The Kate and Vin Scelsa Podcast
By Kate and Vin Scelsa
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Legendary New York free form radio DJ Vin Scelsa teams up with his author daughter Kate Scelsa to talk about the history of Vin's career in radio and to share old interviews.
||CleanEpisode 21 - Ray Price||Vin’s interview with country music legend Ray Pri…||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - WNEW Part 3 - 12/8/80||Vin talks about being on WNEW the night that John…||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - WNEW Part 2 - T-Shirt and Razoo Kelley||Part 2 of Vin's time at WNEW, chronicling the yea…||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - WNEW Part 1||Vin's journey to WNEW in the 70's, including unem…||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Odetta||An interview that Vin did with the legendary sing…||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - A Scelsa History of Protest||Kate has Vin and Freddie sixties-splain their rel…||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - WPLJ Part 3||Some cultural recs, attempts at end of the year s…||12/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Leonard Cohen||When Leonard Cohen died this past Nov. 7, Vin imm…||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - WPLJ Part Two||The new PLJ hires take a bus trip to some radical…||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Vin at WPLJ, book recs, and that time Zacherley did that thing||And we're back! Still suffering from some technic…||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - David Bowie (The Lost Interview)||Vin and Kate listen to and discuss Vin's intervie…||3/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Santiago, Bullfighting, and Bowie||Kate and Vin catch up on how 2016 has been going …||2/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Holiday with The Roches||A seasonal treat for the listeners of The Kate an…||12/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Kurt Vonnegut||Vin and Kate introduce Vin's 1996 interview with …||11/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Books, Pop Stars, "Teacher Vin," and ABC-FM||Vin and Kate recommend their current reads, Kate …||11/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Townes Van Zandt||In January of 1970, Dad, at twenty-two, was given…||11/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - The History of WFMU Part 3: The Final Show, 1969||Vin and Kate finish up their history of WFMU and …||10/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - The History of WFMU Part 2: Freddie at the 1968 Democratic National Convention||Vin, Freddie and Kate listen to audio from WFMU i…||9/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - The History of WFMU with special guest Freddie Scelsa||Kate interviews Vin and Freddie about the early d…||8/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Vin Interviews Kate||Vin interviews Kate about writing, theater and he…||8/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Kate Interviews Vin||On this first episode of the podcast, Kate interv…||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Brought back memories
The two WNEW podcasts were terrific. At 66 years old I was right there. Vin was always an intellectual step above the rest, but that radio team (Herman, Muni, Elsas, Schwartz, Pete Fornatele , Steele, and Scelsa. What a bundle of radio history. The right players for the right time. Sort of like Carson was the right guy for those times. Vin, congratulations on the podcast and on an extraordinary career.
Thanks, Old Friend
In the 70s Vin helped get me through grammar school. I wasn't allowed to stay up late but I would turn the radio on in my room past bedtime and listen (and, yes, my cat was named Razoo Kelley).
In the 80s Vin helped me get through college. I was a young and idealistic student (um, droput) who was listening to Abby Hoffman on WBAI and Vin on whatever station he was on.
In the 90s when a divorce made me loose my buisiness Vin not only got me through the weekends but introduced me to great musicians in NYC some of whom I got to know and work with personally which led to so many amazing experiences. I could never adequeately express my gratitiude.
The Mid 2000s found me living on a chicken farm in NJ, a second divorce left me a single parent of a 4yo son. Vin was still there.
Now it's 2016 and my 15yo son and I still live on the farm (though the chickens are gone) and we're working to turn the house into a recording / artistic space. I googled "vin scelsa hal blain" because that was the single most amazing interview I ever heard and I wanted to share it.
What's this google is telling me? Vin is PODCASTING? I run and grab my phone and subscribe. Within minutes Vin's voice is in my ear and a sense of calm descends. Times may be tough and my choices remain... unorthodox -- but it's always worked out. I learned so much from Vin and his guests over the decades. Hearing his voice again reminds me of that.
Kate is a great addition to this next incarnation. I listened to her grow up through Vin's stories (except for the years he wasn't allowed to talk about her!) so it seems like a natural progression. Her contributiuon and insight is valuable.
So old fans -- you know what to do. To new fans you're in for a treat.
Perfect Holiday Gift!
Thanks Kate for sharing your gift of a loving parent(s) with us.
I'll continue following for as long as long as you record "pods".