Arts & Culture

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show Harry brings us What the Frack?, News of the Warm, Let Us Try, News of America’s Longest War, Karzai Talk, The Apologies of the Week, odes to Stormy Daniels, and songs from his latest project, The Many Moods of Donald Trump.

From The Frontline: Dr. Emily Nichols

Aug 21, 2020
The Historic New Orleans Collection

For Dr. Emily Nichols, there’s no such thing as a simple work day. She’s the director of New Orleans EMS, and since the coronavirus crisis began, she’s been managing the escalating needs of providers and the communities they serve. In this edition of The Historic New Orleans Collection’s ongoing series, From The Frontline, Dr. Nichols chronicles the first few months of the pandemic.


American Routes Shortcuts: Willis Alan Ramsey

Aug 21, 2020
Willis Alan Ramsey
American Routes

Songwriter Willis Alan Ramsey came from Alabama via Dallas and had been a student at the University of Texas. Willis was a dashing but mellow figure in a rumpled cowboy hat who made memorable songs like “Muskrat Love,” “Northeast Texas Women,” and “Ballad of Spider John,” all of which were on a 1972 LP just called Willis Alan Ramsey. This interview in 2003, by then 30 years later, reminds me that Ramsey is known as much for not having made another recording in the intervening years as having made the one he did. 



Millionaire Hot Seat, Monkey, Assassin

Aug 19, 2020
Magda Szubanski
Carla Gottgens

Melissa Lucashenko - After a divorce, a writer and her troubled daughter are living close to the bone but receive a windfall.
  Paul Carter - A tough oil rig worker adopts an orphaned monkey.
  Magda Szubanski A famous Australian actress is troubled by a paparazzi shot of her in her “bathers” but considers her father’s quiet courage as a rebel in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show Harry brings us News of Bees, Follow the Dollar, News of the Godly, News of the Warm, The Apologies, original music and more.