Humor

The Nib

Airs at: Thu, 08/08/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Based in Portland, The Nib is a publisher of political comics and graphic journalism founded in 2013 by cartoonist Matt Bors.  Originally appearing on the online platform Medium, The Nib has managed to stand out from the field of webcomics publishers by paying fair-marke... Read more

One Gun

Airs at: Tue, 08/06/2019 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for Vinyl Pajama Party

Aminder Dhaliwal's Woman World

Airs at: Thu, 07/25/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Aminder Dhaliwal has worked as a storyboard director for the Cartoon Network and for the Nickelodeon show Sanjay & Craig, and is now the animation director for Disney TV Animation.  In her spare time she started a serialized comic online which became a phenomenon and ear... Read more

The Holy Crowley Hour on 7/22/19

Airs at: Mon, 07/22/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 07/23/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
Welcome to the hot summer nights edition of The Holy Crowley Hour, the radio show that comes with its own air conditioning. Our guests tonight are Emma Brown and Sean Abplanalp of the Portland-based podcast Husk. Dmitri Ivanovic is missing, and only Emma and Sean know where... Read more

Michael Kupperman: All the Answers

Airs at: Thu, 06/27/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
In this episode, we talk with Michael Kupperman, author of the book All the Answers from Simon & Schuster’s Gallery 13. All the Answers is a graphic memoir of Michael’s father, Joel Kupperman, who became famous during World War II as the youngest member of the Quiz Kids rad... Read more

The Holy Crowley Hour on 6/24/19

Airs at: Mon, 06/24/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 06/25/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
Welcome to the summer solstice edition of The Holy Crowley Hour, the night-time radio show that makes you wish the longest days of the year were even longer. Our guests tonight are Kieran Davey and Jacqueline Ozorio of the wonderful British podcast The Penny Peepshow. The ... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Jerry Chrisman, John Campbell, Karyn O'Bryant

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
Back in the Golden Age of Radio, even before KBOO, in fact, even before Ira Glass, there was a short-lived, though influential network, called the Tesla Broadcasting Company. They did things differently than the big networks at the time – the Columbia Broadcasting Systems a... Read more

Excerpts from The Comedians, a history of American Comedy, By Kliph Nesteroff, Part 3

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 06/18/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
In the late 1950's the show business establishment hated the two hottest comics of the day, Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl. And did all it could to derail their careers. It was not until comedian Redd Foxx began to appear on a series of "party records" that anyone thought that t... Read more

Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

Airs at: Thu, 06/13/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Karen Russell, author of the new book Orange World and Other Stories. Orange World is Karen’s fifth book, following the novel Swamplandia!, the novella Sleep Donation, and two collections of short fiction – St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolv... Read more

Bill Griffith: Are We Having Fun Yet?

Airs at: Thu, 06/13/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Bill Griffith's remarkable 50-year career as an artist runs the gamut from alternative comics to graphic novels to such pop-culture oddities as Wacky Packages trading cards. Best known as the creator of the satirical daily newspaper comic Zippy the Pinhead, Griffith has... Read more