MikeyPod 45 | Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Jerry Larson

Today I talked with Jerry Larson, the Green Party‘s Candidate for Texas Governor, send out a special greeting to a dear friend and give a mini lesson on the splendor of John Cage in anticipation of a Da Camera performance at The Menil Collection tonight.

Thanks for all of your support and e-mails this week!

Maritime – Tearing Up The Oxygen
Lene Lovich – Say When
John Cage-Three Dances for Two Prepared Pianos, Dance #1 – Patrick Moraz, Piano from Chance Operation: The John Cage Tribute

MikeyPod 44 | Podcast Ready CEO Russell Holliman

Today I talk with Russell Holliman, founder and CEO of Podcast Ready, an exciting new way to subscribe to podcasts.

Featured music:

Websites Mentioned:

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Music: Falling Hard for the Girl-Lanky iTunes

Podsafe Music Network

Voices for Creative Non-Violence

Voicemail from ???

promo: £50 Note

promo: Madtown Aces Audio Production

Music: The Family- The Screams of Passion (so out of print it’s not even funny)

PSA-Register to Vote from Adam at The Krebs Cycle

Listener e-mail from John, Karl, and Joe.


Juilliard for me this summer.


Music: War and Peace- Ryuichi Sakamoto

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Music: Another Chance- Howard Jones

Howard and his Mom’s role in my sobriety

Voicemail: Chris Doelle

Houston Podcaster Meetup last week

Voicemail: That Blue Jeans Guy

Promo: Spainful Films Video Podcast

My affiliation with Fresh Media Works

100 Word Story: Laurence Simon

Shoutout:Tranny Wreck Radio

Music: American Freak (demo)- Jeb from the £50 Note podcast.

Congrats to Jeb and to Heather at Rubyfruit Radio both have been/will be featured podcasts in Spin Magazine.


Be sure to check out my show, The Velvet Voice at Podcaster News

Music: Out Beyond Ideas- David Wilcox and Nancy Pettit


MikeyPod 41 | Singer David Rovics

Today’s guest David Rovics, the man Amy Goodman referred to as “the musical version of Democracy Now!” David talks about his songs, file sharing, the corporate media, and lots more.

Featured songs:
Halliburton Boardroom Massacre
The Commons

All of David Rovics’ music is available for download here
David’s tour dates

MikeyPod 40 | Author and Activist Kathy Kelly (part 2 of 2)

Today’s show features the second half of an interview with Kathy Kelly, co- founder of Voices in the Wilderness, three time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and author of Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison.

Featured Music:
Who Would Jesus Bomb- David Rovics

David Rovics will be my guest on the next show!

Retro Bicyclemark! A recast of Activism 101-1 on David Dellinger

The Catholic Worker Movement
Voices for Creative Non-Violence
Electronic Iraq
Tom Fox
David Dellinger
e-mail Kathy- kathykelly [at] vcnv [dot] org

thanks for listening!

MikeyPod 39 | Author and Activist Kathy Kelly (part 1 of 2)

Today’s show features the first half of an interview with Kathy Kelly, co- founder of Voices in the Wilderness, three time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and author of Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison.

Ms Kelly spent time in a maximum security prison for planting corn on a nuclear missle silo, and for bringing medicine and toys to Iraq in open violation of the UN/US sanctions, she and other campaign members were notified of a proposed $163,000 penalty for the organization, threatened with 12 years in prison, and eventually fined $20,000, a sum which they’ve refused to pay.

Kathy mentioned the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee website as a resource for those of us who no longer wish to pay for this war.

PSA: Harris County Green Party

Featured Music:
World CitizenDavid Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto

note: David Sylvian’s record label, Samadhi Sound has given me permission to play this music. YAY!

MikeyPod 38 | David Parnell – AIDS Committee of Toronto

Meghan-Ex-Boyfriends buy it in iTunes

Interview with David Parnell from AIDS Committee of Toronto. We discussed harm reduction in addressing drug use among gay men, and the research he is doing with ACT. We also tell the legendary devilbug story.

Listener feedback on who/whom

Breathe On It- Hidden Cameras

HBO sponsors The Velvet Voice

Other drug harm reduction resources: