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5/17/24 on Destinies:The FuMP Desecrates Tom Lehrer)

From Howard Margolin:

In 2022, the legendary music satirist Tom Lehrer made his entire catalogue open to the public domain. Recently, the members of the Funny Music Project, or the FuMP, released a tribute album containing their versions of 25 of Lehrer's classic songs.

This Friday night at 11:15 PM, comedy rap artist and producer Devo Spice returns for his 8th appearance, to discuss and introduce selections from "The FuMP Desecrates Tom Lehrer."

You'll find out how the artists chose their songs, and why some decided to update the lyrics. You'll learn about Devo Spice's latest solo album, and the ongoing new additions to the FuMP's output.

And, you'll hear adaptations of Tom Lehrer's songs by The Consortium of Genius, Worm Quartet, the Great Luke Ski, Robbie Ellis, Lauren Mayer, Tom Smith, and Devo Spice, as well as a previously unreleased song by Tom Lehrer himself.

Friday, May 17th, at 11:15 PM.

Hosted by Howard Margolin.

Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction

Comic Legend Jimmy Tingle Talks 60 Minutes II and The Johnny Carson Show on SOUNDS OF FILM

Jimmy Tingle is a comedian, producer and actor who has worked as a humorist and commentator for “60 Minutes II” and MSNBC.

He’s appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, and many podcasts, and has appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, CNN, “Conan O’Brien,” Comedy Central, “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross and in his own HBO half-hour comedy special.

Feature film work includes Next Stop Wonderland, Boondock Saints, Head of State starring Chris Rock, and Clear History starring Larry David.


Airs Thursday, May 16, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.

Destinies Celebrates its 41st Anniversary

From Howard Margolin:

This week, Destinies celebrates its 41st anniversary with a one-hour special.

Tune in Friday night, for a look back at the past year of the show, with a blend of the best material of the past year, as well as all-new features.

You'll hear encore readings by authors Patrick Thomas and J. H. Nadler; never-before-aired music from Angelo Panetta, Insensate Machine, and Marco Beltrami; the reasons why the Blue Beetle movie epitomized "Super-hero Fatigue," plus host Howard Margolin's duet with actress Sophie Aldred, and composer Mason Williams and harpist Deborah Henson-Conant teaming up for the annual variation on "Classical Gas."

Christina M. Rau reads her Wonder Woman-inspired poem "Hubris." Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a man who has a strange definition of the word "bibliophile."

And, learn how you can receive your choice of 325 different Destinies exclusive premiums for your pledge of support during this Spring Radiothon special.

Friday, April 26th, at 11:30 PM.

Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction