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The Church of Classic Rock

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he wings into a topic that's sure to leave you buzzing! May 20th is "World Bee Day" and has been set up by the United Nations as a day to bring awareness to the plight bees are facing in today's over-processed agricultural world! The Reverend will introduce you to the day and its origins, offer some suggestions about ways to celebrate and help the bees at the same time, discuss the varieties of honey that exist in the world, explore the reasons the bees seem to be dying out in frightening numbers, and explain his own reason for loving and fearing bees, both at the same time!

Episode Playlist: May 16th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he takes to the air...waves, that is, to celebrate a particular sort of flying! May 13th is "Top Gun Day" when we celebrate the 1986 film and the Navy Fighter Pilot school that inspired it! The Reverend will explain a bit about both, offer some suggestions on how to celebrate said day, explain why quoting the movie at the actual school can get you fined, talk about the upcoming sequel due out later this year, and reminisce about his experiences flying as well as confronting his fears of doing it during COVID-times.

Episode Playlist: May 9th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a particularly spooky topic of discussion! May 2nd is Paranormal Day, when we acknowledge the things that go bump in the night, be they spirits or just noisy plumbing. The Reverend will discuss the origin of the day itself, offer some suggestions on how one might celebrate it, and then dig into the science of paranormal events which, so far, suggest that this whole ghost business is a lot of hooey. But he'll end with his personal take and, while he's not a "believer," he does acknowledge the possibility of there being things we just don't know yet!

Episode Playlist: May 2nd, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he describes a celebration of something horrific yet beautiful! April 26th is a day chosen for the number, LV-426, which is the world on which humanity discovers an alien known only as a Xenomorph. It's Alien Day, and we're going to be celebrating that film franchise all morning long! The Reverend will detail the origin of the day, offer some suggestions on how to celebrate it, examine the artist without whom the franchise would never have achieved its current level of love and renown, detail the amazing cast we were lucky enough to see together in the first two films, and the Rev'll tell you his favorite behind-the-scenes story from the making of the first film!

Episode Playlist: April 25th, 2021

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The Church of Classic Rock

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for the observation of a special day that hits very close to home for everyone at Spirit of Resistance Radio! It's time to celebrate the birth (in 1874) of someone without whom we couldn't do what we do here in the Church of Classic Rock! It's International Marconi Day, when we celebrate the life of Guglielmo Marconi and the invention he mastered that still informs people around the world: Radio! We'll examine how the day is celebrated, talk about how radio stays relevant in the 21st century, briefly explore the history of radio, reveal how radio was, perhaps, the most important ally to the counterculture movements of the 60s and 70s, and the Rev has a few radio memories to share with everyone as well!

Episode Playlist: April 18th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a celebration of all the non-human members of our families! April 11th is National Pet Day, dedicated to bringing awareness of the importance pets play in our lives, and the number of animals in shelters waiting for their new human to come and bring them home! The Rev'll bring you up to speed on the reason for the day, its origin, and suggestions for how to celebrate it, explore the health benefits of owning a pet, discover what pets are most cherished in various countries around the globe, and he'll reveal what unusual pet he hopes to one day get... and the more unusual pet his wife won't be getting (and why)!

Episode Playlist: April 11th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for information, and some reassurances, about the current crisis facing the world. The plan was to talk about "Write Your Epitaph Day." But in honor of a holiday that we just passed since our last program, we may or may not be talking about that today. What might we be talking about this morning? Well, we won't to spoil the surprise, but it's almost guaranteed it'll make you smile.

Episode Playlist: April 4th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith in peering through the smoke and mirrors of modern politics to find the truth! March 29th is Smoke and Mirrors Day, but rather than focus on the magic side, we're going to look at how the theory is being used in modern politics. The Rev will explain how it's related, and then delve into the biggest smoke and mirrors attempt of the modern age: Q-Anon. He'll talk about where it all started (and how), why it's so insidious, what can be done to combat the damage it's doing to the American political and social landscape and, finally, he'll discuss the difference between regular conspiracy theories (which can be somewhat entertaining) and the dangerous mind-f*ck that is Q-Anon.

Episode Playlist: March 28th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as the light go down, the curtain comes up, and we salute the theatre! March 27th is World Theatre Day, and all morning long we're celebrating the stage and all that it brings to our lives! The Reverend will discuss the origin of the day, suggest different ways to celebrate, explore all the ways drama contributes to high school and college education, three valuable lessons learned from doing theatre, and the Rev'll talk about how theatre gave him his best day!

Episode Playlist: March 21st, 2021

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