The writer, translator, and WWOZ DJ discusses his new book of poetry, “Far Flung,” his early life in New Jersey, and the ocean trek that sparked his love of Brazil and its culture. Dean’s years of on-air radio experience and easygoing nature serve him well as he mixes it up with the Troubled Men on the eve of another epic trip abroad.
Topics include illegible handwriting, hobosexuals, the heat, a Julee Cruise correction, Father’s Day, a birthday breakfast, a Zoom meeting, senior dating, civil rights work, a New Jersey childhood, college in Boston, radio shows, a lumber freighter, a co-conspirator, Martha Mitchell, a Kingston close call, love letters, a change of plans, visa issues, learning Portuguese, the favelas, drumming, a lost bet, bartending, fine dining, getting published, John Travis, “My Favorite Things,” McCoy Tyner, a flight to Lisbon, and much more.
Intro music: Styler/Coman
Break music: "Brazil" from "Stone Flower" by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Outro music: "Berimbau" from "Herb Alpert presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66"
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