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Bronwyn C, The Iowa Firecracker talks pigs and takes your calls on pig-related matters.

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Options May 17, 2018: The Iowa Firecracker is back—with Sluggo! With a show chock full of porcine content and horrible technical errors, until Jeff comes down from upstairs and turns off the mute setting on DAW1. Who knew?! Plus, toxic manure spills and sentient romaine.

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Ry Cooder  The Taxes on the Farmer Feed Us All   Options Into the Purple Valley  Reprise     
Kanth Kaler  Road   Options Aadat (The Habit)  Kamlee Records Ltd.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pI7STrxh5Q  0:39:37 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:02pm northguineahills:

Hello fellow porcines!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Michael 98145:

Jamón serrano
Avatar 6:03pm dale:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm queems:

i'm intrigued
Avatar 6:04pm dale:

...with special guest jim the poet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Is there a swine hotline for this show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Carmichael:

Heya Bronwyn. Are we talking about the police or the animal?
  6:05pm henry:

Anything but gig talk . Fig talk even .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Carmichael:

Is call screener John back in business?
Avatar 6:06pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i am listening, though
Avatar 6:07pm Listener David in Budd Lake:

Wow!! Bronwyn is on!! Yay!!
Avatar 6:07pm northguineahills:

I swear I didn't see the show's description before commenting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm Rich in Washington:

Just read on my twitter stream: "Porky Pigging is when you go to work wearing only a blazer and a bowtie" ~ Super Deluxe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm common:

great to hear you Bronwyn...and sluggo
  6:07pm david:

it's an insult to pigs to compare them to cops
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Michael 98145:

this -truly- is freeform
  6:08pm henry:

Right on David .
  6:08pm wfmu listener phillip:

wow im flabbergasted! i havent heard bronwyn in a really long time!
  6:09pm AgDave:

How did you know we got a pig last week? This is too fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Into the Purple Valley is on the Reprise label.
  6:10pm wfmu listener phillip:

LETS GET ONE THING STRAIGHT!!! pigs are FOOD! they are not pets. period!
Avatar 6:10pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm queems:

uh oh
Avatar 6:10pm Kurt Gottschalk:

you dismissed me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm Michael 98145:

must've knocked out the plug
Avatar 6:11pm dale:

90.1 just went dead. is it everyone?
Avatar 6:11pm dale:

THERE she blows!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm Carmichael:

OK, we're back.
Avatar 6:11pm northguineahills:

This is so WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm Carmichael:

Loose nut at the control ...
  6:12pm henry:

Oh philip you poor moron .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm Michael 98145:

[ we're hearing the song ]
  6:12pm wfmu listener phillip:

Bronwyn! its called a computer!
  6:13pm Listener Robert:

Posthumous greetings from Listener Steve, and soon-to-be posthumous from me if this illness doesn't get fixed soon.
Avatar 6:13pm Jeff Moore:

What are you sorry about?

We heard music, and discussions about whether the music was being heard!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Carmichael:

I thought Sikhs are Christians?
  6:15pm wfmu listener phillip:

i remember the truck stop tea party. im old.
Avatar 6:15pm dale:

why can't you be black and bbq? they INVENTED bbq!!!
Avatar 6:15pm dale:

actually i have no idea who invented bbq...
  6:16pm wfmu listener phillip:

i repeat! pigs are food not pets! mmmm pork chops soo tender
  6:17pm drew:

that is true though
  6:17pm wfmu listener phillip:

hey! im a white person in poverty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm Michael 98145:

There are lotsa Sikhs in southern British Columbia farm country
Avatar 6:17pm dale:

the trump effect - white people afraid of anything darker than their coffee stained teeth.
  6:18pm Listener Robert:

in one of Peter Lamborne Wilaon's talks in the 1980s, we learned that one likely origin of the word and concept of BBQ was from pirate boucaniers. And pirates were notoriously mixed as to race.
  6:19pm wfmu listener phillip:

i hate all people! you just have to be a human being for me not to like you. i really dislike people
Avatar 6:19pm dale:

that's actually interesting listener robert - and i'm not being sarcastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm Michael 98145:

this is like -ham- radio
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm queems:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm Carmichael:

Tons of Sikhs in farming here in Northern California. But do they eat pig?
Avatar 6:20pm dale:

The Origin of the Word Barbecue. Today I found out why barbecues are called that. The word “barbecue” comes from the Caribbean word “barbacoa.” Originally, a barbacoa wasn't a way of cooking food, but the name of a wooden structure used by Taino Indians to smoke their food.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:21pm Planet Tyler:

I was cat called today by a white guy. Take from this what you will, but it was the first time I was cat called by a white guy and it WASNT absolutely pornographic and stalky and creepy.
Avatar 6:21pm Will from Seattle:

aw man I was looking forward to hearing convoy in punjabi
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:21pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Diversion tactic: Bring in Kelly Jones. Hilarity ensues.
  6:21pm wfmu listener phillip:

guys! guys! stay away from the computer! just use the turn tables and audio casettes
  6:22pm Keith from Oregon:

Bronwyn, we missed you!
Avatar 6:22pm northguineahills:

@dale: 6:19: can confirm, I'm afraid of my wife.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Nick the Bard
Avatar 6:23pm dale:

talk about pigs. it's pig talk. can't be pig talk without some kind of talk about pigs.
Avatar 6:24pm dale:

talk famous pigs - arnold the pig....babe....porky pig....miss piggy...piglet.....the pig in charlotte's web....
Avatar 6:25pm dale:

....melania trump...
  6:25pm henry:

People who ‘farm’ animals deserve hard times .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm Ken From Hyde Park:

"Learned" ... in quotes for that guy.
Avatar 6:26pm dale:

we need a good RFD radio show - this could be it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm Michael 98145:

FMU Grange
Avatar 6:27pm northguineahills:

You've never been cursed at until your Mexican spouse curses at you.

Trump and learned in the same sentence, does not compute!
Avatar 6:28pm dale:

yes - china raises pork. and that's where we get the swine flu BECAUSE THEY FEED THEIR PIGS CHICKEN POOP!
Avatar 6:29pm Will from Seattle:

sikhs can eat pork apparently, but the meat they eat has to be killed quickly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm Carmichael:

Pig manure is quite toxic. It leaches into the soil and affects the water tables.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm chris:

i work with a sikh who is a strict vegetarian, so i think mileage varies about diet, like the rest of us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm TedfromOakland:

Avatar 6:30pm northguineahills:

Iowa is by far the largest pork producer
Avatar 6:30pm dale:

i try to not eat meat but it is soooooo delicious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

South Carolina is ranked 21st: www.pork.org...
  6:31pm mr. haney:

Industrial animal prisons are evil .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm queems:

i LOVE this
Avatar 6:31pm northguineahills:

I rarely eat meat, but I don't exclude it from my diet. I don't know how to cook meat (outside of grilling) as my wife is vegan.
Avatar 6:31pm dale:

he's singing about putting the hammer down and smokey bear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm Michael 98145:

"... residents must contend with waste from millions of hogs, which fouls the air near large operations and can contaminate local water supplies with germs and excess nutrients." pig manure is extremely, unpleasantly smelly.
Avatar 6:33pm dale:

i listen to the voice of turkey on shortwave so this is not foreign to me
  6:33pm AgDave:

Question: Leviticus 11:6-8 says that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean.
Can I still play football if i wear gloves?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Turkey Talk comes on at 7, dale.
  6:34pm patty:

Love Bronwyn C-so happy to hear your voice again! Hi Sluggo!
  6:35pm oogoo:

List the Punjabi truck song track please if you will
Avatar 6:35pm dale:

mudflap ladies with a veil over the face.
  6:35pm Betsy O:

In Sikhism, only lacto-vegetarian food is served in the Gurdwara (Sikh temple) but Sikhs are not bound to be meat-free. The general consensus is that Sikhs are free to choose whether to adopt a meat diet or not.
Avatar 6:38pm dale:

i read a book about trucking in europe called a thousand miles from nowhere (after the dwight yokum song). it was mostly about paying off border inspectors and sleep deprivation.
  6:38pm Listener Robert:

Not only is it pig science, but since they're bowling, it's pig sports too.
Avatar 6:38pm northguineahills:

what oogoo said...

When I grew up in Japan I lived on a hill above a pig farm, and when the wind blew the wrong direction, hooooboy! (olfactory unpleasantness abounded )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

That was discovered accidentally after the farmer's failed experiment of trying to teach pigs to bowl.
Avatar 6:39pm northguineahills:

Take the pig heads bowling, take them bowling!
  6:39pm hidingintrumpsamerica:

this banter is far superior to gig talk banter
  6:40pm mr. haney:

I’ll say .
Avatar 6:41pm dale:

aunt jemima got a makeover but i think it doesn't much matter.
Avatar 6:41pm Jeff Moore:

If you have to pronounce Croque like crock, that makes the sandwich sound like that krazy Israeli martial arts discipline Krav Maga!
Avatar 6:42pm dale:

wtf? what's up with the lima bean hate?
Avatar 6:42pm Will from Seattle:

i love succotash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm queems:

i'm a big fan of pig talk
Avatar 6:42pm Jeff Moore:

Succotash is deliciotash!
Avatar 6:43pm northguineahills:

fresh sauteed lima beans are excellent, but I hate canned green lima beans.

I make chapulines (crickets) tacos all the time!
  6:43pm mr. haney:

Avatar 6:44pm dale:

sufferin' succotash!
Avatar 6:44pm Will from Seattle:

the day they stop making livermush will be a sad one to me.
Avatar 6:45pm dale:

i remember grandma's molasses. but were were a brer blackstrap molasses family.
  6:45pm AgDave:

Your homesteader type looks at a pig as practical way to store fat and protein for Winter.
They are excellent converters of stale donuts and leftover garden veg to ready meat. We
probably should not say this during Ramadan, sorry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm Michael 98145:

@dale, yes!
Avatar 6:46pm northguineahills:

I make corn bread w/ jalapenos.
Avatar 6:47pm dale:

tofu tastes like shit. that's why it needs to taste like bacon.
Avatar 6:49pm northguineahills:

I make my tofu for East Asian recipes, I'm not into veggie option that approximate meats. I make a mean marinated dry fried tofu for my yakisoba.
  6:49pm AgDave:

Tofu has no discernible taste dale
Avatar 6:49pm Jeff Moore:

I like how the WikiWiki writeup on sorghum puts the phrase sorghum molasses in passive-aggressive judgement quotes:

> (as grain and in sorghum syrup or "sorghum molasses")
Avatar 6:50pm Will from Seattle:

probably just trying to cover their asses in case of some bizarre lawsuit
  6:50pm Betsy O:

Many veggies don’t eat meat because of the source being animals, not because of the taste that meat has.
Avatar 6:51pm Will from Seattle:

i've seen a fair amount of muslim truckers here in WA
  6:51pm mr. haney:

Right on Betsy
Avatar 6:52pm dale:

it's probably the white farmer who refuses to provide bathroom facilities for the farm help who is at fault for the lettuce recall. but hey -he's white, so why blame him when you can blame the immigrant pickers?
  6:52pm Betsy O:

Thanks Mr. Haney!!!
Avatar 6:54pm northguineahills:

Key Food still has many stores in Brooklyn (see Graham Ave, Bushwick, and Bed-Stuy)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Good intentions gone bad: The idea of sending pigs to Haiti to feed the people. www.fourwinds10.com...
Avatar 6:54pm dale:

i used to go to the key food off prospect avenue. it was really nasty - i hope it's still there for old times sake.
  6:54pm mr. haney:

A proper bathroom can be a long way from a crop , time is money .
Avatar 6:54pm northguineahills:

(also Crown Heights)
  6:54pm AgDave:

That's right, dale. Someone shit in the irrigated fields out there and killed innocent people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm queems:

oh you mean taylor ham
Avatar 6:55pm Jeff Moore:

Avatar 6:56pm northguineahills:

@dale: they renovated most of them, they're all now pretty nice (for NYC). When I moved to NYC, they were disgusting and outside of staples, they had nothing I wanted. They really expanded their inventory for the better.
  6:56pm Buoy:

It's pronounced the "Buoy" Baysox
  6:56pm mr. haney:

Oh , the meat hierarchy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm chris:

balogna is the stuff that's left over after the other stuff gets processed. (i.e. a flat hotdog) mmmmmmm....
Avatar 6:56pm northguineahills:

The Jacksonville FL AA minor league team is called the Jumbo Shrimps.
Avatar 6:56pm Will from Seattle:

mainly because it's not kosher
  6:56pm andrewb:

do they still make meyers olive loaf
Avatar 6:57pm dale:

good to hear key food is upscale!
Avatar 6:57pm northguineahills:

They are catering to the "newer" residence.
  6:57pm mr. haney:

Key food on ave a nyc . Go to hell
Avatar 6:57pm dale:

olive loaf and county crock spread on white bread - yummmmmmmmmYYYY!
Avatar 6:58pm northguineahills:

Gracias Bronwyn y Sluggo!
Avatar 6:58pm dale:

you should call x ray if you want the definitive dissertation on pork roll or taylor ham.
Avatar 6:58pm northguineahills:

err... newer residents....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Is that what they call scrapple in Pennsylvania?
Avatar 6:58pm Jeff Moore:

Taylor's pork roll has a more tangy and metallic taste than Case's.
Avatar 6:58pm Will from Seattle:

I found myself craving country ham earlier today
Avatar 6:59pm Will from Seattle:

@ken: scrapple is something else. it's mashed pig liver
  6:59pm AgDave:

May God bless the Sikhs. Thanks for reminding us about them, Bronwyn/Sluggo!
Fantastic show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Next weeks' topic: Is a hot dog a sandwich?
Avatar 6:59pm dale:

thanks kids!
  7:00pm andrewb:

porcsy talk
Avatar 7:00pm Jeff Moore:

@Ken From Hyde Park: Scrapple is an entirely different meat product (loose, with mixed-in breading so a crust forms when you fry)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I see. Thanks for the scrapple talk.
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