Archive for 2006

Podcast: The Overnightscape #557

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: The freaky busted drawer in the blue chest of drawers, Lindsay Buckingham, orange blossoms, Federal Income Tax, St. Louis, Grape Ape, it is Frank’s 39th birthday today, snack review (“Bascom’s Fancy Colored Popcorn”), beverage review (“Ben Shaw’s Cloudy Lemonade”), events of the past nine days (“Intrepid”, “Raconteurs”, “Podcast Expo”, “Ontario Mills Mall”),Gore Vidal, Frappr, Libra, Squire Boone Village, Lost, President Lincoln, listener birthday greetings (MySpace: “Frank Cotolo”, “Colin from England”, “Manny the Mailman”, “Chad from Podcast Rant” – email: “Eve from Florida” – audio: “Manny the Mailman – birthday info”, “Andie from Australia”, “Eddie from”, “Roel from The Netherlands”, “Ranger Craig from Alcatraz Island”), SOS, Ashley Simpson, Sinead O’Connor, Neve Cambell, happy birthday to Harvie Krumpet and Jeff from the Meandering Mouse podcast, Thanksgiving, mistakes, Gwen Stefani, and a weird trap. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes)


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Podcast: The Overnightscape #556

Monday, October 2, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: It is nine days ago right now, black sesame sorbet, breaking a neon sign, bad service, food review (“The Spice Hunter Quick and Natural Potatoes – Sour Cream and Chives”), Oga (Japanese Restaurant), beverage review (“Fentimans Botanically Brewed Traditional Curiosity Cola”), spice review (“Jane’s Krazy Mixed-Up Seasonings – Original Mixed-Up Salt, Original Mixed-Up Pepper”, “Penzeys Spices – Ground Red Chipotle (Rich, hot, and smoley seasoning)”, “Konriko Brand Chipotle All Purpose Seasoning”), completely random memories (“Crawling Spider In A Box Toy”), it’s Frank’s birthday tomorrow, Meyer’s toy store, cell phone noise, fluffing the potatoes, and many different time warps. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes)


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Podcast: The Overnightscape #555

Friday, September 29, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: Road rage incident on Bloomfield Avenue, The French House, Louis Comfort Tiffany, junkyard, getting drunk in college, The Podcast and Portable Media Expo in Ontario, California, looking back on other episodes of The Overnightscape with three of the same number (#111, #222, #333, #444), the use of “555” in fictional phone numbers, junk mail review (“The Dragons of the Crystal Cave”), opening a box sent by Roel from The Netherlands (filled with tea, coffee, candy, etc.), another iced coffee spill, from the forum (“Ask Frank” – hootie 1233, harviekrumpet, tanman_sq), Last Action Hero, a listing of fictional phone numbers, and Moonglow, Light of Tranquility. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes)


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Podcast: The Overnightscape #554

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: Frank is flying across the USA today, safety seals, Space Dust, cigar review (“De Olifant Voc”), candy review (“Pop Rocks Crackling Candy – Limited Edition Anniversary Pack from the 1970’s – Original Cherry Artificially Flavored”, five flavors of “Shock Your Buds” (by Squire Boone Village) – Gorilla (Grape), Electric Eel (Green Apple), Miner’s Gold (Pineapple Orange), Moon Crater (Freeze-Dried Ice Cream), Atomic Fizzzion (Red Hot Cinnamon), “Botan Rice Candy”), and Denice delivers a package. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes)


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Podcast: The Overnightscape #553

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: Teaching the emotionally disturbed kids, hanging out under the desk, feminine product names, audio cables, TV on the Internet, products Frank thought were discontinued but are actually not… air freshener (“Air Wick Stick Ups – Sparkling Citrus”) and candy (“Kraft Caramels – Traditional” (squares/cubes)), beverage review (“Regatta Ginger Beer – Authentic Bermuda Stone”), listener email (“Banamine from Canada – Black Bush”, “Paul from Pennsylvania – TV”), TV commercial catch phrases (“This is a good place for a Stick Up”), Completely Random Memories (“Mrs. Viscount-McNeil”), on StumbleUpon, Debbie Downer, Thai magazines, Texas and the nature of caramel. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes)


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Video: Roel introduces The Overnightcase

Roel from The Netherlands presents The Overnightcase Project! More info at

The Overnightcase Project Wiki

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Podcast: The Overnightscape #552

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: Two connected Dunkin Donuts, confused cashiers, midnight rose incense, a sundog over Manhattan, the mysterious magazine from Thailand in the Duane Reade drug store, winning a copy of the book “Promoting Your Podcast” by Jason Van Orden at the NYC Podcasting Meetup, Mega-T Green Tea Chewing Gum, Burger King BK Joe Turbo Coffee, snack review (“Snyder’s of Hanover Jalapeno Cheddar Pumpernickel Pretzel Sandwiches”, “Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Sandwich Snackers – Original Crackers with Peanut Butter Filling”), abandoning queues, magazines vs. Internet, and the Dan Dee “Animated Rat in Coffee Cup”. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes)


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Podcast: The Overnightscape #551

Monday, September 25, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: Foxy Fiddler the horse, New Jersey area codes, websites that makes noise without permission, football cards, “Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum”, beverage review (“Metromint Peppermint Water” (previously reviewed on #213), “Metromint Spearmint Water”), Adventure vs. Laziness II, Fake Jan, The Raconteurs, a taste vision, comic shop, August 1977 issue of “Dynamite” magazine, 70s horse obsessions, Podcast Expo, the “dream magazines” arrive (“The Space Gamer” issues 10-14 (circa 1977-78)), Concorde, special promotional item, and The Return of The Brady Bunch. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes)


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Podcast: The Overnightscape #550

Friday, September 22, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: The stuff that’s busted database, the blue laws of Bergen County, Cinnabon, the quest for the ADB (Apple Desktop Bus) mouse, new feature – “What Is On TV Right Now?”, listener mail (“Andrew from England – Postcards from Dubai”), “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”, obsolete technology, The Mall of the Emirates (biggest mall in the world), the fate of the balloons, Friz Quadrata, Bodega Sans, Mr. Sasha the Cat, mangling the English language, Wacom tablet, CompUSA logic, mall hours, indoor snow, and the cool gaze of a gibbous moon. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes)


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Podcast: The Overnightscape #549

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: Theocracy, wanderlust, anti-inflammatories, pigs in a blanket, Hell’s Kitchen, winning The Space Gamer auction, protesters march past the loading dock, Motley Crue “Ambassadors of Rock” concert at Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, Anish Kapoor’s “Sky Mirror” sculpture at Rockfeller Center, listener email (“Joshua from Sacramento, California”), candy review (“Hershey’s Premium Baking Bar – Unsweetened Natural Baking Chocolate”), beverage review (“CHERRish – Tart Cherry”), The Chris Farley Foundation, Bush addresses the UN, Auntie Anne’s, Flaming Torch, protest flyer, Ninth Avenue, and the continuing mystery of the almost empty box. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes)


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Podcast: The Overnightscape #548

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: This episode is 45 minutes long by accident, the “Speed Stacks” cup stacking craze, hobby shops, vitamin E, Roel from The Netherland – Part 3 – Overnightscape Gift Bag (“Little Pot Pals – Uncle Sam and Cowboy”, “Mega-T Green Tea Gum”, “Oral-B Brush-Ups”, “Water Sensations”, “Caribou Coffee Chewy Granola Bars”), live eBay bidding on “5 The Space Gamer Books”, beverage review (“Leffe – Brown Belgian Abbey Beer”), snack review (Tayto – The Original Irish Crisp – “Cheese and Onion” and “Salt and Vinegar”), Inside the Show, Burning Life, electric chair, Iron Fist, Ghost Rider, Mall of America, listener comments (“Jen from Bucket Podcast – Second Life costume party”), toy review (“Marvel Heroes Pogs – Series #1”), computer problems, OGRE, Chitin: I, oil on the notes, LSD urban legend, and amazing animatronic halloween toys in the supermarket. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (45 minutes)


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Podcast: The Overnightscape #547

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: Roel from the Netherlands visits The Overnightscape Studio! On Part 2 tonight, more on “The Overnightcase” project, 1966 “Doo Dads” magazine ad, bowling and soda and snacks in The Netherlands, beverage review (“Godiva Belgian Blends – French Vanilla Latte, Milk Chocolate Mocha, and Dark Chocolate Mocha”), going to the cinema in Antwerp, travelling in Europe, laws of New Jersey, putting products into The Overnightcase (“Japanese Ramune and Cola Candy”, “Meiji Chelsea Yogurt Scotch”, “Chimes Ginger Chews – Peanut Butter”, “Celestial Seasoning Zingers To Go – Tangerine Orange Wave Herb Tea”), obscure candy review (Graffiti Zoo Gourmet Chocolates – “Margarita Manatee” and “Espresso Gecko”), review drawer, PodFinder, The Beautiful Breakfast, advertising annoyance on the bus, contradictions, root beer, radioactive orange, and the issue of the annoying tablet. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes)


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Podcast: The Overnightscape #546

Monday, September 18, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: Roel from the Netherlands visits The Overnightscape Studio! On Part 1 tonight, Roel announces “The Overnightcase” project – a box containing various products to review that will be sent to listeners all over the world! Featuring European geography, concrete dust, cardboard boxes, listener video (“Review of Oreo O’s Cereal by Manny the Mailman’s son Mike”), candy review (“Gaper Apotheker Zwart Wit Zout” ( Dutch salty licorice powder), “Mentos Chewy Dragees – Drop Lakritz Mint” (licorice flavor), “Lakrisal” (licorice candy)), Belgium, New Jersey, Massachusetts, vegetarianism, live photography, and cities intertwined. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes)


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Station Unlimited: Exploring Governors Island

The Audio Field Trip:
Exploring Governors Island (9/1/06) – Part 1
File Download: su-AFT-06_Gov_Island_1-059.mp3
26:21 – 24.1 MB – Station Unlimited release 059 – 9/17/06

This first part of Frank’s journey to Governors Island was played in its entirety on The Overnightscape #536 (9/4/06).

The Audio Field Trip:
Exploring Governors Island (9/1/06) – Part 2
File Download: su-AFT-07_Gov_Island_2-060.mp3
52:56 – 48.4 MB – Station Unlimited release 060 – 9/17/06

This second part of Frank’s journey to Governors Island was not played on The Overnightscape and is available exclusively here on Station Unlimited.

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The Overnightscape Video Review #4


Frank Edward Nora reviews some produce from the supermarket – tropical dragonfruit and sugar cane. The Overnightscape is a daily half-hour podcast from New Jersey / New York City. This video was recorded during Episode 545 (9/15/06) – check it out at

Podcast: The Overnightscape #545

Friday, September 15, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: Welcome to the 2-Hour Experimental Extended Episode! Featuring… a disk of putty, Lucky Bail Bonds, British Airways Concorde, weird confetti, The Overnightscape Video Review #4 (Produce Review – “Tropical Dragonfruit” and “Sun-Pro Sugar Cane”), beverage review (“Ruedrich’s Red Seal Ale”, “Sapporo Gabu Nomi”, “Bolthouse Farms Prickly Pear Cactus Lemonade”), snack review (“Kettle Brand Bakes Potato Chips – Lightly Salted”), toy review (“Capsule Tomica – Mini Car Collection – Series 9 – Nissan Skyline 2000 Turbo GT-ES”), listener email (“Paul from Manhattan – Governors Island“), NYC audio (Unveiling of the new version of Monopoly (“Here and Now”) in Times Square on 9/12/06… and Frank gets to be one of the first people in the world to play the game!), a mid-show trip to NYC (Rainy day, 8th Avenue, Broadway Theater Disctrict, 44th Street, Spamalot, Shubert Alley, Junior’s Times Square, Marriott Marquis, site of the Monopoly event, one million dollar bill, the weird sound, caffeine, and the Cardworks Hallmark public auction), Dream Review (“Moogerfooger and Movie Viewer“, “Time Travel to 1986 – College Dungeons and Dragons Sale”), Inside the Show, “Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum”, the nature of kombucha, futuristic video billboards, Boston Red Sox, The Wizard of Speed and Time, Evening News with Katie Couric, Saturday morning TV in the ’70s, dream engineers, radio commercials, “Damnation Alley”, The Space Gamer, Katagiri, “Ark II”, Statue of Liberty, a colony of microorganisms, going in to NYC on 9/11/06, Completely Random Memories (“Proposed Giant Statue in Queens”, “Deaner Weaner Beaner”, “Vague TV Memory – Any2 for 11is?”, “French Girl”, “Pascal Class / TRS-80 / LSD / Destroyus (computer game)“), “Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man”, TI-99/4A, The Strand Bookstore, haircut, lemon sense, widebody monorails, and a comic book store from someone else’s dream. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (2 hours)


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Podcast: The Overnightscape #544

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: Federal Government grammatical errors, Darth Maul ornament, floor crap, turpentine, buying jellybeans at auction, listener email (“Jon from Cazenovia, NY / Congoboxer – listening to every single episode of The Overnightscape”, “Caleb from Florida –”), Podcast Expo, airport security restrictions, Easter, falling asleep on the couch, Tom Shad’s podcasts (“Wheelbarrow”, “My Life Sways Like Reeds in the Wind”),Bucket Podcast costume party in Second Life, Snoopy, a zebra, lip balm addiction, beverage review (“Arrogant Bastard Ale”), synchronicity report (“Writing Down a Dream in Gmail“), toiletry review (“Desert Essence Lip Rescue with Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil”), the Cardworks Hallmark frozen in time on 3rd Avenue, Real Time With Bill Maher, National Treasure, TV show jerk, and preserving a little bit of obscure NYC history. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes)


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Podcast: The Overnightscape #543

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: Frank’s father, Frank Ralph Nora, tells the unbelievable story of how nutjob anthropologist William H. Sheldon convinced Yale University and other Ivy League schools to take nude “posture photos” of all incoming freshmen, from 1940 to 1967, in order to “somatype” the students into the three basic body types – endomorphs, mesomorphs, and ectomorphs. Featuring a student with a tail, The Atlas of Men, Permacel, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Dick Cavett, Smithsonian, redeeming eductional value, falling under the spell of nostalgia, candy bars, coffee, and roaming around shopping malls. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes)


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Podcast: The Overnightscape #542

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: The Wonder Drinks and Packages Show, featuring an Overnightscape recipe (wild rice, shelled edamame. slightly burnt steel-cut oatmeal, Spike Seasoning), Dabo Market, beverage review (Five flavors of “Kombucha Wonder Drink (A Sparkling Himalayan Tonic)” – “Orient – Blended with Traditional Oolong Tea”, “Himalayan – Blended with Green Tea and Essence of Lemon”, “Blend of Jasmine Tea with Essence of Niagara Grape”, “Blend of Rooibos (Red Tea) with Essence of Red Peach”, “Asian Pear and Ginger Blended with Oolong Tea”), opening some packages (“1966 Doo Dads Magazine Ad” (bought from eBay), “Adventureland Icon Letters” (from Jeff (from Houston, TX) from The Meandering Mouse Podcast and The Disney Podcast Network, “Mysterious, Nearly Empty Package”, “Package of Many Amazing Things” (from Eddie from, candy review (“Zotz”), voucher, lighter, disorganization, semi-crushed cookies, a bearded saint, and a chance to win 10,000 euros. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes)


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Podcast: The Overnightscape #541

Monday, September 11, 2006

Tonight’s subjects include: Musings and memories on the 5th anniversary of 9/11 and the destruction of the World Trade Center, 9/11 discussion on the forum (“Ruben from Australia (from The Rubenerd Show podcast)”, “Manny the Mailman”, “Harvie from Australia”, “Felix from Indonesia”, “Eyerobic”, “Eddie from the podcast”, “Dadaist”, “mpmason68”), previous 9/11 episodes of The Overnightscape (#27, #81, #281), PATH trains, Oregon, conspiracy videos, ferryboats, the solitary experience of commuting. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora. (30 minutes))


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