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Episode 29: as two nuclear armed nations stared each other down in October 1962, two boys identify the point equidistant from nearby targets and draw an X on their elementary school playground – Richard Stockton’s Duck and Cover; Kim Luke’s The Gym and I; Julia Chiapella’s work in progress detailing the narrative of members of Pancho Villa’s family; and Dan Fitch offers his Acknowledgement though he’ll never write the book.
Episode 28: Christine Silver speaks Barbie’s truth. Tim Wood’s character Beth struggles to crank out her own novel. Julia Chiapella serves time as CFO for her family.
Episode 27: Sven Davis escapes winged marauders in Panic on the Tracks. Kim Luke demonstrates how far a nine-year-old would go to get into the Donny Osmond Fan Club. Richard Stockton narrowly evades becoming the next Gary Powers.
Episode 26 is about self esteem. Dirk Stockton gives us a tale of self identity when getting to know a fellow student in Waiting For Class. Paul Lyons survives an EST education in How To Avoid Self Improvement, Wallace Baine learns humility in Lessons I’ve Learned From Women Who Dumped Me. Roy Zimmerman sings Real America and Wallace gives advice to the political left.
Episode 25 goes to the Giant’s baseball park with a tale from Richard about his angst while listening to the final game of 2010 National League Pennant race with the San Francisco Giants playing the Philadelphia Phillies and then a story from Wallace Baine of a mysterious beautiful woman alone at a baseball game.
Episode 24 starts with a Wallace Baine gem telling the tale of a dead president’s club where the boys get together and let boys be boys. I sing my baby boomer song “Are We There Yet?” and Jan Harwood reads the first chapter of her novel based on the exploits of the Raging Grannies call “Dangerous Women”.
Episode 23 brings the gift of expressing love to your significant or insignificant other with Santa Cruz Sentinel Arts and Entertainment Editor, our widely read and beloved gadfly about town. Quatrains from Baine to drive your Valentine insane.
Then the driving force behind the Raging Grannies tells us about her civil disobedient action, as the grannies tried to get inducted into the Army to serve in Iraq. Jan Harwood tells of their arrest at the Recruitment Center in Capitola. Jan Harwood is the lyricist for the song parodies the Raging Grannies sing and she has written a mystery novel about the Raging Grannies called Dangerous Women. But this week we hear her tale of civil disobedience and arrest by the Capitola Police Department.
In Episode 22 Richard Stockton pays homage to the Republican candidates for president, humorist Wallace Baine gives us the Super Bowl with the 99 Per Centers finding an uneven playing field. Comedian Paul Lyons can’t stop Googling and Clifford Henderson and Dixie Cox from the Fun Institute talk about improv and then create a shared story.
In Episode 21 Wallace Baine teams up with Sven Davis to get together in a bar to perform “Why Guys Don’t Have Intimate Conversations With Each Other.” Spaceman and Reverend Dickie Bob give us what for about our environment, comedian Paul Lyons discovers “If You Take Yourself Lightly You Can Learn To Fly” and Improv Gurus Dixie Cox and Clifford Henderson talk about their work at the Fun Institute and improv a story about Lost Rose Colored Glasses. First, we’re going to a bar…
In Episode 20 Wallace Baine wishes he grew up with more pain, a hellish upbringing, anything to fill the well for his writing in his account My Perfectly Nice, Perfectly Awful Parents, Paul Lyons gives us Carpe Donut about his love of pastries. I’m telling a tale of trying to start a revolution while standing in a line at a bank.
In this episode Wallace Baine tells a story of a computer that is taking over the world, humorist Paul Lyons learns to be a paranoid optimist, comedian Johnny Steele rants about Republicans and Mormons and I tell a tale from 1968 about three hippies striving for acceptance with a Mormon woman. First I’m going to give you my bucket list for 2012, from a prompt by The Santa Cruz Weekly, who are keeping an eye on the Mayan calendar which ends December 21st.
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In this episode I’m telling a tale from my Appalachian Mountain days about faith and healing, Karen Rontowski stands up with her humor about her religion and first we’ll hear Wallace Bain time travel to colonial times to report on beach life in 2012.
Think globally, laugh locally, Richard Stockton
Show #17 goes to last year’s Altared Christmas show and the Rio in 2010. Altared Creator Rhan Wilson introduces me, shortly before Sven Davis leaps onstage to “help out” with sound effects and mayhem as I attempt to read “Twas The Night Before Christmas.” Then comedian Paul Lyons buys a chair that changes his life, we go back to the live True Fiction Radio show at the Kuumbwa in October for my encounter with Janis Joplin, and Wallace Baine comes to final terms with his time travel.
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I’m starting things off with a tale I heard of a skunk and a stolen dog. Humorist Clark Taylor tells a fourth of July tale of a gruesome parade float, comedian Paul Lyons can’t get his cookie on an airplane, Wallace Baine goes back and forth in time, and Clifford Henderson and Dixie Cox perform an improv story at the live True Fiction Radio show at the Kuumbwa.
For Episode #15 of True Fiction Radio we go to “The Live Show” recorded at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, California. On this show we’ll hear Wallace Baine reading “Damn You John Muir”, Clifford Henderson reading “Peaches”, Zach Friend talking police, pizza, and politics. We’re always interested in what you think so email us at email@example.com and keep us connected.
Here we go with the Truly Fictitious Orchestra and a Santa Cruz Kuumbwa Jazz Center crowd recorded Friday, October 21st at our first True Fiction Radio live show.
Think globally, laugh locally,
Episode 14 presents humorist Clark Taylor delivering “Red’s Chicken Ranch”, recorded at the Planet Cruz Comedy Hour, where a chicken grows up free to find herself, to live a better life, to be the chicken of her dreams. Comedian Paul Lyons reads Love Has No Age, describing his affair with a woman twice his age. Wallace Baine goes back in time to take on Adolf Hitler and I read “The Stop Sign”, my first involvement with civil disobedience, also from a Planet Cruz Comedy show.
Think globally, laugh locally,