I’m Lucy O’Brien and I Approve This Message

We spend the first half of this month’s show with some recordings devoted to civic life in The United States. And in honor of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, we’ll play some field recordings that highlight the need for a strong work ethic in our country, especially among the young. Credits writing and performances by: Rose Luardo, Andrew Shearer, Reem Saliem, and Shannon Fahey. Executive producer, head writer, and editor is Jon Ehrens.

Ocasio-Cortezzz Education Hour

For our July 2018 show; we begin with a solemn field recording at the funeral of someone taken too soon to hear how Americans deal with tragedy. We’ll also listen in on a traditional sweat lodge ceremony in Media Pennsylvania. Then, we’ll hear a story of triumph that arose from President Trump’s harsh immigration policies. We’ll also hear an inspiring recording that proves not everyone has to retire in their golden years. And finally, Jace Bartlove joins us with a story about the latest trend in punk music. Credits:  Featuring writing and performances by Jaime Fountaine, Rose Luardo, Alejandro Morales, Kate Banford, Aaron Nevins, Julia Celley, Emily Ehrens Hainline, and Jason Henn of the band Honey Radar. Executive producer, editor and head writer is Jon Ehrens.

LIVE from the Philadelphia Podcast Festival at Good Good Comedy Theater!

We were invited to be a part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival this year, so we put together a bit of a, well, extravaganza at Good Good Comedy Theater in Philadelphia. We played some of our more important field recordings from the archives, plus live analysis from experts, musical performances, and reactions from some of the people featured in the recordings themselves! Credits Featuring writing an performances by; Geoffrey Jackson, Rose Luardo, Jaime Fountaine, Nicole Pheonix, Chris Richman, Josh Machiz, and Desiree DeBice. Co-Producers; Chris Richman and Jaime Fountaine. Theme music by Other Colors. Executive producer and head writer is Jon Ehrens.

Katy Perry’s Punching Cops

On today’s episode; we’ll hear some audio from inside an average American corner book store. Also, we’ll listen in to one young boy getting a lesson in responsibility when he is given a summer job. Legendary country music duo Daniel and Darlin’ treat us to music and conversation. And lastly, we’ll hear how people react to the latest viral internet phenomena. Credits:  Featuring performances and writing from Rose Luardo, Desirée DaBice, Reem Seliem, and Adam Rothstein. Theme music by Other Colors. Executive producer, editor and head writer is Jon Ehrens.

The House is a Fucking Zoo, I Can’t Help Them

On today’s episode; We’ll visit the bank – yes, visit the actual neighborhood branch of one patron’s favorite banking establishment! Also, former Senator Harris Boggs tells us about how partisanship is ruining the government. And, we hear an example of new frontiers in the gig economy. Finally, w’re privy to how pop stars are made. Credits Featuring Chris Richman, Tiffany Kelly, Reem Seliem, and Desirée DaBice. Theme music by Other Colors. All other music by Jon Ehrens. Executive producer, editor and head writer is Jon Ehrens.

Tell Me About the Post-Dank Period

In this installment: we hear how the savvy minds in political campaign strategy have been so crafty in weaponizing Facebook to sway popular opinion, and elections. And, we’ll listen to a mother-son bond that no amount of White House palace intrigue can change. Finally, EoA alternative rock music critic Jace Bartlove pays tribute to yet another fallen legend of the music world. Credits Featuring Jamie Fountaine and Reem Seliem. Theme music by Other Colors. All other music by Jon Ehrens. Executive producer, editor and hear writer is Jon Ehrens.

Eavesdropping on America

In the premier episode of our new series, we get a chance to listen to the sounds of a typical American marriage. Then, we play a field recording from the campaign office of an incumbent Senator in the midst of a heated reelection race. We end the show with some advice about personal finance with Financial Guru Gregg Gethard. Credits Featuring Rachel Sanders, Nicole Phoenix, Nour Mobarak, Gregg Gethard. Consulting Producers Tiffany Kelley, Dan Whatley, Caleb Paul. Theme Music by Other Colors. All other music by Jon Ehrens. Executive producer, editor, and head writer Jon Ehrens


Eavesdropping on Men: The Final Episode

Before we move on to Eavesdropping on America, we here put together one final edition of our men-centric show. Sometimes, men express themselves through their taste. Our first field recording conveys just what a conversation about personal preference sounds like among men. Then, we listen to what a modern-day parent-teacher conference sounds like. In the next recording, we have audio from inside the Department of Labor, as the bureaucrats there figure out just how to make the president’s campaign promises a reality. We end the show with Legacy Times music critic Don Flint, who will give us his picks for best music of 2017.

Eavesdropping on Men: The Holiday Edition

It’s our holiday special! In this very festive epis-ho-ho-ho-d, we hear a group of men regaling and discussing which holiday of the season means the most to them. In the following recording, we listen to a Thanksgiving dinner for those who do not feel comfortable celebrating at home with their families. Then, despite these tough economic times, one man is able to scrape together enough money to buy gifts for his entire family. We close the show with a personal essay from opinion contributor Ed Feldgellar.

Eavesdropping on Men: The Best Chicken in All of Philadelphia

Our first field recording comes from a restaurant where two men are enjoying the best chicken in all of Philadelphia. Then, we listen in on two men discussing their personal moral boundaries, and when they may find it necessary to boycott a business or individual. We also get a chance to hear a recording from inside a typical suburban family’s kitchen, and how a father talks to his son about sensitive subject matter. Then, music critic Jace Bartlove gives us a music review of the newly released home recorded demos of Morrissey.