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David Raffin (postHumorist, poet, and Metaphysicist) constructs fantastic tales: small, medium, and large. He is a contributor to Funny Times, Rosebud Magazine, and other publications. Nicer than anyone. Ask anybody. Wait. They might be biased.

David Raffin (postHumorist, poet, and Metaphysicist) constructs fantastic tales: small, medium, and large. He is a contributor to Funny Times, Rosebud Magazine, and other publications. Nicer than anyone. Ask anybody. Wait. They might be biased.

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United States

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David Raffin (postHumorist, poet, and Metaphysicist) constructs fantastic tales: small, medium, and large. He is a contributor to Funny Times, Rosebud Magazine, and other publications. Nicer than anyone. Ask anybody. Wait. They might be biased.

Language:

English


Episodes

Frank Talk Abounds

6/2/2021
A story of mid childhood. “Someone Else’s Memories” from the album “The Politics of Desire” by Revolution Void licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0. Winner Winner! by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4630-winner-winner-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Thinking Music by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4522-thinking-musicLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Grateful acknowledgment thereof.

Duration:00:07:11

AMAZING disappearing episode

4/13/2021
Two nights only ! What a show !

Duration:00:03:10

Tesla’s Wings and fearsome things

3/9/2021
The story of Tesla's Wings, from the book Tragic Stories Disguised as Jokes. *** “Someone Else’s Memories” from the album “The Politics of Desire” by Revolution Void licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0. Winner Winner! by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4630-winner-winner-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Aquarium by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5738-aquariumLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license...

Duration:00:09:42

Duck Down, Quack Up, peeking duck

3/3/2021
Duck Calls? We have answers. On the record. DUCK DUCK DOWN Two men walk into a bar. It is at this point in the joke a spectator stands UP from the crowd, having seen something and wishing to report, and says : “Why are they men?“ And the Comedian says, “I’m sorry, but this is a sexist joke.” *** Greatest fear: someone will shout "Duck" whilst I'm looking at a duck and I am then hit by a random flying object. Probably a duck in statuette form. A man came into a bar. This is not a dirty joke....

Duration:00:08:47

The Tyrannical Rule of Three Callbacks

2/23/2021
Last Call for the Three Comedians The melancholic comedian considered the puzzle of existence. The listener doesn’t know. The ins and outs. He considered the audience, melancholic, dour, hard to please. Their lack of humor saddened him and effected his presence, a poor reflection upon them. He sought out the advice of his compatriots. His bombardier insisted the answer was to hurl more bombs, from unexpected directions, the unpredictability measured to alter the viewpoint of the audience. In...

Duration:00:10:25

Martin Van Buren and the unwanted package

2/16/2021
A charming castPod with a special appearance by Good ol' Charlie Brown. I was at home and I was not thinking about either Martin Van Buren or the kangaroo. I had real world problems on my mind. The kangaroo was famous, for, among other things, having carved a phallic replica he called “Mr. Pokey.” He carved it from hardwood. Really bang up job. Intricate. You could see the veins. It stood at about 8 1/2 inches, which was awkward if you were trying to conceal it. He told everybody it was 8...

Duration:00:07:36

Carl Jung in the Sky with Zeppo

4/21/2020
This podcast is an excerpt from the novella "Sigmund, Falling Up!" by David Raffin. Photo by Craig Whitehead on Unsplash “Winner Winner!” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 “Someone Else’s Memories” "Simulation Hypothesis" "Line of Flight" from the album The Politics of Desire by Revolution Void licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0.

Duration:00:16:51

Buy War Bonds, Won’t You?

4/18/2020
Photo by Museums Victoria on Unsplash As usual the More Than True podcast is subversive rather than political. An intro by Groucho, a discussion of the tragedy of Abbot And Costello, and Einstein's troubles with the classes. “Winner Winner!” "Erik Satie: Gymnopedie No 1" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 “Someone Else’s Memories” from the album The Politics of Desire by Revolution Void licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0.

Duration:00:07:45

More than One Day

2/9/2020
The More than True podcast returns with a vintage story about spies, Russians, shoes, USA electoral politics, and raisins. It's an audio rendition of the story More Than One Day in the Life of Igor Igoravitch, from the collection Hard Fought Illusions of Choice. Enjoy. It is strong. Like Stalin. “Winner Winner!” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 “Someone Else’s Memories” from the album The Politics of Desire by Revolution Void licensed...

Duration:00:26:40

Cupidity

5/14/2019
It's time for a tale of love. A love story, if you will. As old as the fingers of fate that surround. Heartwarming! Hearts on fire. “Someone Else’s Memories” and "Line of Flight" from the album The Politics of Desire by Revolution Void licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0. “Winner Winner!" "Divertissement,” Schmetterling” and "Off to Osaka" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Duration:00:11:30

Genie, Genie, Genie

4/10/2019
A sparkling new podcast episode which dares tell the truth about wishes and the human heart. "Winner Winner!" “Divertissement,” “P.I. Tchaikovsky Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Ghost Dance,” “I Knew a Guy," “Camille Saint-Sans Danse Macabre” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 “Someone Else’s Memories” from the album The Politics of Desire by Revolution Void licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0.

Duration:00:14:04

More Than True with David Raffin ep. 1

11/24/2018
In these trying times what is needed is More Than True now more than ever.

Duration:00:23:46

Machines that measure sadness

7/21/2015
I know there hasn't been a podcast episode in three weeks. My apple-ologies.

Duration:00:00:10

Pod 6: A disquieting tale

6/22/2015
A story about a man and his place in the universe. A story about the many uses of cell phones. A story that asks the philosophical question: What is it that makes a chair? An excerpt from Tragic Stories Disguised as Jokes.

Duration:00:10:00

Pod episode 5: Obama has an old hat; George W. Bush a one-track-mind

6/14/2015
I have a joke about Gennady Zyuganov, Head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, but odds are you will never hear it. Even though Gennady Zyuganov is a funny name. To western ears. And this has nothing to do with the podcast. Sort of. Two pieces, one about Barack Obama telling jokes, one about George W. Bush having a one track mind. I don't ordinarily do topical material. The danger being that people will forget things like that the Nobel prize was given out to a man running a...

Duration:00:12:11

Pod episode 4: “Go Bananas, or Go-Round! With R.D. Laing.”

6/8/2015
R.D. Laing at play via Wikipedia If you are feeling off, perhaps you need a good talking to; which is why I have devoted the second half of the podcast to the Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing. I discovered him in college on the alternative reading list for psychology. He was an existentialist psychiatrist. This episode is sponsored by bananas. Not artificial bananas, but the natural mutant kind. Also there is some discussion of mass transit, other libidinous foods, and when to say yes....

Duration:00:10:27

Pod episode 3: Wonderful Cake

5/30/2015
This episode of the David Raffin podcast begins with an homage to the golden age radio show Escape! Then a story about a trip filled with false fronts. But I must warn you, should you seek to emulate the trail, the poison gas has since been removed from those roadside pup tents. It was for the best. It was a terrible tourist draw. (By the way, and this has nothing to do with the podcast episode so where better to place the observation but right here, I recently read George Orwell's Such,...

Duration:00:09:33

Podcast episode 2: Robot Pancakes with Gustav Hasford

5/23/2015
This second episode of the David Raffin podcast is both delightful and delicious. It's about pancakes and war. And it has robots in it. And Stanley Kubrick. Yes, all that in a 10 minute package. For free. Almost like it was made by a robot. For robots. And it was. "Hasford" by Unknown - en:Image:Hasford.jpg. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. This episode also offers a story about Gustav Hasford, author of the novel The Short-Timers, which became the Stanley Kubrick film...

Duration:00:10:21

Podcast Episode 1: Tesla’s Wings

5/15/2015
This is episode 1 of the new podcast. It includes the story Tesla's Wings and a discussion of US currency. Tesla's Wings is a story from my new book, Tragic Stories Disguised as Jokes.

Duration:00:13:22

DR extra: Do the Math, Henry Rollins

2/12/2014
This is a demo for a radio program from about two years ago. Henry Rollins was not harmed during the recording of this show, nor was the Dalai Lama. Also, a song is sung. (MP3 at the end after the two bonus Dalai Lama stories. The audio is different than the stories.) Post Papal Nirvana Blues by David Raffin davidraffin.com Is a retired Pope “Pope” or “ex-Pope"? The Pope’s a quitter. Remember, the Dalai Lama retired. So he could move to Florida. Learn to meditate. Roomies? Sitcom? The Pope &...

Duration:00:40:38