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Gone Astray - Russell Johnson

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Russell Johnson goes astray with his essays about culture, travel, and the absurdities of life

Russell Johnson goes astray with his essays about culture, travel, and the absurdities of life

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United States

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Russell Johnson goes astray with his essays about culture, travel, and the absurdities of life

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English


Episodes

Duckton Abbey, A New Era – Gone Astray Podcast

5/27/2022
It is mahvalous, it wreaks of romance, drama and juicy gossip…this place called Duckton Abbey.Now, it is summer and a New Era has dawned in the pond. The post Duckton Abbey, A New Era – Gone Astray Podcast first appeared on Connected Traveler.

Duration:00:04:18

Dave, It’s Bernie, Your Virtual Attorney

5/6/2022
“Hey Bernie, turn on the lights and play me Beethoven’s Fifth!” “Done, Dave. Took me 6 seconds: One dollar, charged to your account.” “Huh?’ You charging me for this?” “Yes, of course, Dave. I’m Bernie your virtual attorney. See my little bow tie light up when I talk? I charge $600 dollars an hour. “ Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer | Pandora “$600 bucks an hour?” “Doesn’t hurt so much by the second, Dave. Little...

Duration:00:02:08

Stoner Airlines: Flight 420

4/20/2022
Welcome aboard Stoner Airlines Flight 420 to mile high Denver with ongoing service to Weed, California and Maui-Wowie. The post Stoner Airlines: Flight 420 first appeared on Connected Traveler.

Duration:00:01:52

Tails From The Trail – Gone Astray Podcast

3/5/2022
My morning walk begins along a street in my neighborhood where I am often accosted by two panhandling cats. One is a young Maine coon, who perches her dainty self at easy scratching height on a fence. If I choose to ignore her, don’t leave a treat, her squeaks and needy eyes make me feel a pang of guilt I cannot define. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer| Pandora Quite the opposite strategy is employed by an obese...

Duration:00:03:40

Duckton Abbey: An Exclusive Tour

2/20/2022
It is mahvalous, it wreaks of romance and drama...this place called Duckton Abbey. It is located in a pond, in the leafy green plaza of the town where I live. The post Duckton Abbey: An Exclusive Tour first appeared on Connected Traveler.

Duration:00:03:18

I Talk to the Cars and They Talk Back To Me

2/9/2022
I have the odd habit of talking to cars. I interviewed a few of them, listening to their stories, which range from abandonment to becoming King of the Road. The post I Talk to the Cars and They Talk Back To Me first appeared on Connected Traveler.

Duration:00:05:11

The Holidays in Fiji: Choirs, Coups and Long Canoes

12/11/2021
How I spent days before Christmas in Fiji during a military coup amidst fake news stories that it was staged by the US and being questioned whether I was CIA. The post The Holidays in Fiji: Choirs, Coups and Long Canoes first appeared on Connected Traveler.

Duration:00:22:35

Harpin’ the Ling in Boonville, California – Podcast

10/22/2021
A lesson in Boontling, a folk language spoken only in Boonville, Calfornia, from two old timers, aka "squirrel bacon." The post Harpin’ the Ling in Boonville, California – Podcast first appeared on Connected Traveler.

Duration:00:04:35

Rising Spirits: From Sinful to Gluten-free

10/4/2021
I have never been a day drinker. But here I am, under the bright sun, next to a vineyard of all things, with a glass of vodka in my hand. The post Rising Spirits: From Sinful to Gluten-free first appeared on Connected Traveler.

Duration:00:04:10

The Bells Are Still Ringing: RIP Carl Payne. Listen to San Francisco's Cable Car Bellringing Champion

8/23/2021
Carl Payne was a San Francisco legend who made music with cable car bells. I talked to him and recorded his champion performance. The post The Bells Are Still Ringing: RIP Carl Payne, San Fran’s Cable Car Legend first appeared on Connected Traveler.

Duration:00:04:11

Mt Shasta: Jerusalem for the Weird – Gone Astray Podcast

8/5/2021
Every year in August, pilgrims arrive from all over the world to celebrate the I AM Come pageant a spectacular passion play with a twist, in fact many twists, on the slope of Mt. Shasta, California. I AM was founded in the 1930s by one Guy Ballard, who claimed to have met Saint Germain, a European mystic rumored to be the son of the Prince of Transylvania, while hiking on the mountain. Ballard claims Saint Germain anointed him an Ascended Master, joining the ranks of Jesus and George...

Duration:00:10:20

Fish Schtick – Gone Astray Podcast

7/19/2021
I am not Ahab. No huge aquatic creature has chomped off my leg. I am not Hemingway. I have never battled a marlin. But, I have always dreamed of whoppers. The post Fish Schtick – Gone Astray Podcast first appeared on Connected Traveler.

Duration:00:05:17

Game Hen: Manhattan's Tic Tac Toe Playing Chicken

5/10/2021
So, why am I in New York City looking for a chicken, a chicken that plays tic tac toe? I begin my search on Mott and Canal, on the edge of Chinatown. The post Game Hen: Manhattan’s Tic Tac Toe Playing Chicken first appeared on Connected Traveler.

Duration:00:02:55

The Eggsistential Question: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? – Gone Astray Russell Johnson Podcast

3/11/2021
The Existential question Why did the chicken cross the road? discussed from the point of view of a chicken. I’m wrestling with an eggsistential question right now. Should I or shouldn’t I cross the road, even though I have done it many times? You see, I’m a chicken. Since Socrates, Gilgamesh or whomever, people have been asking me just why did I cross the road. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer| Pandora Nobody asks,...

Duration:00:02:25

Heavens to Betsy, or is it Mergatroyd?

2/5/2021
A conversation with my two elderly aunts, who live on Elm Street under two oak trees. Language from another era. One of listeners’ faves from 2020. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer| Pandora I have two elderly aunts, Aunt Betsy and Miss Mergatroyd. They live in a double bungalow on Elm street, under two oak trees, with their nine cats and a parrot named Casanova. Aunt Betsy finished college early with her Mrs. degree....

Duration:00:02:03

My Binky – Gone Astray, Russell Johnson

12/30/2020
Hi. My name is Johnny Swindell and listen up. You can’t afford to be without this. Do you realize that we spend at least 50% or our lives feeling deeply insecure, wondering why everybody is staring us, worried about voter fraud, about the next episode of our lives? Yes, these are especially tough time, when you need that extra level of comfort. That’s why I invented My Binky. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer|...

Duration:00:01:42

Nine Tiny Reinyak

12/23/2020
On the night before the night before Christmas I boarded a Russian helicopter to fly to where the spirits are high and the air is thin, Mt. Everest. where, gasping for air, I recorded my holiday greeting. Listen to an excerpt from my book Tales of the Radio Traveler and check out the photo gallery. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer| Pandora Photo Gallery All photos ©Russell Johnson The post Nine Tiny Reinyak – Gone...

Duration:00:04:28

Chicken Bones and UFOs – Gone Astray Podcast

11/16/2020
Last night we had chicken for dinner. After dinner I stuffed the remaining bones and gristle into a plastic bag and proceeded to the trash can outside of our kitchen. As I stepped outside, I casually glanced at the sky. No moon, almost pitch dark. But I spotted something very strange, a pair of dim objects in the heavens followed by wispy tails. There were sparkling dots inside of them. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts |...

Duration:00:02:33

A Beerless Oktoberfest Amongst Trained Fleas – Podcast and Video

10/30/2020
As I left the Oktoberfest midway a sign grabbed my attention. I had to read it twice as it was in German. I never believed there was such a thing. I had heard about it and read about it, but I had never seen one and had never known anyone who had. I bought a ticket. It cost 5 Marks. I was led into a tiny amphitheater and took my place back row center. Actually, even there, I was only about ten feet from the stage. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio |...

Duration:00:05:06

A Serenade to Karl the Fog

10/23/2020
A few moments of Zen for our stressful times. Foghorns serenading “Karl the Fog,” as San Franciscans call him/it, recorded near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco’s Presidio. Russell Johnson’s Gone Astray podcast. Best listened to with stereo earbuds. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer| Pandora Karl The Fog Ringtones (right click to download) iPhone – Android About Karl the Fog: The origins of Karl the Fog are as...

Duration:00:02:14