Fellow Youths: Life is Strange

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November 6, 2017 at Downtown Library

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Ever wanted to go back in time like ten minutes and not embarrass yourself? This week the trio explore the popular game, Life is Strange, where you can control time and alter the course of a small town (or not). Turns out it’s a hard “not” for Audrey and Kathy. Also discussed: how to spot a video game sociopath, what your actions in video games say about you as a person, and Nicole’s continual exasperation at Audrey and Kathy.

Theme Music is “Nekozilla (LFZ Remix)” by Different Heaven

Contains explicit content.
Length: 01:09:00
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#44 Ann Arbor Stories: Professor Foxy Truesport

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October 12, 2017

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This is the story of Thomas Clarkson Trueblood—the first golf coach at the University of Michigan, one of the most respected orators in the world during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and noted professor --- of lovemaking.

Get to know Professor Foxy Truesport.

Music by Tunde Olaniran

Length: 00:10:41
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#43 Ann Arbor Stories: How the Hippies Almost Killed Football

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September 28, 2017

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In 1970, one man tried to stop the University of Michigan and Michigan State from playing their annual football game. And he kind of had an argument. A story of rock music, drugs, sex, love-ins, college football and judicial precedent - fun for the whole family!

Music by Hollow & Akimbo

Listener Warning: Episode contains references to sex, drugs, and the Ann Arbor band The Seventh Seal which played music so mind bending that it drove people to riot.

Length: 00:14:45
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#42 Ann Arbor Stories: The Chameleon

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September 14, 2017

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You're going to hear a story about a man. It may seem too good and too weird to be true, but trust me—what you are about to hear is 100% real. This is the story of William Douglas Street, better known as The Chameleon.

Music by Shout Out Out Out Out

Length: 00:18:06
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Fellow Youths: The Song of the Lioness

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August 29, 2017 at Downtown Library

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This episode, we are all in the hands of our goddess, Tamora Pierce, as we discuss her first two books ever, from the Song of the Lioness Quartet. Do you like when we talk about periods? Listen. Do you like like when we talk about hotties with bodies? Listen. Do you like magical animal companions? Listen. Do you like angry red haired children? Listen. Do you like when Audrey gets incredibly embarrassed by compliments? Definitely listen.

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Theme Music is “Nekozilla (LFZ Remix)” by Different Heaven

Contains explicit content.
Length: 01:10:02
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Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Martin talks to Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar, editors of Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop from Elvis to Jay Z.

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June 7, 2017

Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar's Shake It Up invites the reader into the tumult and excitement of the rock revolution through fifty landmark pieces by a supergroup of writers on rock in all its variety, from heavy metal to disco, punk to hip-hop. Stanley Booth describes a recording session with Otis Redding; Ellen Willis traces the meteoric career of Janis Joplin; Ellen Sander recalls the chaotic world of Led Zeppelin on tour; Nick Tosches etches a portrait of the young Jerry Lee Lewis; Eve Babitz remembers Jim Morrison. Alongside are Lenny Kaye on acapella and Greg Tate on hip-hop, Vince Aletti on disco and Gerald Early on Motown; Lester Bangs on Elvis Presley, Robert Christgau on Prince, Nelson George on Marvin Gaye, Nat Hentoff on Bob Dylan, Hilton Als on Michael Jackson, Anthony DeCurtis on the Rolling Stones, Kelefa Sanneh on Jay Z. The story this anthology tells is an ongoing one: “It’s too early,” editors Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar note, “for canon formation in a field so marvelously volatile—a volatility that mirrors, still, that of pop music itself, which remains smokestack lightning. The writing here attempts to catch some in a bottle.”

Martin’s interview with Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar was originally recorded June 7, 2017.

Length: 00:26:18
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#41 Ann Arbor Stories: Skyscrapers

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August 31, 2017

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Skyscraper is such an elegant word. Two decades after it was first used in print to describe Chicago's tall-building craze, Ann Arbor had its first skyscraper—the seven-story Glazier Building. Twenty years later, the 10-story First National Building went up. This is the story of some of Ann Arbor's first skyscrapers, it's tallest building and the 30-story behemoth that never was.

Music by Chris Bathgate.

Length: 00:12:20
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#40 Ann Arbor Stories: Train Crashes

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August 17, 2017

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Ann Arbor has a rich history of railroads and trains. So so much rich history. This is not that story. This is a story of the most spectacular train crashes in Ann Arbor's history.

Listener Warning: Contain references to train crashes, more train crashes and a canary named Bobby.

Music by Diego and the Dissidents

Length: 00:10:07
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Fellow Youths: Akata Witch

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October 23, 2017 at Downtown Library

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“Just write ‘The Nigerian Harry Potter’ and be done. That blurb is everywhere” - Nicole. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor is a seriously great leap into middle-grade/YA fiction to the point where Kathy becomes an incoherent, high-pitched, squealing mess. We also harangue each other about what our worst qualities are, so you know. Mad upbeat.

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Theme Music is “Nekozilla (LFZ Remix)” by Different Heaven

Contains explicit content.
Length: 01:19:59
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Fellow Youths: Caraval

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August 16, 2017 at Downtown Library

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Oh boy! Be sure to listen to this episode if you want to hear the one time Kathy is the calm voice of reason to Audrey and Nicole’s UNYIELDING ANGER about this book. There’s a sinister carnival, supposed “magic”, bland love interests, and many, many unfulfilled literary expectations in Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

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Theme Music is “Nekozilla (LFZ Remix)” by Different Heaven

Contains explicit content.
Length: 01:17:33
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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