Friday Podcast 8/10/12
We’ve got a couple of fascinating pieces for you on the ‘cast today. Starting off, it’s a piece from producer Will Rogers, who never met a radio piece he didn’t like (and who’s probably heard that lame joke a thousand times). He’s bringing us Kate’s Hole in the Skull, which is about exactly what the name implies; it follows a young lady named Kate who decided to undergo elective trepanation. If you’re not already familiar with that term, it’s the drilling of a hole in one’s skull for alleged medical benefits. Kate’s decision to undergo this procedure and her journey toward that goal makes for fascinating listening.
And then it’s another installment of KUT’s own Views and Brews program. As is often the case, V&B producer and O’Dark alum Rebecca McInroy and rabbi/jazz historian Neil Blumofe gathered together a top-notch group of Austin jazz musicians to talk about and play the music of a jazz legend. This one focuses on Charles Mingus, who was brilliant and complicated, just like his music.