David Bowie

Airs Friday, January 15, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll open with a look back at the life and influences of David Bowie featuring tracks from The Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust, Space Oddity, and Heroes plus track from numerous artists he collaborated with including Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Mott The Hoople, and more. Then, in our concert hour, another musical icon, Arlo Guthrie live on stage at the Tent Show Radio Hour Live from Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield Wisconsin and in our final hour we'll dance with the Lady in Black.

Airs Thursday, December 24, at 9 p.m. This November-December, we're making available a special episode of The Dinner Party Download stuffed with holiday goodness. Hip-hop legend Darryl McDaniels, the "DMC" of Run DMC, riffs on his mega-hit "Christmas in Hollis" - and on the tenderness of Charlie Brown ... TV's "Naked Chef" Jamie Oliver injects some health into our holiday menu (but don't mess with his decadent cheese toasty) ... Humorist Fran Lebowitz keeps the season from getting too sappy with very tart etiquette tips ...

Airs Tuesday, December 25 at 10:00 p.m. It's a very merry jazz Christmas with an hour of some of the best holiday jazz. We’ll talk with jazz historian Bill Sears about some of the off-the-beaten path jazz takes on your favorite holiday classics, and chat with our producer Lou Blouin about the Christmas duet that brought jazz icon Bing Crosby and rocker David Bowie together. That plus a conversation with pianist Eugene Marlow about his recent jazz reworking of some classic Hanukkah music, and tunes from Duke Ellington, Hammond B3 pioneer Jimmy Smith, Vince Guaraldi, and the Squirrel Nut Zippers, are all coming up on this Special. 

David Bowie: The Rise of Ziggy

Jul 21, 2012

Airs Friday, July 20 at 9:00 p.m.   David Bowie's landmark record The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars celebrated its 40th birthday in June and to mark that occasion we present this special which looks back on the making and legacy of David Bowie’s 1972 album, Ziggy Stardust. Frank insights from both David Bowie and the late guitarist, Mick Ronson, detail how they developed the Ziggy Stardust character and all the music from this landmark album. Most of the album’s songs are heard throughout the show, including Ziggy Stardust, Starman and Suffragette City – three definitive examples of the 70s Glam-Rock as the bridge between the psychedelic 60s and punk rock.