Ear Candy Podcasts

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Gina Marie Mammano is host and producer of WhidbeyAir’s Ear Candy.  Ear Candy is an exploration of  life and the world through poetry, literary inspirations and music.

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IMG_4958LISTEN > EC22 Leaves of Thanksgiving  Giving thanks.

Reading List: Thank You by Gina Marie Mammano (see Gina’s books at bottom of page) • Slow by Judith Harvey • Welcome Morning by Anne Sexton • All That Is Glorious Around Us by Barbara Crooker • Iroquis Prayer adapted by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.

Song List: Thank You by Dido • Blessed by Lucinda Williams • Thanksgiving Theme by Vince Guaraldi

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IMG_4943LISTEN > EC21 Mums and Souls  This time of year, we feel the “thin places” more: those unexplainable weather-worn holes in the fabric of spirit and soul-atmosphere that the ancient Celts believed brought “otherworld” closer. Come join me as I venture into “the veil”.

Reading List: All Saints by Barbara Crooker • Mute, Riven, Blessed by Brian Doyle • I thought of Making You by Gina Marie Mammano (see Gina’s books at bottom of page) • At the Tea Garden by Margaret Hasse

Song List: Closer to the Light by Bruce Cockburn • Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us by Allison Krauss and Robert Plant • Wild Eyes by Mariee Sioux • Ghost by The Indigo Girls

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GS IMG_0713LISTEN > EC20 Quiet Wafer of Moon  Called “the lesser light”, the “orb of night”, “a white-curved bud opening its petals slowly in the warmth of heaven”, or “that orbèd maiden with white fire laden” by wordsmiths and poets such as Percy Bysse Shelley or H.P. Lovecraft. She, as some folks like to call her, the moon, has quite a legacy, quite a mystery, quite a history. . .

Reading List: Oklahoma, circa 500 A.D. by Gina Marie Mammano (see Gina’s books at bottom of page) • Alone, and Drinking Under the Moon by Li Po • What is the Moon Festival? By Michael Garofalo

Song List: Easy to Ignore by Sixpence None the Richer Yellow Moon by the Neville Brothers  • The Moon Song by Karen O and Ezra Koenig • Moon Song by Taarka • Reflecting Light by Sam Phillips

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LISTEN > EC19 Fire Keeper  Fire Keeper: The element revered by fire watchers, fire keepers, fire catchers; whether in ceremony, or as mysterious source of warmth or destruction, it’s a great place to gather around and hear a story, hear the voice inside the flame.

ReadingList: from Little Gidding by T.S. Eliot • from The Song of the Camp-Fire by Robert Service • Nisqually Tribal Tale: Loo-Wit the Fire-keeper

Song List: The Stranger at My Door by Brandi Carlile • Man on Fire by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros • Fire by Night by Josh Garrels

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ec Scafolds of Flesh ImageLISTEN > EC17 Scaffolds of Flesh  Scaffolds of Flesh and Bone: Take the long elevator up your tibia, fibula and femur, ducking into tributaries where capillaries whiz and whirl, floating in a constant current of red, and you’ve only begun the journey through the mansion we call the human body.

Reading List: My Mother’s Lullaby by Margaret Hasse  • Joyas Voladeras by Brian Doyle  • The Longing of the Feet by Wes McNair  My own poems from Pill Hill

Song List: A Day at a Time by Ellie Goulding • Flesh and Bone by Keaton Henson • Breakable by Ingrid Michaelson • Hands by Jewel

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ec Skyland ImageLISTEN > EC16 Skyland  Wow . . . Skyland. What a place to get to go to- a chance to look up, see the villages of clouds floating endlessly above us, nomad-ing their way to other places, refusing to attach themselves to the blue canvas of sky. The view can take you away from the world for awhile. So will this episode . . . .

Reading List: Skyland by Gina Marie Mammano (see Gina’s books at bottom of page) • Cloudville by Ron Koertge •  Waiting for Icarus by Muriel Rukeyser

Song List: Mr. Blue Sky by ELO • Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch • Tonight we Fly by Divine Comedy  • Timeless Skies by Al Stewart

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Photo on 2013-05-22 at 16.35 #2LISTEN > EC15 Silk and Honey   It is that time of year. A time where we crave peace to come “dropping slow” and “live alone in the bee-loud glade.” Listen and enter life’s dizzying sweetnesses in the luxurious realm of “Silk and Honey”.

 Reading List: The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William Butler Yeats • Bumbling matters: identify that bumble bee by Kate Shrewsday • Honey by Robert Morgan

 Song List: Honeybee by Steam Powered Giraffe • Think it Over by Grizzly Bear • A Taste of Honey by Lizz Wright • Fade Into You by Mazzy Star

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WhidbeyAir is a recording studio and streaming radio station based on Whidbey Island, in Washington state.  We provide a public access studio to the citizens of Whidbey Island (and their friends) and cover music licensing fees for our volunteers. We are a 501(c)3 registered with the United States and the state of Washington. WhidbeyAir is all volunteer and relys on member and sponsor support.  To support WhidbeyAir visit our support page.  WhidbeyAir provides training to those who interesting in producing shows for Whidbey to the World.  To get involved email feedback at kwparadio dot org

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Peter Blume's Vegetable Dinner, 1927LISTEN > EC14 Fat of the Land – Deep fried twinkies, butter sculptures, fry bread soaked in honey . . . sound tantalizing? Sound familiar? Sound like a county fair? Join us for some sizzling words and chicken-fried music, flurried and punctuated with salt and powdered sugar in this episode.

Reading List: Butter by Andrea Cohen • Grandpa’s Burnt Butter by Gina Marie Mammano • Twinkie by Gina Marie Mammano (see Gina’s books at bottom of page) • Apple Season by Joyce Sutphen

Song List: Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band • Pork and Beans by Weezer Junk • Food Junkie by Larry Groce

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LISTEN > EC13 99 percent Dark – 99% Dark: Crawl into the melty, moving, midnight world of mystery, chocolate, and all thinks delightfully dark.

Reading List: Ode to Chocolate by Barbara Crooker • The Soft Animal Inside by Gina Marie Mammano (see Gina’s books at bottom of page).

Song List: Coffee Black Night by Blushin’ Roulettes • Black Rainbow by St. Vincent Long • Black Train by Richard Hawley • Polaski at Night by Andrew Bird • Live on My Mind by Bruce Cockburn

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Fra Angelico The Annunciation 1437-1446LISTEN >EC12 Saints and Sinners  – The funny fusions of forked tails and haloes may not be as foreign as they seem! Saints and sinners swirl all around us in this next episode of Ear Candy.

Reading List: Heaven on Earth by Kristin Berkey-Abbott • The Saints of April by Todd Fleming-Davis • Toward Holy Ground by Margaret Guenther

Song List: St. Simon by The Shins • St. Francis by Delta Spirit St. Teresa by Joan Osborne • St. Valentine by Gregory Alan Isakov

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images-1LISTEN> EC11 Ripe – Sometimes poems plump and gush in the mouth like ripe summer fruit. Join us for a tantalizing episode ripe with the gems of the word vine!

Reading List: Rhapsody for Blackberries by Sandra Dorr • Wild Strawberry by EC Host Gina Marie Mammano • Mango Meditation by Gayle Brandeis • How to Pick a Blackberry by EC Host Gina Marie Mammano (see Gina’s books at bottom of page).

Song List: Tempted by Squeeze • Mango by Bruce Cockburn • Strawberry Swing by Coldplay • She Don’t Use Jelly by Ben Folds Five

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IMG_4826LISTEN> EC10 Grey Flannel Sky – What do you do on a rain soaked day? Perhaps listen to its sound patterns, or velvet voiced librarians, or the thrumming of your own thoughts. Find out on today’s show!

Reading List: Love, Loss and the Libraries of My Life by Tricia Elisara • Working in the Rain by Robert Morgan • State of Grey by EC Host Gina Marie Mammano • Grey Flannel Sky by EC Host Gina Marie Mammano (see Gina’s books at bottom of page).

Song List: The Beauty of Rain by Dar Williams • Jacaranda by Josh Garrels • Oceans by Coldplay • No Rain by Blind Melon

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Wind ECLISTEN> EC9 Canticle of the Wind – There’s more than a hundred names for the wind, so ride a Chinook or a Cat’s Paw along with us, and enjoy this billowy element through story and song!

Reading List: Wind on the Hill by A.A. Milne

Song List: Child of the Wind by Bruce Cockburn • Beyond the Blue by Josh Garrels • Cast Your Fate to the Wind by Vince Guaraldi

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WhidbeyAir is a recording studio and streaming radio station based on Whidbey Island, in Washington state.  We provide a public access studio to the citizens of Whidbey Island (and their friends) and cover music licensing fees for our volunteers. We are a 501(c)3 registered with the United States and the state of Washington. WhidbeyAir is all volunteer and relys on member and sponsor support.  To support WhidbeyAir visit our support page.  WhidbeyAir provides training to those who interesting in producing shows for Whidbey to the World.  To get involved email feedback at kwparadio dot org

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Fractal SpiralLISTEN> EC8 Internal Revenue – Internal Revenue: in a time of tax season, it’s time to audit your own internals with the help of soothing poetry and a few intuitive musical friends to ease the interiors.

Reading List: Dark Charms by Dorianne Laux • Can I Embrace Myself? by Gina Marie Mammano (see Gina’s books at bottom of page).

Song List: Expectations by Belle and Sebastian • Overkill by Colin Hay • Oh No by Andrew Bird • Hand in My Pocket (acoustic version) by Alanis Morrisette • If I Had a Million Dollars by Bare Naked Ladies

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IMG_1160 - Version 2LISTEN> EC7 World of Wonder – Bask in the world outside your doors, down the street, or up some broken highway that leads to a tower of mountain and sky in this poetic and musical episode.

Readings List: Ceiba Tree, Petac, Mexico by Mark Svenvold • Moment by Margaret Gibson • The Wrong Birds by Steve Elliott • Mono No Aware by Gina Marie Mammano (see Gina’s books at bottom of page) • Wring Out My Clothes by Francis of Assisi • Inside this clay jug quote by Kabir

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IMG_0973LISTEN >EC6 Liminal Leap That feeling of waiting can be plump and ripe or thin, wispy, and desperate; join me on a musical and literary journey of the in-between.

Reading List: The Land of In-Between by Kate Shrewsday • The Waters of June by host Gina Marie Mammano (see Gina’s books at bottom of page) • Coda by Mark Svenvold • Cindy Rinne’s poems • My liminal poems

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IMG_4046LISTEN > EC5 Girl Power! (3) International Women’s Day brings us a reminder that we all have something powerful to contribute, something beautiful to create, and something uniquely individual to offer our world

Readings List: Ask Me Who Maya Angelou Is by host Gina Marie Mammano (connect to books at bottom of page) • Tidbits from Ginny’s Rite of Passage by host Gina Marie Mammano(see Gina’s books at bottom of page) • Reflections, by Ginny Schneider

Song List: Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall • As Cool As I Am by Dar Williams • I Need Love by Sam Phillips Rule Number One by David Wilcox • Passionate Kisses by Mary Chapin Carpenter

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LISTEN> EC4 Openings – We peek into the cracks, push forward closed doors, and wander into wide open spaces in this refreshing, airy episode.

Readings List: An Open Door by William Reichard • What the Window Washers Did by Margaret Hasse • The Land Between the Rivers by Arthur Gordon

Song List: Open by Bruce Cockburn • Wide Open Spaces by the Dixie Chicks • Anthem by Leonard Cohen • Let My Love Open the Door by Pete Townshend

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WhidbeyAir is a recording studio and streaming radio station based on Whidbey Island, in Washington state.  We provide a public access studio to the citizens of Whidbey Island (and their friends) and cover music licensing fees for our volunteers. We are a 501(c)3 registered with the United States and the state of Washington. WhidbeyAir is all volunteer and relys on member and sponsor support.  To support WhidbeyAir visit our support page.  WhidbeyAir provides training to those who interesting in producing shows for Whidbey to the World.  To get involved email feedback at kwparadio dot org
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vegetable_beef_barley_soupLISTEN >EC3 Hearty Stew (2) – The concoction of glistening sweet companionship, ooey gooey rapture, and knock down, drag out mud-matches of words and emotions makes up a good hearty stew, join us!

Readings List: What the Heart Cannot Forget by Joyce Sutphen • Monologue from Loves Labors Lost by William Shakespeare • High School Boyfriend by Margaret Hasse • You Were Born Together by Khalil Gibran

Song List: Two of Us by Aimee Mann and Michael Penn • Rocks and Water by Deb Talan • Find a Love by Gringo Star • A Case of You by Joni Mitchell • To Love Like This Again by Andrew Austin

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LISTEN> EC2 Lost and Found – The best way to be lost is to somehow find yourself, and what better way than to search the aisles accompanied by a blues singer and a poet?

Readings List: Perhaps the Reason by Gina Marie Mammano (connect to books at bottom of page) • Orbach’s Vignette by Gina Marie Mammano (see Gina’s books at bottom of page) • Interval by Jeffrey Harrison

Song List: White Owl by Josh Garrels • Goin’ By Feel by Ray Bonneville • Chicago by Sufjan Stevens • Waiting on the Sun by Sixpence None the Richer • Where is My Mind by The Pixies

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IMG_1212LISTEN> EC1 Debut Show “Winter Cocktail” – Some tasty survival tips for weathering the wintry world sprinkled with music from Fleet Foxes to Johnny Cash

Readings List: Too Much Snow by Louis Jenkins • Relearning Winter by Mark Svenvold

Song List: White Winter Hymnal by The Fleet Foxes • The Fox in the Snow by Belle and Sebastian • Girl from the North Country by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash • Together All Alone by Robin and Linda Williams • Horchata by Vampire Weekend • Dear Heather by Leonard Cohen

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photo (31)Ear Candy is engineered by Gina’s husband Rick Vander Kam.  Rick is a musician, wildlife guide, owner of the Van Arend Company (an educational program development firm), and a member of the board of directors at Whidbey’s Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship.

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Thank-you-post-itGina and Rick are volunteers at WhidbeyAir.org. WhidbeyAir is all volunteer, community generated streaming radio from Whidbey Island, Washington, in the USA.  WhidbeyAir relies on listener support for all of our operations.  To support WhidbeyAir visit our support page.

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Gina Marie Mammano’s work in print 

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Snippets from some reviews of Gina’s work:

Gina’s poems reach deep into the earth to find what it unseen. The imagery is rich and powerful yet extremely personal. – John

Mammano’s fearless and intimate meditation on Christ and surprising observations of the natural world is a joy through Lent and beyond. – Sandhurst

Beautifully written from the heart. I highly recommend the works of Ms. Mammano for anyone who loves poetry and beautiful writing. – KD-D

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3 responses to “Ear Candy Podcasts

  1. Pingback: Meet the Author Next Door: Gina Marie Mammano

  2. Thank you, Tricia! I’m so glad you’re grazing the banquet! Keep coming back- more audio feasts are always being served!

  3. For the last two days while catching up on laundry and dishes and paperwork, I have been binge listening to this show. Wow—would that everything on the airwaves be this wise and beautiful. It is a mixture of carefully chosen, theme-related songs, poems, and short stories all strung together by Gina’s smart, super clever, playful narration. She calls it “a sweet piece of sound for your mind to suck on,” and after two days of listening, I want to tell everyone how truly delicious it is. Listeners are so lucky to be on the receiving end of her incredibly thoughtful curation. Is it true three more were uploaded today? My mind is salivating.

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