Our First Parents

Our First Parents
Lawrence Millman is the author of 18 books, including such titles as Last Places, A Kayak Full of Ghosts, Our Like Will Not Be There Again, Hiking to Siberia, At the End of the World, Fungipedia, and — forthcoming — The Last Speaker of Bear. Shop for his books at Thrift Books and other book sellers.
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I asked my drinking companion to give me his version of the story of our “First Parents.” I was having drinks with God in a Manhattan bar when … Read more

The Jerry Duncan Show Reveals Mom’s Secret

Dean B. Kaner is a playwright and screenwriter, having co-produced and co-written plays for the stage with performances in New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Memphis. Check out The Jerry Duncan Show on YouTube, as well as on Instagram, and the sketch comedy A Bit of Biden (on Instagram) and at @abitofbiden on TikTok.

Wherein our intrepid talk radio show host interviews his mother, Maggie Duncan. ANNOUNCER Live from under a rock in your backyard, it’s The Jerry Duncan Show. JERRY DUNCAN … Read more

Manufactured Meat

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
Jim Hightower

This is not hamburgers versus veggie burgers, both of which are from nature. Rather it’s meat versus manufactured meat, or faux meat. Who needs farms and ranches when … Read more

How to Play Monopoly

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
Jim Hightower

To play Monopoly, the goal is straightforward: Accumulate property, control the board and ruin all the other players. To play Monopoly, the goal is straightforward: Accumulate property, control … Read more

Taking On Monopoly Power

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
Jim Hightower

“Free market” is just a rhetorical deceit that means monopoly power is free to lock down the market. From our school years forward, the Holy Keepers of the … Read more

Republican Supremes Defrocking Themselves

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
Jim Hightower

The extremist Republican Supremes now in control have been busy denying that they are a bunch of partisan hacks. Too bad they actually are! Ralph Waldo Emerson told … Read more

Celebrating the 200th Jerry Duncan Show

Celebrating the 200th Jerry Duncan Show
Dean B. Kaner is a playwright and screenwriter, having co-produced and co-written plays for the stage with performances in New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Memphis. Check out The Jerry Duncan Show on YouTube, as well as on Instagram, and the sketch comedy A Bit of Biden (on Instagram) and at @abitofbiden on TikTok.

Wherein our intrepid talk radio show host interviews many interesting people. Today, we celebrate the 200th Jerry Duncan Show. ANNOUNCER MAGGIE DUNCAN Live from under a rock in … Read more

A Murder of Crows, Etc.

A Murder of Crows, Etc.
Howard Zaharoff reads (a lot), writes (mostly humor), teaches (occasionally) and practices law (doesn't everyone?). He is the author of "Stump Your Lawyer!" (Chronicle 2007), and his work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Amazing Stories, Computerworld, The Journal of Irreproducible Results, The Annals of Improbable Research and the books Growing Up Jewish (Penguin 1987) and Sex As a Heap of Malfunctioning Rubble (and Further Improbabilities) (Workman 1993), among other places.

Animal groups get names like “murder of crows” — what if we did the same for humans? Animal groups often receive exotic names, such as a pride of … Read more

The Jerry Duncan Show Tweets at Famous People

The Jerry Duncan Show Tweets at Famous People
Dean B. Kaner is a playwright and screenwriter, having co-produced and co-written plays for the stage with performances in New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Memphis. Check out The Jerry Duncan Show on YouTube, as well as on Instagram, and the sketch comedy A Bit of Biden (on Instagram) and at @abitofbiden on TikTok.

Wherein our intrepid talk radio show host lets his inner Trump loose by tweeting at famous people! Watch The Jerry Duncan Show YouTube episodes 1-4! ANNOUNCER Live from … Read more

The Dow Jones v. the Doug Jones

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
Jim Hightower

Forget the Dow Jones Industrial Average; we need policymakers who give a damn about the Doug Jones Average. Wow, how about that Dow? The Dow Jones Industrial Average, … Read more

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