Duck Town

Duck Town

Welcome to Duck Town, USA. Lodi is a picturesque small city about 15 miles north of Madison, Wisconsin. The Lodi Public Library shares stories of the people, events, and history of this unique place.

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March 29, 2021 99 min

"Lay down your money and you play your part / Every podcast has a hungry heart."

Alex and John talk about American music legend Bruce Springsteen. Then they make playlists out of The Boss's 1980 classic THE RIVER, using the official LP and the extra tracks released on 2016's THE TIES THAT BIND.

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"Why a podcast, cousin? Why not an axe?"

"Because it's DULL you twit!"

Alex, Becky, and John discuss 1991's romantic adventure film "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves."

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"If you want to podcast, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love." 

Alex, Becky, and John discuss two classic thrillers from 1991: Point Break and Silence of the Lambs. 


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Baby steps to the podcast feed. 

Alex, Becky, Jodi, and John discuss two movies from 1991: The Fisher King and What About Bob? 

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Drive carefully and don't forget to fasten your podcast. 

Alex, Becky, and John dive deeper into 1991 with a discussion of Sleeping With the Enemy and Father of the Bride. 

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February 15, 2021 60 min

I need your clothes, your boots, and your podcast. 

Alex, Becky, and John kick off their series on the movies of 1991 with a discussion of Terminator 2: Judgement Day. 

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We're doing good, we're on a new podcast. Been saying yes instead of no. 

Alex, John, and guest Emma VanderKooi make playlists out of Taylor's Swift's two albums from 2020: Folklore and Evermore

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January 4, 2021 65 min

Never have we been a blue, calm sea. We have always been a podcast. 

Alex and John discuss Fleetwood Mac's 1979 double album Tusk. 

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December 28, 2020 75 min

Why don't we do a music podcast in the road?

Alex and John discuss their history of listening to the Beatles and talk about their own playlisted versions of the White Album. 

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"It's people! The Duck Town podcast is made of people!"

Alex, Becky, and John talk about Soylent Green (1973) and Flash Gordon (1980) and discuss the essay "Notes on' Camp'" by Susan Sontag.

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"This podcast means something. This is important."

Alex, John, and Becky discuss two movies about human encounters with aliens.

John's article "A Close Encounter of the Steam-Powered Kind" can be found here: https://content.wisconsinhistory.org/digital/collection/wmh/id/52054.


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Alex, Becky, and John give their choices for the 1990 Ducky Awards and pick the movies of 1991 that they will watch and discuss next. 

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October 26, 2020 56 min

"Yes, podcasts and podcasters, major league butt kicking is back in town!"

Alex, Becky, and John discuss the 1990 film version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They also decide the next year they're going to watch and discuss.

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"Never let anyone tell you you're handicapped. You're...a podcaster." 

Alex, Becky, and John discuss Edward Scissorhands and are joined by Jodi to discuss The Hunt for Red October. 

01:09 discussion of Edward Scissorhands
34:52 discussion of The Hunt for Red October

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October 12, 2020 42 min

“My father says that almost the whole world is a podcast. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are listening and they live in a state of constant total amazement.”

Alex, Becky, and John discuss the comedy adventure film Joe Versus the Volcano. 

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October 5, 2020 73 min

"Philosophy failed. Religion failed. Not it's up to podcasting."

Alex, Becky, and John discuss two movies about the afterlife: Flatliners and Ghost. 

(0:49) Discussion of Flatliners
(29:50) Discussion of Ghost

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September 14, 2020 63 min

"Broke into the wrong podcast studio, didn't you, you bastards?!"

Alex, Becky, and John discuss two movies about underground danger: Tremors and Pump Up the Volume. 

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August 31, 2020 59 min

Alex LeClair, Becky Collyard, and John Zimm talk about their memorable moviegoing experiences before drafting 8 movies from 1990 to watch and discuss on later shows. 

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"Plastic is a huge problem in our environment and world right now. We use so much of it every single day, knowing full well it isn't necessarily a good thing. But could it be?"

Hanna Heider breaks down plastic, examining what makes it so bad for the environment and what we're doing to fix it. 

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"The survivors of the Holocaust have lower cortisol levels, which is a hormone that helps the body go back to normal after trauma." 

Riley Petrick tells a story about behavioral epigenetics and its curious connection to the Holocaust. 

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