S4TW: Electing judges, accidental dates, and Ted Williams

May 6, 2015

(Welcome to Something for the Weekend.  What follows is a list of some of our shows, some shows that aren’t our shows, and some links from around the Internet that we think you’ll enjoy.  Give them a listen/glance.  Thank you.)

ROLL TIDE: Life of the Law is back in Alabama to look at hyper-partisan, hyper-expensive judicial elections.  (Make sure you check out their episode on Alabama’s constitution, too.)

THE ACCIDENTAL DATE: On Awesome Etiquette, you think you’re just going out for a drink. He clearly doesn’t. What is the best way to handle this without being rude?

SPLENDID SPLINTER: The messy personal life of Ted Williams and how it’s echoed down through generations is the subject of this affecting ESPN profile of his daughter, Claudia.

THE ANGRY ATHEIST PHASE:  On Secret Skin, Mike interviews rapper-turned-country singer Three Ninjas (aka Jason Brunet) about online atheists, moving to New Orleans, and the challenges of rap vs. country songwriting.   

IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHY HE SOUNDS/LOOKS FAMILIAR: Brunet appeared on an episode of Hoarders in 2011.

‘RADIOHEAD IS A BIG GUM BAND.  WE LOVE GUM’: I enjoyed this fake oral history of Radiohead’s OK Computer more than any of their albums.

TEXAS IS MESSED WITH, DESPITE SLOGANEERING TO THE CONTRARY: Wits welcomes comedian Cristela Alonzo and musician Ryan Bingham to the show for tales of sitcoms, bull-riding, and Texas messing-with-ing (which is not a word).

THIS WEEK ON THE FRAME:  A chat with the composer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, how that movie is causing a rift between Disney and theater owners, and a look at Tabitha Soren (yes, that Tabitha Soren)’s new photography exhibit about baseball.

TRIXTER.  I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT TRIXTER: Here is Tabitha Soren’s first MTV News report, on the not-even-remotely-missed hair metal band, Trixter:

THIS WEEK IN TBTL: A couple “American Pie”s worth of shoe-tying talk from Andrew, plus the creepy-as-heck new Hamburglar is discussed.

WE WILL POST NO ARCHIVED PODCAST BEFORE ITS TIME: Karina is on vacation for a couple weeks, but her You Must Remember This episode on Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth ties in nicely with Welles’ 100th birthday.  Read Brian Phillips on him, too.