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    50 Years On, 'Star Trek' Fandom Continues To Prosper

    Fifty years ago, "Star Trek" aired across the country Captain Kirk, Spock, Scotty and the crew of the Starship Enterprise. What's behind the franchise's enduring appeal, and why is Boston such a Trekkie haven? I appeared on WBUR's Radio Boston to discuss. Listen here.

    Star Wars preview on Wisconsin Public Radio


    Looking For ‘Likes’ In All The Wrong Places

    (image: AP)Does "like" = "love"? Feel a little beat up by social media sometimes? My essay about this topic, "Looking For ‘Likes’ In All The Wrong Places: On Social Media And Self-Worth," appeared on WBUR's Morning Edition, Mon Feb 4. Here's an excerpt, and you can listen to the piece I recorded below.

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    WBCN Remembered in Book and Boston Globe story

    Remember the "Rock of Boston"? The Big Mattress? The Rock and Roll Rumble? The on-air hijinks, comedy, in-your-face personalities, the music? A new book called Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN is out written by 'BCN disc jockey and music director Carter Alan, recalls the era when WBCN ruled the airwaves.

    In my story for the Boston Globe today, I was able to sit down with Alan and talk to him about the groundbreaking station, and how it will be remembered. I also spoke with some of the major players at the station -- incuding Charles Laquidara, Oedipus, Ken Shelton, Tank, Mark Parenteau, Lisa Traxler, Adam 12, Tank Juanita, Sam Kopper, Matt Siegel, and others.

    Bonus material: A sidebar that didn't make it into the final version of the story.

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    wizard rock radio!

    If you need your fix of Harry Potter-themed "wizard rock," look no further....  thanks to the coolness over at Paste magazine. 


    --- Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks