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Light On Light Through

You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series and movies, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my media theory and political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it became more or less often than once a month, usually less often.  But in the Summer of 2020, I began getting more in the mood to podcast, and on 17 October 2023, I began publishing a new episode of the podcast every Tuesday at 12:01 pm -- a minute after Noon (New York time).  - Paul Levinson 

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Dec 24, 2006

Happy holidays! Episode 14 of Light On Light Through is mostly about food ... in particular the revolution in convenience and delicious eating being brought about by places like Trader Joe's ... I talk not only about the great food you can get there, but about hearing Wolfman Jack on the radio while I was shopping at Trader Joe's ...

Also in this episode ... the Mo' or more is about YouTube again ... Time Magazine picked everyone as its "person of the year," in large part because YouTube has made video producers of us all ... just as I was talking about in Episode 10, Every Eye's A Camera, Every Ear's A Mike here a few weeks ago ... you can still catch that episode of you like ... and in just the past week, YouTube has demonstrated a different kind of value to the world:

It made almost immediately available the uncensored rendition of Saturday Night Live's hilarious Special Treat in a Box skit by Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake from last week. NBC, as per usual, was too afraid of the FCC to play it unbleeped on the air, but once YouTube led the way, followed by putting both the bleeped and non-bleeped versions on its web page.  Can YouTube be the antidote to the FCC's trampling of the First Amendment? Maybe ... we'll have to see ... let's hope so...

And I'm very pleased to also have in this episode BJ Cunningham's acoustic Still Here With You, as well as his acoustic-guitar rendition of Over the Rainbow...  You can get his Frontiers and Acoustic albums on iTunes.  His details and other helpful links follow:

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  3. and Trader Joe's at
  4. Educated Tastes - my blog about food, drink, restaurants, groceries
  5. and two old-fashioned print-on-paper references about the importance of food in life and society: Objective Knowledge (p. 37)  by Karl R. Popper; Mechanization Takes Command by Siegfried Giedion

Wonderful holidays to everyone!


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