46: The Peabody Awards -
5 questions on the Peabody Awards, possibly my favorite award in media. Music this week is “You Were Cool” by the Mountain Goats via the Internet Archive.
45: Capitals -
A special double-length episode on capitals. Featuring a cover of Roxette’s “It Must Have Been Love” and an interview with the artists of that cover, Silvia Jhony and Brent, which will tomorrow be part of the Subway Music Archive (I want to give it an extra day of exclusivity here on the podcast).
ATTENTION SUBWAY MUSIC ARCHIVE/SOUNDS OF THE CITY FANS:
Six subway acts (including Natalia “The Saw Lady” Paruz, who appeared in episode 2 of Here Is New York), plus Chris Barron of Spin Doctors, will be performing in Williamsburg on January 23rd, with part of the proceeds going to the Red Cross’s Sandy relief efforts. More info here.
44: Mammals -
An erratum: I list this episode as episode 43 on the audio, which has obviously been rectified in the title.
5 questions on mammals. This week’s music is an a capella quartet singing “In the Still of The Night,” from the newly refurbished Subway Music Archive, which you can now find both on this site and on Soundcloud.
39: Space Exploration (Rerun) -
Hey guys, I’ve been really busy this week with finals and since this episode got lost in the shuffle last time, I figure I’d re-run it. The interview is the bulk of the show and at least that part’s evergreen. And perhaps you missed out on listening to this one anyway. Thanks for your patience, and I’ll be back with ThursTriv Podcast 43 on mammals next week.
5 questions on space exploration. Also, I interviewed Mark Roberts, a tour guide and educator at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum about the new Space Shuttle Pavilion, the Enterprise, and sex in space!
This week’s music is “I Make You a Spaceman” by Kevin Bryce via the Free Music Archive. Special thanks this week to Jen at the Brooklyn Brainery for facilitating my interview with Mark and letting us use the space.
43: Thanksgiving -
5 questions on Thanksgiving. Music this week is “Jingle Bells” (originally written for Thanksgiving!) by Wikipedia user Robotchoir.
Former ThursTriv music selection And the Giraffe now have a tumblr! Go have a listen and perhaps follow them!
In other news, hey look I did a thing. -
I didn’t even know this was published today until now. Here’s my latest mental_floss quiz where you have to name the countries in the “Countries of the World” song from Animaniacs.
42: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy -
5 questions, aptly on the Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Music this week is “Sweetmatter” by Andrew Bird from the Internet Archive.
If you want to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, donate to the Red Cross or help out my friends at the Brooklyn Brainery and support the Red Hook Initiative.