The Bat Segundo Show & Follow Your Ears show

The Bat Segundo Show & Follow Your Ears

Summary: Join Jorge, the alcoholic and blacklisted Bat Segundo, and the Young, Roving Correspondent for erudite interviews with the contemporary authors of our time. Recent interviews have included David Mitchell and Jonathan Ames.

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 5. Compassion Fatigue (The Gray Area) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:15

Emma is a top-notch psychiatrist who can change the lives of the most difficult patients imaginable. But there's a great personal cost to her formidable talents that she's not telling anyone about, an internal torment eating away at her inner life that she's hiding from her patients and her professional peers and that a quiet survivor of an abusive relationship may just have the answer for. (Running time: 25 minutes) (This story contains intense and emotionally disturbing scenes that may unsettle some listeners. Listener discretion is advised.) Read More

 4.5. The Waiting Room (The Gray Area) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:42

Virginia Gaskell finds herself on the other side of the portal that lured her in, greeted by an extremely exuberant (and strangely familiar) receptionist, some squawking avians that aren't quite okay with her love of chicken fajitas, and further mysteries about how the universes rupture into each other. (Running time: 7 minutes) Read More

 4. Loopholes (The Gray Area) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:23

As a thriving empire faces war with ferocious barbarians, a mischievous scholar named Minerva hopes to bring law and civilization to a great realm populated by talking birds, giant rats, gregarious knights, elemental gods, and menacing malasanders. An unanticipated dispute among the knights gives Minerva an opportunity to uphold the doctrine of moral principles, but Minerva finds herself testing her loyalty to her aide-de-camp while helping others to learn what honor, empathy, and identity really mean. (Running time: 32 minutes) Read More

 3. Fuel to the Fire (The Gray Area) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:15

An artisanal mustard retailer from Astoria finds herself in a strange realm with the ability to set things on fire. Meanwhile, Ed Champion continues his investigation into Miss Gaskell's disappearance, meeting a woman in mourning who may hold the answer to his own strange curse. (Running time: 19 minutes) Read More

 2. Brand Awareness (The Gray Area) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:33

Joanna loves Eclipse Ale. It's the best beer in the world. She has boxes of Eclipse memorabilia. She regularly wears Eclipse baseball caps. But on one rainy night, Joanna discovers that this happy relationship (along with the relationship with her boyfriend) is not what it seems. Why can't she remember what her boyfriend gave her on their second anniversary? And why doesn't anybody know about Eclipse Ale? (Running time: 28 minutes) Read More

 1.5. Dissociation (The Gray Area) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:47

Greg Sutton, a fidgety young man who is a little too fixated on selling himself, sees his psychiatrist for the first time in months, hoping to find answers about his lost childhood and how to get back the woman he loves. But his own quick fix solution to his problems is not quite what the psychiatrist had in mind. (Running time: 5 minutes) Read More

 1. Hello (The Gray Area) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:52

A man wakes up in his apartment with a hazy memory of the night before. He's greeted in bed by a mysterious woman who keeps saying, “Hello.” But she seems to know far more about his life than he ever could have told her in one night. And as the rats gnaw mercilessly from within the walls, she has a few bold and shocking answers as to why he's so afraid. (22 minutes) Read More

 0. Prologue (The Gray Area) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:46

Virginia Gaskell, an underappreciated 66-year-old cult writer forced into a rest home, contends with mysterious voices summoned from her typewriter and an obscure literary interviewer named Ed Champion. (9 minutes) Read More

 The Gray Area – Season One Trailer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:29

Strange voices, agitated psychiatrists, giant rats, magical couriers, mysterious women, and loud and disheveled men. This 90 second trailer serves as a teaser for the first season of The Gray Area, a new audio drama project that will be premiering very soon.

 Loser: A Report from the Trump Tower Protests | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:05

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, I attended the protests that had unfolded across the street from Trump Tower after Donald Trump had been elected the 45th President of the United States. I talked with anti-Trump activists, people who voted for Gary Johnson, people who voted for Trump, and people who didn't vote at all in an attempt to understand how these unfathomable election results happened. Read More

 Disappearing Act | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:54

This five minute radio play deals with mortality, connection, and who we choose to leave behind as we continue our tricky march through life. Read More

 The Mark Twain Special (BSS #552) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:56

This special program is devoted to examining Mark Twain's legacy in today's age and features editor Benjamin Griffin (The Autobiography of Mark Twain), Ben Tarnoff (The Bohemians), and Adam Nee and Kyle Gallner (Band of Robbers).

 Season of the Witch (Interstitial Mix #4) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:21

Just in time for Halloween, this is the fourth in a series of interstitial mixes. I recently worked a gig to provide a 50 minute Halloween AV mix for a party. The audio version can be enjoyed in the feed. Go to the main site to see the audiovisual version.

 Vibes, Liebe, Plucks, Horns, and Kazoos Yodeling in the Deep (Interstitial Mix #3) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This is the third of a series of interstitial mixes, this one very heavy on Germanic influence (although featuring many others!) and designed with the changing seasons, both in year and in life, in mind. Read More

 An Elemental Race Between a Nice Guy and a Duck (Interstitial Mix #2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:23

This is the second of a series of interstitial mixes, this time imagining a race between two very strange imaginary figures.


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