Archive of Planet Erstwild

- Planet Erstwild - 20130913-Lou Bolster

14:04 minutes (12.88 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

In the first hour, James Moore talks with Lou Bolster about his extraordinary "Orphan Train" in Grand Central Station journey. 

- Planet Erstwild - 20130911-Scott Timm

18:39 minutes (25.62 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

James Moore interviews Fairfield's 'Go Green' Sustainability Coordinator, Scott Timm. James and Scott discuss Alliant Hometown Awards Program, and the September 14th community-wide celebration at the Fairfield Public Library.

Join Alliant Energy and Go Green as they celebrate successful year and half of a sustainability, as well as the installation of new solar panels at the library! For more information, click on the pic.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130830 - Inside the Headlines

61:08 minutes (83.97 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

We go "Inside the Headlines" with award-winning journalist, filmmaker and news analyst JP Sottile, the Newsvandal. Our three tiers today are: Who Are They?; the housing market doesn't suck, it just sucks for you; and pumping you up. For all this week's headlines with links, click "Read more" below.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130830-Dweezil Zappa

34:09 minutes (46.91 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)


Dweezil Zappa talks with James Moore about his dad Frank Zappa's prodigious musical legacy, guitars, family life, latest projects and much more in a wide-ranging discussion.

The ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA concert is at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City on Friday, Sept 6th commemorating the 40th anniversary of the ROXY & ELSEWHERE album.


- Planet Erstwild - 20130823 - Mark Leibovich

25:31 minutes (23.36 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Mark Leibovich FEATURED SEGMENT | Live call in w/ NY Times' Mark Leibovich discussing his best-selling book THIS TOWN

Couldn't be more excited about this week's show. I'm talking with one of the surest voices in the gilded swampland of our nation's capitol, Mark Leibovich, who is the national chief political correspondent of New York Times Magazine.

His book THIS TOWN is a #1 New York Times bestseller and certainly the hottest political book of the summer. He skewers the gilded partisans on both sides of the aisle who are surprisingly bipartisan when it comes to serving their own well-paid self interests. Not a pretty picture.

Leibovich has a long career inside the Beltway, working at the Washington Post, where I first met him, before joining the Times. He also worked at the storied San Jose Mercury News before joining the Post in 1997. It's a live call in. Don't miss it.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130816 - Inside the Headlines

66:12 minutes (60.61 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

"Inside the Headlines" with NEWSVANDAL JP SOTTILE | 4pm This week's three tiers include investigating reporters, i.e., turnabout is fair prey, the economy sucks for you and me, and way beyond belief. All headlines with links listed below.

25:56 minutes (23.75 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

James Moore interviews Ben Griffin and Michael Lyons, two London-based Veterans for Peace.

Ben served in the British Army and had a crisis of conscience whilst serving in Baghdad. He refused to continue serving there and was discharged from the army. After leaving the army he blew the whistle on British involvement in Extraordinary Rendition and torture and was subsequently gagged after a secret trial.

Mike was a Royal Navy medic serving in Diego Garcia when he was given
orders to deploy as a combat medic to Afghanistan. He decided to
educate himself about that conflict by reading the Wikileaks Afghan
War Diaries. Disturbed by the huge numbers of civilians killed he
applied for conscientious Objector status. During the process he
refused to carry out rifle training and was sentenced to 7 months in

- Planet Erstwild - 20130809 - Inside the Headlines

66:08 minutes (90.82 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

At 4pm, we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, for a review of the week's most compelling stories. Our three tiers are downward dog whistles, protits of doom, and water the world over. Mo' below...

18:19 minutes (16.78 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


MUM's co-chair of Media & Communications Stuart Tanner and David Lynch Foundation board member Joanna Plafsky talk about the new David Lynch Masters Degree in Film.

First year registration deadline is August 10th! Submit 3-5 minute film for scholarship that will be judged by David Lynch. Details on the website.



- Planet Erstwild - 20130802 - Inside the Headlines

73:46 minutes (101.31 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

At 3:45pm we go "Inside the Headlnes" with astute political analyst JP Sottile the Newsvandal [whose birthday it is today!!]. Today's three tiers include big brother & the hovering company, the economy sucks, & social studies. For complete listing, click 'Read more' tab below.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130731 - Julie Fisher

44:08 minutes (40.41 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

To order book from the Kettering Foundation, click on pic.



James Moore talks with Julie Fisher about her book "Importing Democracy" in which she travelled to Tajikistan, South Africa and Argentina looking at the role of NGOs.

She worked in the field for years and at the Kettering Foundation as well.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130731 - Meghan Dowd

13:59 minutes (12.8 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

James Moore talks with Meghan Dowd about her family's business Shaktea Komucha. They'll be serving up samples at the Hy-Vee this weekend 9am-1pm!! All proceeds going to their kickstarter. [See detials below.] They hope to move into mechanical bottling in order to expand their growing business which is now serving 30 outlets around the state of Iowa. Meghan is also the force behind Open Space Studio, offering all levels of yoga and much more, located above the Orpheum Theatre.

Steve Boss, host of GREAT TASTE says, "I love small food businesses and the Dowd family, Deb, Meghan and Jack, is all about amazing products.  As I've written before, Jack's organic root beer is unbelievable and their kombucha is a great soft drink replacement if you want some fizz.  They've only got a few days left to fully fund their expansion project.  Please read the following from Meghan and help out if you can.  There are prizes in it for you!"

- Planet Erstwild - 20130726 - Inside the Headlines

69:12 minutes (95.04 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

4:00: We go "Inside the Headlines" with Newvandal extraordinaire JP Sottile for the best 'week in news' analysis you'll hear anywhere.

Our three tiers this week include news flash: poison kills things; that good ol' sucking economy; and let's remember to forget. All headline links below.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130724 - Jason Rothberg

36:16 minutes (33.2 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Great show today. Wow. I love this station. I love radio.

Jason Rothberg, head of David Lynch Foundation music, talks with host James Moore about Lenny Kravitz, Joe Strummer, wife Astrella's new fashion line w/ designer John Varvatos, Transcendental Music, and much more.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130722 - Bill Powers

75:52 minutes (69.46 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Bill Powers


Bill Powers


Exploding the Shale Gas Mythology

- Planet Erstwild - 20130719 - Inside the Headlines

63:13 minutes (57.89 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

At 4pm we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, a leading connoiseur of headlines au gratin or a la mode. Our 3 tiers this week are: America's numbing number oneness; the justice system doesn't suck, it just sucks for you; and food for thought. All headlines listed below with links.

26:27 minutes (24.22 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Chris McKhool


James Moore speaks with Toronto-based fiddle maestro Chris McKhool of the Sultans of String. The duo will be gracing Cafe P Thursday, July 25th at 8pm.

The definition of eclectic, these JUNO nominees (Canadian Grammy awards) play exquisite music to travel the world by.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130718 - Kristian Day

22:47 minutes (20.86 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Station manager James Moore talks with Modern American Cinema director Kristian Day about his latest venture, opening Fairfield's restored Orpheum Theatre.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130718 - Jennifer Hall

24:53 minutes (22.79 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


James Moore interviews velveteen chanteuse Jennifer Hall a la Chicago. She'll be lighting up Cafe Paradiso Friday, July 19th at 8pm. Her six piece band is tight, tasty and terrific.

She's got a little Mama Cass in her delivery and no shortage of panache, class and conviction. Did we mention there's a new EP on the way and you can help make it happen if you're interested?

- Planet Erstwild - 20130712 - Kimberley Larkin

20:27 minutes (18.73 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore speaks with architect Kimberley Larkin about her upcoming adventure moving to Bhutan, set to become the world's first wholly organic country. If you'd like to to contribute to her Bhutan trip:

Kimberley Larkin
Bank of Hawaii
Account # 0004818539
Routing # 1213010128

- Planet Erstwild - 20130712 - Africa Engo

77:17 minutes (70.76 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Africa EngoPLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore interviews Africa Engo, a recent Fairfield arrival via the Big Apple.

Africa is a dancer, documentarian, performer, blogger, one of the world's foremost AIDs activists, UN liason, weight loss advocate, vegan diet proponent, self-proclaimed airhead of the intellectual set, a passionate, colorful soul with a cinema and performance degree from NYU who has worked at HBO and MTV. She lost 111 pounds incorporating exercise, a vegan diet regime, and a run from NYC to Chicago.

You will not want to miss the amazing story of this truly lit soul. Check out her documentary "I Love Africa" by clicking on her pic. Africa's new show for solar KRUU called THE SKINNY: Weight Loss & World Issues will be premiering soon!!

- Planet Erstwild - 20130712 - Inside the Headlines

63:08 minutes (57.8 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

At 4pm, we go "Inside the Headlines" with Emmy-award winning journalist and filmmaker Newsvandal JP Sottile. This week's three tiers include: Oil And Everything Don't Mix; All the Money is Penta-Gone; and the Media Scrum. All headlines with links listed below.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130705 - "Inside the Headlines"

71:47 minutes (65.73 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore take you "Inside the Headlines" every Friday at 4pm CT. This week's three tiers: always look on the bright side, the economy doesn't suck, it just sucks for you and freedumb isn't free. Click on "Read more" below for complete list of this week's headlines with links.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130705 - Dr. David Lee Sheng Tin

47:16 minutes (43.28 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

James Moore speaks with board certified health and lifestyles interventionist coach Dr. David Lee Sheng Tin about his forthcoming book "Emotional Fitness" and upcoming free introductory talk Tuesday, July 9 at 7:30pm at the Fairfield Public Library. It's a wide-ranging discussion on what emotional health means and the tools Dr. David employs to help people achieve a better state of balance.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130628 - Inside the Headlines

60:53 minutes (55.74 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

At 4pm, we go "Inside the Headlines" with award-wining journalist/historian/filmmaker Newsvandal JP Sottile. For a complete listing of this week's stories, click "Read more" below.

22:34 minutes (20.67 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

FAIRfest 2013 Pre-Show with James Moore

  This week Kristian Day is talking with the father of the first annual FAIRfest summer music festival, James Moore. FAIRfest is 4 days of music, food, and sustainable fun! We also feature tunes from Mumfords and Christopher The Conquered. Don't forget to check out the official website for FAIRfest 2013 at


- Planet Erstwild - 20130614 - Inside the Headlines

67:15 minutes (92.36 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

At 4pm, it's the ever eloquent and yo-so-savvy JP Sottile, of newsvandal fame, who takes us "Inside the Headlines" with PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore on another weekly foray into the flotsam and jetsam of newsful items. The three tiers du week: within you, without you; the economy doesn't suck, it just sucks for you; and water slide. All headlines listed below...

28:07 minutes (25.75 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Jeffrey HollenderJames Moore interviews Jeffrey Hollender about his upcoming trip to Fairfield this weekend as keynote speaker for FAIRfest 2013's sustainabiltity track. Hollender, who co-founded Seventh Generation and the American Sustainable Business Council, will speak at the Sondheim Center / Roo Bear Stage on Saturday, June 22nd from 10am till noon. The event is free and open to the public and marks the launch of the Iowa Sustainable Business Alliance, a newly-formed statewide organization based in Fairfield.

13:17 minutes (18.24 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Nichola Naioti talks about his role in setting up FAIRfest's first event--the 3rd Street Block Party Thursday, June 20th 6-11pm at 3rd Street and Grimes. Plus his role in creating the tasty new restaurant called the Gardens.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130607 - Inside the Headlines

78:36 minutes (107.93 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Papa's got a brand new Baghdaddy and other tales of headline hijinx 4pm with JP Sottile, the Nesvandal. For complete list, click "Read more" below.

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