Self Help Radio

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Airs at: Tue, 08/03/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Self Help Radio is not a self-help radio show. The confusion is understandable. However, one may help oneself to a weekly examination of a particular theme featuring music, interviews with "experts," & quite possibly things that are "funny." It began in Austin, spent some time in Appalachia, & now gazes lovingly at the giant fir trees in Portland, Oregon. A fellow named Gary hosts it. It's a lot of hooey but sometimes the songs are good.  Find out more infomation about the show at its website, selfhelpradio.net.

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Self Help Radio 7/27/21: A Flat Show

Airs at: Tue, 07/27/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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It is a tradition of Self Help Radio to occasionally explore a word as a theme.  Some words have many, many meanings.  The word "flat" is one of them.  By the count of one dictionary, the word has fifty-three (53!) different definitions, as an adjective, noun, & adverb.  By... Read more

Self Help Radio 7/20/21: 1985 Continued

Airs at: Tue, 07/20/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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In a previous show - why, it's this one here! - Self Help Radio featured my favorite music from 1985.  The reasons are explained on the page linked, but perhaps we can also explain it here: On shows around the time of its host's birthday, Self Help Radio explores its favor... Read more

Self Help Radio 7/13/21: Volcanoes

Airs at: Tue, 07/13/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Hot on the heels of a show about disaster, in which Self Help Radio refused to get specific about any one particular disaster, is a program about one particular disaster: volcanoes. To be fair, volcanoes are only a disaster to humans & other life that might be near them wh... Read more

Self Help Radio 7/6/21: Disaster!

Airs at: Tue, 07/06/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Is it courting disaster to make a radio show about disaster?  Asking for a radio friend. While we certainly do not believe that a radio show can call damage down to itself or to its listeners, we still have a vague, uncertain feeling that coincidence isn't quite what it se... Read more

Self Help Radio 6/29/21: It's Cool

Airs at: Tue, 06/29/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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It was hot.  So very hot.  Record-breaking hot.  Like, you go outside & it's so hot you die.  Some people actually died it got so hot!  & this is Portland, not Phoenix! Self Help Radio knew what it had to do.  The power of broadcasting had to be utilized for good, not heat... Read more

Self Help Radio 6/22/21: Mania

Airs at: Tue, 06/22/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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This week Self Help Radio looks at mania - both as a condition & in the sense of "craze" or "fad" - plus we specifically examine some manias - like pyromania & megalomania - & we also the use of the hyperbolic "maniac" for several songs. It's at this point that it may need ... Read more

Self Help Radio 6/15/21: Subways Revisited

Airs at: Tue, 06/15/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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It's perhaps germane to note that Self Help Radio existed many years before the show found its way to KBOO.  It was on a few different stations in other places wherever host Gary happened to be.  & it was in another place, in August of 2012, that Self Help Radio first explo... Read more

Self Help Radio 6/8/21: On The Moon + Mommyheads Interview

Airs at: Tue, 06/08/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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It's like two radio shows in one! The first hour is an interview with Adam Elk of the Mommyheads along with many Mommyheads tunes & four recordings he made just for the show. The last two hours finds Self Help Radio as the first radio show on the moon.  It was cold & lonel... Read more

Self Help Radio 6/1/21: An Important Show

Airs at: Tue, 06/01/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Yes, I know, it's a little pathetic to watch me pretend my show is important. I can't even pretend! Most everything I do is unimportant so naturally I wanted to call this "the unimportant show" though that would also be redundant. No, this show was important because I play... Read more

Self Help Radio 5/25/21: IDM - The Early Years

Airs at: Tue, 05/25/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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While I am a big fan of pretty electronica, this show was something of a cheat - I was out of town for the weekend & didn't have the time to be able to put together the regular Self Help Radio experience. IDM stands for "intelligent dance music" & the Wikipedia defines it a... Read more