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Preview: Jesus on the Radio

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Published: Fri, 09 Feb 2007 03:19:00 +0000

Last Build Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:40:55 +0000

Copyright: Peter Jaros and SarahKat Keezing

Ok, this is just silly.

Fri, 09 Feb 2007 03:19:00 +0000

Way back in September, we said we'd be back soon. Well, so much for that. SarahKat's been really busy up north, and never had a chance to do it. But her situation's changed, and she's got some more time now, so the good news is:

We recorded a new episode!

That was a couple of weeks ago. Which leads to the bad news:

It's not posted yet.

Well, duh. But here's the trouble: SarahKat's iBook isn't doing well. In fact, it's downright senile. It can't get online, and it seems it can't recognize a flash drive properly either. Her half of the show is in there, somewhere, but we can't seem to get it out. The further good news is that she's got a new laptop (the further bad news: it's a PC), so we'll be able to do shows fine from now on. But I'd like to be able to put that show up too. We'll see.

In the meantime, stay on the lookout for new shows. Honestly. :)

Coming this Fall: Jesus on the Radio Season 2

Wed, 06 Sep 2006 17:34:00 +0000

Season 2 is coming...

That's right, we've declared podbankruptcy (or maybe just retroactive summer vacation). Season 2 of Jesus on the Radio will begin this fall. And when it does, look out.

Jesus on the Radio, Season 2
Now with 50% less Jesus!

By the way, if you're not subscribed, just add this url to your podcatcher, or just click here to subscribe in iTunes. You'll get the first episode of season 2 the moment it comes out!

Media Files:

We interrupt this podcast for this important chunk of silence.

Sat, 12 Aug 2006 20:36:00 +0000

You know, when doesn't even autocomplete in your address bar anymore, you know it's been a while since your last post. So is this just another apologetic no-really-we're-going-to-podcast-again-I-promise post? In a word, kinda.

If you heard the last (mini-)show (and I hope you did), you'll know that SarahKat is in quite the transition at the moment. No, she's not becoming a man, just moving. But moving very far away under some very tricky circumstances.

I'll be honest, I don't even know where she is anymore, but she's almost certainly in Maine, and not quite in an apartment yet. I'd ask her, but she's never online, and last time she was she said she'd do a show with me last Wednesday...

All in all, it's been a chaotic summer. We're even losing some listeners because of it. But that's ok. We'd rather have the best listeners than the most listeners, and you--oh person who hasn't yet had the heart to give up on us--you are one of those listeners.

Thank you.

Transmission will resume shortly. In the meantime, tune into Bucket. I just found them, and couldn't not subscribe. Great show.


No lobsters in these here woods...

Tue, 18 Jul 2006 15:15:00 +0000

A special surprise mini-podcast from deep in the woods of Western Massachussets! I'm all by my irrationally-afraid-of-serial-killers-getting-me-in-the-night lonesome in Amherst, en route to a somewhat more permanent dwelling in Maine. Won't it be neat when I'm not moving all the time? I sure think so. Since Peter and I continue to be tens, if not dozens, of miles away from one another's computers (and each other), I decided to surprise my cohost and wonderful listeners with a brief glimpse into my hilariously (read: tragically) mobile life. Keep checking back for proper shows, but enjoy my ranting until then!

Oh, and by the way? We have awesome business cards now. I made them for that convention I couldn't end up getting to. If you ever see me or Peter (you'll know us when you do, or something) ask for a card. They're super-duper!

Update (from Peter): Looks like SarahKat uploaded the wrong file.  (She's a little new to the production side of things.)  Stand by for the real thing.  I'm curious to hear it myself... :)

More Update (from SarahKat): Fixed it! I only needed a little help!

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The Sound of Silence

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 18:08:00 +0000

Yup, more silence over here, I'm afraid. That's what moving will do to you. I'm not moving this time--SarahKat is. I expect we won't be able to another show until she's settled in a bit at the new place, which should be long.

We can't wait to talk to you again. Thanks for sticking with us. :)


Jesus on the Radio, Jun. 6, 2006: Tens of Miles Apart

Sat, 08 Jul 2006 22:24:00 +0000

My kingdom for GarageBand! I can't stand working in Audacity any longer. It's too slow, too clunky, too destructive. Ugh.

Some errata: SarahKat, sadly, will not be at Connecticon this weekend. But then, if you're there trying to find her, you probably knew that already. Also, I'm no longer so thrilled with AppleCare. More in the next episode.


Show notes:

  • Our new setup.
  • Mmm, turkey jerkey.
  • "I like to sit and listen to the sound of my own voice." -SarahKat
  • SarahKat's accents.
  • A Look in the Mailbag:
    • Lovely spam, wonderful spam.
    • A tale of two emails.
  • SK's computer goes to sleep.
  • "MySpace is the bane of the universe" -SarahKat
  • The Ice Cream Cometh
  • The Dionysia Film Festival at Connecticon.
  • SarahKat is not living out of her car in Maine.
  • We're not secret agents.
  • Feedback: Travis from The Ponderplace checks in on keeping notebooks.
  • The saga of AppleCare.

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Ooh! Ooh! Read this! It's awesome!

Sun, 02 Jul 2006 22:41:00 +0000

Whoa! It's someone OTHER than Peter writing on the good ol' JOTR site!'s me! Because no one else would write on the good ol' JOTR That was supposed to be really exciting, but I guess the fireworks and fanfare in my head just didn't translate into those exclamation points with sufficient bravado.

Anyhows, Peter let me in on the (stupidly simple) secret of how to update to the main page so you can hear MY side of the story, not just his. Though I guess I don't really want to shoulder the burden of doing show notes as detailed and hilarious as his, and I don't actually have anything of worth to say...Meh, let's just look at this as yet another place all my fans can hear me bitch 'n moan, and weren't you all jonesin' for that? I know I was! I'm somewhere in between near-homicide (living with family after graduating from college = very no), dank depression (I hate going weddings where you're the ONLY single person over the age of 15), blinding euphoria (Maine soon! *finally!*), and hunger. Mmm, I think we have roast I should let you return to your regularly scheduled internet browsing. Enjoy the new show, there's more to come!

(For real this time, I promise.)

(Man, I sure do use a lot of brackets and ellipses...)


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Jesus on the Radio, Jun. 30, 2006: The Show For Leah

Fri, 30 Jun 2006 21:04:00 +0000

We did it! A brand new show from our new studios. SK can record on her computer, so look for shows more regularly. This show was recorded over a week ago, and I couldn't get it up until now thanks to my computer issues. I'm using my girlfriend's computer, which doesn't have GarageBand, so I've spent the week wrestling with Audacity.

But no matter, the show is here. Thanks for staying subscribed. It means a lot to know you listen. And to that end, please:

Leave us a message: (206) 666-JOTR

Or send us an email, or leave us a comment. That's what drives the show.


Show notes:

  • Peter's dead hard drive.
  • SarahKat's brilliant journal system.
  • SarahKat: "You're more efficient than the Bard admissions office."
  • Peter uses Kinkless GTD.
  • SarahKat: "I'm actually going to dust my messes."
  • We discuss work environments. Look, people, we're OCD.
  • SK gets covered in locusts and boiling oil. Good times.
  • Why you should give Google your info.
  • July 7-8: Go to Connecticon, see SarahKat!
  • Bad guys with electromagnets.
  • Peter: "Sometimes those shiny things . . . are goldfish."
  • Proof that SarahKat passed Geometry. In college.
  • We like webcomics. A lot.
  • Peter's been working on Camino, all the live-long day.
  • We discuss our television habits.
  • Leah says hi.
  • SarahKat doesn't break the world.

Bad luck, and good things

Mon, 19 Jun 2006 17:51:00 +0000

A spot of bad luck. My hard drive is down. Something about the directory being messed up. What's worse, I mey have lost even more data by running the fix-it program Apple gave me. Le sigh.

Still, cheer up: SarahKat will be here Wednesday (for certain) and we will record a show. With my computer out, it might take a little work to get it up, but we'll do it for you, lovely listener. We'll also set SK up so we can podcast together remotely, wherever we are.

Good things are coming. Thanks for staying subscribed!

Jesus on the Radio, Jun 12, 2006: Flashback

Tue, 13 Jun 2006 02:13:00 +0000

This week (who are we kidding) on Jesus on the Radio: a flashback. SK's still not around, so Peter digs deep into the archives and pulls up a gem from the old WXBC days. It originaly aired Oct. 23, 2005.

We really will have an all new show up soon, I promise.

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Rumours of our death have been greatly exaggerated.

Tue, 16 May 2006 18:37:00 +0000

Don't worry, we haven't completely disappeared. It's been finals around here, and certain things just end up getting put off. Things like the podcast. And food.

But we'll be back soon, hopefully this week. SK graduates soon, but she'll just be doing the show remotely starting this summer.

And we have a brand new studio! By which I mean a room in my new apartment. That means fewer suitemates stomping around in the background. But don't worry, Kate will probably still make a guest appearance every once in a while...

So, things are changing over here, but not too badly. Look for the next episode soon.

Jesus on the Radio, Apr. 26, 2006: The Health Beer Edition

Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:42:00 +0000

This week's episode is inspired by PW Fenton. If you heard the Beer Shoot Edition of Digital Flotsam, you'll know what health beer is. I did, and my curiosity got the better of me. In this episode, we sample some health beer, then pass it around to get the reactions of some of our unsuspecting guests.

The drinking is all in celebration of SarahKat's (and everyone else's) senior project being done and in! Listen in and hear exactly how many cups of coffee she's drunk this month. It's not pretty...

Oh, and Shagg are coming by tomorrow to play at Spring Fling here at Bard. If you're in the area, stop on by! Show starts at 2. Let us know if you're coming.


Show notes:

  • SarahKat's project is done and in!
  • Podsafe: Jim's Big Ego - Stress [PMN]
  • How much coffee can SarahKat take?
  • What we're drinking.
  • What the heck is "health beer"? PW Fenton answers that question for us.
  • Our reactions.
  • The reactions of our lab monkeys.
  • Podsafe: Brain Buckit - Sweet Tequila [PMN]

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This week's show delayed...

Mon, 24 Apr 2006 05:13:00 +0000

This week's show is going to be a little late. Ok, who are we kidding, we don't have a strict schedule anymore. That's what's neat about subscription: you get it whenever we post it. No need to keep checking the site. Anyhow, as SarahKat mentioned in our last show, senior projects are due this Wednesday, so she and all the other seniors are a little frantic right now. Whether she will have any interest in doing a show later in the week remains to be seen. She may just be too drunk at that point. Or, that may make for our finest show yet. We'll see.

"..jesus is coming soon maybe 2006"

Thu, 20 Apr 2006 21:28:00 +0000

To the user who found us by searching for "..jesus is coming soon maybe 2006": You may be at the wrong site. Please try your search again.

(Or, heck, stick around, we're glad to have you. If you ever come back.)

Jesus on the Radio, Apr. 16, 2006: IKEA

Tue, 18 Apr 2006 02:28:00 +0000

Nothing to do with Jesus, but plenty to do with IKEA. What more can I say?

Oh, and I went to see Brother Love. But mostly, it’s about IKEA.


Show notes:

  • Peter got to see Brolo.
  • Everyone was at the show.
  • How do you talk to a blind guy in a club?
  • Podsafe: Brother Love - Summertime [PMN]
  • A Midsummer Night’s Heatstroke.
  • Peter is hanging around with the wrong people.
  • The Internet never lies.
  • “The Brolo phenomenon.?
  • SarahKat fails to quote Futurama.
  • Lee Ann Westover (of the Biddies) is a cool person. Also at the show.
  • Promo: Team Biddy and the MS Walk, April 23 in NYC.
  • The asshole in the woods.
  • Acid paint.
  • Podsafe: Kevin Reeves - Afraid and Alone [PMN]
  • “Yeah, so, that song’s awesome…? — SarahKat.
  • Winterpills…coming soon to Jesus on the Radio?
  • “Big Trouble?: NOT ABOUT CLUBBING BABY SEALS! (But funny you should mention it…)
  • Check out Chub Creek. Unless you’re an asshole.
  • Clip: Ed and Ethel go to IKEA - Chub Creek 51
  • Podsafe: Jonathan Coulton - Ikea
  • All about IKEA.
  • “People always mix up Switzerland and Sweden, but never Swaziland.? — Peter
  • Podsafe: The Lascivious Biddies - Betty [PMN]
  • Thanks to the PMN for most of our music.
  • And, please, drop us a line at (206) 666-JOTR (that’s 5687).
  • Or email us at
  • Podsafe: Josh Woodward - Adventures of the Deaf Dreamer [PMN]

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Jesus on the Radio, Apr. 5, 2006: Borderline Straightedge

Sun, 09 Apr 2006 04:17:00 +0000

The new mics are here! And boy does it sound nicer. Of course, now you can hear every little noise in the room, including my phone, which rings twice during the show. No matter, SarahKat, champ that she is, steps up to the plate for a quick solo performance.

We talk about Brolo's show at Arlene's Grocery in this episode, which we recorded before it happened. I went, I had a blast, and I'll talk more about it on the next show. If you missed it, or if you're just itching to do it all over again, check him out at Crash Mansion on April 26th. More info on his site.


Show notes:

  • Our new Behringer XM8500s (mics).
  • Burberry. Oh...yeah.
  • Podsafe: Andrew K. Stone of So There Books (and someone else, uncredited) - Understand
  • A look back at spring break.
  • Post-breakup PSA #2.
  • Peter is a bastard.
  • Check out Chub Creek. They're cool.
  • Peter recounts his landing difficulties at Bradley International.
  • SarahKat totally beats Peter's story.
  • David Ippolito is not the Naked Cowboy, nor Dashboard Confessional.
  • Podsafe: David Ippolito - Jesus Land or Bush World [PMN]
  • Live Music: Brother Love's April 6th show has actually passed now, but check him out at Crash Mansion on April 26th (check out Brolo's site for more details)
  • SarahKat talks about Guster.
  • Podsafe: The Genders - Mammary Glands [PMN]
  • Podsafe: Deirdre Flint - Boob Fairy [PMN]
  • Technology is amazing.
  • The Gmail in Crisis!
  • Got Gmail? Got Tiger? Get GPeek.
  • Call our Listener Comment Line! It's (206) 666-JOTR (or 5687).
  • Peter needs a good Gmail name!
  • Do you get Japanese spam? Dumb spam? We sure do!
  • Shoutouts to Michael from Shagg, to Siobhan

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Who's going to Brolo?

Sun, 02 Apr 2006 15:10:00 +0000

With luck, we'll record a show tonight or tomorrow night. Tomorrow's better because we'll be able to get to the new mics, which should be sitting in the closed post office right now.

So, because I'm not sure how soon the show will be up, I'll ask here first: who's going to see Brolo this Thursday? I am so incredibly excited about the show. If you don't know, Brother Love will be playing Arlene's Grocery in NYC. Here's the details:

Brother Love Live!
Thursday April 6th
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton (between Orchard/Ludlow)

If you're going, drop me a line, either in the comments or via email at I'm looking for some company since SarahKat, and most of my friends, are too busy with senior projects to come.


Bless me father, for I have not 'Synned

Tue, 28 Mar 2006 17:58:00 +0000

It has been three days since my last connection. I'm now in sunny, sunny Florida, sitting my the pool, sneaking onto someone's hot spot. Thank god for WiFi. There really was going to be a show this week-really-but you know what? It's just too much work. I'm not giving up my vacation for one extra show. I've recorded a few bits on my way down, but they're probably not worth playing. Good news is the TSA didn't try to confiscate my audio equipment.

The other good news is that by the time I get back the brand new mics will be waiting for me. And your ears will feel that much better for it.

BTW, thanks to everyone who's signed our listener map so far: Anna, Stridey, David, Victoria (who wins for distance), Shagg, Kelly, Chris, and our two newest members Brian and Colleen. Thanks, guys! You make it all worthwhile.

Jesus on the Radio, Mar. 17, 2006: Rockin' the Segues

Mon, 20 Mar 2006 22:40:00 +0000

It's another show! Finally! I just ordered two brand spankin' new XM8500s (those are microphones, BTW), so maybe that'll motivate us to do the show on a more, shall we say, existent schedule.

Anyhow, it's a great show despite the mics. We have a special guest, a new sound effect, and no notes. We're flying by the seat on of our collective pants in this week's show, where you'll hear SarahKat say:

"I've decided that my gut has shit for brains."


(PS, Update: I got really, really confused when I explained what music we were going to play during the show. Somewhere along the line I forgot all about the first song we mentioned, by Andrew K. Stone, et al. We'll play it next time. I promise. In the mean time, check the show notes below to be sure of what we did play.)

Show notes:

  • It's St. Patrick's Day!
  • Dancing on the radio.
  • We have no notes.
  • And now, in stereo.
  • Chalk up another $12 to our podcast studio!
  • Recent breakup PSA.
  • SarahKat likes Dave Matthews Band.
  • Peter likes covers of Britney Spears songs.
  • If you do too, check out Coverville's Groundhog Day episode.
  • We fail to look up a song on
  • A new sound effect.
  • We lost an OceanSpray bottle/mic stand.
  • SK on bottle deposits: "What a fucking cop out!"
  • SK needs a potty break.
  • Special Guest: Kate joins us in SK's absence and explains LARPing.
  • Check out Google Mars.
  • SK is a senior. It's creepy.
  • Don't forget our email address! It's
  • We have an entry in our Shagg contest! You can enter too. See the banner above.
  • Lukewarm friend-on-friend non-action!
  • SK has a new spiral tattoo.
  • Podsafe: All Mighty Whispers - Mighty Whisper [PMN]
  • Email!
  • Go listen to the Boob Fairy.
  • John Cusak's filmography.
  • Podsafe: Dead Heart Bloom - [PMN]
  • Podsafe: Sunspot - Scott Bakula [PMN]

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No show...

Sun, 12 Mar 2006 22:42:00 +0000

I should have posted earlier: no show this (last) week. We recorded one on Tuesday, but the recording nevver came out. I bought some neew equipment today, though, so this (coming) week's show will almost certainly work out correctly. We're also probably in the market for new mics. Let me know if you know whether the Behringer XM8500 is as good as some people say (some claim it's slightly better than an SM58).

In other news, we may or may not have a slot at WXBC. More on that in the next episode.

Podcast Solutions

Sun, 05 Mar 2006 21:24:00 +0000

I just went to Barnes and Noble and finally spent what turned out to be over $100 in old gift cards. My initial hope had been to get the first two issues of MAKE Magazine, but as they didn't have back issues, I went looking for something else intriguing. How could I pass up Michael Geohegan and Dan Klass's Podcast Solutions? At first I thought we might be beyond what it covers, but Podcast Solutions covers not only the basics of recording, but also more general tips on how to put together an entertaining and engaging show. I'll let you know what I think once I get into it.

Jesus on the Radio, Feb. 28, 2006: Soccergirl?

Wed, 01 Mar 2006 23:17:00 +0000

Hey, guys, we're back for more. And so are you. How delightful.

This show is more or less about Soccergirl. Yes that Soccergirl. Why? You'll just have to listen, won't you?

Very cool announcements, weird news stories, and a scanner you'll have to near to believe are all in this edition of our weekly podcast. Enjoy!


(PS, For those who don't know, "weekly" is a technical podcasting term coined by Scott Fletcher. It means "every so often when we manage to get a show together".)

Show notes:

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New Comment Line Number: (206) 666-JOTR

Tue, 21 Feb 2006 13:34:00 +0000

We've got a new number! Thanks to my negligence, our old number became "inactive", and someone else scooped it up. So now we're moving on over to the Dawn and Drew neighborhood. The last four digits are the same, but now we're at:

(206) 666-JOTR

Give us a call, let us know that you listen. We even take requests! What for, we're not sure yet, but why don't you tell us?

Jesus on the Radio, Feb. 20, 2006: Saga

Mon, 20 Feb 2006 15:13:00 +0000

We're back! Er, back-ish. No radio slot yet, but at least we're still doing the podcast, thanks in large part to my beautiful new iriver. This week's (month's?) show is the saga of our quest to get back on the airwaves. Don't miss the gripping side plot in which I attempt to survive hell week for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead! Plus some absolutely awesome podsafe tracks, hot off the PMN. You've never heard a Jesus on the Radio like this. Big thanks to Chub Creek for our intro. Yes, that's right, the same Chub Creek we haven't emailed back. There's an email coming, guys. With attachments. Peter Show notes: Part 1 - Rehersal Peter talks into his hand. We're both really busy. It's hard to be anonymous at Bard. WXBC schedule in progress. Peter thinks he might get the show up tonight. He's wrong. Part 2 - No Show The schedule is out. We're not on it. We're not sure why. Podsafe: The Jellybricks - Simple Me [PMN] Part 3 - The Call We're not on the schedule. We should be on the schedule. WXBC has a brand new website. That doesn't help us. Peter's in tech week. SarahKat and her Mexican cuisine viewing. Podsafe: The Cool Waters Band - No Use Denying [PMN] Part 4 - We Get Signal They never got our application. Great. Part 5 - A Case of the Mondays SarahKat says she's willing to do a 10am show on Mondays. But even that won't work. My set of dorms makes no sense. Podsafe: Roadside Zoo - Chance It [PMN] Part 6 - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Not Dead Yet Opening night. We were lucky. Promo: Matthew Ebel - Beer And Coffee Release Party Part 7 - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Finally The last show went pretty well. There are no WXBC shifts left for us. So for now, it's just the podcast. Podsafe: The Muffs - Luxury [PMN] Part 8 - The Return of SarahKat SarahKat, live and in person! Our amazing new mic stand. New windscreens too! A slot opening? Maybe? Parentheses fingers. Ghetto? Can you be ghetto with a 1GB iriver? SarahKat's sick. Duh. Battlestar Galactica: it's like a girlfriend, but more distracting. Part 9 - Goodbye Chub Creek guys: Thank you for the intro! An email is on the way... New listener? Stick around, we're not usually like this. Final update on WXBC. [...]

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Where's Jesus on the Radio?

Wed, 25 Jan 2006 21:54:00 +0000

Yeah, we suck. Sorry. SarahKat and I saw each other once over winter break, at New Year's, and we did actually manage to do a show then, but that was about it. We just got back to school at the beginning of this week.

Of course, it'll take some time for WXBC to sort out the applications and get a show schedule set, so until then we don't have access to the studio. But never fear! I have just spend too much money on a brand spankin' new (well, factory recertified) iriver iFP-899. Sidebar: I bought it two days ago, and it arrived today., you've won my loyalty.

What does this mean to you? It means that we can get going recording a new show before the live radio show starts up again without all the technical foibles you heard over break! Plus, we'll be able to do some mobile recording. We've got plans for a soundseeing tour of Bard College, man on the street interviews, and all sorts of look-ma-no-studio goodness.

So stay subscribed, won't you? We'll talk to you soon!

Cardboard Box Repost

Sun, 08 Jan 2006 16:47:00 +0000

Oops! Turns out the last post has been pointing at an old episode for over a week. Apparently I uploaded something all wrong. It should be good now.

I've also enclosed it with this entry, in case your podcatcher thinks it already has that show. If you get it twice, sorry. I'll try to pay more attention to what I'm doing next time.

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Jesus on the Radio, Jan. 1, 2006: Cardboard Box

Thu, 05 Jan 2006 03:44:00 +0000

This week's show comes to you not-at-all-live from the basement of SarahKat's boyfriend's house. We're here to celebrate the New Year, and what better way to do that than by bringing you, our lovely listener, along for a wild ride, full of mic humming and technical foibles. Join us, won't you? Seriously, the show came out pretty well considering our "mobile studio" was slowly deteriorating around us throughout the show. Hence the extra-long editing time. Not sure when the next show will be, since we're in different states again, but maybe we'll figure out how to do it over the phone. Don't forget to use our new URL, And remember, if you've listened once, you're a listener, and that qualifies you to be on the Listener Map! Peter (PS, Our listener comment line is still open to take your calls: (206) 339-JOTR. Your assignment is to leave us the wackiest comment you can, anonymously. Go!) Show notes: Ghetto podcasting. Karaoke mikes. The sacrifices we make for you. Peter's channel ceases to function. "Ooh, crunk rock!" Podsafe: Natives of the New Dawn - People [PMN] Time warp! Flashback! Not a totally live show. SarahKat can't remember our comment line number: (206) 339-JOTR SarahKat explains that Santa is real. Brad makes his JotR debut. Chub Creek is cool. And they used a clip of ours! Podsafe: Candy Butchers - What To Do With Michael [PMN] The unveiling of the domain: We understand your obsession with us. Anal jesus. Our holidays. The meaning of Yule, from SarahKat and the Oxford American Dictionary. SarahKat's sad cookie experience. Podsafe Josh Woodward - Shower Scene [PMN] Hey, Guster: can we use your song? :) Promo: The Seanachai The difference between "diuretic" (which is a real word), and "diarrhetic" (which is not). We were featured by the Podcast Outlaws. Peter is a bad Jew. (Luckily, he's only Jewish-ish.) How do you pronounce the name of these guys? (Turns out it is "LeeVees".) Podsafe: The LeeVees - Latke Clan [PMN] Post-production note: The LeeVees is Adam Gardner from Guster and Dave Sheider from the Zambonis. Peter is oblivious. "Who took the latke from the frying pan?" [...]

Jesus on the Interweb, Dec. 11, 2005: I'm sorry.

Sun, 25 Dec 2005 03:30:00 +0000

It's a quicky. Happy everything, everybody! We we're going to get one out sooner, but it's tough when one of you is on the opposite coast. So it's just me, saying a quick hello. Hope you and yours are well, and we'll both talk to you next week.


Show notes:

  • Podcasting from home.
  • Alone.
  • SarahKat is in California.
  • Cheap, crappy mic from GoingToday.
  • My cheap-ass preamp.
  • Christmas traditions.
  • No music this show. Thank you dial-up.
  • Technical difficulties.
  • Apologies.
  • Real show next week.
  • Happy everything!
  • What's Kwanzaa? Let us know.
  • Check out our new URL:

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Jesus on the Interweb, Dec. 11, 2005: The Tenthenial Spectacular!

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 06:04:00 +0000

On this week's show: it's our tenthenial spectacular! In honor of ten fully-fledged shows and the end of the broadcast semester here at WXBC, we're featuring music by people we know in person. Listen in as we showcase the vocal and instrumental stylings of Negative Sleep Machine, Mist of the Maelstrom (however you pronounce it), Opium Rose, Rye Desylva (bass player extraordinare), and our most recent friends, Shagg. This was the last show from WXBC until school starts up again in late January, but fear not! SarahKat and I will brave the long distance between us to record a show, with luck, every week-just the way we know you like it. We'll se if our personal equipment sounds better or worse the the studio. Which reminds me: if you have any clue as to how to build a preamp using an op-amp, drop me a line. Please. The quality of the show is at stake! you know where: Peter (PS, Ok, so the show's quite late this week. That's exams for you.) Show notes: It's our tenthenial spectaular! It's the last show of the semester! But we'll be back next week (with luck). Dead air. Theme: Music by people we know in person. Is that how you pronounce "Maelstrom"? SarahKat flexes her excellent Peter-covering skills. She loves bass players. In the special way. Peter's computer is being a pain. Isn't it weird how people on the radio never look like you think they would? Podsafe: Negative Sleep Machine - Train Set Nightmares [PMN] A Katcall. They Might Be Giants have a podcast. Podsafe: Mist of the Maelstrom - Doom Trogdor Freakin' awesome. That's all SarahKat has to say. What should you be getting us for our 10th anniversary? Stupid criminals, part one. Thanks to Who is Opium Rose? Podsafe: Opium Rose - Please Refrain Stupid criminals, parts two and three. The Darwin Awards movie. The Da Vinci Code: bullcrap. Father Roderick's take on The Da Vinci Code, in two parts [mp3 1] [mp3 2] (from the Catholic Insider archives) Podsafe: Rye Desylva - Without You More news of the weird from Ananova. WTF: Google RSS Web Clips. The conversation takes an ugly turn. Shagg totally rocked on the 8th! Podsafe: Shagg - Your Golden Rule Shagg contest! Like what you heard? Let us know! [...]

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Jesus on the Interweb, Dec. 4, 2005: All by Myself

Mon, 05 Dec 2005 04:01:00 +0000

This week's show is all SarahKat. I'm off at rehearsal for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and can't make the show. That's ok: SarahKat does a fine job on her own. Better than my attempts without her. Sigh.

SarahKat announces a new contest in this episode: What do we look like? Email us your best guess and you might win...something. I've got my own contest up my sleeve-more on that next week.


(PS, this is the first show I've managed to post the day it's recorded! Go me! Ahem.)

Show notes:

  • SarahKat's all by herself.
  • And she's always sick.
  • Podsafe: Delphinium Blue - Joy [PMN]
  • Check out our Listener Map.
  • And our Listener Comment Line is back up! Leave us a message at (603) 339-JOTR.
  • First snow at Bard.
  • Podsafe: Blackout Pilot - Sweet Sarah [PMN]
  • A new contest: What do we look like? Email us and let us know what you think. Closest guess wins!
  • Podsafe: dean - The Tree Song [PMN]
  • dean and SarahKat sittin' in a tree... [*wink* -Peter]
  • When zombies attack WXBC.
  • Podsafe: Brad Sucks - I Think I Started a Trend [PMN]

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Jesus on the Interweb, Nov. 27, 2005: Thanks, Todd!

Tue, 29 Nov 2005 05:00:00 +0000

Due to thanksgiving break, this show was recorded on the 20th along with the last one. Therefore, if something huge and important happened between then and now, like the pope turning into a unicycle, we won't mention it. But then, it's probably getting plenty of coverage.


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Jesus on the Interweb, Nov. 20, 2005: Otters

Thu, 24 Nov 2005 17:38:00 +0000

It's Thanksgiving next week, so the station is taking some time off. Not to worry-we recorded two shows this week! It worked out pretty well, but my voice sounds like crap for some reason. I think someone was fiddling with the settings on my mic channel. That's the trouble with sharing equipment with a whole radio station staff.

And yes, the show's up later than usual. I'm back home for break and, sadly, home is where the broadband isn't.


Show notes:

  • It's that time again...
  • Podsafe: The Shades of Grey - Talk Is Cheap [PMN]
  • Buzz, buzz.
  • Like what you hear? Buy an album from one of our lovely artists. Then tell us about it, so we can be proud of ourselves. :)
  • WTF: George W. Bush's Veteran's Day speech.
  • Podsafe: The Hipnotics - I Feel It Too [PMN]
  • Otters. Yes, otters.
  • We play Matthew Ebel almost every week.
  • Podsafe: Matthew Ebel - Drive Away [PMN]
  • Why CDBaby is cool.
  • Podsafe: [munk] - Podpeople [PMN]
  • Thanksgiving is next week; we're recording two shows in a row.

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Jesus on the Radio: Podsafe Music - Nov. 13, 2005

Wed, 16 Nov 2005 04:29:00 +0000

It's geek rock week here at Jesus on the Radio. Not much to say up here, which is good, since I mostly talk about our technical foibles in this note. So listen to the show-I think we've finally got it working.

And while you're here, add yourself to our listener map. Or, even better, leave us a quick comment at (206) 339-JOTR. Or both! We just want to know that you're listening, because, gosh darn it, podcasting's just so much cooler that way. And you wouldn't want to make podcasting uncool, would you?

Would you?


Show notes:

  • SarahKat is off to a flying start, distracted by IMDb.
  • Theme this week: Seatbelts Geek rock!
  • Podsafe: Matthiew Ebel - Trees [PMN]
  • SarahKat tells us about writing letters to congressmen.
  • Catch the full show every week, Sundays at 2 on WXBC.
  • Podsafe: Jonathan Coulton - The Future Soon [PMN]
  • Podsafe Todd Lerner - Television Light [PMN]
  • Shagg CD release party in the city! Details on their site; look for us there.
  • The return of the NPR voice...
  • We're on iTunes!
  • But people keep previewing the first episode! (It's not our best show...)
  • How to look like you know everything.
  • Podsafe: Jim's Big Ego - Math Prof Rock Star
  • SarahKat tells her math prof rock star story.
  • That's all, folks!

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Jesus on the Radio: Podsafe Music - Nov. 6, 2005

Wed, 09 Nov 2005 05:35:00 +0000

On this week's show we feature Shagg, that smooth, jazzy, rocking septet from Brooklyn, NY. We just received their album, "Buh Ba Ba Ba", which we played one track off of a couple weeks ago. These guys totally rock. Check out their site and get the album, or download it from iTunes. This isn't just a few singles wrapped in elevator music; the album is strong from start to finish. As for the stereo troubles (for those on the edge of their seats), it turns out they never went away. I set my computer to play music mono on the left channel, which is the only channel that the mixer is picking up (for whatever reason). Turns out my computer thought that meant to only play the left half of the songs. Why does it even have that lever? Who knows. From now on I'll try outputting in stereo and using the "mono" setting on the mixer. We'll see if it makes a difference. Oh, and when I complain about the mic in this week's show, it's because someone broke the mic clip, and the mic keeps falling out. Which wouldn't be so bad, but the mic stand is somewhat spring-loaded. Which means that if the mic stops holding it down, it will fly straight up in the air. And if I'm speaking into the mic at the time...ouch. There was a red mark on my face all day. That's the kind of sacrifice I make for this show. Peter Show notes: We've almost got a theme song this week! Podsafe: Shagg - Shade of Melancholy [PMN] We talk about Shagg a little. We introduce ourselves, finally. Should we form a triangle-and-tambourine band? Let us know: (206) 339-JOTR. We open a package from Shagg! We've got a brand-spanking new Shagg CD to give away! Podsafe: Shagg - Walk Through Me [PMN] Coming soon: a show dedicated to music by people we know personally! Mashup: Hey Mug - IDC [via]. We need a cough button. Peter's sushi is in danger. We have a listener map! Add yourself and let us know where you are! CafePress store pending. We discuss our official titles. Podsafe: Black Dillinger - Big Trouble, off African Dope Records [PMN] Podsafe: Brother Love - Push [PMN] Oh, god! Confusion and rhyming ensues! But SarahKat saves the day. [...]

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Jesus on the Radio: Podsafe Music - Oct. 30, 2005

Wed, 02 Nov 2005 05:45:00 +0000

Well, this was quite a show. Steve drops in for an afternoon with Jesus. Except Jesus isn't really on the show. It's just a Guster song. Get it? Oh, whatever. The left-channel problem should be fixed now. The podcast will have to be in mono for now, but at least you'll hear the the right and left mixed together, like mono should be. I only wish that we could have played Deformo's "Stop and Go Station". They probably wouldn't have cared, but it's the principle of the matter. Still... I don't wanna be Jesus. / Wolomah! / I don't wanna be Jesus. / Uh-huh, uh-huh. Peter (PS, the contest is still open. The game is played by rolling a small, hard ball up a curved ramp, then shooting it in the air with a rifle. Be the first to name that game and you win!) (PPS, as always, we'd absolutely love to hear from you on our comment line at (206) 339-JOTR. Really. You never call. You never write. But it's alright, you're busy, we understand. Maybe a few seconds, though, you could could call, just to say hello. But you're busy, it's ok. We know you love us. You don't need to make an effort to show it. So don't call. We'll be fine. All we want is that you should be happy. That's all.) Show notes: We still don't have a theme. Maybe we should talk to Guster. SarahKat tells her friend-of-a-friend's Guster deflowering story. Podsafe: Bliss Station - Flowers & Balloons PMN We have a special guest! Peter invents the "masculine neutral". Oh, right. We introduce the show, already. Steve enters! (loudly) The Ballad of Kat and Steve. Peter explains podsafe music to Steve. Podsafe: Todd Lerner - Song for Free PMN Geek PLUS! We got a comment! Thanks Mr. Flashonline! (He didn't want us to play it though.) The story of Tears for Fears. Mashup: Aggro1 - A Shout Out for the Magic Rocket Man We explain our halloween plans, including DENIM FACE!!! (Steve's costume). Peter has an awesome segue to a song we can't play. Oh, well. SarahKat has a lame segue to a song we can play. Oh, well. Podsafe: Chub Creek Music - 1992 Honda Civic Won't Pass the Emissions Test Blues PMN That's about it for the show. The podcast. The radio show keeps going. But not the podcast. Got it? Good. Be sure to catch the full show live online, every Sunday at 2pm on WXBC. Bye, everyone! [...]

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Jesus on the Radio: Podsafe Music - Oct. 23, 2005

Wed, 26 Oct 2005 03:45:00 +0000

SarahKat is back! The show gets much more interesting this week. We introduce a contest, formally present our new listener comment line (206-339-JOTR), and play some frickin' awesome music. Only one problem. As I surmised last week, the right channel is, in fact, completely missing. It's nowhere to be found. Instead, we have a copy of the left channel wearing a deceptive right-channel suit. Don't be fooled-it's not the real deal. I'll look into the problem. In the mean time, the upshot is that until we get it fixed, the show will be in mono, and for this show some songs are missing bits. It should sound fairly normal, but the mashup is sadly missing some cool loops that play mainly on the right. Oh, well. Peter (PS, Please do give us a call on our comment line (206-339-JOTR). We want this communication this to be a two-way street!) :) Show notes: What time is it? We really need a theme song. We do what we can. Peter is flustered. Peter brings up a story he never gets around to. SarahKat gives us the skinny on the show. Podsafe: Matthew Ebel - Sally Went Down [PMN] We really want to hear from you! Let us know you're listening by dropping us a line at Even better, call us at (206) 339-JOTR and leave a message. Contest: Name This Game! SarahKat still hasn't heard last week's show. She has lazy issues. And guilt issues. And grandma issues. Podsafe: Griddle - Fairest of Them All [PMN] Some grandmas are just crazy. Mashup: Pilchard - The Doors take a walk down Sesame Street (via Mashuptown Radio) The Podsafe Music Network rocks! (It's where all our podsafe music comes from.) Technical difficulties. You don't want to hear this. You do want to hear this: Podsafe: Away With The Fairys - Space Rocks Keep Falling On My Head [PMN] Peter makes it sound like he doesn't like the song. He does. SarahKat does too. Jesus on the Radio goes into overtime. Podsafe: Shagg - Buh Ba Ba Ba [PMN] Strong Bad would hate that song. We love it. SarahKat is a bad daughter. (No wonder she has guilt issues.) We gotta go! [...]

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Jesus on the Radio: Podsafe Music - Oct. 16, 2005

Tue, 18 Oct 2005 12:55:00 +0000

Kat was away this week, so you get to hear what I sound like all alone, without an ounce of banter in sight. It's pretty pathetic, actually. More pathetic than I actually felt. You know how hard it is to have energy when you're talking in a room by yourself? Part of the problem is the board. We've got nice little meters that tell us how loud we are, but judging from feedback we've gotten during the show, we sound best when we're in the red zone on the meters. I don't think they're supposed to work like that. We'll just have to work at it. As usual, show notes are below. And as always, feedback is much more than welcome, either as comments to this entry, by email at, or by leaving a message at (206) 339-JOTR. And again, if I sound pathetic, don't worry. It's just the mic. Peter (PS, I think the right channel isn't being recorded or streamed. I don't know why, but we'll look into it. I hope the music doesn't suffer too much for it.) Show notes: Peter tries to use the word "podcastosphere". The story of "Jesus Radio". Call this number right now: (206) 339-5687. Podsafe: The Lee Harris 3 - Nothing to Believe In Peter forgets the end of the song. And the artist. He's slightly out of it. Podsafe: Griddle - Preoccupied The mic is squeeky. Oh, hell yeah. SarahKat is not around. There's no banter today. Our website's at But you knew that. Mashup: Party Ben - Somebody Rock Me Peter can't finish a sentence. News: Breast implants may soon carry MP3 players! Peter is so sorry for the next song. Ok, no, he's not. Podsafe: Lynn JULIAN aka CookieCutterGirl - If Farts Were Made Out of Superball Stuff All our podsafe music comes from the Podsafe Music Network. Indie music: it's not just "indie music" anymore. Peter says some stuff about Brother Love he might regret in the morning. Podsafe: Brother Love - There She Goes Peter has homicidal headphones. Which would be an awesome name for a rock band. Remember to catch the full live show each Sunday at 2pm, online at Ignore this line; just claiming our Odeo feed: My Odeo Channel (odeo/48634b3b16dd3237)[...]

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Jesus on the Radio: Podsafe Music - Oct. 2, 2005

Wed, 05 Oct 2005 00:30:00 +0000

It's the first ever real live Jesus on the Radio podcast! Except it's not live. It is, however, real. Sadly, SarahKat and I were both a little sick, both a little tired, and both a little rusty, so we may sound a bit out of it. Do not adjust your player. We are attempting to control the transmission. It's only a northern podcast. How do you get the show? Well, you can get it manually off of this page, but that's a pain. The enlightened among us perfer a podcast aggregator. That's a handy piece of software that checks the site for you and downloads new shows automatically. The classic "podcatcher" is iPodder Lemon. Some other clients are listed here. Also, since version 4.9, iTunes supports podcasting. Until we get listed on the Music Store, you'll have to go to "Advanced->Subscribe to Feed...". My personal favorite for podcatching is Odeo, a website where you can manage your podcast subscriptions online, and then sync everything to iTunes or another player. Many text RSS readers now support podcasting too, if you already use one. If that last sentence was gibberish to you, ignore it. I'm not going to go into how to subscribe to a podcast in each of these; you'll have to look at the directions for your aggregator of choice. At some point, though, you'll need to enter our RSS feed URL. See the little "RSS 2.0" logo on the sidebar? It's linked to the RSS feed. Right- or control-click it and click "Copy link" or some such. You've now copied the address. Paste it into your aggregator wherever it goes. If you manage to get the show, congratulations! If you're still confused, I don't blame you. Email with some info about what you've tried, and we'll hook you up. Thanks for bearing with me for all that. Good luck getting the show, and thanks for making the effort. Peter Show notes: Peter's sick. We're podcasting! The RIAA sucks, and Peter's still sick. Podsafe: The Bombhappies - Madness SarahKat is impressed. The show notes weren't up yet. Podsafe: bill - Sound Scientist SarahKat is still impressed. Peter's computer is being ornery. He prefers DJ-1800 to MegaSeg. Sarah Kat doesn't know the song "Funky Cold Medina" remix in iTMS. Mashup: DJ Prince - Funky Cold Ding Ding (via Mashuptown Radio) All our podsafe music comes from the Podsafe Music Network And it's good! Podsafe: The Reverse Engineers - Mercury in Retrograde Neither of us are impressed. Late introductions. Teh is in the Wikipedia. We are masters of the segue. Call us at (845)752-5300. We're probably not in the booth right now, but go ahead and freak out whoever is. We'll work on getting a voicemail feedback line set up. "Teh pwn" is not African, or Welsh. Podsafe: Brother Love - Summertime Peter misses the end of the song. Should we call the site Jesus on the Interweb? Maybe no show next week. [...]

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