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Airs at: Tue, 12/13/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Self Help Radio
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Self Help Radio is not a self-help radio show. The confusion is understandable. However, one may help oneself to a weekly examination of a particular theme featuring music, interviews with "experts," & quite possibly things that are "funny." It began in Austin, spent some time in Appalachia, & now gazes lovingly at the giant fir trees in Portland, Oregon. A fellow named Gary hosts it. It's a lot of hooey but sometimes the songs are good.  Find out more infomation about the show at its website,

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Self Help Radio 12/6/22: Parallels

Airs at: Tue, 12/06/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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It's a radio show about parallel things - parallel lives, universes, lines, you know. Also we talk to someone from a parallel universe. & to a fellow who feels he's lived his live in parallel with a martial arts superstar.  & a former Olympian who was great on the parallel... Read more

Self Help Radio 11/29/22: Magda's Birthday Show 2022

Airs at: Tue, 11/29/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Happy birthday! Who's Magda? She's my wife! Who am I? I am Gary, the person who hosts Self Help Radio! I've made a birthday show for her almost every year of the show! Don't see your favorite birthday song here?  It's because I don't play the same recording twice!  That ma... Read more

Self Help Radio 11/22/22: Bananas

Airs at: Tue, 11/22/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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It's time to go bananas!  Or go to someplace where it's okay to listen to a radio show about bananas, anyway. Too many songs about bananas plus we talk to a person named Bananas & to a person who's a fanatic about bananas, & also we talk about books about bananas & movies ... Read more

Self Help Radio 11/15/22: Chains

Airs at: Tue, 11/15/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Chains bind, but they also protect. Chains enable machinery to work. Metaphorical chains keep us in places we don't want to be. & chains is the theme of this week's Self Help Radio. In addition to lots of songs about chains (including, as you can see below, sets about chain... Read more

Self Help Radio 11/8/22: Alice's Show

Airs at: Tue, 11/08/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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While we failed to find an Alice worth interviewing for this show, which is about all kinds of Alices, we hope we more than made up for it by presenting a plethora of songs about all kinds of Alices.  Please recommend to an Alice you know, unless you yourself are an Alice, ... Read more

Self Help Radio 11/1/22: Infinity

Airs at: Tue, 11/01/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Sometimes it feels like Self Help Radio goes on way into infinity. This week that was the theme. Lots of songs about infinity.  Conversations with folks about various aspects of infinity.  If it seems like it might stretch off into forever, just remember: it's only three h... Read more

Self Help Radio 10/25/22: Halloween 2022 - Spiders!

Airs at: Tue, 10/25/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Self Help Radio kicks off Halloween week 2022 with a spooky show about spiders!  Those creepy crawly sometimes deadly eight-legged not-insects that people say we should keep in our houses because they eat insects.  But we know better!  The webs they weave are to catch you &... Read more

Self Help Radio 10/18/22: Paralyzed

Airs at: Tue, 10/18/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Noticing, as a deejay might, there were lots of songs called "Paralyzed," I decided that might be an interesting theme to cover.  The songs of course usually use the word metaphorically, so any actual damage to one's nervous system is not discussed or covered in this show. ... Read more

Self Help Radio 10/11/22: Trampolines

Airs at: Tue, 10/11/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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A radio show about trampolines?  That seems silly. Maybe it is, but here's three hours of groovy tunes about trampolines plus! An interview with something who checks the safety of trampolines.  With a trampoline enthusiast.  With a concerned protestor of trampolines.  & wit... Read more

Self Help Radio 10/4/22: 1970 Revisited - The 20th Anniversary Show!

Airs at: Tue, 10/04/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Though it has only been on KBOO for a couple of years, Self Help Radio began in October 2002 in Austin, Texas, on a station called KOOP.  A community radio station like KBOO, it also had in its call letters one K & two Os. Twenty years later, Self Help Radio celebrates its ... Read more