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Atomic Platters

Tom Lehrer Interview

Stan Freberg Interview

Brother Theodore Interview

Walt Disney's UB Iwerks Interview

DAVID OSSMANof theFiresign Theater

Ward Kimball Interview

Dayton Allen Interview

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Baked Potato

Highlights from the Crazy College Tv Show from 1975. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry...

Sites we like:

Act Three Broadway Theater ReviewsMr. Firstnighter tells you what to see on the Great White Way
Greenbreir Picture Show John McElwee’s daily bog on the early days of Hollywood Cinema
News From Me Mark Evinier's essential blog for listeners of Crazy College.

Paley Center for Media (Museum of Television and Radio) Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. So go.

Tv Worth Watching David Bianculli’s daily blog lives up to its name.

Cartoon Research Animation historian Jerry Beck curates this daily blog

Dedicated to all music odd, silly or forgotten, Crazy College has been hitting the airways since 1984. Hosted by Geo. Stewart, it's a fun way to look at the whole panoply of American social attitudes and what them change, sometime even evolving for the better. Spike Jones, Stan Freberg Allan Sherman, they all have a home here, as do Brother Theodore, Billy Murray, Raymond Scott and more.
"Never underestimate the potency of cheap music."

- Amanda Prynne, Private Lives

Like the great ribs they offer, it’s a sweet and sour sort of thing. Great music, but the end of summer. This year joining the great vibe over Labor Day weekend (Friday September 2 through Sunday, Sept 4) are some top notch performers, including Chris Hillman, Sister Sadie and the Claire Lynch Band. Details at

Another of the seven seals has been breached with the release of a new film about Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep. She was born rich on July 19, 1868 and stayed that way until her death from a heart attack on November 26, 1944. Jenkins put her music to useless use, fancying herself a talented opera singer, probably the degenerative effects of syphilis contracted from her husband. The mercury cure didn’t help thing any either. Her search for the lost chord ended in defeat that she refused to acknowledge, determined to foist her vocal stylings on anyone unawares.

In spite of public demand, Jenkins rented Carnegie Hall for a solo performance on October 25, 1944. Lovers of cultural car wrecks snapped up tickets and the house sold out way in advance. Many celebrities attended, including song writer Cole Porter, “Amal & the Night Visitors” composer Gian Carlo Menotti, game show contestant Kitty Carlisle and soprano Lily Pons. I’ll try and slip in a track by her between Crazy College and Scratchy Grooves this Sunday between 6 pm and 7 pm on 91.3 WVUD, so be prepared. And keep an eye out for Ken Burn’s new 3-hour documentary on Mrs. Miller set to air during their next fund drive.

Radio Dazed

Two new links in the top nav bar. One tells the history of the University of Delaware radio, The Rondo Center and The State Theater. The other reprints some of my articles from Delaware Underground Newspapers in the 1970s and 80s.

Stay tuned in after Crazy College ends every Sunday at 7 PM. I'll be hosting "Scratchy Grooves" until Brian returns on Sepember 4. Planned, so far: Billy Murray, George Forby Sr & Jr, Paul Whitemann and stern recreation of the big bands of the 1920s!

Schedule for Spring of 2016
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This week we salute filthy lucre with Monty Python and Stan Freberg; become good buddies with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby; then get some child rearing tips from experts like Martin Mull and Noel Coward. All that and then some, next time on Crazy College.

August 28

“Hand Jive with Senior Wences”

Senior Wences teaches Jonnie how to talk with his hands. Frank Gallup and Lorne Greene have a shootout with Ringo and gets him right in the highhat. Ernie Kovacks and Herb Albert hail a cab. And Al Alberts is a very sick American.

September 4

“Stan Freberg takes to the Air”

Two episodes of the 1957 Stan Freberg Show with June Foray and Daws Butler.

Another great Christmas gift, again from mom, back in the early 1970s. The copyright reads "1922-1924 King Features"

Frequent Crazy College guest Chris White's model of the Invisible Man
And below is a curio that Chris White made for the annual Blobfest held in Phoenixville,PA. It's really a bar of soap, which is what you would be if the Blob got ya.

This is the limited edition Crazy College T Shirt from 1989.

>The people who put together My Book House did a multi-volume set on the history of the world – just like Will and Ariel Durant, but for kids and with better illustrations. This is the cover of Volume One.


From the "Mr. Wizard's Worst Nightmare" Dept:

My best Christmas gift ever. There was a rivalry between those who had Gilbert Chemistry Sets and those of us that had Porter. What I wouldn't give to find a copy of the old lab manual of instructions....

To me a house without squeaky floors can never be a home.

Professor Emeritus Dr. Soupy Sales with eager student:

More News You Can Loose...Check out the interview section for insightful conversations with satirists Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, comedian Dayton Allen, Disney animator and founder of The Firehouse Five plus Two, Ward Kimball, and satanic madmad (he was really a nice guy) Brother Theodore and more!.

From the G. Stewart/C. Healy Archives: A 7 year old Andrew Warhola does his first silk screen: "36 Wax Coke Bottles."

Hey, all you big time public radio stations!

You can get a free Crazy College Special on SPIKE JONES and/or a National edition of Crazy College featuring DAVID OSSMAN of FIRESIGN THEATER or our Silly Seasonal Christmas Songs Fest: merry music from the likes of Stan Freberg, Allan Sherman, Tom Lehrer, and the like. Or the Halloween Special...Or get the Stan Freberg Special featuring interviews with June Foray, Daws Butler, Peter Leeds, Dr. Demento and Stan the man himself. Plus lots of musical tracks from Stan! Available to any and all by contacting Crazy College. You can run it anytime you want as often as you want until the end of time or the end of the next millennium, whichever comes first! Perfect fun come fund raising time. No salesmen will call. Act now! No unpleasant bending; no visible panty lines. email at or call [302] 994 - 7571 for details. Get any or all: The Spike Jones Special, The Firesign Theater special, the Tom Lehrer special, the Stan Freberg AND The Halloween and Christmas Specials for the incredibly low price of ABSOLUTLY FREE! You can't get a better deal ANYWHERE!! As seen on television! Not available in stores!!!

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