Jamaica Plain is a unique little neighbor of Boston where some major American Revolutionary action went down, national politicians were (and still are) knighted at a local bar, reformers were made and a craft brew named after a Son of Liberty was born. And to help us learn all about the place is Jamaica Plain Historical Society president Gretchen Grozier! 

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Aaron A Train Smith returns to talk of his education in drumming, his stints with The 77s, Romeo Void and Rich Mullins and of his faith and philosophy. 

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Legendary Drummer Aaron A Train Smith stops by the Woodpile to talk about the early days of his career involving The Temptations, The Undisputed Truth, Norman Whitfield, Chuck Jackson, Miroslav Vitous, Wah Wah Watson, The Jackson Five and others!

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Philosophical hashing outs Back by the Woodpile this episode, talking hating in others what we despise about ourselves, jump starting self awareness, clean moon observations, dancing with the divine via creative acts and noisy humanity.  (artwork by Henkkab)

 

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Domestic violence, domestic terrorism, coercion, intimidation, manipulation and everything in between is what we’re going to dive into Back by the Woodpile on this episode. We’ll do so with guest Checo Perryman, the director of Human Empowerment and Leadership Programs (HELP), an organization dedicated to the research, design and installation of safety management training programs for compassionate verbal and physical intervention techniques.

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Black American history is on tap Back by the Woodpile this episode! Helping us is Kalonji McClellan who talks Hubert Harrison, Booker T Washington W.E.B. Dubois, Birth of a Nation, pseudo history and much more.

 

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Randy Scruggs was a seminal musician, producer and songwriter touching so many many lives and careers in his sixty-something years on this planet. His daughter, Lindsey Scruggs comes back by the Woodpile to share some of her better memories of her father, whom passed away earlier this year.

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Bill Monroe's got a new museum honoring his life and music and so we bring the Woodpile over to Rosine, Kentucky to have a look-see!

 

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Something sinister is pulling 1950’s Mid-South farmers and teenage girls down towards carnel ruin and using gospel music to do it. Find out how by listening to an original tale by Spun Counterguy just in time for the creepy month of October.

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Reverend Marvin Hightower comes Back by the Woodpile to discuss some of the issues covered in his book “Overcoming Identity Crisis” including finding our true purposes, putting other people's agendas ahead of our destinies, the wild goose chase pride gets us off on, getting out when the getting is good and how Mr. Hightower’s mother tried to kill him twice.

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The fine fellers from the Catacomb Podcast had Spun Counterguy on their show, where which the latter brought the former his Tryna Herd Cats experiment. The three fellers discuss recognizing the greatness in others, returning to Eden, creating our own crosses to bear, Fredrick Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, Bernie Sanders, Zimbabwe, China, record stores and the wisdom of Shmi Skywalker among others stuffs. 

 

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John J Thompson talks about what fed into the writing of his book "Jesus, Bread and Chocolate: Crafting a Homemade Faith in a Mass Market World"!  

 

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