Phil Keaggy comes Back by the Woodpile to talk over 25 years later about his masterpiece album Beyond Nature. The life events surrounding it's composition and recording, the philosophical origin behind the project, exclusive performances and explorations of the songs and the record's impact on everyone involved are all discussed. 

 

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Ready Player One has to be one of the best gifts to 80's fans in a long time and it's about to be a movie. On this episode we talk about what makes it so great, the memories it jump starts and even some of it's weaknesses. 

 

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More tales of an American in the Taoist wonderland of China! This time around, encounters with swinging Buddhists, faux Catholics, underground Christians, a Jewish well, a Muslim hug and over confident parades.

 

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More adventures of an American in China trying to find the meaning of the Tao! This time around, Zhuangzi’s butterflies and romance on the Meng Mountain, scholars in their short-shorts, suggestive broken I-Ching lines and the superiority of Chang six-packs over Emperors.

 

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Loneliness, taking the temperature of the room, crying fish in the heart of water, greed, the opportunism of compassion and so much more are discussed in this philosophical workout podcast!

 

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Poet Juana Rosa Pita comes Back by the Woodpile to share not only her poetry but glimpses into her life's story, her lost homeland of Cuba and of the miraculous entanglements she's shared with other humans. 

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Dining with a queen or jamming with Count Basie, evangelical peg legged pirates, expecting more from low-expectation children and wills verses wishes. It’s all here on this hodgepodge episode of In the Corner Back By The Woodpile!

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Taoist adventures in China! The is the second part of an American's quest in the Middle Kingdom to learn more about the Tao Te Ching, Laozi, Liezi and the gang. On this episode there's snack-stealing karma monkeys, slackers vindicated by fate, exposed old lady parts and choking on thief food.

 

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John J Thompson of True Tunes News wraps up the story of the magazine- began in episode 125- picking up at the publication’s zenith, it’s collapse and what’s become of the tribe since those final days.

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Back in the late 1980’s, a little magazine began to be passed around by discouraged and disenfranchised music loving, truth seeking believers on the back pews of churches. The mag was called True Tunes and what it did was send up flare to those folks who were looking for music with meaning and integrity, both of which unfortunately for many did not exist in the mainstream Christian music industry of the times. The visionary of the publication was a kid-at-the-time by the name of John J Thompson who joins us to tell us of the rise, the fall and possible resurrection of True Tunes.

 

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Ronald Reagan's years as US president during the 1980s is commented on and discussed by armchair history watchers Mac Daddy McWilliams and Spun Counterguy. The Marine bombing in Beirut, Reagan's assassination attempt, jump-starting the economy, the air traffic controller strike and Iran-Contra are some of the main points the boys ramble on about. 

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Jason Hargrove is a street artist based near the Paducah, Kentucky area whom uses the jarring marriage of normalcy and nuclear imagery to provoke thought about the several radiation energy and storage facilities around the Middle South. Hargrove comes back by the woodpile to explain his vision and his own experience working within the atomic industry.

 

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