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Episode 13 — Kelly Link Reads “Catskin”
October 19, 2018

Author Kelly Link reads her story “Catskin,” a dream-like tale for grown-ups about witches, their children, and their cats. In “Catskin” Link casts a spell that combines urgent emotions, human insight, supernatural fantasy, and vivid images. This reading

Episode 12 — Dave Deporis: An Extraordinary Life
August 06, 2018

Dave Deporis was a brilliant songwriter and performer, whose way of living life was as unusual as his songs. He was passionate about his music, he lived for his music, and a year ago he died for his music. This episode of Spinning On Air is a full-length

Episode 11 — Pete Mauney’s Fireflies (part 2)
July 11, 2018

In the previous episode of Spinning On Air you met Pete Mauney, and you heard him photographing fireflies. In the podcast the camera shutter clicks, a dog barks, a motorcycle drives by, and Pete talks about what he’s doing and answers a few of my question

Music Extra — Firefly Waltz Suite
July 11, 2018

Here’s a suite of music I composed and performed for my Spinning On Air podcasts “Pete Mauney’s Fireflies,” parts 1 & 2. After joining Pete as he photographed fireflies in two locations in the Hudson Valley on a mild summer night, I was pleased with the r

Episode 10 — Pete Mauney’s Fireflies (part 1)
July 04, 2018

This one is a bit different. On this podcast I’m taking you out of the studio to meet a friend of mine, Pete Mauney, who takes photographs of fireflies. Pete's photos show firefly activity over a period of time, layering multiple exposures to show the won

Episode 9 — A Portrait of Wildflowers with Judy Collins and Joshua Rifkin
May 25, 2018

Judy Collins’ 1967 album Wildflowers preserves the spirit of the Summer of Love in a way that sounds timeless. David Garland speaks with Judy Collins and arranger Joshua Rifkin seeking their memories, thoughts and ideas about the making of Wildflowers, pr

Episode 8 — Continuous Transitions
March 14, 2018

We mark the change of winter into spring at the vernal equinox—March 20th in 2018. But even that measurable moment in the Earth’s orbit is a moment in a continuum. Change is continuous, but the constant-ness of it can be hard to perceive, hard to take in.

Episode 7 — Jóhann Jóhannsson: With the Emotions
February 13, 2018

“I think it’s probably something quite visceral which I’m after, something very down in the stomach, in the blood — with the emotions. That’s where the music comes from in a way, and that’s where great music hits me.” That’s what Icelandic composer Jóhan

Episode 6 — Connie Converse Let Me Be If I Can (part 2)
January 05, 2018

“Connie Converse Let Me Be If I Can” is part 2 of producer/host David Garland’s new telling of Connie’s life, revealing a more complete portrait of a complex woman who was not only an unsung songwriter, but also a smart, politically engaged activi

Episode 5 — Connie Converse Let Me Be If I Can (part 1)
December 22, 2017

Now producer/host David Garland looks again at Connie’s life, revealing a more complete portrait of a complex woman who was not only an unsung songwriter, but also a smart, politically engaged activist who worked on peace, civil rights, and women’s is