Former diplomat, Director of the Foreign Service Institute and Al-Qaeda target Nancy McEldowney joins us to talk about her career in the State Department and the unfolding historical events she got to witness up close. The Cold War, reunification of Germany, the Middle East crisis, the break up of the Soviet Union and so many other issues that effect our current events are all commented on by Mrs. McEldowney.

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Fredrick Douglas was a runaway slave, writer, preacher, abolitionist leader, accomplished violinist and eventual advisor and friend to President Abraham Lincoln. For this episode of In the Corner Back by the Woodpile, we get a special tour inside and out of the Fredrick Douglas house in Washington DC, and in the process get a better picture of the man who changed American history.

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Gather near the speakers ya'll,  it's time for more spooky stories told round the graveyard bonfire! On this episode of In the Corner Back by the Woodpile we've gathered tales from Guatemala, Korea, Zimbabwe and the American South about tree chattering, bursting coffins, grabby doorways, cooking children, library witches and snakes coughing up cash.

 

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Musicologist Dave Robinson has us over and down in his basement of treasures to talk jazz recordings, history, bottlecaps, woodpeckers and piano rolls!

 

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More philisophical adventures! This time talking the strength of forgiveness, humility revealing need, irritating mothers, the not-so-good ole days, Christian parents loving homosexual children, drug dealer’s welcome wagons and crimes where the cameras aren’t.

 

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Adventures in China all in pursuit of the Tao! Spun Counterguy tells stories and proverbs both ancient and modern all in his quest to know less than he already knows.

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On this episode of In the Corner, we’re back up in Indianapolis hanging out with all the record collectors at the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors record bash. Manning the Victrola on this episode is Sonny McGown telling all about his love of the music and all the lucky treasures he's scored in his digging!

 

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If the 1980’s had a president representative of it’s spirit, it was Ronald Reagan both symbolically and literally. With some help from Brother Mac Daddy McWilliams, we chat on this episode on everything leading up to The Gipper’s election in 1981. His days in Hollywood, being both a union boss and union fighter, tangling with Berkeley campus activists and communists, wrestling with abortion are all here plus much more.

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We’re back rolling around Hopkins County Kentucky talking the tyranny of preservation, teachers who made a difference, Obama phones, debaucherous riverboats and Klu Klux Klan hotdogs and pop.

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We’re riding around another locale and getting all the good stories! This time we cruise the hills and hollers of Hopkins County, Kentucky to talk the ways of deer, growin up in a gun shop, black powder hunting, confederate school mascots, the war stories of veterans, nasty spring water, training the Pittsburgh Pirates and the exotic potted plants of one particular high school.

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