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DJ Trouble  French Birds   Options Mindfulness For Jerk-Offs Cassette     
Kate NV  Kata   Options      
Myra Al-Rahim  The Burden Land   Options Consetllations: Feel the Sky  pledge now for a chance to win this prize! Visit Constellationshere.https://www.constellationsaudio.com/about  0:12:03 (Pop‑up)
  Spix Macaw Cyanopsitta spixii Recorded by Bret Whitney       0:30:18 (Pop‑up)
Anna Friz and Glenn Gear  Ship to Shore   Options     0:30:20 (Pop‑up)
Ana Roxanne  Slowness   Options     0:30:32 (Pop‑up)
Paper Radio  Transcenmentalism   Options   Story: Jessie Borrelle Voice: Jon Tjhia, with chanting by Odette Joannidis (Sister Visions) Illustration: Mimi Leung Sound design: Miyuki Jokiranta  0:46:05 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm ultradamno:

Adriene, Olivia, extinct walkers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm olivia:

hey everybody! it's a party in here! groovin' away trying to make money for WFMU. you know the drill -- pledge, pledge, pledge... Show your love for this one of a kind crazy town station
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm tim from champaign (now washington):

Adriene and Olvia! Two of the coolest DJs around! Pledge!
Avatar 6:08pm TDK60:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Bonjour, touristes. On Fabio's board, they mentioned news about the record fair. Is it true, is it cancelled?
  6:09pm ParUbi ¤¤¤¤:

Hey everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Handy Haversack:

Greetings, seekers!

Gotta cook but will be listening.
Avatar 6:10pm TDK60:

Was just on the NYC subway, people were edgy, sullen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm Handy Haversack:

@Ken -- I saw only one person say that and don't see anything about it on the main site ... so maybe just normal crisis flailing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm ultradamno:

I think Julien Temple's Glastonbury doc, ostensibly in English with excited Welsh people talking fast, could do that for you.
Avatar 6:13pm ParUbi:

I’ll have to check that out
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm olivia:

here is a link to constellations: www.constellationsaudio.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm olivia:

for a mostly digital podcast archive, this cassette is a wonderful artifact! definitely worth your pledge of $20 or more
  6:19pm JakeGould:

The plus side of this sudden working from home is that my coworkers actually have to communicate with me in writing and clearly define what they need. In the office, I get a lot more unorganized requests so that is a silver lining here.

The sad thing is the streets and subways are a wee bit emptier and a bit tense. Not a day this week I haven’t seen at least one person with a face mask on. First it was (honestly) mainly Asians… Now it’s almost everyone else as well.

But I wonder about the record fair news. Perhaps it was discussed during Fabio’s show? Maybe at a 5:30pm-ish?
  6:20pm JakeGould:

“Appetite for Extinction”
  6:25pm Kathleen in Chicago:

- - * - is Continental Morse Code for the character "q"
  6:28pm johnzo:

yer makin’ me hungry grrrr
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:28pm ultradamno:

Tasmanian Tiger...gonesville upload.wikimedia.org...
  6:29pm johnzo:

Isn’t Rancho Cuchamunga the town in Workaholics? I assumed it was a made up place...
  6:29pm Listener Robert:

I recognize the "CQ" at the start because it's in such common use, but the rest of the code is too fast for me.
  6:32pm Listener Robert:

Last fall when I wanted to get a friend's attention in a crowd as to the fact I was in the car, I tried honking a CQ repeatedly on the horn. I figured that in a crowd that size, there'd be someone who knew code and then word would get around that someone was trying to get someone's attention, but it didn't work. Over that terrain the car horn was practically inaudible.
  6:34pm Banoonu:

the carribean monk seal looked like a real cutie. apparently by the time it was put on the endangered list it was probably already extinct
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm Rich in Washington:

This is a not-to-be-missed show for me. Such a creative use of the radio medium. I really love this show.
  6:39pm Listener Robert:

I ust remember that on the fragment played in that mix, what followed the "CQ" was "DE....". "CQ" means "seek you" but is used internationally. The backward etymology that it's "call to quarters" is cute but a lie, just as is the backwards etymologizing of SOS as "save our ship" or "save our souls" when it's just an easy-to-hear sequence in code having no origin in the letters.
Avatar 6:39pm ParUbi:

I agree, Rich!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Besides plants and animals going extinct, human languages also go extinct. At an increasing rate, on top of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm Rich in Washington:

and the creative mixing on Radio Ravioli. I dig freeform radio but I especially love live audio collaging. This is why I really love WFMU and its freakform 'format' (if you can call it that!).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm ultradamno:

Inuit delegation look to Wales for language preservation lessons globalnews.ca...
Avatar 6:47pm ParUbi:

It's got that DIY vibe to it, like a zine fair
  6:47pm JakeGould:

@KenFromHydePark: Also languages transition from casual to being pigeonholed. Like Yiddish used to be a casual language spoken all over Jewish communities in NYC; religious and secular. I grew up up with that being spoken commonly in the 1970s and even 1980s. Now it’s really only used in the more Conservative and Orthodox communities in NYC which is foreign to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm olivia:

if you haven't noticed, we set a goal for adriene's program! help us reach it. support WFMU !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm olivia:

800-989-9368. or click on the widget!
Avatar 6:52pm ParUbi:

Our original economy simply is
  6:54pm castor:

Thank you Adriene! I renewed my swag for life and gave all the credit to you but it somehow didn't get processed that way. But I really do love your show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm ultradamno:

  6:57pm Brendan:

You guys know it’s almost dinner time right? Ewww!
  6:58pm castor:

Another interesting extinction is an herb the ancient Romans used as a contraception called Silphium.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm ultradamno:

Rabbits, hares, and pikas are distinct from rodents in various respects www.lexico.com...
  6:59pm please:

Stop making me HuuuuuUungggRyyyyy ''''drOooOolinGs"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Rich in Washington:

I broadcast from under my covers every week! It's magic!
Avatar 7:04pm ParUbi:

It all seems familiar somehow
  7:05pm Tusalava:

Oh hey! There's my painting! I heard what you said, that was so lovely.
  7:07pm PJ:

No Hearty playlist?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm ultradamno:

I like the untrustworthy DJs the best (I'm on to Hearty's show)
Avatar 7:09pm ParUbi:

That's a cool painting, Tusalava-- looks like a film strip. Nice tension between the segments.
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