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Martin Bandyke Under Covers for July 2022: Martin interviews Alex B. Hill, author of Detroit in 50 Maps

Tue, 07/05/2022 - 9:38am

Detroit in 50 Maps shows you the Motor City from entirely new perspectives, from neighborhood coffee shops to the legacy of redlining.

There are thousands of ways to map a city. Roads, bridges, and railways help you navigate the twists and turns; topography gives you the lay of the land; population growth shows you its changing fortunes. But the best maps let you feel what that city's really like. Detroit in 50 Maps deconstructs the Motor City in surprising new ways. Track where new coffee shops and co-working spaces have opened and closed in the last five years. Find the areas with the highest concentrations of pizzerias, Coney Island hot dog shops, or ring-necked pheasants. In each colorful map, you'll find a new perspective on one of America’s most misunderstood cities and the people who live here.

A conversation starter for Detroiters past, present, and future, Detroit in 50 Maps is for anyone keen to understand the city in new and surprising ways.

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #44b - TV Guide

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 5:36pm

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. Alfred Hitchcock appeared on the cover of TV Guide magazine four different times. The first was the October 27-November 2, 1956 issue with a listing for episode 44 "None Are So Blind" and an article about Hitch. Here's a short look at that magazine.

Alfred Hitchcock appears on the cover of TV Guide Magazine

 

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #44a - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 5:38pm

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In our last installment, Hitch promoted a new magazine that would soon be the source of many episodes. Here is a look at that first issue, along with the first story to find its way from the magazine to the series.

 

The cover to the first issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

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A Short Telephone Interview with Howlin' Wolf, conducted by Doug Fulton, circa 1970

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 11:53am

This short telephone interview with Chicago blues musician and singer Howlin' Wolf was conducted by Doug Fulton, noted blues photographer and writer, prior to a performance by Wolf in Ann Arbor, Michigan, sometime in the early 1970s. Wolf talks for a few minutes about a fishing trip and then mentions personnel on his upcoming tour. 

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Martin Bandyke Under Covers for June 2022: Martin interviews Scott A. Small, author of Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering.

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 3:59pm

Dr. Scott Small has dedicated his career to understanding why memory forsakes us. As director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Columbia University, he focuses largely on patients who experience pathological forgetting, and it is in contrast to their suffering that normal forgetting, which we experience every day, appears in sharp relief.

Until recently, most everyone—memory scientists included—believed that forgetting served no purpose. But new research in psychology, neurobiology, medicine, and computer science tells a different story. Forgetting is not a failure of our minds. It’s not even a benign glitch. It is, in fact, good for us—and, alongside memory, it is a required function for our minds to work best.

Forgetting benefits our cognitive and creative abilities, emotional well-being, and even our personal and societal health. As frustrating as a typical lapse can be, it’s precisely what opens up our minds to making better decisions, experiencing joy and relationships, and flourishing artistically.

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #44 - None Are So Blind

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 6:09pm

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this installment, Seymour plans to disguise himself to murder his Aunt Muriel. But there's one crucial blip in his plan that he just refuses to see.

Aunt Muriel looks up at Seymour and his gun.

 

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #43a - Amazing Stories: The Doll

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 6:04pm

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this surprise installment, Al and Tom Elliott, the host of the Award-Winning "The Twilight Zone Podcast," discuss Richard Matheson's sentimental Amazing Stories tale. The surprise is that it has nothing to do with Alfred Hitchcock.

John and Mary and their dolls.

 

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Martin Bandyke Under Covers for May 2022: Martin interviews Scott Eyman, author of 20th Century Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Creation of the Modern Film Studio

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 2:06pm

From New York Times bestselling author Scott Eyman, 20th Century Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Creation of the Modern Film Studio is the story one of the most influential studios in film history, from its glory days under the leadership of legendary movie mogul Darryl F. Zanuck up to its 2019 buyout by Disney.

March 20, 2019 marked the end of an era -- Disney took ownership of the movie empire that was Fox. For almost a century before that historic date, Twentieth Century-Fox was one of the preeminent producers of films, stars, and filmmakers. Its unique identity in the industry and place in movie history is unparalleled -- and one of the greatest stories to come out of Hollywood.

This narrative tells the complete tale of the films, stars, intrigue, and innovations of the iconic studio that was.

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #43 - Kill with Kindness

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 3:46pm

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this installment, Fitz (Hume Cronyn) and Katherine (Carmen Mathews) invite the homeless Mr. Jorgy (James Gleason) into their home. They plan to kill him but they may as well kill him with kindness. And later, Al looks at one of the two Hitchcock films in which Hume Cronyn appears: Lifeboat.

Katherine and Fitz set their basement on fire.

 

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 56 - Summer Classics 2022

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 10:11am

Nick discusses the upcoming Summer Classics series at the Michigan Theater with some fun facts about the films coming up, context and background, and why they were programmed this year.