Show #74 (Interview): Nick Douglas, Valleywag

Nick Douglas, who writes the scandalous online “tech gossip rag” Valleywag, joins us. We talk tech gossip, future plans and he psychoanalyzes Cory Doctorow. And we talk to Destiny about the new MondoGlobo show, Destinyland.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Four Chatterers: RU Sirius, Diana Brown, Destiny, Jeff Diehl | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

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Show #73 (Interview): Yay, Anal!! Violet Blue Returns

Violet BlueWe continue our discussion with Violet Blue about her latest books, “The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys” and “The Smart Girl’s Guide to Porn”. Naturally, our conversation eventually turns toward anal sex.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Four Chatterers: RU Sirius, Violet Blue, Diana Brown, Steve Robles, Jeff Diehl | Featured Song: “Jesus Please Me” by Genesis P. Orridge and Psychic TV | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Violet Blue’s Tiny Nibbles | SF Gate Column | The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys | The Smart Girl’s Guide to Porn

Show #72 (Weekend): Is Acid the Antidote to Everything?

With this show we build on a piece Michael Horowitz read on one of our shows. He originally read it from the stage at LSD discoverer Albert Hofmann’s 100th birthday tribute in Basel, Switzerland. Violet Blue joins our usual crew as we discuss whether LSD is a panacea.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Five Chatterers: RU Sirius, Violet Blue, Diana Brown, Steve Robles, Jeff Diehl, | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Show #71 (Interview): Sex Writer Violet Blue: “My Boobies Were All Over Market Street”

Violet BlueOur friend Violet Blue returns to talk about her new weekly column with the S.F. Chronicle’s website, SF Gate, and about her latest books, “The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys” and “The Smart Girl’s Guide to Porn”. This is the first of a two part interview.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Four Chatterers: RU Sirius, Diana Brown, Steve Robles, Jeff Diehl | Featured Song: “”New is Old” by Negativland | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Violet Blue’s Tiny Nibbles | SF Gate Column | The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys | The Smart Girl’s Guide to Porn

Read the text version on 10 Zen Monkeys.

Show #70 (Weekend Edition): The Politics of Transcendence

Building on a comment from one of our interviews with Burning Man leader Larry Harvey, we discuss the politics of transcendence

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: RU Sirius, Lisa Rein, Jeff Diehl | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Show #69 (Interview): Dan The Automator

Dan the Automator at Mondo StudioDan The Automator Nakamura joined us in our studio today. He’s the producer genius behind Dr. Octagon, Handsome Boy Modeling School, and the Gorillaz first album, and so much more.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: RU Sirius, Lisa Rein, Jeff Diehl | Featured Songs: “Baller Blockin” by E-40 & San Quinn, “Catch Me” by Lupe Fiasco & Evidence of Dilated Peoples | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

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Show #68 (Interview): Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman and RU SiriusNeil Gaiman did the Sandman comics, wrote the best sellers American Gods and Anansi Boys. We were lucky enough to get him into our studio while he was on tour supporting his great new collection, Fragile Things: Short Fiction and Wonders. Oh how we talked: about his new book; about tricksters; about Alan Moore’s sudden spiritual conversion, and so much more.

Neil Gaiman is a charming fellow!

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Five Chatterers: RU Sirius, Diana Brown, Steve Robles, Paul McEnery, Jeff Diehl | Featured Songs: “Apparition No. 12” by Thea Gilmore | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Neil Gaiman | Text interview

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