Humor

Michael Kupperman: All the Answers

Airs at: Thu, 06/27/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
In this episode, we talk with Michael Kupperman, author of the book All the Answers from Simon & Schuster’s Gallery 13. All the Answers is a graphic memoir of Michael’s father, Joel Kupperman, who became famous during World War II as the youngest member of the Quiz Kids rad... Read more

The Holy Crowley Hour on 6/24/19

Airs at: Mon, 06/24/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 06/25/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
Welcome to the summer solstice edition of The Holy Crowley Hour, the night-time radio show that makes you wish the longest days of the year were even longer. Our guests tonight are Kieran Davey and Jacqueline Ozorio of the wonderful British podcast The Penny Peepshow. The ... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Jerry Chrisman, John Campbell, Karyn O'Bryant

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
Back in the Golden Age of Radio, even before KBOO, in fact, even before Ira Glass, there was a short-lived, though influential network, called the Tesla Broadcasting Company. They did things differently than the big networks at the time – the Columbia Broadcasting Systems a... Read more

Excerpts from The Comedians, a history of American Comedy, By Kliph Nesteroff, Part 3

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 06/18/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
In the late 1950's the show business establishment hated the two hottest comics of the day, Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl. And did all it could to derail their careers. It was not until comedian Redd Foxx began to appear on a series of "party records" that anyone thought that t... Read more

Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

Airs at: Thu, 06/13/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Karen Russell, author of the new book Orange World and Other Stories. Orange World is Karen’s fifth book, following the novel Swamplandia!, the novella Sleep Donation, and two collections of short fiction – St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolv... Read more

Bill Griffith: Are We Having Fun Yet?

Airs at: Thu, 06/13/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Bill Griffith's remarkable 50-year career as an artist runs the gamut from alternative comics to graphic novels to such pop-culture oddities as Wacky Packages trading cards. Best known as the creator of the satirical daily newspaper comic Zippy the Pinhead, Griffith has... Read more

Pride Humor Event

Airs at: Mon, 06/10/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris discusses the upcoming Pride Night Event 'What the GenderFuck' with Juliet Mylan and Evan Burchfield. Event takes place June 12th, 7:30pm at The Funhouse Lounge,  2432 SE 11th, Portland, Oregon 97214 503-309-3723.   Proceeds will benefit the Portland DSA Qu... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: David Koff and John Pirruccello

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
For tonight’s News In Depth segment, we welcome back one of our favorite guests -- David Koff, Artistic Director of Portland’s Fake Radio. Portland is home to a thriving radio theater community, and Fake Radio is one of the very best! The troupe will be celebrating the 70th... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 5/31/19

Airs at: Fri, 05/31/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
It's the 5th Friday of the month, and the last one before Portland's annual Waterfront Blues Festival. Since Mr. Jones's Neighborhood airs only on the 5th Friday of the month, we're celebrating the festival a little early this year. As usual, KBOO will be live broadcasting... Read more

Lizzie Borden Audio

Airs at: Wed, 05/01/2019 at 8:00am - Fri, 05/31/2019 at 7:45pm
Produced for Lizzie Borden Audio
One of the greatest southern writers of all time as well as a Borden scholar in her own right, Miss King wrote an acerbic and entertaining essay while spilling all the inside info on the Borden clan. This essay was first published in 1992 and was recently re-released upon h... Read more