Recorded History Saving landmarks, preserving history

Laura Natusch, executive director of New London Landmarks, talks about the group’s recent purchase of a historic home as well as its efforts to keep two buildings...

ECC football preview: East Lyme, NFA, New London and Fitch

It's high school football time! Keith talks with East Lyme coach Rudy Bagos, Norwich Free Academy coach Jason Bakoulis, and Fitch coach Mike Ellis.

Exploring the music of Justin Hayward and the Moody Blues

Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues plays at the Garde Arts Center on Saturday. The Moody Blues, and Hayward's songs in particular, were a big deal to a young Rick Koster.

Podcast: Leave Work Now

Do movie soundtracks still resonate?

Rick's band used to cover songs from movies in the eighties. Pete's musical taste was defined by movie soundtracks of the nineties. Are films still a major vehicle for popular music, or have video games taken over?

Podcast: Leave Work Now

Twenty-five minutes on sound checks

We were supposed to talk about something else today, but our sound check turned into an entire episode. Rick sneaks into a Brian Wilson sound check, while Pete look for help facilitating sound checks at local candidate debates.

Podcast: Leave Work Now

Is pop music getting stupider?

Stupider? More stupid? Rick and Pete discuss a scientific study that found pop songs have become musically and lyrically simpler over time. Does simpler equal worse?

Podcast: Leave Work Now

Rustic Overtones and road trip radio

How do certain bands become our favorites? Pete's favorite band, Rustic Overtones, play Saturday at the Knickerbocker Music Center in Westerly. Plus, Rick has some ideas on how to use the radio to make road trips more interesting.

Podcast: Recorded History

Woodstock, 50 years on

Evan Nickles, former owner of Mystic Emporium, and Dan Curland, proprietor of Mystic Disc, talk about the three days of peace and love that defined a generation.

Podcast: Sports Doctor

Coast Guard football coach Bill George

Keith previews the upcoming football season with U.S. Coast Guard Academy head coach Bill George.Music: Big Rock Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Podcast: Recorded History

Artifacts and lighthouses in Stonington

Stonington Historical Society’s outgoing president Elizabeth Wood tells about plans for the Old Lighthouse Museum, discusses the group’s role in saving old houses and remembers a blacklisted “Citizen Kane”...


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