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MythMaker May: A Partnership with Righteous Babe Radio and the Joseph Campbell Foundation

MythMaker Podcast NetworkRighteous Babe Radio welcomes the Joseph Campbell Foundation and it's MythMaker Podcast Network to our airwaves to explore the connections among music, myth, and culture.   Curated by the foundation, our weekly featured conversations will sample the four podcasts within the network and our playlists will include special broadcasts of Joseph Campbel lectures.  Building a bridge through myth, music, and Righteous Babe Records, we will feature the music of Hadestown - both in its Broadway version and it's original album released on Righteous Babe Records in 2010, with Ani DiFranco herself singing the part of Persephone and Todd Sickafoose as Producer and Tony-Award Winning Arranger.  For a different perspective on the same characters, listen for the soundtrack to Black Orpheus, played in its entirety as the featured album May 16th - 22.  As we explore the stories we tell, we encourage you to celebrate myth in our everyday lives and lean into the healing energy of the divine feminine all around us!  

Righteous Babe Radio

by Habibullah Saleem



This week: Grand Rapids, MI 07-18-2005

A duo show with Ani and Todd from Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI recorded July 18, 2005. A Great setlist on this beautiful July night including a classic Knuckle Down opener followed by LPC that gets the night started out on the right foot. Manhole, Studying Stones, and Decree are all great versions. Paradigm is not to be missed and God's Country always sounds good! Note the 2005 reference of If Yr Not in the intro of To The Teeth!  New bootlegs featured every week, airing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 9pm CDT and Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at 4am CDT.

Find featured bootlegs archived here.



This week: Myth Matters - Quest for New Metaphors:  The Sumerian Myth of Inanna, goddess of Heaven, goddess of love, sensuality, beauty, procreation, and war.

Myth Matters is a bi-weekly podcast of storytelling and conversation about mythology, and why it’s important to life today.  The old myths and stories speak to the mysteries of life. They are one of the oldest forms of teaching, healing, and community building, and continue to offer these gifts today.  Gain a different perspective on your life and the world. Learn a new way to think, create, thrive, and transform in these best (and worst) of times.  Myth Matters host, Catherine Svehla PhD, shares her knowledge of mythology and depth psychology to bring you into the story circle. This episode, released 11/27/21, tells the ancient Sumerian story of Inanna's descent to the underworld in an iconic myth about a psychological and spiritual journey of great significance. There's loss and suffering in this story. And there's a return to new life.  Find out more about Joseph Campbell Foundation and the MythMaker Podcast at  This conversation will air Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm and 5pm CDT. 

Selected conversations produced by Righteous Babe can be found on Ani's Patreon.

Full archive of past conversation here

WOODY'S VOICE: A Partnership with the Woody Guthrie Center

Woody's Voice

Episodes are narrated by the Righteous Babe herself, Ani DiFranco, and curated by the Executive Director and Programs Manager of the Woody Guthrie Center as a way of sharing Woody’s perspective and his continued influence on arts and society.  Catch it on Sundays at 12 pm and 4 pm Central.

Find selected Woody's Voice episodes archived here.

In celebration of one year of our partnership with the Woody Guthrie Center, Righteous Babe Radio has created an archive of all past aired Woody's Voice Episodes.

Full archive of past episodes here



Self Love Saturday Logo
Self Love Sunday with Jocelyn Mackenzie is a show that explores what it means to love ourselves in new ways and the impact self love has on our communities. We'll hear music that expresses the spirit of self love, we'll talk with musicians and activists about how self love informs their creative process, and we'll learn tips and tools about how to integrate self love into our daily lives for the highest and greatest good of all.
Logo Artwork by Tracy Lewis.

EPISODE 2: Ancestors, Tap Dancing, and Crying
• Barrie Lobo McLain – Worth 
• Syd Caldera – I'd Rather Forgive 
• Jocelyn Mackenzie (arr. Emily Hope Price) – Love Begets Love
• Interview with B. Anderson, Part 1 
      Underscore – Meredith Monk – High Realm, followed by Dark - Light 1
• B. Anderson – Like The Ocean 
• Interview with B. Anderson, Part 2
      Underscore – Meredith Monk – Ringing, followed by Eon 
• Michael Rocketship – How Deep Is The Ocean by Irving Berlin
• Laura Mvula – Safe Passage
• Noelle Veillette – 26 by Paramore
• Flock of Dimes – Head of Roses
• Interview with Aviva Jaye, Part 1 
      Underscore – Jocelyn Mackenzie – There She Goes (arr. Patrick Breiner
• Aviva Jaye – Just The Beginning 
• Interview with Aviva Jaye, Part 2
      Underscore – Aviva Jaye – Reverse Loopy Harp
• Jocelyn Mackenzie and Aviva Jaye – Hyperballad by Björk

Catch it at 10 AM and 7 PM C / 11 AM and 8 PM EST every Sunday.



Letters from an American

Heather Cox Richardson is a professor of American history.  Her newsletter explores what it means, and what it has meant, to be an American. These were the same questions a famous observer asked in a book of letters he published in 1782, the year before the Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur called his book “Letters from an American Farmer.” We will broadcast a recording of the daily letters at 6 pm, 11 pm and 8 am the following day CST. 

You can find the Letters and more about our Resident Professor here:

Hear a sample Letters from an American broadcast below.



Alright, Alright Logo

Recorded inside the artist owned World Famous Tipitina's, The Alright, Alright Broadcast is a one-on-one interview program featuring artists, musicians, performers, promoters, venue owners, on-air personalities, production, crew members, and more of the individuals that make our culture and entertainers so uniquely captivating.  Produced by Tipitina's TV.  We Love 'Em Tonight.  Catch it at 2 am and 10 am central Tuesdays and Thursdays


Putumayo World Music Hour

Hosted by former KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour (PWMH) is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. The program is heard on more than 100 commercial and non-commercial stations around the world. PWMH playlists include a blend of music from well-known artists and exceptional, underexposed international artists.  The one-hour radio program also features interviews with world-class music makers such as Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Taj Mahal who eagerly support and have been influenced by world music. Airing new episodes Monday and Saturday at 10am CST and Wednesday morning at 4am CST.






Acoustic Cafe
Acoustic Café is a two hour weekly radio show, and an independent media production of RDR Radio, LLC. The program is produced and hosted by Rob Reinhart, who started the show in 1995.  Each week, listeners around the globe tune in to Acoustic Café to hear the latest from today’s great songwriting talents. It’s hard to put a definitive label on Acoustic Café’s music selections. After all, a good song is a good song… any individual set of music could contain a bit of country, rock, blues, folk, pop… and more!  In addition to classic songwriters (oh, you know who they are…), Acoustic Café wants to bring as many newer talents to the table as possible. Hear this week’s program by clicking here! Also, you can hear a few year’s worth of our interviews and performances by visiting our archives here.  Airing Fridays at 10am CST

We are looking at RBR Radio as an open source opportunity. We hope to integrate podcasts from like-minded souls around the world into the fabric of RBR Radio. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas as to what it is you would really like to have discussed and represented musically on this your radio station. Please send submissions and ideas to The RBR content management staff will review all submissions and ideas presented.