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Radio Free Burrito Presents: Tony and the Beetles by Philip K. Dick.

wil, · Categories: Books, Current Affairs

The great Philip K. Dick wrote about the human condition as well as any speculative fiction writer of the 20th century, and I am incredibly lucky that this story of his is out of copyright.

This was originally published in 1953. It’s about racism and colonialism, about how the participants in a war see themselves and each other.

In a lot of ways, it’s about the original sin of America, a sin we have not yet reckoned with, to our great shame, with disastrous results for people of color and Native Americans.

But it’s also a fun science fiction story about a kid who just wants to play with his friends, and what happens instead.

I talk a LOT before this one. I have a lot of thoughts in my head and I’m feeling a lot of feelings, so it may not be my best work. But it’s honest, and we could use that right now, I think.

Radio Free Burrito Episode 51: the super happy brain club

wil, · Categories: Books, Current Affairs

Holy shit has it been like a year since I last did one of these? It certainly feels like it, because in 2018, a week feels like a month! This is basically one long recounting of the last few days of my life, which have been filled with joy, good people, and some revelations about my mental health that I thought were worth sharing.

Ready? Here’s 051-RFB.

And for you embedded player aficionados:


Radio Free Burrito Episode 50: an episode of arbitrary significance

wil, · Categories: Current Affairs, Music, Television

Stuff and things and other things, and moog synthesizer music. Yes, it is all in one place, and it’s all for you, Damien! IT IS ALL FOR YOU!

Here’s your embed:

and here’s a direct link: 050-RFB

Radio Free Burrito Episode 49 – a nice pair of stories

wil, · Categories: Current Affairs, Music

I have a pair of stories this week. One is about my family’s connection to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The other is about the first time I met Adam West. There’s some music here for you, too.

Here’s your embedded player:

And a direct link to the file: 049-RFB




Radio Free Burrito Episode 48 – Big Canned Pasta

wil, · Categories: Current Affairs, Music

It’s time for a new Radio Free Burrito! This week, I brave an unexpected headache from hell to bring you music from some friends, the origin story of a nemesis, SPORTS!, and some thoughts about this moment in history.

Here’s your embed:

And here’s your direct link: 048-RFB

Radio Free Burrito Episode 47 – time is weird, man.

wil, · Categories: Current Affairs, Music

Who has kept to a weekly schedule for one whole week in a row? THIS GUY!

Okay, here’s your embed:

And here’s a plain old link: 047-RFB



Not Radio Free Burrito – Thank You

wil, · Categories: Current Affairs

Los Angeles in 1973 (from Bill Moyers dot Com)

I just wanted to say thank you, and I didn’t want to wait until next week to do it. So here we are.

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Radio Free Burrito 38a: Not Actually A Radio Free Burrito

wil, · Categories: Current Affairs, Games

RFB LogoThis is not an actual Radio Free Burrito. I have some time today, and I have all my gear set up, so I talked at you for a little bit about some things.


If you can’t use the embedded player, here’s a link: 038a-RFB

Radio Free Burrito Archives: Episode Twelve

wil, · Categories: Books, Current Affairs, Music, RFB Archives

Holy crap! It's a new episode of Radio Free Burrito!

This show is all about Jonathan Coulton, because it's the First of May.

Show Notes:

I won't be able to update this post with mirrors, because I'm going to be in San Diego this weekend (see what I did there?) but if you make one, please leave it in the comments and I'll update when I get home from San Diego, where I'll be this weekend.

Enjoy the show, everyone!

Download radio_free_burrito_episode_12.mp3 

Radio Free Burrito Archives: Episode Eight

wil, · Categories: Current Affairs, Film, RFB Archives

ShellymortonlogoToday, it's a brief political rant (you have been warned), then it's all questions and answers, no stupid meta-talk about what I'm going to do, just getting down to it and having a good time.

A lot of people have asked if I can change the numbering of the episodes; I did that on this one. It's called 008.RadioFreeBurrito. I hope that works for ya.

Show Notes:

Thanks for listening. I hope you enjoy it.

Download 008RadioFreeBurrito.mp3

Update: Your friendly local .torrent creator, Brian shook his magic tree and look what fell out:

High (orig):

Low (mono, VBR bit rate range 0-24, 13 MB):

Mirror for the Low..

This file is one of the biggest yet, so use the mirrors and seed the .torrent, if you can. Thanks, Brian!


p style=”margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; “>Updated again to add: My Odeo Channel (odeo/0d0d9ccd150172dd) (So I can claim it. Ding!)