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Friday, November 26, 2021

Ep. 206 - Howie Statland

 

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this our 206th episode, our guest is Howie Statland.
Here is how he describes himself and his store, Rivington Guitars:


 “This year we are celebrating 23 years of business – 23 years of finding guitar players the guitar of their dreams. Located at 73 E. 4th St., our store is right in the heart of the East Village of Manhattan. We like to keep our prices low and our customers delighted. We buy, sell, trade and repair all vintage guitars, amps, keyboards and more. Our expert repair shop features quick, reasonable prices and reliable service. Since we opened in 1998, Rivington Guitars has come to be known as 'The Best Little Guitar Store in New York City,' and this is a reputation we have earned. Rivington Guitars specializes in vintage guitars, and we know vintage guitars. It’s what we do best. We have over 350 vintage guitars in stock at all times -- Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin, Rickenbacker, Silvertone and Harmony as well as many other more unusual brands. Owner and proprietor Howie Statland is a featured survey participant for the 'Vintage Guitar Price Guide.' He is one of 25 select guitar dealers throughout the USA who helps determine the values set forth in the 'Vintage Guitar Price Guide.' He has been dealing guitars for over 20 years. A list of some of our satisfied clients include Paul Simon, The Killers, The Strokes, Courtney Love and Hole, Elvis Costello, Jeff Tweedy and Wilco, The Black Keys, Cults, Green Day, Arcade Fire, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Vampire Weekend, Motley Crue, Jonathan Richman, Mumford & Sons, J Mascis and Dinosaur Jr., the Smashing Pumpkins, Norah Jones, Peter Bjorn and John and many other local New York City working musicians. Our store began in 1998 on Rivington Street, hence our name, and expanded to a larger location on East 4th Street in 2008. We have since opened an acoustic store called Rivington Guitars Unplugged on the same street as our main store. Besides selling fine vintage guitars, we also offer guitar lessons at affordable rates, rental services and appraisal services. Our website is updated daily and all our inventory is on our website. There is always something new at Rivington Guitars, so come in today.”

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Ep. 205 - Rob Burgess [XI]

 


Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.

On this our 205th episode, our guest is …
me!
My first solo episode of this podcast was
Episode 41, the second was Episode 62, the third was Episode 84, the fourth was Episode 117, the fifth was Episode 131, the sixth was Episode 135, the seventh was Episode 182, the eighth was Episode 189, the ninth was Episode 194 and the tenth was Episode 200. And, on Episode 100, I was joined by my wife and regular guest Ash Burgess, who interviewed me.
I am a 17-time award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in print, radio, online, and television. I am currently Editor of the Wabash Plain Dealer. Most recently, I was News Editor of NUVO; Managing Editor of the Indiana Lawyer; and City Editor, Opinion Page Editor and Editorial Board Member of the Kokomo Tribune. I was also a reporter at WFHB, the Times-Mail, The Reporter-Times, Ukiah Daily Journal and Ukiah Valley Television.
Oh yeah, and I’m also the proprietor of the podcast, The Rob Burgess Show.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Ep. 204 - Jessica Ordaz

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.

On this, our 204th episodes, our guest is Jessica Ordaz.

Jessica Ordaz is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her doctorate from the University of California Davis in American History. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Ordaz was the Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington, which focused on comparative racial capitalism. Her first book, The Shadow of El Centro: A History of Migrant Incarceration and Solidarity, was released in March 2021. Her second project will explore the multifaceted history of veganism and plant based foods throughout the Americas, focusing on colonization, food politics, and social justice. This research will illuminate the wider and transnational history of Latinx veganism and how communities of color have engaged with questions of animal, human, and plant relations for centuries.

A quick programming note: Her essay, which we discuss during the first part of this episode, is titled “The Detention and Deportation Regime as a Conduit of Death: Memorializing and Mourning Migrant Loss” and is included in the book “A Field Guide to White Supremacy” edited by Kathleen Belew and Ramón A. Gutiérrez, which will be published Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 by the University of California Press.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Ep. 203 - Ash Burgess [XXIV]

 

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.

On this our 203rd episode our returning guest is Ash Burgess.

You first heard Ash Burgess on Episode 16, Episode 26, Episode 27, Episode 39, Episode 58, Episode 63, Episode 77, Episode 86, Episode 91, Episode 100, Episode 124, Episode 130, Episode 136, Episode 142, Episode 143, Episode 148, Episode 151, Episode 154, Episode 165, Episode 176, Episode 184, Episode 191, Episode 196, Episode 198 and Episode 82, which also featured regular guest Jonathan Fowler of the podcast.

Ash Burgess has a dusty degree in Religious Studies and an appetite for both high and low culture. She strives to celebrate the best of every season with her young children.

Follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ashburgess/ and subscribe to her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl2Bis7mhGmekVi0ZioJFOg?app=desktop

 

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Regular guest: Edward J. Watts

 

Edward J. Watts holds the Alkiviadis Vassiliadis Endowed Chair and is professor of history at the University of California, San Diego and lives in Carlsbad, California. The author and editor of several prize-winning books, including “The Final Pagan Generation” and “Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell Into Tyranny.”

His new book, “The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous Idea,” was published on Aug 3, 2021.

Here are the episodes featuring Edward J. Watts:

Ep. 129 - Edward J. Watts
Ep. 202 - Edward J. Watts [II]

And here is a YouTube playlist of the episodes featuring Edward J. Watts:

Ep. 202 - Edward J. Watts [II]

 

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess. On this, our 202nd episode, our returning guest is Edward J. Watts.

You first heard Edward J. Watts on Episode 129.

Edward J. Watts holds the Alkiviadis Vassiliadis Endowed Chair and is professor of history at the University of California, San Diego and lives in Carlsbad, California. The author and editor of several prize-winning books, including “The Final Pagan Generation” and “Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell Into Tyranny.”

His new book, “The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous Idea,” was published on Aug 3, 2021.

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You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.If you have something to say, record a voice memo on your smartphone and send it to therobburgessshow@gmail.com. Include “voice memo” in the subject line of the email. Also, if you want to call or text the show for any reason, the number is: 317-674-3547.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Regular guest: Josh Sigler

Josh Sigler grew up in Tipton, Indiana, where he was a 2002 honors graduate of Tipton High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in media studies and organizational communication from Manchester University in 2006, and served as a community affairs intern at WTHR Channel 13-Indianapolis during his senior year. He’s worked for various publications over a 15-year career as a journalist, including the Kokomo Tribune and the Wabash Plain Dealer. He earned the Hoosier State Press Association (HSPA) award for best sports feature in 2015, and has won various other awards during his career from the HSPA and the Associated Press. During his six years at the Kokomo Tribune, Sigler was an AP football pollster and his work has appeared in publications such as the South Bend Tribune, the Hartford Courant and the San Antonio Express-News.

Here are the episodes on which Josh Sigler has been a guest:

Ep. 14 - Brandon Chapman and Josh Sigler
Ep. 201 - Josh Sigler

And here is a YouTube playlist of all the episodes featuring Josh Sigler:

Ep. 201 - Josh Sigler

 

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.

On this our 201st episode, our returning guest is Josh Sigler.

You first heard Josh Sigler on Episode 14, along with fellow regular guest Brandon Chapman.

Josh Sigler grew up in Tipton, Indiana, where he was a 2002 honors graduate of Tipton High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in media studies and organizational communication from Manchester University in 2006, and served as a community affairs intern at WTHR Channel 13-Indianapolis during his senior year. He’s worked for various publications over a 15-year career as a journalist, including the Kokomo Tribune and the Wabash Plain Dealer. He earned the Hoosier State Press Association (HSPA) award for best sports feature in 2015, and has won various other awards during his career from the HSPA and the Associated Press. During his six years at the Kokomo Tribune, Sigler was an AP football pollster and his work has appeared in publications such as the South Bend Tribune, the Hartford Courant and the San Antonio Express-News.

A quick programming note:

You can read Josh's Oct. 4, 2015 Kokomo Tribune story, “What happened to Tabi?: Unsolved Tipton murder still haunts family” by clicking here.

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Ep. 200 - Rob Burgess [X]

 

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this our 200th episode, our guest is …
me!
My first solo episode of this podcast was
Episode 41, the second was Episode 62, the third was Episode 84, the fourth was Episode 117, the fifth was Episode 131, the sixth was Episode 135, the seventh was Episode 182, the eighth was Episode 189 and the ninth was Episode 194. And, on Episode 100, I was joined by my wife and regular guest Ash Burgess, who interviewed me.
I am a 17-time award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in print, radio, online, and television. I am currently Editor of the Wabash Plain Dealer. Most recently, I was News Editor of NUVO; Managing Editor of the Indiana Lawyer; and City Editor, Opinion Page Editor and Editorial Board Member of the Kokomo Tribune. I was also a reporter at WFHB, the Times-Mail, The Reporter-Times, Ukiah Daily Journal and Ukiah Valley Television.
Oh yeah, and I’m also the proprietor of the podcast, The Rob Burgess Show.

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You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.If you have something to say, record a voice memo on your smartphone and send it to therobburgessshow@gmail.com. Include “voice memo” in the subject line of the email. Also, if you want to call or text the show for any reason, the number is: 317-674-3547.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Ep. 199 - Eugene Smith

 


Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.

On this our 199th episode our guest is Eugene Smith.

Eugene Smith was born in 1957 in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Fresno, California. He was working in Georgetown, Guyana, for Peoples Temple on November 18, 1978, when he lost his mother, wife, and infant son in the mass murder-suicide at Jonestown.

Repatriated by the U.S. authorities on New Year’s Eve, he broke a $50 bill stashed in his shoe to buy breakfast for himself and a fellow survivor. Returning to California at age 21, Smith faced the daunting challenge of building from scratch a meaningful and self-sufficient life in the American society he thought he had left behind. He retired in 2015 after 22 years’ service with the California Department of Transportation. He lives in the Bay Area.

On May 11, 2021, Smith's book, “Back to the World: A Life After Jonestown,” was published by Texas Christian University Press. https://www.tamupress.com/book/9780875657783/back-to-the-world/

A quick programming note:

As I mention in the episode, I was a reporter for the Ukiah Daily Journal from 2007 to 2009. During that time, I also had a chance to interview fellow Jonestown survivor, Tracy Diaz, formerly known as Tracy Parks. https://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/2008/11/02/survivor-recalls-the-horror-of-jonestown-ukiahan-travels-back-to-guyana/

I also had a chance to interview Rebecca Moore for that story. Moore lost two sisters in Jonestown and now is now professor emerita of religious studies at San Diego State University. With her husband, Fielding McGehee III, she co-manages the website, Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple. https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=16580

Moore was instrumental in providing context for that 2008 article, and connecting me with Eugene Smith for this episode. https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=17033

Thank you again. Anyone who is even remotely interested in the good, bad and otherwise of Peoples Temple is encouraged to visit their website. It is truly a valuable historical resource. https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/

Finally, I want to thank Tracy Diaz and Eugene Smith for taking the time to share their stories with me over the years.

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Friday, August 6, 2021

Ep. 198 - Ash Burgess [XXIII]

 

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.

On this our 198th episode our returning guest is Ash Burgess.

You first heard Ash Burgess on Episode 16, Episode 26, Episode 27, Episode 39, Episode 58, Episode 63, Episode 77, Episode 86, Episode 91, Episode 100, Episode 124, Episode 130, Episode 136, Episode 142, Episode 143, Episode 148, Episode 151, Episode 154, Episode 165, Episode 176, Episode 184, Episode 191, Episode 196 and Episode 82, which also featured regular guest Jonathan Fowler of the podcast.

Ash Burgess has a dusty degree in Religious Studies and an appetite for both high and low culture. She strives to celebrate the best of every season with her young children.

Follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ashburgess/ and subscribe to her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl2Bis7mhGmekVi0ZioJFOg?app=desktop

A quick programming note: If you want to hear the episode we recorded almost a year ago before we began our homeschooling journey, that would be Episode 176.

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You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.If you have something to say, record a voice memo on your smartphone and send it to therobburgessshow@gmail.com. Include “voice memo” in the subject line of the email. Also, if you want to call or text the show for any reason, the number is: 317-674-3547.