Tonight, Episode 13.04 will go out on the air through WSIU at 10:00pm, leaving only two more shows left in our 13th season.
We last blogged about a pre-production workshop that produced the script for alt.alarm, the alarm clock that will go as far as creating a nuclear holocaust just to get you out of bed. Well tonight you can watch the finish product, along with a spotlight on a Springfield, IL sandwich stuffed with enough calories to make all of America proud. In fact when filming A History of A Horseshoe we learned it was never too early to eat an open-faced fried chicken sandwich topped with fries and smothered in cheese. By 11am D’Arcy’s Pint was packed with hungry customers all ordering some version of this famous sandwich. Watch with an appetite tonight, it’s a most cheesiest adventure.
After indulging in a horseshoe you can always burn the calories with a dance marathon. The University of Iowa hosted a 24-hour dance charity for cancer victims this spring, and I assume watching our segment on this event burns as many calories as participating in it. At least I hope that’s the case, because I missed a Biggest Loser marathon, which put me behind on my weekly workouts.
For those with strong stomachs, we also have a segment on Lemp Mansion, a haunted brewery in Missouri. It’s sort of a Blaire Witch Project meets Ghost Hunters meets the ever-continuous Paranormal series (or so I’m told), and this segment is certain to leave you with sweat-soaked, hard-stopping, bed-wetting nightmares for at least the next two weeks. But don’t let this scare you from the segment; we lost two crew members on the shoot and don’t want their ghosts to wander the halls of Lemp Mansion in vain.
Lastly tonight you’ll see a touching segment on Calls From Home, a radio program in Kentucky that broadcasts calls to prisoners from their families, who often can’t afford the high cost of calling the prisons directly. Not to be put off by our usual blend of weird, this segment highlights a serious problem of communication in our American prison systems which put a huge cost burdens on the families that prisoners leave behind. Calls From Home helps level the playing field by opening a vein of free communication via a weekly one-hour radio segment where families can call and leave messages for the loved ones they want to reach.
So watch tonight at 10, or check out the episode streaming online tomorrow!