896.   Doc reads his poem “Day at the Fair”  which was part of a Norman Rockwell and American Sport Art piece on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM Eureka (Click here) and written on a single-malt scotch soaked napkin at Ferndale’s classic  Hotel Ivanhoe  back in 2010.

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http://socialstreamingplayer.crystalmedianetworks.com/radio/kataam

Radio Appearance

Freud’s “The Future of an Illusion” – on Classics Now,  Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:15  PM on KHSU 90.5 FM, Arcata

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Join Doc and Mary for their monthly classics literature show on the Humboldt Homepage.  Doc and Mary will discuss Sigmund Freud’s fascinating cultural interpretation  of religion, written at the turn-of-the-20th-century.   To listen, click on the link below:

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http://www.khsu.org/listen_live

Northcoast Book Discussion Group List for 2014 and past twenty year archive:

http://www.hardiehouse.org/greatbooks/

Radio Appearance

Doc appears on live on radio ESPN 1340 AM Northcoast Tonight with Tag Wotherspoon and JB Mathers,  Monday, August 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM at 6 Rivers Brewery in McKinleyville

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Doc talks about the physiology of race-walking, the meaning of nostalgia – and the  Humboldt County’s tradition of the fair in Ferndale, Also – commentary  one of the great conspiracy theories in sport come true; Joshua Prager’s Echoing Green, about Bobby Thompson’s 1951 play-off home-run “shot heard round the world” against the Brooklyn Dodgers and long-standing rumors that the New York Giants had been stealing signs on every  pitch in the latter part of the season including during that historic playoff.   And how one of baseball’s greatest writers asked Prager not to print the story – so powerfully do people identify with that moment and want to understandably hang on to  feelings of nostalgia fearing the  loss of innocence in telling the “real story” behind great sport memories.  Also a discussion  about the state of Division I college athletics and the NCAA and the “professionalization” of D1 college athletics.

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http://socialstreamingplayer.crystalmedianetworks.com/radio/kataam

Radio Appearance

Doc appears on KMUD’s Monday Morning Magazine with host Dennis Huber, 88.1 FM, Eureka, 91.1 FM Garberville, Monday, 7:00- 9:00 AM August 18, 2014.

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Doc will read his short story “Here’s to Pete,” about his old, eccentric and enigmatic professor and will talk about his dad’s unpublished 850 page book entitled The Comic Tradition in the United States:  The History of Comedy as well as the psychology and philosophy of humor – and the death of comedic genius, Robin Williams.

Tune in and check it out or stream it at:

http://www.kmud.org/programs-mainmenu-11/listen-live-kmud

Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

 Brazil,  Soccer, and Magical Realism

on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, August 18,  2014

 

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The great nation of Brazil’s ignominious 7-1 defeat by Germany at the World Cup semi-finals in July of 2014 in front of their home crowd was a thunderbolt from an angry god. But a little known children’s story by Brazil’s greatest novelist injects magical realism, innocence and perspective in contrast to Brazil’s fanatical worship on the altar of sport victory.

To stream Doc’s piece, Click Here