December 24, 2011 rebroadcast with Nathan Gunn, Peter Schickele, Pink Martini, Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings
Photos from the Show
Coming to you this week from the back of Santa's sleigh, a mixed bag of Christmas treats from the vast radio archives including baritone Nathan Gunn, and a small army of Neglected Orchestral Instruments led by composer Peter Schickele. Pink Martini plays "We Three Kings," Gillian Welch and David Rawlings sing "Hard Times" (and it's not the one you're thinking of), and Santa talks about the harsh realities of global gift giving. Plus, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors in an inspirational story for those whose teens have come home to roost for the holidays, a cautionary tale about holiday employment in retail, and a special live-and-in-person Christmas greeting from the host (in Hawaii) to begin the festivities.