Archive for the ‘podcast’ category

Johnny B Sieger coming to A House of A Guy’s Own!

January 28, 2020

From Chalet on the Alley to A House of A Guys Own!

Yes! My possibly best friend if not soul-mate Johnny B. Sieger will grace our back door portal on February 8, double-twenty!

Johnny Unplugged as it were, a good thing since we ain’t got no spittoon! Seriously, though, he doesn’t chew.

John’s new one with the Semi-Twangs is Kenosha is an instant classic, beginning with the title song confessional, through the self-analytical My Mind is Weak, the new directional Things are Going South and the very Milwaukee-ish (and I grew up a Milwaukee alley troll) Chalet on the Alley

We can seat up to a dozen comfortably, maybe 13 or 14 in a squeeze, so get there by 9: 57 am on 2/8 for a more-than-likely- seat.  Mr Sieger will take requests written on the back of a 20 dollar bill, no confeds please.

Should you only come out on facebook, zone in to  https://www.facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/ 

Got buds?  Pop ’em in for Whad’ya Know Podcast on @iTunes later that same day.

 

2020 Hindsight

December 29, 2019

                                                2020 Hindsight

 

With 2020 hindsight we look back on 20’s of the past to seek reassurance for the one upcoming–

 

1120- Walcher of Malvern, Prior of Great Malvern Priory in Worcestershire, England, drawing from his knowledge of Arabic astronomy, measures the Earth using the degrees, minutes and seconds of latitude and longitude.

1220–Genghis Khan overruns Islamic Asia laying waste to scores of civilizations and insuring himself a place in the genome of half the population of the earth–

on the other hand, Trial by Ordeal was (supposedly) abolished in England.

1320–Dante‘s Quaestio de Aqua et Terra,  a discussion of how a land and water planet like ours fits into Aristotle’s concentric elemental circles is published to mixed reviews, yet shows hints of The Divine Comedy yet to come.

1420–The long-lasting and last Imperial Dynasty of China the Qing (1420-1912) comes to power, puts the finishing touches on The Forbidden City, changing all the new bi-lingual nameplates to emphasize Harmony instead of Supremacy.

1520–Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Strait of Magellan by sailing through the treacherous, barely navigable snake of water between Chile & Tierra del Fuego, to the Pacific Ocean. While Portuguese, the always flexible Magellan claimed the strait and everything to the north for Spain.

1620–Bad year for mothers as Johannes Kepler’s is arrested for witchcraft while  French king Louis XIII defeats his mother, Marie de’ Medici, at the Battle of Les Ponts-de-Ce, Poitou.

1720–Johathan Swift begins “Gulliver’s Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, by Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships,” a satire of human nature and travelers’ tales.

Swift said he wrote Gulliver’s Travels “to vex the world rather than divert it”.

1820–The Venus de Milo is discovered on April 8, 1820 by a peasant named Yorgos Kentrotas, inside a buried niche within the ancient city ruins of Milos, in what was then the Ottoman Empire.

She was initially to be sold to the French, who like this kind of thing, when the Turks claimed birthright to the statue. The French intervened in Greece to stop the sale to Turkey and shipped her to Paris, where she still resides, leaving the Turkish Sultan the small consolation of executing the Greek ambassador. And the arms? Well, good thing they were lost if the reconstruction by art historian Adolf Furtwangler is anywhere near the truth.

1920–OK, the rise of Hitler and Prohibition, but the National Football League is established at a meeting at the Canton, Ohio, Hupmobile showroom between  representatives of the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Muncie Flyers, Rochester Jeffersons, Rock Island Independents, Decatur Staleys, Chicago Cardinals, Columbus Panhandles & Detroit Heralds.

The vision is complete when, in 1921,  the Indian Packing Company of Green Bay joins the league with Curly Lambeau’s Green Bay Packers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whad’ya Know Holiday Office Partay–Now With Karaoke!

December 3, 2019

     You heard me right–Christmas & Chanukah Charaoke!

You’ll be rocking around the Christmas Tree and Messin’ around the Menorah, Saturday, December 7th, starting at 10 am at A House of A Singin’ Fool’s Own, 1215 Drake St, Madison–BDTP–

If you can’t make it you can kall-in your karaoke at (608) 257-2616–

Happy Merry Y’all!!

 

Return of the All-Time Classic Quiz Show!

November 11, 2019

Not this one . . .

 

This one!

The Whad’ya Know PopUp Quiz!

You cannot buy it for $64,000 1958 dollars!

Scandal-free! Yes, we all but give you the answers but

what’s wrong with that?

Ruled not gambling by US Supreme Court!

Saturday, November 16, 10 am Central on

Whad’ya Know Podcast facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/

Call in early & often at (608) 257-2616 Lyle is standing by–

Post-Apocalyptic Crow has Last Word in ‘Hollow Kingdom’

October 30, 2019

This Saturday, November 2, Kira Jane Buxton joins us with ‘Hollow Kingdom,’ a first-crow account of life after the apocalypse told by domesticated American crow S.T.–Shit Turd, if you don’t please–with wisdom about the mofos of the world imparted by his not-so-dearly departed step-dad Big Jim–

 

 

‘Hollow Kingdom,’ “a humorous, big-hearted and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse,”

is the best-selling first novel for Kira Jane Buxton, whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times and McSweeney’s.

You can fly with the crows and over the mofos on the Whad’ya Know Podcast livecast https://www.facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/  this Saturday, November 2 at 10 AM Central–

and grab the podcast later that day on Whad’ya Know Podcast @iTunes.

Finally an apocalypse you can chuckle your way through!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whad’ya Know Testifyin’

October 10, 2019

Hi, the former Michael Feldman here, answering the question I get asked most “What ever happened to you?”

Not Much/ Not!–You?

For one thing I’ve discovered I can perfectly reproduce any Beatles solo (except Paul’s) when singing to my dog Bella.

And, no, she does not howl, but wags her little tail for more. Or maybe for a treat for sitting through it.

And for another (thing) I awoke one morning to find myself transformed into a podcaster, just like Gregor Samsa , should podcasters and cockroaches turn out to be in the same genus.

Podcasting!

Which I used to think was just playing to a middle-aged guy on a treadmill (in more than one sense) who will listen to pretty much anything to assuage the pain and blot out the cacophony of Millennial treadmills like tanks advancing.

Fact is I was wrong–turns out there are several middle-aged guys and 1 or 2 hot yoga ladies also needing my assuagence.

In fact, during our 3 so-far-year-run the Whad’ya Know Podcast, now with Lyle Anderson, raconte- & carilloneur ,

has been listened to over 600,000 times!

So, OK, probably by the same few inveterate or invertebrate Whad’ya Know obsessives (God Love ’em!).

Thanks to our medium-well demographic, I’m happy to say we have zoomed to the top of the eye charts!

Still, like yelling in the wilderness when there is no boy nor wolf, should we only rely on word of mouth we will be talking to ourselves, which is a little too much like podcasting for my taste.

That’s why we’re asking for your help–no, not donations–that’s for Patreon.com, for as little as $3/month–but by telling someone you know who you suspect may have been still sitting on their hands these past few years about the Whad’ya Know Podcast, and asking–nay, imploring them to tell their theirs, and and theirs theirs, until we, together, through the strength of our shared belief and sheer numbers will shine, like the Bard’s candle, “a good dead in a naughty world.”

Whad’ya Know Podcast–Spread the Word and That It’s Free; Spread the Word and Be Like Me

They’re Back! Whad’ya Know?

September 3, 2019

Michael & Lyle in Living

Color for September!

 

September 7: How we spent our

summer vacation & PopUp Quiz!

 

Sept 14: Krazy Kat Michael Tisserand

drops into A House of a Guy’s Own

 

Sept 21: UW Mathematical Genius &

author of “How Not to Be Wrong”

will find Michael a tough customer–

Saturdays at 10 am on facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/

All the time @ Whad’ya Know Podcast iTunes & Soundcloud.com–

 

              See you in September!