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by Habibullah Saleem



This week: San Francisco, CA 2/18/2005

This duo show featuring Ani and Todd was recorded in San Francisco on February 18th, 2005. The first of a two night run at the historic Warfield starts out with a knuckle Down opener that goes right into Done Wrong. Welcome To and Unrequieted are both wonderful versions coming just before Andrew Bird joins up with Ani and Todd for Studying Stones and Manhole. Then Julie Wolf joins the party on Paradigm followed by Angry Anymore and Animal! 32 Flavors cuts short and Overlap is missing entirely. Join us next week for night two from the Warfield!
 New bootlegs featured every week, airing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 9pm CDT and Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at 4am CDT.

Find featured bootlegs archived here.



Body Image & Music w/ Serena Nangia & Gracie + Rachel

How we see ourselves and our bodies affects every aspect of our lives. This is no less true for artists in the music industry! This week join us for the first episode in a new interview series hosted by Serena Nangia, a body activist with over 8 years experience in the body image and eating disorder fields. In this episode, Righteous Babe artist Gracie + Rachel join Serena in a conversation about body image, being yourself, music and more. Tune in to hear the backstory and inspiration behind some of your favorite Gracie + Rachel songs, and don't forget to check out their new EP coming out on June 25th!

About Serena: Currently based out of Colorado Springs, Serena is a dedicated advocate for eating disorder recovery and enjoys learning about body image issues, developing a deeper understanding of how eating disorders affect marginalized communities, and educating about Fatphobia, weight stigma, and unrealistic standards of beauty. In 2017, Serena founded the first collegiate chapter of REbeL at American University which was created to address the lack of education and dialogue about body image issues, eating disorders, and self-esteem. Serena uses radical empathy as an avenue to work towards social justice. She actively works to elevate diverse voices of People of Color and Fat people, all of which are often overlooked and underrepresented in this field.
This conversation will air Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm and 5pm CDT. 

Selected conversations produced by Righteous Babe can be found on Ani's Patreon.

Full archive of past conversation here

WOODY'S VOICE: A Partnership with the Woody Guthrie Center

Woody's Voice

Episodes are narrated by the Righteous Babe herself, Ani DiFranco, and curated by the Executive Director and Programs Manager of the Woody Guthrie Center as a way of sharing Woody’s perspective and his continued influence on arts and society.  Catch it on Sundays at 12 pm and 4 pm Central.

Find selected Woody's Voice episodes archived here.

In celebration of one year of our partnership with the Woody Guthrie Center, Righteous Babe Radio has created an archive of all past aired Woody's Voice Episodes.

Full archive of past episodes here



Self Love Saturday Logo
Self Love Sunday with Jocelyn Mackenzie is a show that explores what it means to love ourselves in new ways and the impact self love has on our communities. We'll hear music that expresses the spirit of self love, talk with musicians, makers, and activists about how self love informs their creative process, and learn tips and tools about how to integrate self love into our daily lives for the highest and greatest good of all.
Logo Artwork by Tracy Lewis

EPISODE 3: Death, Embodiment, and Time Travel 
• Tall Tall Trees – Expectations
• Wendy Eisenberg – Hurt People
• Interview with Ashley Frith, Part 1 
      Underscore – Jocelyn Mackenzie – Primate (arr. Sam McCormally)
• Ashley Frith performing Kate Moore – Whoever You Are Come Forth
• Interview with Ashley Frith, Part 2
      Underscore – Ludovica Burtone – Blazing Sun
• Mama Rose – Flood
• Craig Werth – Things That Bring Hope
• Denai Moore – Bring You Shame
• Interview with Jenny Owen Youngs, Part 1 
      Underscore – Jenny Owen Youngs – Vampire Weeknight, Instrumental
• Jenny Owen Youngs – Dungeons and Dragons
• Interview with Jenny Owen YoungsPart 2
      Underscores – Jenny Owen Youngs – Gravitron and Follow You, Instrumentals
• Jenny Owen Youngs Remixing Jocelyn Mackenzie – Little Islands
Listen every Sunday at 10 AM + 7 PM C (11 AM + 8 PM EST)



Letters from an American

Heather Cox Richardson is a professor of American history.  Her newsletter explores what it means, and what it has meant, to be an American. These were the same questions a famous observer asked in a book of letters he published in 1782, the year before the Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur called his book “Letters from an American Farmer.” We will broadcast a recording of the daily letters at 6 pm, 11 pm and 8 am the following day CST. 

You can find the Letters and more about our Resident Professor here:

Hear a sample Letters from an American broadcast below.



Alright, Alright Logo

Recorded inside the artist owned World Famous Tipitina's, The Alright, Alright Broadcast is a one-on-one interview program featuring artists, musicians, performers, promoters, venue owners, on-air personalities, production, crew members, and more of the individuals that make our culture and entertainers so uniquely captivating.  Produced by Tipitina's TV.  We Love 'Em Tonight.  Catch it at 2 am and 10 am central Tuesdays and Thursdays


Putumayo World Music Hour

Hosted by former KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour (PWMH) is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. The program is heard on more than 100 commercial and non-commercial stations around the world. PWMH playlists include a blend of music from well-known artists and exceptional, underexposed international artists.  The one-hour radio program also features interviews with world-class music makers such as Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Taj Mahal who eagerly support and have been influenced by world music. Airing new episodes Monday and Saturday at 10am CST and Wednesday morning at 4am CST.






Acoustic Cafe
Acoustic Café is a two hour weekly radio show, and an independent media production of RDR Radio, LLC. The program is produced and hosted by Rob Reinhart, who started the show in 1995.  Each week, listeners around the globe tune in to Acoustic Café to hear the latest from today’s great songwriting talents. It’s hard to put a definitive label on Acoustic Café’s music selections. After all, a good song is a good song… any individual set of music could contain a bit of country, rock, blues, folk, pop… and more!  In addition to classic songwriters (oh, you know who they are…), Acoustic Café wants to bring as many newer talents to the table as possible. Hear this week’s program by clicking here! Also, you can hear a few year’s worth of our interviews and performances by visiting our archives here.  Airing Fridays at 10am CST

We are looking at RBR Radio as an open source opportunity. We hope to integrate podcasts from like-minded souls around the world into the fabric of RBR Radio. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas as to what it is you would really like to have discussed and represented musically on this your radio station. Please send submissions and ideas to The RBR content management staff will review all submissions and ideas presented.