Tag: pigs

Intermittent Pig Farmer On TV

  A while back I filmed a piece with my friends from Wisconsin Public Television (I say a while back because those pigs are no longer extant and you will also note that my report on the spring weather doesn’t quite match up) and it aired Monday. I had some internet issues that prevented me from posting,…View post

Sometimes We Think Up Stuff On Our Own

Just overheard a pair of New York City-based financial news commentators marveling over the rise of mobile butchers. They said the concept arose from the local food movement in Seattle and is now spreading. Seattle has been very good to me, so let me say it is not Seattle’s fault that it never occurred to the commentators that…View post

Red Pencil Time

Galley pages for the new book. Last chance for notes and tweaks. It’s always odd to read books at this stage because other projects intervene. Since I last worked on this manuscript I had another book come out, wrote a boatload of newspaper columns, a magazine feature, several radio monologues, and have been working daily…View post

“Roughneck Grace” Pigs, Cosmos, and Victoria’s Secret Column Online

Every week the Wisconsin State Journal runs “Roughneck Grace,” a weekly column written by Mike (many of the columns will be adapted from Mike’s Tent Show Radio monologues). Today’s column (about achieving inner peace via pigs, the cosmos, and Victoria’s Secret) was printed on sturdy newsprint this Sunday and can now be seen online here.

Gaelic Storm and Giving Pigs the Business

Just got a note from the folks at Public Radio Exchange reporting that the Tent Show Radio episode featuring Gaelic Storm and Mike’s monologue on why he listens to Bloomberg Business News while feeding the pigs was the the #5 most listened to piece (out of 21,537 pieces) of 2012. You can listen to the…View post