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Podcast #273: Thanksgiving and Radio Traditions with Alice Brock of “Alice’s Restaurant”

On this most unusual of Thanksgiving weeks, we are honored to speak with Alice Brock, the woman who provided much inspiration for Arlo Guthrie’s inadvertent Thanksgiving Day radio staple, “Alice’s Restaurant.” Brock shares with us not only some insight into the 18-minute anti-war epic; but also stories about her life and holiday traditions. For 2020, […]

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Cylinder and vintage recordings at college radio station WKCR. Photo: J. Waits

Podcast #221 – The Intertwined History of the Radio and Recording Industries

On this week’s show, we take a trip back to the early 20th century to learn about the recording industry’s intertwined relationship with radio and music culture. Our guest is Kyle Barnett, Associate Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Communication at Bellarmine University. Barnett’s forthcoming book, Record Cultures: The Transformation of the U.S. […]

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Thanksgiving turkey for annual Alice's Restaurant radio tradition. Photo: J. Waits/Radio Survivor

Alice’s Restaurant on the 2019 Thanksgiving Radio Menu

Catch Alice’s Restaurant on the 2021 radio dial. See our latest listening guide. In fall, 1967, Arlo Guthrie released “Alice’s Restaurant,” unintentionally launching a Thanksgiving radio tradition that persists more than 50 years later. The Thanksgiving-themed 18+ minute story-song is beloved by folkies and classic rock fans who continue to search the radio dial for […]

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