11 Central Ave
A weekly three-minute radio comic strip, produced in association with Chicago Public Radio.
11 Central Ave #65. Part 2 of A stranger at the door. The holiday episodes.
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11 Central Ave #64. A stranger at the door. The holiday episodes #1 -- with #2 a sequel. Written by Sean Hurley.
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11 Central Ave #63. Libertarians take over New Hampshire Libertarians pledge to move to New Hampshire en masse, colliding with liberals from Massachusetts fleeing there to escape property taxes.
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11 Central Ave #62. Vasectomy Christine wants Nat to do the equivalent of a vasectomy.
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11 Central Ave #61.  Christine is tired, overworked, and at the end of her rope. Written by Steve Skinner, as part of the "Writers Write 11 Central Ave" series. Christine is tired, overworked, and at the end of her rope.
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11 Central Ave #60.  Wilfred Owen's war poem. This episode is based on the World War One Wilfred Owen War Poem Dulce et decorum est. Owen was killed a week before the armistice.
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11 Central Ave #59.  Christine announces she's pregnant. Written by Ruth Pennebaker.
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11 Central Ave #58.  The brown eyes/blue eyes experiment
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11 Central Ave #57 - Nat's Novel by James Reiss This episode, written by James Reiss, is part of the "Writers Write 11 Central Ave" series. James Reiss's surname rhymes with "peace." His latest book is Riff on Six: New and Selected Poems (Salt Publishing, 2003). In 2008 Rager Media will publish his novel, Facade for a Penny Arcade. His work has appeared in such places as The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Hudson Review, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, and Slate, plus anthologies, textbooks, and Web sites. His first poetry collection, The Breathers, was nominated for the National Book Award. His fourth book of poems, Ten Thousand Good Mornings, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He received writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as awards from the Academy of American Poets, the College English Association of Ohio, the Ohioana Library Association, the Poetry Society of America, the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York, and the Pushcart Press. He is Professor Emeritus of English at Miami University and Founding Editor of Miami University Press in Oxford, Ohio.
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11 Central Ave #56 - Future Harvest Rick gets rejected by a sperm bank.
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11 Central Ave #55 - The Birthday Present Rick Moody (Ice Storm, Garden State) wrote this episode as the first in the series "Writers Write 11 Central Ave."
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11 Central Ave #54.  Summer Camp
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11 Central Ave #53.  Senior Sex.
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11 Central Ave #52.  Lobbying
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#51.  College Resistance.
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11 Central Ave #50.  Christine falls into the vortex of college admissions.
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11 Central Ave #49. Senior Charades
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#48 Limerence.
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11 Central Ave #47 Lying
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11 Central Ave #46.  Rick takes up birding.
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11 Central Ave #45. Mass middle aged unhappiness.
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11 Central Ave #44.  Christine's intervention.
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11 Central Ave #42. The family vacation.
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11 Central Ave #41. Elena's overindulged cat.
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11 Central Ave #37. Christine apologizes for her DNA
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11 Central Ave #32. Drinking and Cheney.
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11 Central Ave  #30.  Bollywood.
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11 Central Ave #28. Dante and discrimination.
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11 Central Ave #27. Wilfred Owen war poem.
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Nat buys clocky, the alarm clock that runs away from you, in a last ditch effort to get Anneliese out of bed.
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11 Central Ave #25. Nat is elitist.
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11 Central Ave #24. The etiquette of egg donation.
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11 Central Ave #23.  Peter Sagal sleeps with Elena.
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11 Central Ave #20.  Valentine's day. Nat makes his annual fatal valentine's present miscalculation
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...It's what Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne might be hotly debating as they walk into the studio -- just before they get on mic. That's what you'll hear on "11 Central Ave," Chicago Public Radio's new comic strip, airing on WBEZ, WBUR, and WUSM. This four minute radiostrip plays out in the kitchen of 11 Central Ave, the home of an extended family where a hodgepodge of other characters regularly drops in. As they rush around in the morning drinking coffee, reading the paper, looking for their shoes, they're talking about everything from the most compelling topics of our time (the Supreme Court nominee and his views on abortion) to the most ridiculous (mommy blogging), and everything in between -- covenant marriage, teens hooking up, the next pandemic, the fog of internet dating. It's a wry look at America's zeitgeist in four minutes. Come hear something new "11 Central Ave" - the radio comic strip.
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Christine finds out Anneliese wants to be a cheerleader
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11 Central Ave #6.  Immigration.
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Christine finds out her secretary has a blog. And she's in it.
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In which Nat takes up interpretive canoeing
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Christine tries to train Nat using dog training techniques. Or, why women do more than men.
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Rick reads the libertarian blogs from the Greenhouse Cafe, drug den of choice for the libertarian conference in Amsterdam, and decides to run for office himself.
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Hurricanes, terrorist attacks, what's a family to do? Why prepare for any kind of disaster, of course.
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In which the entire family tells Elena how to write a personal's ad.
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Social commentary in the form of a radio comic strip about the RFID tracking technology being embedded in common household products.
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Elena hires a dating service and is rewarded with Rat Man, and a small claims court suit. Wait Wait Don't Tell Me host Peter Sagal is in this episode.
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11 Central Ave the radio comic strip
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11 Central Ave is a weekly four minute radio comic strip. ...It's what Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne might be hotly debating as they walk into the studio -- just before they get on mic. That's what you'll hear on "11 Central Ave," Chicago Public Radio's new comic strip, airing on WBEZ, WBUR, and WUSM. This three-and-a-half minute radiostrip plays out in the kitchen of 11 Central Ave, the home of an extended family where a hodgepodge of other characters regularly drops in. As they rush around in the morning drinking coffee, reading the paper, looking for their shoes, they're talking about everything from the most compelling topics of our time (the Supreme Court nominee and his views on abortion) to the most ridiculous (mommy blogging), and everything in between -- covenant marriage, teens hooking up, the next pandemic, the fog of internet dating. It's a wry look at America's zeitgeist in three-and-a-half minutes. Come hear something new "11 Central Ave" - the radio comic strip.
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#15  New year's resolutions 11 Central Ave. The radio comic strip. ...It's what Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne might be hotly debating as they walk into the studio -- just before they get on mic. That's what you'll hear on "11 Central Ave," Chicago Public Radio's new comic strip, airing on WBEZ, WBUR, and WUSM. This three-and-a-half minute radiostrip plays out in the kitchen of 11 Central Ave, the home of an extended family where a hodgepodge of other characters regularly drops in. As they rush around in the morning drinking coffee, reading the paper, looking for their shoes, they're talking about everything from the most compelling topics of our time (the Supreme Court nominee and his views on abortion) to the most ridiculous (mommy blogging), and everything in between -- covenant marriage, teens hooking up, the next pandemic, the fog of internet dating. It's a wry look at America's zeitgeist in three-and-a-half minutes. Come hear something new "11 Central Ave" - the radio comic strip.
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#16  Nat laments a changing world. This is a four minute weekly radio comic strip airing on WBEZ in Chicago and WBUR in Boston. ...It's what Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne might be hotly debating as they walk into the studio -- just before they get on mic. That's what you'll hear on "11 Central Ave," Chicago Public Radio's new comic strip, airing on WBEZ, WBUR, and WUSM. This three-and-a-half minute radiostrip plays out in the kitchen of 11 Central Ave, the home of an extended family where a hodgepodge of other characters regularly drops in. As they rush around in the morning drinking coffee, reading the paper, looking for their shoes, they're talking about everything from the most compelling topics of our time (the Supreme Court nominee and his views on abortion) to the most ridiculous (mommy blogging), and everything in between -- covenant marriage, teens hooking up, the next pandemic, the fog of internet dating. It's a wry look at America's zeitgeist in three-and-a-half minutes. Come hear something new "11 Central Ave" - the radio comic strip.
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