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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.

Stay tuned after Crazy College this week at 7 for Scratchy Grooves. I'll be your humble host for an hour of historical recordings from the turn of the last century.

"Never underestimate the potency of cheap music."

- Amanda Prynne, Private Lives

Sorry, but my emotional life cannot be reduced to a simplistic emoticon.

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.

Schedule for the Fall of 2016
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Cancel any conflicting commitments, here's the Schedule of upcoming shows

Oct 23

Horror Interviews

On the next edition of Crazy College we talk and talk and talk about some classic horror films. Wheeler Winston Smith argues that Terrance Fisher was as good a director as Jean Renoir. (Film scholars rightly laughed). John Zakerle remembers doing a live western in the parking lot of a Philadelphia tv station before he began hosting Shock Theater. And Michael F. Blake gives us an overview on Lon Chaney Senior.

I'm hosting Scratch Grooves after, starting at 7 PM.

Oct 30

“Halloween, How Are Ya?”

Well, tomorrow the ghost and goblins will be coming out of their old haunts to celebrate Halloween. But tonight we’re up to some mischief with a whole lot of silly music for the occasion! You’ll hear spooky songs from the likes of Spike Jones to Lydia Lunch, Bobby Boris Picket and John Zackerle, the Smothers Brothers and the Austin Lounge Lizards, all here to give you a good scare on the Crazy College Halloween Special.

Nov 6

“Election Daze”

Halloween may be over but still something wicked this way comes: the 2016 Elections. While the ship of state is sinking, a raft of third party candidates are running: Elvis, Ringo, Snoopy, even The Fonz. Glynis Johns remembers her sister suffragettes. And the Foreman want to know what you will be doing on election day (you don't have to answer). I’m running, too, towards Canada.

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!!!

This is the Crazy College Promise:>We will update this website a lot, so you call come back now!

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This leading page designed according to Geo's desires by:
Neil Banerjee [Neil does a really neat show of music from the Indian Subcontinant that you should listen to on Sundays at 4pm (
For a free sample visit RAGA and experience music and culture from the other side of the world!