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Doomed Planet

Jan 17, 2020

#005: Psychedelics and the newfound freedom provided by the pill meant sweet times on the hippie scene - until the criminal element moved in and ruined everything. Our interview with Elaine, who was there.

Plus: Seattle Sucks, Doordash: why the delivery boy economic bubble is stupid.

Jan 9, 2020

#004: Profiles of deceased Seattle cult video star and "worst guitar player in history" Three Finger Jack and homeless punk rock cartoonist Ace Backwords, who lives in the hills of Berkeley, California with a bunch of feral cats and some turkeys.

Also: R.I.P. audacious Seattle filmmaker and bad artist Karl Krogstad.

Jan 3, 2020

#003: Native Americans, Mexicans, African Americans ... Japanese draft resisters ... Charles Manson - they all did time on McNeil Island - a chilling symbol of our racist, punitive carceral state. The Alcatraz of the Pacific Northwest. There are sex offenders there now. They have served their time but are under...

Jan 1, 2020

#002: Dick Balch was making TV commercials that were both crass and dangerously avant-garde long before punk rock types took up the same aesthetic. Balch gained fame and a small fortune starring in spots for his Federal Way Chevrolet dealership – he played a cackling maniac who smashed cars with a sledgehammer. Balch...

Dec 4, 2019

Generoso "Gene" Pope Jr. bought the New York Enquirer, turned it into a lurid tabloid of smut, changed the name to National Enquirer, bribed supermarket executives with hookers to get it on the shelves, then moved to Florida in order to evade the unions. Along the way he smoked three packs a day, and when he died...