Gone Astray - Russell Johnson

Gone Astray - Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson goes astray with his essays about culture, travel, and the absurdities of life

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March 12, 2021

  The Existential question Why did the chicken cross the road? discussed from the point of view of a chicken. I’m wrestling with an eggsistential question right now. Should I or shouldn’t I cross the road, even though I have done it many times? You see, I’m a chicken. Since Socrates, Gilgamesh or whomever, people have been asking me just why did I cross the road. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radi...

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A conversation with my two elderly aunts, who live on Elm Street under two oak trees. Language from another era. One of listeners’ faves from 2020. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer| Pandora I have two elderly aunts, Aunt Betsy and Miss Mergatroyd. They live in a double bungalow on Elm street, under two oak trees, with their nine cats and a parrot named Casan...

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Hi. My name is Johnny Swindell and listen up. You can’t afford to be without this. Do you realize that we spend at least 50% or our lives feeling deeply insecure, wondering why everybody is staring us, worried about voter fraud, about the next episode of our lives? Yes, these are especially tough time, when you need that extra level of comfort. That’s why I invented My Binky. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn ...

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December 23, 2020 4 min

  On the night before the night before Christmas I boarded a Russian helicopter to fly to where the spirits are high and the air is thin, Mt. Everest. where, gasping for air,  I recorded my holiday greeting. Listen to an excerpt from my book Tales of the Radio Traveler and check out the photo gallery. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer| Pandora Photo Gallery A...

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Last night we had chicken for dinner. After dinner I stuffed the remaining bones and gristle into a plastic bag and proceeded to the trash can outside of our kitchen. As I stepped outside, I casually glanced at the sky. No moon, almost pitch dark. But I spotted something very strange, a pair of dim objects in the heavens followed by wispy tails. There were sparkling dots inside of them. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitche...

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As I left the Oktoberfest midway a sign grabbed my attention. I had to read it twice as it was in German. I never believed there was such a thing. I had heard about it and read about it, but I had never seen one and had never known anyone who had. I bought a ticket. It cost 5 Marks. I was led into a tiny amphitheater and took my place back row center. Actually, even there, I was only about ten feet from the stage. Subscribe: Apple ...

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  A few moments of Zen for our stressful times. Foghorns serenading “Karl the Fog,” as San Franciscans call him/it, recorded near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco’s Presidio. Russell Johnson’s Gone Astray podcast. Best listened to with stereo earbuds. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer| Pandora Karl The Fog Ringtones (right click to download) iPhone – A...

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  Home, isolated, sheltered in place,  moving about the house following pools of sunlight, I have been thinking about what, if I had my wish, I would like to be. And, I have come to a conclusion. I would wish to become…. an octopus. Daft, you say, but listen up. We are not all that different: Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer| Pandora The octopus and I have t...

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My speech, introducing me a tunafish sandwich, to take on Donald Trump as a candidate for President of the United States. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer| Pandora Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’m here to announce my candidacy for President of the United States. I know it is late in the game, but I know I can win. Why? Look at me, I am a tunafish sandwic...

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