Bent By Nature: The Podcast

Deirdre O’Donoghue and the Lost SNAP Archives

Audio excerpt from E8: Half A World Away (4:09)

Premiered on KCRW on 28 October 2021

Role: Creator, Producer, Writer, Researcher, Interviewer, Audio transfer, Audio restoration, Audio editor, Sound designer, Engineer/Mixer, Licensing

She was the most influential American DJ you’ve never heard of. Deirdre O’Donoghue was a vital force in the musical underground of the 1980s. Countless artists crammed into her studio to perform live on her late-night show, “SNAP,” on KCRW. Join Michael Stipe, Henry Rollins, Julian Cope, and more for an archive-packed portrait from the producers of Lost Notes and UnFictional, transporting you to the heyday of ‘80s independent music, and the DJ who shaped it.

Series hosted by Tricia Halloran.
Episodes 1+2 written, produced, edited, and mixed by Bob Carlson.
Episodes 3-9 written, produced, edited, and mixed by Myke Dodge Weiskopf.
Episode 10 written and recorded by Henry Rollins.


E1: This is SNAP.

E2: Music Could Be Your Whole Life.

E3: Inside Out. (Featuring Dave Newton (Mighty Lemon Drops) and Bekki Newton)

E4: Almost Magic. (Featuring Syd Straw)

E5: Haywire. (Featuring Kathy McCarty and Brian Beattie of Glass Eye)

E6: Crossing Over. (Featuring David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven)

E7: Ages of You. (Featuring Felicia Daniel and Tanja Laden)

E8: Half A World Away. (Featuring Michael Stipe)

E9: Promised Land. (Featuring Julian Cope)

E10: Rollins. (Featuring Henry Rollins)

SEE ALSO: Bent By Nature (Archives), BENT24