February 8, 2014

Bobfahrer_DavosHi there. Just want to share our enthusiasm for the Olympic Games. It’s so much reality, so unpredictable, hurrah!

To help get you all in the mood we have a suggestion: click here to listen to episode eleven of The Mikie Show! In case you missed it, that episode we had the good fortune to interview two athletes from the Latvian Olympic track team. Turns out they train in our neighborhood during winter. We caught up with them prepping for the 2012 London Games. My favorite part was Dimitri’s description of what it feels like to enter the Olympic stadium with your country’s team during opening ceremonies (he represented Latvia in the 1500 meters in the 2008 Beijing games).

Okay, have a fun listen and and we hope you get to enjoy the winter games!Snowboarder

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Candy Discovered on Mars!

January 26, 2014

mars2sScientists are baffled by what appears to be candy showing up everywhere on Mars. That’s all they said, they were baffled. When asked what that meant, they said they were baffled by that as well. Reporters were subsequently baff…

“Hey, wait a minute, none of this true and you know it.”

Guess you’re right, just kidding, no candy on Mars. But there is a place not far from here that’s as sweet as can be: planet Internet, home to a new episode of The Mikie Show! Just click the sweetest word in the first sentence and get there before it’s all gone!

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Happy New Year!

January 6, 2014

CopenhagenLet us be the last to wish it. It’s only fair since we here at The Mikie Show tend to be some of the first to, ahem, start celebrating it.

So we hope you have had a joyous holiday season and are ready to ignore that list of New Year’s resolutions! I’ve already ignored two: get to bed on time and stop with the chocolate, already! Yes, we’ll be tired and a little plumper but we so look forward to getting our next show out soon! Thanks so much for all your support this past year!

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Thank You, Again!

December 23, 2013

Winter_solsticeWe’ve had another wonderful year and we want to thank you for helping us make that happen. In fact it’s been the best year ever as we’ve expanded our listenership to forty-five States, DC and seventy-seven countries! Hi ho Finland, Vanuatu, Ghana and Paraguay! On Kenya, Pakistan, li’l Andorra and Peru!

Without you, we’d be singing in the rain on a sunny day, waiting for Godot at the wrong stop, filling in the blanks with more blanks, so, yes, we thank you and wish you all a joyous holiday season.


Yours truly,

The Mikie Show

PS: We’re enjoying the season as well, see you in January with a new show!

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What To Do?

December 9, 2013

dreamstime_xs_34118678I know, listening for a half-hour, even to the best in first-rate entertainment like The Mikie Show, can be difficult. You gotta just sit there and listen? Stare at the walls or something? It’s a problem. But fear not, we’re here to help with a list of first-rate suggestions for listening to the show (some of these are what actual listeners have told us they do):

1. Sort stuff. Like photos, old emails, spices, anything will do. I sort my haunted pillows.

2. Tidy up. Dust bunnies usually get me through The News, then it’s folding paper towels for the remainder.

3. Cook. I can get in two meals per show!

4. Eat. It’s right after cooking!

5. Nightcap. Meaning: lights off, glass of wine, use us to pass out.

6. What’s so bad about staring off into space for a half-hour?

7. Drive. That’s right, it’s easy to get The Mikie Show in your car if you live in a town that doesn’t broadcast us on local radio. Just download a few shows (there’s a download button under the play arrow of every show), burn them to a cd and voila! (you can fit two shows on a CD and if your car can play mp3s, you can fit up to fifteen shows on a single CD)

8. Subscribe. You can subscribe to the podcast which will automatically put them on your mobile device (there’s a button on our home page for that). Then you can listen in the produce aisle or in the waiting room or on a train!

Hope this helps. See you soon with a new show!

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November 29, 2013

OnwardUpward and Onward Against the Wind to The Heights!

See why I just shortened that to “Onward.” It’s longish the other way. Yup, everything always gets shortened these days. Kind of a bit.ly life, no?

So, not wanting to be left behind, we’ve just shortened an hour to a half-hour! I know, ur thinking: Holy cow that’s awesome!

But what does one do with that extra half-hour? Well, how about you click the tallest phrase in this post and climb that hilly spot of free-time-well-spent: the newest episode of The Mikie Show! Go ahead, you’ve got the time!

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November 25, 2013

pieHappy Thanksgiving! Even to the turkeys! Okay, not so happy for the turkeys but the taters don’t care a bit, neither do the peas! And I’ve never heard an onion complain, not once! (I did have an issue with a tomato once but I’ve chosen to let that go)

What say you, shall we have a jolly good feast?

Aye, good choice!

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Stories In Our Music

November 6, 2013

AtalantaYes, who knew? There are stories behind some of the music you hear on the show. Mostly it involves the soundscape that follows each interview. In general, it’s more fun to make up your own tale but, for example, here’s the thought behind the soundscape in Episode 65, Paul (it’s titled Models): Imagine somewhere in the Galaxy that two solar systems with highly intelligent life are near to each other. They made contact a thousand years ago and are easily 10,000 years ahead of us. Still, a detective has been assigned to go undercover on that neighboring world looking for a suspect; and her technology allows her to change her appearance and her environment. No word on the outcome, though.

Just something to ponder while listening. Thanks as always for your support!

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Plaster Found Inside Venus!

October 24, 2013

venous valveYes, scientists have just reconfirmed the astonishing data from a new probe orbiting planet Venus: there’s plaster everywhere just under the surface. That’s crazy!

That’s so not true. Even that picture on the left is wrong, I think it’s actually something venous.

But here’s something that’s totally so true: there’s a new episode of The Mikie Show orbiting the internet! Now all you need to know is waiting for you up there! Just click the second sentence of this post and blast off to the finest in top-notch entertainment!

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Vexillology Part 2

September 24, 2013

flags924Just thought we’d give an update on the wonderful support we’ve had from listeners across the globe. What you see to the left are the flags of the sixty-four countries where folks have subscribed to or downloaded our show. (note: they’re not alphabetical so it’s more fun to guess who and also, we only know country of origin, like: someone subscribed in Germany, but we never know who or what town. In the USA we know what State but that’s it).

All the continents save Antarctica are there! Hello, Antarctica, anybody there? Ice Stations? Mr. The Thing? Come on, you can do it!

Thanks so much to all!

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