Spring is in the air. It’s time to get out of the office and smell the flowers. And, unless you picked up an iPad last week, we’re guessing you won’t be able to take smilepolitely.com with you on your wildflower trips to Allerton Park. That is, until now. With the creation of Smile Politely Radio, you can download Smile Politely and listen to us while you cook, jog, drive, work or organize your paper clip collection.
Why a podcast? As editors and writers, we often feel that some of the interviews and articles we do would benefit from an audio infusion. This podcast gives us the opportunity to expand upon and/or revisit some of our favorites in a new format. Most importantly, we hope it gives you a whole new perspective on the content you’ve come to expect from Smile Politely. Take for example Matthew DeMarco’s recent review of Howard Finster: it was an excellent written piece, but as an audio review, it’s enthralling on a whole new level.
We plan to do one of these every couple of weeks. Please give us your thoughts below and if you would like to participate or have other specifics, contact us at spradioATsmilepolitely.com.
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In this episode:
- preview of Record Store Day (Exile on Main Street, Parasol Records)
- information on the opening of the campus location of the Urbana Champaign Bike Project
- revisit a review of the Howard Finster exhibit, which recently wrapped up at the Krannert Art Museum
- hear a clip from our recent interview with Alexander Cockburn
- a few highlights of the recent Stories and Beer event including Bryan Furuness’s fictional account of Ted Stevens and Emily Cody’s fictional account of the Lincoln Park Trixies
This episode’s musical snippets come from Shipwreck, Common Loon and A Light Sleeper.