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Righteous Babe Radio

by Habibullah Saleem



This week: Milano, ITALY 10-14-2007

Staying in the same European tour as last week's show, this week finds us in Milan with Ani, Allison, and Todd. Ani vows early in the set to try her best to provide us with song introductions and does a pretty good job of it throughout the night, including a moving introduction of Subdivision. 78% Water gets a fun introduction and features a beautiful moment with an attentive audience, as their clap collectively fades as though they had rehearsed it with the band. The show-stealing moment of the night is the solo Sorry I Am that Ani delivers like she's played it every night for years. Missing from the tape are the encores, but the rest of the show is too good not to share.   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.



in conversation: Bubba and Dillbilly

Righteous Babe Radio's Bubba Mack sits down in conversation with non-binary song-maker Dillbilly, Julie Wolf, and Briget Boyle (Waxsimile Productions)to discuss the release of Dillbilly's album Chaparral. Produced by Julie Wolf, Chaparral is the tenth studio album from genre-queer songwriter Dillbilly and explores soulful countryfied rock, mournful resonant ballads, and Rust Belt bluegrass join hands and waltz around the bonfire. Dillbilly crafts songs laden with lyrics that investigate gender, queerness, class, privilege, and shame, taking a deep dive into the complexity and responsibility of being a white working-class queer from a red state. Winding tenderly through these introspective tales is an elegant voice that warbles like a jay, world-weary and vulnerable, yet glowing gently with a palpable inner strength. Featuring performances by a coterie of gifted artists, including Todd Sickafoose, Allison Miller, and Daren Hahn, Chaparral is masterfully arranged and recorded; pristine, soft-edged, and utterly enchanting. 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.

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, talk with musicians, makers, and activists about how self love informs their creative process, and 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 3: Death, Embodiment, and Time Travel 
• Tall Tall Trees – Expectations
• Wendy Eisenberg – Hurt People
• Interview with Ashley Frith, Part 1 
      Underscore – Jocelyn Mackenzie – Primate (arr. Sam McCormally)
• Ashley Frith performing Kate Moore – Whoever You Are Come Forth
• Interview with Ashley Frith, Part 2
      Underscore – Ludovica Burtone – Blazing Sun
• Mama Rose – Flood
• Craig Werth – Things That Bring Hope
• Denai Moore – Bring You Shame
• Interview with Jenny Owen Youngs, Part 1 
      Underscore – Jenny Owen Youngs – Vampire Weeknight, Instrumental
• Jenny Owen Youngs – Dungeons and Dragons
• Interview with Jenny Owen YoungsPart 2
      Underscores – Jenny Owen Youngs – Gravitron and Follow You, Instrumentals
• Jenny Owen Youngs Remixing Jocelyn Mackenzie – Little Islands
Listen every Sunday at 10 AM + 7 PM C (11 AM + 8 PM EST)


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.