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Airs at: Tue, 06/04/2024 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Self Help Radio is not a self-help radio show. It might be something worse.

Each week host Gary explores a different theme with music & with talk. Guests are silly. The music is eclectic. It's kind of a mess.

Shows are archived here & also at the Self Help Radio website. There's a blog. There's Twitter. There's Facebook.

Upcoming themes are on the website. Send ideas for those shows or themes to explore at gary at self help radio dot net or by text 971-319-4847.

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Self Help Radio 5/28/24: Drain

Airs at: Tue, 05/28/2024 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Wait, the theme of this show is "drain"? Not "drains" or "draining"? Just "drain"? Yes, that's the theme because it's not just about drains. It's about the word "drain" in all its forms. It's clunky but what else is a theme-based radio show supposed to do? Lots of songs h... Read more

Self Help Radio 5/21/24: Eagles

Airs at: Tue, 05/21/2024 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Why, it's a show about eagles! Lots of songs about eagles! Plus we talk to a guy who has eagle-based hair care products! A guy who's always attacked by eagles! A park ranger in a national park where there are eagles! A conservationist who gives tours where you can see eagle... Read more

Self Help Radio 5/14/24: Arrested

Airs at: Tue, 05/14/2024 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Oh dear! Has Self Help Radio run afoul of the law? Heavens no! Self Help Radio is a law-abiding radio show. No, this week's show examines the act of getting arrested - with songs & with guests. Including a police officer! a police officer's kid! a guy who fingerprints those... Read more

Self Help Radio 5/7/24: Unicorns

Airs at: Tue, 05/07/2024 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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It's true, this week's Self Help Radio is about those elusive magical creatures that (one hears) live in the woods of the Pacific Northwest (among other places). In addition to unicorn songs, we talk about unicorn books & movies & we talk to a unicorn hunter as well as som... Read more

Self Help Radio 4/30/24: Indiepop A To Z # 74

Airs at: Tue, 04/30/2024 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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This episode of Self Help Radio is a continuation of a series I started many years, many miles, & a few radio stations ago - an alphabetical list of indiepop artists & sample songs by them. A definition of indiepop can be found here. Earlier editions of this series (most of... Read more

Self Help Radio 4/23/24: Delirium

Airs at: Tue, 04/23/2024 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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On tonight's show: Lots of delirious songs about delirium. Plus. I talk to our resident cinephile about movies featuring delirium, to a woman who has an interesting relationship with the Prince song "Delirious," to a candymaker who makes a candy called Delirium, & to the pro... Read more

Self Help Radio 4/16/24: Providence

Airs at: Tue, 04/16/2024 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Here's a show about providence - both the "divine guidance" providence & the town in Rhode Island. There are lots of songs about Providence (as you can see below) as well as interviews - with people from Providence! Something from everyone - if you like the supernatural stuf... Read more

Self Help Radio 4/9/24: Can't Wait

Airs at: Tue, 04/09/2024 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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"Can't wait" is an idiom that expresses excitement & eagerness. Here is a collection of songs in which the singers simply can't wait. In addition to the music, I speak with four listeners who wanted to come on the show & tell me what they can't wait for. The last hour of thi... Read more

Self Help Radio 4/2/24: Tired

Airs at: Tue, 04/02/2024 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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It's late. If you're up, you're tired. If you're about to go to bed, you're tired. I'm tired. So here's a show about being tired. There's a lot of music plus I talk to an herbalist who might help me find natural ways to not be tired; to the author of a blog about being tire... Read more

Self Help Radio 3/26/24

Airs at: Tue, 03/26/2024 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Self Help radio returns to the paradise lost that is KBOO. In addition to playing all songs called "Paradise"*, host Gary talks to four people who had near-death experiences & caught a glimpse of paradise. * Okay, there's one "Paradiso." Read more