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Type Time/size Name Description
       
Recent files uploaded 2009
Mp3 15:04 min/17.2M Sampler 1: an intro to Shockwave First of four samplers done for the 20th Anniversary in 1999.
Mp3 15:04 min/17.3M Sampler 2: more obscure references Second of four samplers done for the 20th Anniversary in 1999.
Mp3 15:00 min/17.2M Sampler 3: The Time Traveler Cycle Third of four samplers done for the 20th Anniversary in 1999.
Mp3 15:02 min/17.2M Sampler 4: movie parodies and more Fourth of four samplers done for the 20th Anniversary in 1999.
Mp3 27:43 min/25.4M Generic Movies Shockwvave Live Stage Show March 28, 1986
Mp3 54:49 min/25.1M interviews Anne Grodzins Lipow Remembered, Sept. 2008
       
2009 Podcasts and mp3s
Mp3 30:55 min/19.4M Windows-friendly version of April 18, 2009 Shockwave Non-Podcast Baron Dave Romm interviews Ctein at the Minicon Post-Mortem in St. Paul.
Mp3 15:16 min/10.6M Windows-friendly version of March 19, 2009 Non-Podcast Baron Dave Romm interviews Mike Mathieu and Andrew Connor of The Cody Rivers Show at Patrick's Cabaret in Minneapolis.
Mp3 23:13 min/16M Windows-friendly version of March 11, 2009 Non-Podcast Baron Dave Romm joins Jared Ringold and Shane Palmersheim of The Scope for a panel on Podcasting 102 at Marscon 2009 on March 7.
Mp3 32:51 min/15M Windows-friendly version of February 23, 2009 Podcast Baron Dave Romm interviews Wally Pleasant, Music Guest of Honor at Marscon 2009.
       
Political Coverage, summer 2008
Republican National Convention and related interviews
Mp3 33:07 min/7.7M Windows-friendly version of August 30, 2008 Podcast Baron Dave Romm interviews at A Libertarian Rage and at a MoveOn.Org viewing of Obama's acceptance speech.
Mp3 26:00 min/6.1M Windows-friendly version of August 24, 2008 Podcast Baron Dave Romm interviews politicians and tween dancers at a DFL fundraiser.
Mp3 41:26 min/9.6M Windows-friendly version of August 22, 2008 Podcast Baron Dave Romm interviews politicians and volunteers at the Minnesota State Fair.
Mp3 3:21 min/2.3M Global Warming: Republicans vs. Democraats Brief excerpts of interviews with Barb Davis Whte and Robert Lilligren
Mp3 8:56 min/2.1M Police Raid house in S. Mpls 8/30/08 Unedited interview with housemate of those arrested in one location.
Republican National Convention Sept. 1, 2008CE Blog entry Day 1 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
2008 RNC Photo Gallery (with links to these interviews)
Mp3 5:52 min/3.9M George of George's Hot Dogs Vendor angry at being displaced by the RNC.
Mp3 5:16 min/3.6M Martha Zoller Conservative talk radio host of the Martha Zoller Show
Mp3 6:22 min/4.4M Andrew Langer McCain elector from Maryland
Mp3 7:58 min/5.5M Melinda Fredericks Texas delegate and member of the Rules Committee
Mp3 3:26 min/2.4M Moms Trust McCain Three Colorado delegates sporting t-shirts
Mp3 4:47 min/3.3M Molly Ahlborn Wisconsin delegate and teacher
Mp3 2:08 min/2.2M Timmy Payne Protestor outside the RNC, unable to rejoin marchers
Mp3 3:08 min/1.5M Ben Kastan VoteSmart.org, a non-partisan political group
Mp3 8:55 min/6.1M Chris Strohm Reporter for the National Journal and Congress Daily
describing anarchists away from the main marchers outside the RNC
Mp3 3:40 min/2.5M Karmela Sabri Protesting with her father outside the main marchers
holding sign "Save the Palestinian Children"
Mp3 2:27 min/1.7M Bruce Moffat He wanted to join the protestors but was prevented by the riot police
He returned to his protest boat (anchored w/permit) nearby
Mp3 4:38 min/3.2M Wayne Hessler "Citizen Correspondent" of The Otto Show
A conservative podcaster who picks his stories to support his viewpoint
Mp3 5:09 min/3.5M Fabian Cohen The Israel Project is a Jewish bipartisan group
who wants to influence Democrats and Republicans alike
Republican National Convention Sept. 2, 2008CE Blog entry Day 2 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Mp3 10:09 min/7.0M Two protestors outside the RNC Monday One involved in Monday's march, the other at the concert on Harriet Island
Mp3 2:44 min/1.9M Alex Smith near Rice Park The McNally Smith College of Music sent out street musicians
with no political agenda
Mp3 9:03 min/6.2M Andrew Purcell of the Glasgow Sunday Herald An international reporter compared the DNC and the RNC
with observations about the relationship between politicians and the media
Mp3 4:13 min/2.9M Joanne Biddle of the Agence France-Presse An international reporter talks about covering the conventions for her audience
Mp3 14:24 min/2.9M Riz Khan of Aljazeera Network English Language Channel Executive Editor and host of Riz Khan
Mp3 4:35 min/3.2M Steve Myers of The Poynter Institute Covering the coverage of the coverage
Mp3 2:12 min/1.5M Bruce Hanson Collector of RNC memorabilia
Mp3 4:08 min/2.9M Nina Klooster of CodePink Part of a group protesting "Pro-Life" Republicans in favor of war
Republican National Convention Sept. 3 & 4, 2008CE Blog entry Day 3 & 4
Part 1 Civic Fest, Part 2 XTreme Free Speech Zone, Part 3 I find black people, Part 4 Total GOP Immersion
Mp3 3:57 min/2.7M Apollo Fuhriman at the CivicFest Guest at the RNC, visiting the Mpls event
Mp3 4:43 min/3.3M Judy Morneau at the CivicFest Volunteer for the event, helping people vote for the name of the eagle
Mp3 3:24 min/2.3M Peter Fleischhacker at the CivicFest Touting the Capitol Report in the sales area
Mp3 7:49 min/5.4M Michael Krull at the CivicFest Urging everyone to "drill here, drill now" at the American Solutions booth
Mp3 6:08 min/4.2M Amanda Dvorchak and Jan Mudd just outside the CivicFest Offering free bicycle rentals to everyone sponsored by Humana
Mp3 5:05 min/3.5M Joshua Woroniecki in Rice Park In the Xtreme Free Speech Zone, with a religious warning for Democrats and Republicans alike
Mp3 9:15 min/6.4M Larry Sinclair in Rice Park In the Xtreme Free Speech Zone, claiming he had a sexual encounter with Obama
Mp3 6:04 min/4.2M Greg Woodgbridge inside the RNC Delegate-at-large from Oregon, who wanted to see the protestors but couldn't get out
Mp3 8:13 min/5.6M DavyD of Hip Hop News Radio journalist from the Bay Area, who had been out with the protestors
Mp3 5:38 min/3.9M George Kanany in Rice Park In the Xtreme Free Speech Zone, a Coptic Christian warns of the rise of Islam and occupation of Egypt
Mp3 4:18 min/3.0M Ashley Burns in Rice Park In the Xtreme Free Speech Zone with PETA's pigs, promoting a new "sin tax" on meat to encourage a healthy lifestyle
Mp3 3:25 min/2.4M Jeff Cunningham in Rice Park In the Xtreme Free Speech Zone, the Office Of Blame gets a different reaction at the RNC than at the DNC
Mp3 4:54 min/3.4M William Owns Jr. in the Xcel Center Selling copies of his book Obama, Why Black America Should Have Doubts
Mp3 2:54 min/1.9M Aaron Ferstman in the Xcel Center YouTube Spokesperson, outside the booth
Mp3 1:43 min/1.9M Tristan Acker in the Xcel Center Selling t-shirts and memorabilia for St. Croix Promotions
Mp3 6:10 min/2.8M Post Speech Interviews in the Xcel Center Four short post-McCain Acceptance Speech interviews in one file
       
Shockwave Radio Broadcasts
2005-2006 broadcasts (incomplete)
Type Time/size Name Description
QT 29:29 min/33.8M Shockwave Radio Broadcast April 29, 2006 Baron Dave Romm and Brian Westley play an interview with Antarctica undersea photographer Dennis Cornejo.
QT 29:30 min/33.8M Shockwave Radio Broadcast April 22, 2006 Baron Dave Romm and Brian Westley don't discuss Earth Day, discuss Minicon and play filk music from the con.
QT 27:50 min/31.9M Shockwave Radio Broadcast April 15, 2006 Brian Westley hosts and plays the second half of the Baron Dave interview with Amy Salloway.
QT 30:07 min/34.5M Shockwave Radio Broadcast April 8, 2006 Baron Dave Romm, Brian Westley and the mysterious "Bob" play unique and obscure music to get you to pledge to KFAI-FM, our non-profit station.
QT 29:19 min/33.6M Shockwave Radio Broadcast April 1, 2006 Baron Dave Romm and Brian Westley and "Bob" pledge rap and play unique items including a penguin interview.
QT 29:48 min/34.1M Shockwave Radio Broadcast March 25, 2006 Baron Dave Romm and Brian Westley spot a new spot on Jupiter and play an interview with author Walter H. Hunt.
QT 30:42 min/35.1M Shockwave Radio Broadcast March 18, 2006 Baron Dave Romm and Brian Westley discuss news from Mars and play demented music from Marscon.
QT 30:36 min/35M Shockwave Radio Broadcast March 11, 2006 Baron Dave Romm and Brian Westley discuss planetary news, play parody music acquired at Marscon.
QT 27:02 min/31.3M Shockwave Radio Broadcast March 4, 2006 Brian Westley hosts, plays the first part of a Baron Dave Romm interview with Amy Salloway.
QT 29:11 min/33.4M Shockwave Radio Broadcast Feb. 18, 2006 Baron Dave Romm and Brian Westley discuss why more people believe Elvis is alive than approve of George W. Bush and play lots of Elvis covers.
29:10 min/33.4M Shockwave Radio Broadcast Feb. 11, 2006 Baron Dave Romm and Brian Westley interview Amy Salloway about the restaging of her Fringe Festival show, So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz and other topics.
29:58 min/34.3M Shockwave Radio Broadcast Feb. 4, 2006 Baron Dave Romm and Brian Westley discuss the and play songs from artists appearing at Marscon 2006.
29:02 min/33.2M Shockwave Radio Broadcast Jan. 28, 2006 Baron Dave Romm and Brian Westley read versions of the Jabberwocky and explain the terms.
29:31 min Shockwave Radio Broadcast January 7, 2006 Baron Dave Romm and Brian Westley talk about cliches and how language can be used to manipulate the truth.
29:20 min Shockwave Radio Broadcast Dec. 31, 2005 Baron Dave Romm and Brian Westley play covers of tv theme songs.
29:40 min Shockwave Radio Broadcast Dec. 24, 2005 Baron Dave Romm and Brian Westley discuss the War On Channukah and play bayou music as counterpoint to the overplayed pagan winter music.
29:38 min Shockwave Radio Broadcast Dec. 17, 2005 Baron Dave Romm talks about his trip to Antarctica and plays an interview with penguins conducted on site. He and Brian Westley banter about sunsets and travel and global warming and play music from Ushuaia Argentina.
30:08 min Shockwave Radio Broadcast Dec. 10, 2005 Brian Westley plays lots of Firesign Threatre podcasts.
28:32 min Shockwave Radio Broadcast Dec. 3, 2005 Brian Westley plays themes to science fiction tv shows.
29:46 min Shockwave Radio Broadcast Nov. 26, 2005 Brian Westley takes us on a musical journey, where every song links to the previous.
       
Baron Dave coverage of the Minnesota Fringe Festival.
2008 Minneosta Fringe
12.8M 28:17 Podcast August 18, 2008: Fringe Festival - Winding Down podcast with pictures and links
13.8M 28:59 Podcast August 14, 2008: Fringe Festival - Rolling Along podcast with pictures and links
12.8M 28:04 Podcast August 4, 2008: Fringe Festival - the early days podcast with pictures and links
4.7M 5:04 Report of July 30, 2008 with Fringe Princes Robin Gillette KFAI News broadcast
4.7M 5:04 Report of August 5, 2008 with various Fringers KFAI News broadcast
4.6M 5:02 Report of August 11, 2008 with various Fringers KFAI News broadcast
       
2007 Minneosta Fringe
31.8M 33:17 Podcast August 20, 2007: Fringe Festival - Final Report podcast with pictures and links
22.4M 23:45 Podcast August 6, 2007: Fringe Festival - the early days podcast with pictures and links
       
2006 Minneosta Fringe
Size Time Name Description
       
1.9M 4:01 Tim Mooney of Criteria after the Out Of Towners Preview 8/2/06
952K 2:01 Pat, Stage Manager for The Star Chamber after the Out Of Towners Preview 8/2/06
2.6M 5:41 Marc Gutman and Sophie Bowman of Calculus: the Musical after performance 8/4/06
2M 4:18 Joseph Evans of Love in a Time of Rinderpest after performance 8/5/06
1.4M 3:03 David Pisa of 1926 Pleasant before performance 8/7/06
2.5M 5:24 Wake Up, Marconi! of America Drama: Pocket Edition after performance 8/11/06
14.3M 29:46 Broadcast July 22, 2006 with Leah Cooper podcast with pictures and links
22.4M 23:40 Broadcast August 5, 2006 with Out of Towners podcast with pictures and links
12M 24:45 All the 2006 Fringe iPod Interviews available as podcast with pictures and links
2005 Minneosta Fringe
Size Time Name Description
Jon Ferguson and Noah Bremer are the co-creators of Please Don't Blow Up Mr. Boban
QT 3:56/2.3M Interview with Mrs. & Mrs. Landy, Fringe volunteers waiting before performance 8/4/05
QT 5:29/3.1M Interview with Jon Ferguson (director), 8/4/05 after performance 8/4/05
QT 4:21/2.5M Interview with Noah Bremer (Mr. Boban), 8/4/05 after performance 8/4/05
I met these two girls at the Jungle Theater 8/12/05 and turned on the iPod...
QT 4:10/2.4M Otis and Melvin Jungle Theater foyer 8/12/05
The Scrimshaw Brothers Fringe Show, The Scrimshaw Show
QT 4:40/2.7M Joseph Scrimshaw After their first show Thurs. 8/5 am
Miscellaneous
QT 5:21/3.1M Dean Seal Organizer of The Spiritual Fringe (poor recording) book
QT 8:18/4.8M Joe Decamillis Artist at the Uptown Art Fair 8/5/05
QT 5:57/3.4M Chicks In Space Members of the Theatre Unbound after their Fringe show 8/5/05
       
Interviews and radio production
Baron Dave was Fan Guest of Honor at the 2004 Marscon
March 5-7, 2004
RM 19:21 min Interview with Dr. Demento March 7, 2004 (YML 35) by Dave Romm Dr. Demento website
       
Shockwave Interview with Minneapolis Mayor RT Ryback
RM 25:26 min Interview with RT Ryback, Nov. 18, 2003, aired Jan. 10, 2004 by Dave Romm www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/mayor/resources/about.asp
Shockwave Interview with Jon Pertwee, the third Dr. Who
RM 16:54 min Interview with Jon Pertwee, July 1, 1988 by Brian Westley and Jerry Stearns www.gallifreyone.com/epguide-dw3.php
Shockwave Interview with Reverend Billy C. Wirtz
21:17 min Interview with Rev. Billy C. Wirtz, May 31, 2003 by Dave Romm, Brian Westley, Doug Friauf www.reverendbilly.com
       
Interview with Phil Proctor, Minicon 33, April 11, 1998
Aside from a quick intro and an ending comment, I asked Phil four (4) questions. We talked for an hour.
I've divided the interview by those questions
RM 22:04 min Question 1: What do you do in Los Angeles? by Dave Romm 4/11/98 www.planetproctor.com
RM 22:13 min Questions 2 & 3: Did you get residuals from the Firesign Theatre and
What was it like going into the studio to record a new album, did you have fun with the new production techniques?
I told him I was going to ask Q3 (which starts at 6:45)
RM 16:31 min Question 4: Tell me a little about Melinda Peterson. and end comments How he met and wooed his wife
RM 3:47 min Bonus: Proctor Promos for Shockwave, unedited (except to remove dead air) Note: Shockwave is no longer on at 6pm, but you can listen to live streaming here (3:30pm Central on Saturdays) and listen to the two most recent shows here.
       
Interviews of World Fantasy Convention 2002 Attendees
RM 17:02 min Frank Wu, November 1, 2002 by Dave Romm at WFC 2002, www.frankwu.com
RM 23:49 min Robert Devereaux, November 2, 2002 by Dave Romm at WFC 2002, Dark Highway Press
       
Past Interviews of World Fantasy Convention Attendees
RM 19:09 min Gene Wolfe, October 31, 1993 by Dave Romm at WFC 1993
RM 7:38 min Karen Anderson, October 30, 1993 by Dave Romm at WFC 1993
RM 16:25 min Forrest J. Ackerman, July 3, 1999 by Dave Romm at Convergence 1999
       
Shockwave interview with Terry Brooks
RM 33:21 min Brooks Interviewed Sept. 28, 2002 in St. Paul by Dave Romm
       
Shockwave interview with Douglas Adams
29:55 min Adams Interviewed Nov. 9, 1993 by Dave Romm, Jerry Stearns, Brian Westley
RM 4:48 min Adams pastiche Dave having fun at Minicon 30, part of a larger performance
       
Early Shockwave Broadcasts
For more information, go to Shockwave FAQ 6.0
36:02 min Shockwave Broadcast Sept. 19, 1979 The first show with us fans. We took over.
27:34 min Shockwave Broadcast Sept. 26, 1979 Our second show. Laramie Sassaville reads Joanna Russ.
       
Minicon 32, March 28, 1997 w/special guest David Ossman
RM 14.04 min The Secret Life of Wally Mitter parody of Thurber story and more
RM 5:19 min National Weirdness Test How weird are you?
RM 0:48 min Scoring the National Weirdness Test Find out
RM 1:55 min Books to be published in the 21st Century I can't wait!
       
from Minicon 25, April 13, 1990
Real Audio 9:40 min When the Chips Are Down Inspired by a true story
       
The Food Wars Saga: parody by Kara Dalkey
RM 21:52 min Food Wars: A New Cook The first (or fourth) in the Saga
RM 27:34 min The Empire Bakes Off pt. 1 The Second (or Fifth) in the Saga
RM 16:41 min The Empire Bakes Off pt. 2 The Second (or Fifth) in the Saga
RM 6:21 min Waiting On Line Bonus: The Shockwave Riders go see The Empire Strikes Back
aired 5/27/80
If there's enough interest, I'll digitize Repast of the Jello and put it here.
       
Special section for Will Shetterly and Emma Bull
RM 3:56min Dick Space, Space Dick Written by Will Shetterly circa 1980
RM 33:38min PBS Liavek Minicon Stage Show 1987 (also Podcast as a tribute to John M. Ford)
Also Waiting on Line, above
       
Interviews from Marscon 2002
RM 15:03min Peter Woodward Interview with actor/writer GoH Woodward
RM 7:30min John Levene Interview with actor/producer GoH Levene
       
Interviews (edited for airplay)
RM 17:37min Interview w/Jesse Ventura Recorded 9/9/99, aired 9/25/99
       


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