On Something
On Something
Oct 20, 2020
The Creative Brain on Drugs
25 min

Does cannabis make creative people ... well, more creative? Turns out there's no short answer to this question. Members of the bands Tank and the Bangas and Chicano Batman share how weed plays into their process, while a neuroscientist breaks down the mysteries of the creative brain. Join us for a music-filled Season 2 finale of On Something!

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Comes A Time
Comes A Time
Osiris Media / Oteil Burbridge / Mike Finoia
Episode 21: Bill Walton
“I just love reading about adventure and about history, biography, about why people succeed in life. And one of the overriding themes on the path to success is that as we're all chasing this dream, that when we come to the hurdles, when it seems like it's not going to happen, when the adversity is just overwhelming and just crushing us, somebody, some complete stranger will just come into your life, then all of a sudden give you that little boost, give you the edge, hand you ten dollars, open his hand, come with me. And that and that is what the Grateful Dead is all about.” - Bill Walton In this episode of Comes a Time, Mike & Oteil are joined by the legendary former basketball player, sportscaster and beloved Deadhead, Bill Walton. Like the force of energy that he is, Bill takes the lead in the conversation, sharing stories about his mentors through his athletic career, the creative and exploratory environment of his childhood home, and finding purpose and possibilities through the Grateful Dead music and culture. Bill talks about his first Dead show in 1967 at 15 years old, when he says “I don’t remember how we got in, because we didn’t have any money, but somehow we got up to the front row, and I never left.” Bill unexpectedly (or perhaps, exactly as expected) turns the tables and interviews Oteil, at which point we go deep on Oteil’s singing career, transitioning between bands, camaraderie in Dead & Co, and the possibility of bringing his afro back. The three also discuss Oteil’s, Steve Martin’s and Jerry Garcia’s banjo playing. On a more serious note, but equally inspiring, we hear about Bill’s long and arduous journey of learning how to speak, starting at age twenty-eight, after suffering a lifelong speech impediment, for which he now coaches young people with the same issues.  Bill Walton was born in downtown San Diego. The family quickly moved to La Mesa, The Jewel of The Hills, where his Mom, Gloria, still lives, in the same house now, for 67 years. He exploded on the international basketball scene while attending Helix High School. Bill went to UCLA as a scholarship player for John Wooden, winning three successive NCAA Player of the Year awards and helping UCLA to consecutive undefeated NCAA championships (1972, 1973), and a record 88-game winning streak. Bill is a member of the NCAA All Time Basketball Team. Bill was selected as the #1 overall pick in the 1974 NBA Draft. Walton and the Portland Trail Blazers won the NBA Championship in 1977, earning the NBA Finals MVP award that season. He was the NBA MVP the next season. Bill won another NBA title, playing with the Boston Celtics in 1986. He was named the NBA 6th Man of the Year that season. Bill is a member of the NBA All Time Team. Walton was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993. Bill is also in numerous other Halls of Fame, including the HOF of USA High Schools, The NCAA, the NCAA Academic All America, for UCLA, Pac-12, Oregon, San Diego, California, New England, the Boys & Girls Club, Guinness, and the Grateful Dead.    When Bill could no longer play basketball, he started a most unlikely career as a multimedia broadcaster, a career that has now spanned 30 years. Bill has worked for every major network and platform, and has been with ESPN for many years now. Bill is a multi-Emmy Award winning on-air talent. Bill is also a New York Times Best Selling author, with his memoir, Back From The Dead. Bill is a huge music fan, and with...   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 18 min
Cape Fear Unearthed
Cape Fear Unearthed
Unearthing 1898, Part 3: The Aftermath
On the morning of Nov. 11, 1898, Wilmington was a city in shock. The day prior, chaos reigned on the streets when a mob of armed white supremacists unleashed intimidation, threats and gunfire on the Black residents of Wilmington. In the third episode of "Unearthing 1898," host Hunter Ingram and guests look at Wilmington in the days and years after Nov. 10, 1898. What happened to the Black residents who fled or were banished from the city, many of them spending days hidden in fear in Wilmington swamps and cemeteries? How did the newly seized local government respond to the day of violence and attempt to restore order in an unruly city? And how did the events of 1898 lead to widespread legislative, economic, culture and societal changes that persisted throughout the state for decades and are still being dealt with today. Joining the episode are LeRae Umfleet, the author of "A Day of Blood" and lead research of North Carolina's commission on 1898; Cynthia Brown, historian of St. Stephens AME Church in Wilmington; and David Cecelski, historian and co-author of "Democracy Betrayed." Cape Fear Unearthed is written, edited and hosted by Hunter Ingram. Additional editing by Adam Fish. The show is sponsored by Northchase Family Dentistry, Tidewater Heating & Air Conditioning, and Cape Fear Pharmacy. Sources: "A Day of Blood: The 1898 Wilmington Race Riot," by LeRae Umfleet "Wilmington's Life: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy," by David Zucchino "Democracy Betrayed," edited by David Cecelski and Timothy Tyson. "Wilmington on Fire" (2015, dir. Christopher Everett Wilmington Massacre and Coup d'état of 1898 (an interactive timeline exhibit), CapeFearMuseum.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 hr 28 min
Eric Krasno Plus One
Eric Krasno Plus One
Osiris Media / Eric Krasno
Denise Kaufman
On this episode of Plus One Eric talks with guitarist and songwriter ​Denise Kaufman​ of Ace of Cups,one the first all-female rock bands. Coming up in the late 60's ​in the Haight-Ashbury scene, The Ace of Cups made a splash in clubs throughout the Bay Area, and opened at larger venues for legendary acts including Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, and The Band. Ace of Cups have also contributed backup vocals on several albums including Jefferson Airplane's Volunteers​ and Mike Bloomfield's I​t's Not Killing Me​. In 2018 the band reformed to release their eponymous debut studio album​, containing both old and new material. The album features Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, David Freiberg, Pete Sears, David Grisman, Steve Kimock, Bob Weir, Taj Mahal and several other notable artists from the Summer of Love era. The band just released their second album titled​ Sing Your Dreams ​in October, building off the newfound momentum inspired by their debut release. In this episode of Plus One, Eric and Denise talk about the genesis, separation, and revival of the band, and Kaufman includes enrapturing stories about the late-60’s in the Haight. This podcast is available on ​Apple Podcasts,​ ​Spotify,​ or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes! Eric Krasno Plus One ​is presented by O​siris Media​. All Original Music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 10 min
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