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DESTINIES PROMO for 5/24/24 (Destinies remembers Jan A.P. Kaczmarek)

This week, Destinies celebrates the 40th anniversary of a popular film, and honors the memory of an Academy Award-winning composer.

Tune in Friday night, as the Destinies Radio Theater marks the 40th anniversary of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom with an adaptation of the movie featuring music by John Williams from the original film soundtrack.

In memory of composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, who died on May 21st at the age of 71, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on his Oscar-winning score for 2004's Finding Neverland.

Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from an angry man whose life sucks. What kind of advice will the Elder god give?

Christina M. Rau reads her poem "The Encantada."

And, learn the first set of nominees for this year's Hugo Awards.

Friday, May 24th, at 11:30 PM.

Hosted by Howard Margolin, with Patrick Thomas, and Christina M. Rau.

Author Andrea Swensson Talks Prince & Purple Rain: 40 Years on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Authoritatively written and including rare photography and memorabilia, this beautiful slip-cased volume is a stunning and in-depth celebration of Prince’s most iconic album and film, Purple Rain.

In 1984, Prince, along with his band, The Revolution, released what would become his best-selling album and a touchstone of 1980s pop culture. Worldwide, Purple Rain has gone on to sell 25 million copies and counting. In Prince and Purple Rain, Andrea Swensson, a Minneapolis-based journalist, and host/co-producer of the Official Prince Podcast, takes a deep dive into the legendary musician’s most famous album on its 40th anniversary.

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Airs Thursday, May 21, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.

5/17/24 on Destinies:The FuMP Desecrates Tom Lehrer)

From Howard Margolin:

In 2022, the legendary music satirist Tom Lehrer made his entire catalogue open to the public domain. Recently, the members of the Funny Music Project, or the FuMP, released a tribute album containing their versions of 25 of Lehrer's classic songs.

This Friday night at 11:15 PM, comedy rap artist and producer Devo Spice returns for his 8th appearance, to discuss and introduce selections from "The FuMP Desecrates Tom Lehrer."

You'll find out how the artists chose their songs, and why some decided to update the lyrics. You'll learn about Devo Spice's latest solo album, and the ongoing new additions to the FuMP's output.

And, you'll hear adaptations of Tom Lehrer's songs by The Consortium of Genius, Worm Quartet, the Great Luke Ski, Robbie Ellis, Lauren Mayer, Tom Smith, and Devo Spice, as well as a previously unreleased song by Tom Lehrer himself.

Friday, May 17th, at 11:15 PM.

Hosted by Howard Margolin.

Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction

Comic Legend Jimmy Tingle Talks 60 Minutes II and The Johnny Carson Show on SOUNDS OF FILM

Jimmy Tingle is a comedian, producer and actor who has worked as a humorist and commentator for “60 Minutes II” and MSNBC.

He’s appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, and many podcasts, and has appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, CNN, “Conan O’Brien,” Comedy Central, “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross and in his own HBO half-hour comedy special.

Feature film work includes Next Stop Wonderland, Boondock Saints, Head of State starring Chris Rock, and Clear History starring Larry David.

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Airs Thursday, May 16, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.