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Feb 14, 2021
We visit a pre-pandemic conversation with Knower of Denver Music Tom Murphy. His website is here, instagram here and work at birdy magazine here. We hear a story from Matthew Simonson. The story first aired on the great Denver podcast Range and Slope. Listen to more here. Contact Low Orbit – Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Jan 8, 2021
The Order of Death Episode Four: Blood and Soil
In our final episode, we explore the effects Robert Mathews and The Order have had on today’s modern white supremacist movements. Our theme is by Matthew Simonson and we had additional music this episode from Kevin Richards and Blue Dot Sessions. You can find Slate’s Standoff podcast here and Bundyville here. Be sure to check out Lost Highways from History Colorado. We … Continue reading "The Order of Death Episode Four: Blood and Soil"
Jan 8, 2021
The Order of Death Episode Three: Domestic Terrorists
In this episode we see how everything ends for The Order and for Robert Mathews. We also learn what happened to the members of The Order after their capture. Our theme is by Matthew Simonson and we had additional music this episode from Kevin Richards and Blue Dot Sessions. Be sure to check out Lost Highways from History Colorado. We had additional … Continue reading "The Order of Death Episode Three: Domestic Terrorists"
Jan 8, 2021
The Order of Death Episode Two: The Silent Brotherhood
In this episode, we explore the group behind Alan Berg’s murder, their ideology, and their other crimes. We also learn of their plans to overthrow the United States Government. Our theme is by Matthew Simonson and we had additional music this episode from Kevin Richards, Lee Rosevere and Blue Dot Sessions. Be sure to check out Lost Highways from History Colorado. We had … Continue reading "The Order of Death Episode Two: The Silent Brotherhood"
Jan 8, 2021
The Order of Death Episode One: A Driveway in Denver
Talk radio host Alan Berg was gunned down in his driveway in Denver in the summer of 1984. This is a series exploring his murder and the people and ideology responsible for his death. This episode focuses on Berg’s life and rise in the shock jock scene. Our theme is by Matthew Simonson and we … Continue reading "The Order of Death Episode One: A Driveway in Denver"
Dec 15, 2020
Things about Low Orbit this time: Ethan Siegel talks to us about Elon Musk’s Starlink project. Find more of his writing here. Sarah Scoles Talks about why people believe in UFOs. Her book is called They Are Already Here. Buy it here or any local bookstore. Find more of her work here. Our man Graham … Continue reading "Self-Titled"
Nov 27, 2020
The Backyard Sessions
It’s work created and shared out in the open air this time. A couple of monologues from John Cotter A few poems from Elissa Gabbert And a few poems from Michael Joseph Walsh Contact Low Orbit – Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Oct 26, 2020
Halloween 2020 sounds like a horror movie doesn’t it? And it kind of is! That’s the easiest joke to make. Anyway… This episode features a piece from artist/illustrator Cori Redford. What’d I Miss is here. Here work at Suspect Press is here. Andrew Watson is shopping around a couple of novels. You can reach him … Continue reading "Halloween 2020"
Sep 21, 2020
Stories of love in all it’s complicated purity. Amanda EK has an excerpt from her book about purity culture. You can find Suspect Press here, her instagram here, here patreon for her book here, and website with her writing here. Find more of Ellen K Graham’s work here, Feral Assembly is here. Music in today’s … Continue reading "Pure Love"
Sep 3, 2020
Some Old Tunes
This episode is a (gasp) rerun. Of a sort. We’ve searched through the archives and found some stories about music. Mike Colletta tells us a tale of Norwegian Black Metal. His blog is called The Black Meddler and is here. Paul Epstein from Twist and Shout records talks about the nostalgia and the need to … Continue reading "Some Old Tunes"
Aug 13, 2020
Three stories in this one: The Last One by Jenny-Lynn Ellis. You can find her writing here. The Visit. Rae Solomon’s work at KUNC is here. Listen to range and slope here. Listen to Matthew Simonson’s work at NPR’s 1A here and The Untold Story: Policing here. Berry’s website Podcasts in Color is here, her … Continue reading "An Adjustment"
Jul 27, 2020
Today we feature the life, death, and rebirth of the Cinderella City Mall. The story was told by Josh Goldstein of the Cinderella City Project. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram. You can download the Cinderella City Mall simulation here at Github – v0.5.4 on Github. Call and share your story at 724-648-8968 Josh Goldstein … Continue reading "Place"
Apr 14, 2020
Today we have just one story – Shimmer Aquarium by John Cotter. The piece was performed by Lindsey Pierce at Stories on Stage. Contact Low Orbit – Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Mar 31, 2020
Professor Bradford Mudge stopped Orbit HQ right before social isolation to talk about contagion and horror in literature and movies. Contact Low Orbit – Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Mar 17, 2020
We have stories of coping with loss and tragedy today. Producer Gray Newman has a story from his friend David Brice. You can find his NWS STND project here, his website here and his regular instagram here. Dr. Mairead Case’s piece was originally heard at The Pop Conference and published in Maggot Brain. Her website … Continue reading "The Weight"
Mar 2, 2020
We have stories of change today. Our first is from Denver photographer Kim Allen. You can find some of his work at buckfifty.org here, here and here. Our second story is from from Ellen Graham. You can find her work at feralassembly.com Our music today came from Blue Dot Sessions Our documentary about the murder … Continue reading "Now Change"
Feb 10, 2020
Hello! Denver Orbit is now Low Orbit. And you’re listening to it. This episode features Joe Coradlo talking about Robert Stanley and his ejection seat factory. You can find the video of the Yankee Egress System here. We also have a poem from the one and only Brice Maiurro. Brice Maiurro is a poet from … Continue reading "Eject!"
Jan 6, 2020
Low Orbit Promo
Hi! Denver Orbit is changing! A little bit. We’re now Low Orbit. We’re still featuring voices, stories and sounds from Colorado’s creative community but we’re also opening up to voices, stories and sounds from anywhere in the world. Same show! Just slightly different. The voices you hear in this promo are Tom Murphy, Josh Goldstein … Continue reading "Low Orbit Promo"
Nov 12, 2019
Episode Forty: The Void
Today I’m getting out of the way and letting the podcast The Void take over. Sarah Dealy and Jamie Billings are Denver locals and the producers/hosts of The Void. Music and Sound Design by Brady BillingsOriginal illustrations for each episode by Taylor Turnbull can be found on instagram @thevoidpodcast Editing help by Arielle Milkman Subscribe to The Void on iTunes here. Their … Continue reading "Episode Forty: The Void"
Oct 11, 2019
Episode Thirty-Nine: The Order of Death
Today we are featuring the first episode of a documentary project we’ve been working on called The Order of Death. It’s about the murder of Denver area talk radio host Alan Berg and the people and ideology behind it. Listen to the rest by subscribing to The Order of Death in whatever podcast app you … Continue reading "Episode Thirty-Nine: The Order of Death"
Aug 26, 2019
Episode Thirty-Eight: Life in Miniature
Shannon Geis brings us a story about utopia from artist Becky Wareing-Steele. You can view Utopia: A New Society for All until November 3rd at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Find more from Becky at her facebook, instagram and website. Find Shannon Geis here at her website. The Order of Death can be found … Continue reading "Episode Thirty-Eight: Life in Miniature"
Jun 21, 2019
Episode Thirty-Seven: From the Nineties
We’ve got Brandi Homan reading from her novel Burn Fortune. She’s on twitter! Buy Burn Fortune here. And then there’s Christopher Rosales. Find his website here. Buy Word is Bone here! And that’s it! More soon friends. Contact Denver Orbit – Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
May 1, 2019
Episode Thirty-Six: Deep Listening
Only one thing this episode! Writer Mairead Case reads her essay Pauline Oliveros, Wilma Deering and Deep Listening. Find more of her work here and Entropy Magazine Here. Contact Denver Orbit – Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Mar 25, 2019
Episode Thirty-Five: A Little of Everything
Graham Lau tells us how all of it began. He’s got a website here. Twitter is here. Instagram is here. Blue Marble Space is here. He’s also the co-host of the NASA-funded show Ask an Astrobiologist. Jenny-Lynn Ellis tells us that Nothing Bad Happens. You can find her writing here. An 11 year old Jack … Continue reading "Episode Thirty-Five: A Little of Everything"
Mar 1, 2019
Episode Thirty-Four: Nine Zero Six Six
Producer Shannon Geis talks to Sarah Fukami about her art. You can find Sarah’s art here. Shannon Geis has a website here and you can find Art Gym Denver here. Producer Rae Solomon talks to Bonnie Clark about Amache. Bonnie Clark is here, Rae Solomon is coming soon here. The music of Lee Rosevere and … Continue reading "Episode Thirty-Four: Nine Zero Six Six"
Jan 11, 2019
Episode Thirty-Three: Days, Hours, and Minutes
Author and arts Journalist Deanne Gertner tells a story about estrangement. Find more of her work here. Writer Jason Arment reads an excerpt from his memoir Musahaleen. Find his work here. Buy his book here. Find the 100 Colorado Creatives series here. Contact Denver Orbit – Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Dec 26, 2018
Special Episode: 2018 Year In Review
Dr. Graham Lau brings us a story. His Blog is here and here’s Blue Marble Space. Shannon Geis brings us a story about Death Cafes. John Cotter tells us about his hearing. Here’s his Twitter. You can find more of his writing here, here and here. Jenny-Lynn Ellis reads her essay fighting woman. Her blog is … Continue reading "Special Episode: 2018 Year In Review"
1 hr 3 min
Nov 28, 2018
Episode Thirty-Two: Pure Gold
Amanda EK brings a diary entry. It’s an excerpt from a book about purity culture due from Suspect Press in 2019. The Picture Tours brings their song I’ve Found The Light. Their Bandcamp is here, Facebook here. Emerald Siam is here. Mairead Case reads an essay about Judee Sill. Her website is here. The music … Continue reading "Episode Thirty-Two: Pure Gold"
Nov 13, 2018
Episode Thirty-One: All Grown Up
Rae Solomon and I made the piece Heidi and Pearl and Heidi produced for KCRW‘s 24 Hour Radio Race. Rae’s upcoming workshop is here. Bevin Luna lent us the song Volatile or Stable. Instagram is here. CPR’s OpenAir Performance Studio is here, here, here and here. Hodi’s Half Note show is here. Elisa Gabbert reads Time, … Continue reading "Episode Thirty-One: All Grown Up"
Oct 29, 2018
Episode Thirty: 2018 Halloweeeeen! Part Two
Laura Bond brings us a smurfing good trick or treating story. Laura Porritt from the Colored Red podcast brings us the story of Alferd (or Alfred) Packer. They’re on iTunes and all the other podcatchers. Denver Orbit is on Facebook and Instagram. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 22, 2018
Episode Twenty-Nine: 2018 Halloweeeeeen! Part one
We’ve got Misha Fraser from the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys talking about why dolls can creep us out. And we’ve got Ren Manley as Lizzie Borden from Audacious Theatre‘s play Lady Killers. Their facebook is here and instagram here. Follow Denver Orbit on Instagram and facebook. You can reach us at email@example.com
Oct 1, 2018
Episode Twenty-Eight: Making a Study Of It
Dr. Graham Lau brings the science. His twitter is here. Instagram here. The Far Stairs brings the music. Bandcamp is here. The Blue Room site is here. Watch the preview here. Zo Murach brings the words.
Sep 14, 2018
Episode Twenty-Seven: The Road Goes Ever On
Ryan Connell talks about his travels. You can find his writing here, and the Gofundme for The Unapologetics tour here. Jenny-Lynn Ellis reads her essay fighting woman. Her blog is here. Bear Brilliant brought the song Good Gawd Golly. Their Facebook is here, and their Bandcamp is here. Lonnie MF Allen reads his comic A … Continue reading "Episode Twenty-Seven: The Road Goes Ever On"
Sep 1, 2018
Episode Twenty-Six: There’s Paint on the Walls
We talk to Adam Lerner from MCA Denver about contemporary art museum’s relationship to street art. We hear a song from Machu Linea Shannon Geis takes a tour of street art in the RiNo district in Denver with Cori Anderson. You can find her Instagram here, her writing at 303 Magazine here and the Street … Continue reading "Episode Twenty-Six: There’s Paint on the Walls"
Aug 13, 2018
Announcement! Late Summer Break!
We’re on a late summer break. We’ll be back at the end of the month of August. Meanwhile, listen to this trailer for the Mile High Hustle. See you soon!
Jul 30, 2018
Episode Twenty-Five: Blurring the Digital Analog Line
We talk to the Shadowtrash Tape Group about what they do. We hear a song from Nature called Nootropicalia. We hear a short story from Nate Ragolia called A Companion Piece (performed by Rachel Trignano). You can find Spaceboy Books here, Boned: A collection of skeletal writings here, The Illiterate Badger here, and The Right Corking Adventures … Continue reading "Episode Twenty-Five: Blurring the Digital Analog Line"
Jul 17, 2018
Episode Twenty-four: Looking at the Stars
We bring you some stories from Jordan Knecht and Daisy Corso recorded at the Denver Zine Fest. The band Marcus Church lent us their song Tonight. Author Jason Heller reads from his book Strange Stars. The music of Podington Bear, Amon Tobin, Glynis Jones, Delia Derbyshire, and Seam was used to score the pieces in … Continue reading "Episode Twenty-four: Looking at the Stars"
Jun 28, 2018
Episode Twenty-three: Breaking Down and Building Up
Skyler Heck of f-ether breaks down his new track Song Exploder style. Here’s his Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We hear the song Still as Ice. Rachel Trignano tells us a story. You can find more of her work at Write Club.
Jun 15, 2018
Episode Twenty-two: The In Sounds From Way Out
Shannon Geis brings us her piece Run. John Cotter tells us about his hearing. Here’s his Twitter. You can find more of his writing here, here and here. Diablo Montalban shares his audio piece Extreme Danger. You can find Hypnotic Turtle on Facebook, Etsy, Instagram and Twitter. The music of DASK, Lee Rosevere, and Chris Zabriskie was … Continue reading "Episode Twenty-two: The In Sounds From Way Out"
Jun 7, 2018
Special Episode: Shut Up and Listen: Live at MCA Denver
This is a special live version of the show! Straight from the cafe of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Mary McHugh helped out with hosting duties. Kelly Shortandqueer from the Denver Zine Library read a story (with Jake McWilliams). Karl Christian Krumpholz narrated some comics (with Kelly Bearden and friend). See his work in Westword, at twitter, facebook and instagram. … Continue reading "Special Episode: Shut Up and Listen: Live at MCA Denver"
1 hr 11 min
May 24, 2018
Episode Twenty-One: Science and Poetry
Dr. Graham Lau brings us a story about science at the edge of the world. His Blog is here and here’s Blue Marble Space. The Far Stairs does their song Figure One. Here’s their Youtube, Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Facebook and Twitter. Joy Sawyer from The Lighthouse Writers Workshop tells us some poems. And the music of … Continue reading "Episode Twenty-One: Science and Poetry"
May 11, 2018
Episode Twenty: Breathe In, Breathe Out
Shannon Geis brings us a story about Death Cafes. Kevin Richards band Equine brings the song Variation 2 from Camphor Jenny_Lynn Ellis reads her essay The Writing Cat The music of Lee Rosevere, Dana Boule and Chris Zabriskie was used to score the pieces in today’s show. You can check out their music and much, … Continue reading "Episode Twenty: Breathe In, Breathe Out"
Apr 23, 2018
Episode Nineteen: Motiveless Malignity
Talking Serial Killers with Bradford Mudge and Alessandra Ragusin Brad Mudge talks to us about Jack the Ripper’s enduring popularity. Alessandra Ragusin Talks about Monster Theory Find more Ryan Connell Here. Find more Alessandra Here.
Apr 5, 2018
Episode Eighteen: Space Is The Place
Rick Griffith talks BLARP, Bonnie Weimer sings Pajama Top Man and Karl Christian Krumpholz narrates some comics. A conversation with Rick Griffith (Matter) about the Black Astronaut Research Project The song Pajama Top Man from Bonnie Weimer A couple more cartoons from our friend Karl Christian Krumpholz The music of Lee Rosevere was used in … Continue reading "Episode Eighteen: Space Is The Place"
Mar 15, 2018
Episode Seventeen: Listen To This
Amanda EK reads a story, Chella And the Charm sing a song, and Alessandra Ragusin reads a poem. The story Consent Means What Now? by Amanda EK (Suspect Press) The song Hey Man by Chella and the Charm (Discover Weakly) The poem Defining Forward Momentum by Alessandra Ragusin Denver Orbit is on the Denver Podcast Network. … Continue reading "Episode Seventeen: Listen To This"
Mar 1, 2018
Episode Sixteen: Denver as a Muse
Karl Christian Krumpholz reads some comics, Andre Cactus has a song and Paul Karolyi tells a story Some selected work from cartoonist Karl Christian Krumpholz. See his work in Westword, at twitter, facebook and instagram. The song Skyhook from Andre Cactus. A piece from Changing Denver and House of Pod‘s Paul Karolyi. Denver Orbit is … Continue reading "Episode Sixteen: Denver as a Muse"
Feb 21, 2018
Special Episode: The Great Pretender Redux
The story of Rick Strandlof, the marine made of smoke The Great Pretender by Mike Flaherty (with an assist from Ryan Connell) The music of Coldnoise, Evgeny Grinko, Broke for Free, The Lovely Moon, Podington Bear, Kai Engel, Alastair Galbraith, and Little Glass Men was used to score The Great Pretender Will the real Rick Strandlof … Continue reading "Special Episode: The Great Pretender Redux"
Feb 7, 2018
Episode Fifteen: Everybody’s Looking for Something
Ryan and Josiah talk losing religion, Spells sings a song and Ryan tells us his plans A chat with Ryan and Josiah Hesse, senior editor at Suspect Press and author of Carnality. The song Deceiver by Spells sent to us from Snappy Little Numbers. An essay from Ryan Connell explaining just what he’s doing after … Continue reading "Episode Fifteen: Everybody’s Looking for Something"
Jan 25, 2018
Episode Fourteen: Displacement
Episode fourteen of Denver Orbit features these things: We’re doing something a little different this week. Both of our stories come from Heather and Peter Bergman at The Institute of Sociometry. Our song this week is from Meet the Giant. The music of The Pangolins, Podington Bear, The Lovely Moon, Ikebe Shakedown, Kelp, Chopin, Kevin … Continue reading "Episode Fourteen: Displacement"
Jan 11, 2018
Episode Thirteen: Echoes and Reverberations
Episode thirteen of Denver Orbit features these things: Composer Nathan Hall talks to us about his music and process. His Kickstarter is here. The piece Marine A 2, from Elevator Music by Nathan Hall. You can watch the video here. The short story Animated Ethereal Worker Bees by Amanda EK. A version of this story … Continue reading "Episode Thirteen: Echoes and Reverberations"
Dec 29, 2017
Bonus Episode: The Year In Review
This is not a new episode, just a review of a few things we’ve done. It features these things: The Emotional Wallet by Paul Epstein Advice from Mary McHugh The song I Don’t Know by Littles Paia A story from Denver’s queer history from David Duffield Making Up For Lost Opportunities by Hilary Pawelka We … Continue reading "Bonus Episode: The Year In Review"
Dec 20, 2017
Episode Twelve: Not a Holiday Special
Episode Twelve of Denver Orbit features these things: Janae Burris recorded live at the Comedy Works. The song King of the Fairies by Avourneen. And Ryan Connell brings us a cringe-worthy diary entry from when he was a young lad. The music of Podington Bear, Kevin Macleod, Pierlo and Keshco was used in Ryan’s piece. … Continue reading "Episode Twelve: Not a Holiday Special"
Dec 6, 2017
Episode Eleven: A Certain Type
Episode Eleven has these things: A chat with poet Abigail Mott. The song Tostada by Andre Cactus. A look at Denver’s queer history with David Duffield. The music of Podington Bear, The Lovely Moon, Coldnoise, Little Glass Men, and Kai Engel was used in David Duffield’s piece. We also heard from Steel Pulse, Peter Tosh, … Continue reading "Episode Eleven: A Certain Type"
Nov 23, 2017
Episode Ten: Overstuffed
Well Hi! Episode ten features these things: The Narrators sent us over this story from Rachel Trignano. The song For Ralph from Aamateur Aastronomy. And the first part of an occasional series about sound called Signal to Noise. The music of Podington Bear and Little Glass Men was used to score Signal to Noise. We … Continue reading "Episode Ten: Overstuffed"
Nov 8, 2017
Episode Nine: We Need To Talk
This episode features these things: A story from Kelly Shortandqueer from the Denver Zine Library. The song Tired For The Cause from Somerset Catalog. Advice from Mary McHugh. The music of Podington Bear, Broke For Free, Portofino, and Chopin was used to score Kelly Shortandqueer’s piece. We also heard music from Mulatu Astatke, Fela Kuti, … Continue reading "Episode Nine: We Need To Talk"
Oct 25, 2017
Episode Eight: Six More Days til Halloween
It’s a surprise episode of Denver Orbit! Our Halloween includes these things: The story Boilers by Amanda EK. The song Cities on Earth by Cities of Earth. An excerpt from the novelization of Halloween III from Audiobooks for the Damned. You can read the full version of Amanda’s story here.
Oct 19, 2017
Episode Seven: Devil May Care
Episode Seven is rather devilish and features these things: Mike Colletta of the blog Black Meddler stopped by to chat about the genre of music known as Black Metal. The band Blanket Empire sent us the song Midnight Crisis Alessandra Ragusin read her essay The Devil You Know. Mike Colletta’s essay featured the bands Mayhem, Satanic … Continue reading "Episode Seven: Devil May Care"
Oct 4, 2017
Episode Six: An Analog Heart
Episode Six of Denver Orbit Includes these things: We talked to Adam Baumeister about Meep Records. There’s the song I Don’t Know by Littles Paia. And also the poem Enough is Enough by Bobbi Stark. The piece LA by Julian Winter was used to score Bobbi Stark’s poem. We also heard music from John Fahey, Mississippi … Continue reading "Episode Six: An Analog Heart"
Sep 20, 2017
Episode Five: The Great Pretender
Episode Five of Denver Orbit includes these two things: The Roommate Part 2: The Great Pretender by Mike Flaherty (with an assist from Ryan Connell) The song BWC Phoenix by Littles Paia Extra music from Astors, The Platters, and The Mar-Keys The music of Coldnoise, Evgeny Grinko, Broke for Free, Podington Bear, Kai Engel, and … Continue reading "Episode Five: The Great Pretender"
Sep 8, 2017
Episode Four: The Roommate and Other Tales
Episode Four of Denver Orbit includes these stories: The Roommate Part 1 by Mike Flaherty (with an assist from Ryan Connell) The song Hell Has a Heart by Rabbit is a Sphere Making Up for Lost Opportunities by Hillary Pawelka (read by Andrea Sanchez) Music from the great Tropicalia artists Os Mutantes, Gal Costa and Caetano … Continue reading "Episode Four: The Roommate and Other Tales"
Aug 24, 2017
Episode Three: Sister Aimee
Episode three has only one story. This time it’s an audio documentary cooked up about a year ago. This one is about the proto-evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, her life and scandal.
Aug 10, 2017
Episode One: The Second Episode
Episode Two of Denver Orbit has a few different things: Laura Condi telling a story at The Denver Narrators show a little while back. The song Holy Cigarettes by Somerset Catalog. Advice from Mary McHugh And the funky tracks in this episode are: Funk Factory – Rien Ne Va Plus The Blue Velvets – Summertime … Continue reading "Episode One: The Second Episode"
Jul 25, 2017
Episode Zero: You Gotta Start Somewhere
This is the first (!) episode of the Denver Orbit podcast. In this episode, we’ve got three things to listen to: 1. The Emotional Wallet by Paul Epstein. 2. A song called King Briar Plain by Dormir. 3. And a reading from the novelization of Footloose by Amy Mullin. Brought to us by Jon Olsen … Continue reading "Episode Zero: You Gotta Start Somewhere"