Ep 87: It Was A Brilliant Cure, But We Lost The Patient: Asylums Part 2

You may have noticed the irony that can be attached to the phrase, ‘what do we have to lose?’ So often things can go horribly wrong just after someone asks that fateful, seemingly rhetorical question. That’s sort of what happened once people decided to stop just confining people with mental illness, and started trying to ‘cure’ them. Join us this week as we explore medical treatments for mental illness from shock therapy to lobotomy; and meet those whose voices sounded alarm from Kesey to Kennedy.

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Prog-Watch Special – 101 Dimensions – July 2017

This month on 101 Dimensions we have another great selection of interesting stuff spannign five decades! Here’s the playlist:

Kitaro – Island Of Life (from the maxi-single Island Of Life, 1992)

Hawkwind – Levitation; Motorway City; Psychosis; and World Of Tiers (from the album Levitation, 1980)

Depeche Mode – In Chains; Hole To Feed; Wrong; and Fragile Tension (from the album Sounds Of The Universe, 2009)

Patrick Moraz – Heroic Fantasy; and Satellite (from the album Future Memories I & II, 1985)

Jean-Luc Ponty – Cosmic Messenger; I Only Feel Good With You; and Ethereal Mood (from the album Cosmic Messenger, 1978)

Kitaro – Gentle Forest; The Stone And The Green World; and Sunlight Dancing (from the album Spiritual Garden, 2006)

Echelon Effect – Goodbye Sierra; End Transmission; Signals; and Outbound (from the album Signals, 2017) Read More …

Ep 86: We’re All Mad Here: Asylums Part 1

 

The Lunatic Asylum has loomed large in the public imagination since its very establishment as an institution. We have never been sure what to do with the mad, to use the vernacular of a bygone era. Despite our admitted ineptitude, we have been more than willing to try and do something with them for ages. Most of the things we did for most of recorded history have been horrifying, barbaric and ineffective. Join us this week as we explore the history of asylums and treatments for the mentally ill. We will discuss Nellie Bly’s breakthrough account of her experiences in the Blackwell’s Asylum, and the documentary that recorded World War II veterans’ experience PTSD, ‘Let There Be Light’. We will even spend a little time discussing the death of George Washington, and being glad that medicine has made a few advances since then.

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Prog-Watch 427 – Variety

Variety is on tap for this week’s Prog-Watch! We’ll hear from Uriah Heep, Ben Craven, Dreadnaught, Foreigner, Syncage, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Manfred Mann`s Earth Band, Snarky Puppy, IO Earth, Anekdoten & Rocket Scientists! We’ll also hear from our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher who will be enlightening us on the great new album by The Mute Gods!

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Ep 85: Gen. Zaroff, I Presume: Hunting Humans

We, as humans, enjoy our place atop the food chain. Whether it’s true or not, we’ve done a great job convincing ourselves we are basically invincible when it comes to predators. Lions, tigers, and bears, oh, balderdash. However, what if it wasn’t an animal that was pursuing us? Join us this week as we explore the myth of Man the Hunter; the story of The Most Dangerous Game, and the truth that makes them resonant. 

 

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Ep 84: Betcha on Land They Understand: Mermaids

Join us this week for a special broadcast from under the sea! We will be exploring the long history of people who live underwater and the various purported forms they’ve taken throughout history. From fish, to dolphins, to seals and even walruses; the human/animal hybrids who populate the seven seas are incredibly diverse, and we will discuss them all right here! Let’s see if we can’t figure out why the world has been, and continues to be, so enamored with mermaids and their mythic kin while we’re here. (And maybe make some fish puns).

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Prog-Watch 425 – Variety

This week’s episode is a variety program, with lots of great (mostly) new stuff for your listening pleasure! Hear music from Ghost Community, Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly, Karda Estra, Brother Ape, The Mothers Earth Experiment, Simon Says, Deep Purple, Valdez, Cast, Gregorian Rock, and Machines Dream! We’ll also hear from our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, who will be focusing on the latest album by Damian Wilson!

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Prog-Watch Special – 101 Dimensions (June 2017)

Tune in to this week’s 101 Dimensions to hear a variety of electronic/ambient music from some great artists you may know, and some you may not! Here’s the playlist:

1. The Orb – Once More; Promise; Ghostdancing; and Turn It Down (from the album Cydonia, 2001)

2. Aphex Twin – W32.Mydoom.AU@dmm; VBS.Redlof.B; and Backdoor.Ranky.S (from the album Analord 11, 2005)

3. Paul Ellis – Rosecross; Private Ocean; Flying Parallel; Morning Moon; Lightning In The Temple; Sirius; and Cyberspace (from the album The Secret Fire, 1991)

4. Ian Boddy – Trapped In Black (from the album Three Dreams, 2007)

5. Isao Tomita – Gigantic Geometric Patterns; Song Of The Universe; El Humahuaqueno; and City Under The Desert (from the album Nasca Fantasy, 1995)

6. Vangelis – Mask, Movements 1, 2, & 3 (from the album Mask, 1985)

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