Tuesday Podcast 12/6/11
It’s the podcast you’ve been waiting the entire weekend for: the Tuesday podcast. And oh, what a pod we’re casting today. You say you want more portraits of more artists, especially if those artists work in the under appreciated milieu of pole vaulting? Done. You say you want to know more about Martin Luther King’s legacy in the Bahamas? You got it. You say you want to hear a quirky little slice of life story set mostly in a bathroom? Check and mate, my friends.
Leading off today is the latest from the semi-regular Portrait of an Artist series. In this edition, producer Rebecca McInroy talks with 88-year-old pole vaulter Adolph Hoffman. Just let the phrase “88-year-old pole vaulter” sink in a bit, try not to feel bad about your age and physical abilities, and then give it a listen.
Then we’ll hear from O’Dark hall of famer Jake Warga, who brings us Martin Luther King Remembered in Bimini, Bahamas. It’s such a nice piece that we almost don’t even resent him for getting to go to the Bahamas to record it.
And we’ll end with Damsel, Distressed, a charming and true little story about a young lady (or “damsel,” if you will) who finds herself locked inside her own small bathroom. You can listen to it in any room of your home, but we find it’s most fully enjoyed while locked inside your own bathroom.