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 The Thunderbolt 
 Don't Freak Out!
 Weekly Program
 106.5 KOWA (Olympia, WA)  
 For non-profit use only.
 Public Domain 
 No Advisories - program content screened and verified.
In spite of the name for this week’s show, the central theme is DO FREAK OUT! In that spirit, we thus provide listeners with numerous and various reasons for doing so — starting with the fact that this program airs on Inauguration Day! In ‘The Tardy Hearse’ we contemplate the imminent death of the Republican Party. In addition to freaking out about the Rump, you need to REALLY be freaking out about the enemy hidden in the shadows, for these people are the true wheel-turners and no one even knows who they are. In ‘Art Not’ we reveal why ’squats’ and ‘alternative’ performance spaces are so vital to our culture — and for the finale this week, we provide a little comic relief in the form of a history lesson about a 19th Century Washingtonian pig that briefly became the leading topic of discussion in the halls of power in both London and in Washington DC!

The Pig War! Only in the Thunderbolt!
This is a production of Dancing Angel Media in cooperation with KOWA LP FM in Olympia, WA, broadcasting at 106.5 fm and streaming at There is also a written version of The Thunderbolt at

KOWA Station ID: Crazy World
Music: Focus

TB Intro
Music: Focus

Don’t Freak Out!
Music: American Inauguration Band — ??? — Laurie Anderson — Trans-Siberian Orchestra — The Swingle Singers featuring Shlomo

Exceptional Privilege
Music: Blue Öyster Cult

The Tardy Hearse
Music: The Pine Box Boys

The Hidden Enemy
Music: Ludovico Einaudi

Art Not
Music: Seikos Presents Hyper

The Pig War
Music: Jean-Luc Ponty — The Residents

Thunderbolt Calendar
Music: Mannheim Steamroller — LBE Fanfare Trumpeters

Disclaimer and Promos
Music: Jethro Tull — Focus

End Music:
“Where the Magic Starts” by Bruce Haack

 TB 170120 Don't Freak Out! Download Program Podcast
Don't Freak Out
01:00:00 English 2016-01-20
 Olympia, WA
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