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A podcast full of stories and original music for and by Baby Boomers -- no politics, financial advice or angst. Just fun facts and anecdotes.

“Come play with your own age group!”


Deb Wittner

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Previous Podcasts


Episode 1: "Welcome"
Deb talks about Boomers and the podcast mission.
Fast Car [Play] | Fast Car [
Download] | Contact Artist

Episode 2: "Burgers and Fries"
Deb reminisces about all where Boomers went to meet in their youth.
Chele Lane [Play] | Chele Lane [Download
] | Contact Artist]

Episode 3: "Can't Reach The Pedals"
Deb talks about first cars and learning how to drive.
Bring Back You [Play] | Bring Back You [
Download] | Contact Artist


Episode 4: "The American Road Trip"
Deb talks about family road trips in the 50's and 60's.
Key West [Play] | Key West [
Download] | Contact Artist


Episode 5: "Think High Tech"
Deb compares old technology with new.
Secret Lies [Play] | Secret Lies [
Download] | Contact Artist

Episode 6: "The 70's-Can You Dig It?"
Deb talks about the 70's.
The Veil [Play] | The Veil [Download
] | Contact Artist


Episode 7: “Sorry; I can’t hear you over the volume of your hair”
Deb talks about Boomer hair.
Girl Next Door [Play] | Girl Next Door [Download
] Contact Artist

Episode 8: “I Hate Boys - and Girls are Icky.”
Deb talks Dating.
Partly Cloudy [Play] | Partly Cloudy [Download
] | Contact Artist

Episode 9: “From Lunch Box to Sock Hop.”
Deb revisits Elementary and Junior High School.
Dark Horse Rider [Play] | Dark Horse Rider [Download
] | Contact Artist

Episode 10: “Thanksgiving: Is Gravy a Beverage?”
Deb talks Turkey.
Back Country Road [Play] | Back Country Road [Download
] | Contact Artist

Episode 11: “Accidental Ingenuity”
Deb: The Long and Short of it.
Margarita Lips [Play] | Margarita Lips [Download
] | Contact Artist

Episode 12: “From Tupperware to Underwear”
Deb talks about home shopping from yesteryear.
Hell Out Of Dodge [Play] | Hell Out Of Dodge [
Download] | Contact Artist

Episode 13: “Len From Ohio - The Long and Short of it”
The Long and Short of it.
I'm In Love [Play] | I'm In Love [Download
] | Contact Artist


Episode 14: “Sugary Sticky Goodness”
Deb reminisces about snacks from the past.
Redemption [Play] |

Redemption [Download] | Contact Artist
Episode 15: “Got a Wheel?”
Deb: Flying stories with her Dad.
Awaken My Heart [Play] | Awaken My Heart
[Download] | Contact Artist

Episode 16: “My Horse, the Goat”
Deb talks about her horse's food cravings."
Idaho Cowboy [Play] | Idaho Cowboy [Download
] | Contact Artist

Episode 17: “Shake Your Groove Thing”
Deb talks slang words and phrases.
Drive [Play] | Drive [Download
] | Contact Artist


Episode 18: “The Totegoat”
Deb talks about a young cousin's need for speed.
Found Myself an Angel [Play] | Found Myself an Angel
[Download] |

Contact Artist
Episode 19: “Davie of Brixton -The Long and Short of It”
Deb talks about an "otherworldly" visionary.
10 miles from Bliss [Play] | 10 miles from Bliss
[Download] | Contact Artist
Walt's Podcast Link | Walt's Blog Link | Walt's Facebook


Episode 20: “Bird Houses and Polka Dots”
Deb talks about Shop Class and Home Ec.
Partly Cloudy [Play] | Partly Cloudy [Download] | Contact Artist


Episode 21: “The Dark Side”
Deb talks about Greasers, Bikers and Rebels.
Good Looker, Good Cooker [Play] | Good Looker, Good Cooker [Download]
Contact Artist
FaceBook: Doug Armento
“Cowgirl Tattoo” album, under Douglas Rocci Armento. On Spotify, Amazon, and iTunes
.

Episode 22: “Fast Forward -- on Two Wheels”
Deb talks about her motorcycle days.
Cowgirl Tattoo [Play] | Cowgirl Tattoo [Download] | Contact Artist


Episode 23: “You'll Shoot Your Eye Out”
Deb shares a listener's stories of his first BB gun.
Believe I'll Go Back Home Blues [Play] | Believe I'll Go Back Home Blues
[Download] | Contact Artist
facebook.com/TheJukeDaddys


Episode 24: “Theaters and Drive Ins”
Deb talks about going to the movies.

Pirates-Sensing Sirens
[Play] | Pirates-Sensing Sirens [Download] | Contact Artist

Episode 25: "Cowboy Shirts and Poodle Skirts"
Deb talks about clothes from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

HooDoo Man
[Play] | ©HooDoo Man [Download]
Contact Artist
facebook.com/TheJukeDaddys

Episode 26: "Stop Me If You've Heard This One"
Deb remembers comedians from the past.

Somewhere Else To Be [Play] | ©Somewhere Else To Be [Download]
Contact Artist
Walt's Podcast Link | Walt's Blog Link | Walt's Facebook


Episode 27: "Horses and Airplanes"
Deb discusses two very different types of horsepower.

Partly Cloudy [Play] | Partly Cloudy [Download] | Contact Artist

Episode 28: "Ronnie from Queens"
Deb talks about a quirky, funny and sometimes scary movie icon.

Wayward Son [Play] | Wayward Son [Download] | Contact Artist

Episode 29: "Animal Actors"
Deb recalls favorite non-human Hollywood stars from the past
.
Margarita Lips [Play] | Margarita Lips [Download] | Contact Artist

Episode 30: "Shaken Not Stirred"
Deb recalls classic cocktails.

Fool For The Moon [Play] | Fool For The Moon [Download] | Contact Artist

Episode 31: "The Ol Swimming Hole"
Deb recalls water fun.

Montana in a song [Play] | Montana in a song [Download] | Contact Artist


Episode 32: "Get a Job Kid"
Deb remembers our first paying gigs
.
Who, What, Why and Where [Play] | Who, What, Why and Where [Download] | Contact Artist | Wendy Matson
Show Notes

Episode 33: "Date Night"
Deb explores Advanced Dating 101
.
Greyhound [Play] | Greyhound [Download] | Contact Artist
facebook

Episode 34: "Jerome from Milwaukee"
The Long and Short of It.
Partly Cloudy [Play] | Partly Cloudy [Download] | Contact Artist


Episode 35: "Hopscotch and Balls"
Deb recalls our favorite games, toys and activities as Boomer kids
.
The Sea [Play] | The Sea [Download] |Contact Artist
Brad Fitch
www.cowboybrad.com


Episode 36: "Motorcycles and Movie Stars"
Deb looks at Hollywood’s love of bikes and related songs
.
Westside Cafe [Play] | Westside Cafe [Download]
Contact Artist

Eric Elison

Facebook
Episode 37: "Get Off the Phone!"
Deb recalls teenage Boomers' love affair with the telephone
.
Liars Table [Play] | Liars Table [Download] | Contact Artist
Tim Wilson
facebook


Episode 38: "Grandma’s Kitchen"
Deb remembers the sweet sanctuary of our grandmothers’ kitchens
.
Fellowship of Solitude [Play] | Fellowship of Solitude [Download]
Contact Artist:
Lynn Tredeau

https://www.facebook.com/lynntredeaupiano/

Show Notes


Episode 39: "Robert from Daytona Beach" -- The Long and Short of It
Deb remembers a soft-spoken talent.
Peace in the Midst [Play] | Peace in the Midst [Download] | Contact Artist
Lynn Tredeau
https://www.facebook.com/lynntredeaupiano/

Show Notes

Episode 40: "Forty Funnies. Well, plus a few..."
Deb finds a few jokes -- old and new
.
Still Under My Skin [Play] | Still Under My Skin [Download] |
Contact Artist
Walt's Podcast Link | Walt's Blog Link | Walt's Facebook

Show Notes

Episode 41: "Burger Wrappers and 8 Tracks"
Deb recalls the High School Parking Lot.

Fast Car [Play] | Fast Car [Download] | Contact Artist
Show Notes

Episode 42: "Dippity Do and Jiffy Pop"
Deb remembers slumber parties.

I Believed In You [Play] | I Believed In You [Download] | Contact Artist
Show Notes


Episode 43:"A Resilient Toy (The long and short of it)"
Deb remembers a simple toy that stands the test of time.

Everything Changed [Play] | Everything Changed[Download]
Contact Artist
:
Eric Elison Facebook
Show Notes

Episode 44: "The Shoulders We Stand On - 4th of July Podcast 2019"
Deb remembers her dad and others who fight for our freedom.
John Wayne Tribute

Show Notes


Episode 45: "Buy the Ticket -- Take the Ride"
Deb recalls public transportation of the past.

AdriAnna [Play] | AdriAnna[Download] | Contact Artist
Facebook
Shownotes

Episode 46: "Spooky Horses"
Deb reinforces the value of a sticky seat in the saddle.
Baxter Black [Play] | Baxter Black [Download] | Contact Artist
Show Notes

Episode 47: "Cherry Bombs and Sparklers"
Deb recalls fireworks and other exploding fun.
Bridgetown [Play] |Bridgetown [Download] | Contact Artis
t
Cascade Crescendo
Facebook
Show Notes

Episode 48: "The Frog Invasion of Roseland Trailer Park"
Lonny Willis remembers boyhood antics
.
County Line [Play] |County Line [Download] | Contact Artist
Show Notes

Episode 49: "Draggin’ Main on a Saturday Night"
Deb remembers her hometown cruising scene
.
Sailboat [Play] Sailboat [Download] | Contact Artist
Facebook

Show Notes


Episode 50: "Mom and Dad "
A WWII Love Story.
Let Me Call You Sweetheart [Play]
by Patti Page
Show Notes

Episode 51: "Jesse from West Virginia"
The Long and Short of It
Deb remembers a much-loved comic icon.
Curley Phries [Play] Curley Phries [Download] | Contact Artist
Mississippi Marshall & The Juke Daddys
facebook.com/TheJukeDaddys

Show notes

Episode 52: "Micro Management vs Mud Management"
Deb compares parenting of the past to today.
Baxter Black [Play] | Baxter Black [Download] | Contact Artist
Show notes

Episode 53: "The Year Was...? TV Remotes and Beetle Bailey"
A new feature! What year are we highlighting?

Rocky [Play] | Rocky [Download] | Contact Artist
Brad Fitch
Show Notes

Episode 54: "Tales from the Recruiting Chair"
Company memories from Deb’s past life
.
Never Gettin' Out of This Town [Play]
Never Gettin' Out of This Town [Download]
Contact Artist

Rob Matson
Show Notes


Episode 55: "Please and Thank You"
Manners and etiquette, then and now.
Flood of "93" [Play]
Contact Artist
Mississippi Marshall & The Juke Daddys
facebook.com/TheJukeDaddys

Show Notes


Episode 56: "Acting Out"
All the World’s a Stage
.
I'll meet you there [Play]
Contact Artis
Dave Robinette

https://www.facebook.com/dave.robinette.33

Show Notes

Episode 57: "And that’s the way it is"
Deb remembers news media.
Empty Trains [Play]
Cascade Crescendo
Facebook
Show Notes

Episode 58: "Mom"
Bonnie Rhodes, an incomparable lady.

Sentimantal Reasons [Play]
Nat King Cole

Show Notes

Episode 59: "Presidential Predicaments"
Deb uncovers some “unpresidential” anecdotes.
On Down The Road [Play]
Dave Robinette
https://www.facebook.com/dave.robinette.33

Show Notes


Episode 60: "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out -- Encore"
Deb shares a listener's stories of his first BB gun.
Believe I'll Go Back Home Blues [Play]
Contact Artist
facebook.com/TheJukeDaddy

Show Notes

Episode 61: "Celebrities Who Have Served"
Deb recalls celebs who were in the military.

Road Lover [Play]
Contact Artist
Dave Robinette
https://www.facebook.com/dave.robinette.33

Show Notes


Episode 62: "Women and the 60’s"
Deb explores the changing roles of women.
Not That Kind of Ranger [Play]
Contact Artist
Brad Fitch

Show Notes

Episode 63: "The Year Was...? Zip Codes and Alcatraz"
What year are we highlighting?
No Voy a Morir por Ti (I Will Not Die for You) [Play]
Contact Artist
Facebook.com/Angelito de la salsa
angelcanomusic@gmail.com

Show Notes


Episode 64: "I Love a Parade"
The Pagentry... and the Tax Collection.
Salmon River Caveman
[Play]
Contact Artist Doug Armento
Show Notes


Episode 65: "NASA"
Deb recalls the start of the space program.
Before [Play]
Contact Artist Tim Wittner

Show Notes

Episode 66: "The Mother Road"
Deb looks back at Route 66
.
58 GMC [Play]
Doug Armento
Show Notes

Episode 67: "A Cowboy Christmas"
Saddle up for some Western poetry and music!
Cowboy Christmas [Play]
Contact Artist
Brad Fitch


Reindeer Flu
[Play]

Contact Artist Baxter Black
Show Notes

Episode 68: "Fruitcake and Color Wheels"
Merry Christmas!
Up On The HouseTop
[Play]
Show Notes

Episode 69: "Drop That Ball. Drop It!"
Happy New Year!

Winter Tapestry
[Play]
Contact Artist
Seattle Gone South
with
Lynn Tredeau

Show Notes

Episode 70: " Can You Hear Me Now?"
Deb compares old and new ways of communication.
Stella Rose [Play]
Contact Artist
D.S.Wilson

Show Notes

Episode 71: "Extracurricular Activities"
The non-class activities that helped shape us.
You Are Free As A Child [Play]
Contact Artists
Lynn Tredeau
Facebook
Monica Williams
Website

Show Notes
Episode 72: "Think High Tech"
Encore Presentation
Deb compares old technology with new.

Secret Lies [Play]
Contact Artist Darrel McCullough
Show Notes

Episode 73: Richard from Mount Vernon -
The Long and Short of It
Deb remembers a cultural icon
.
Siesta Rosadalia
[Play]
Contact Artist
D.S.Wilson

Show Notes

Episode 74: "Backcountry Camp"
Deb remembers childhood summers.

Mountains of Idaho: [Play]
Contact Artists
Doug Armento

Show Notes

Episode 75: "Musical Firsts"
Our artists share their first instruments and first performances.

All You Get From Love is a Love Song [Play]
Show Notes

Episode 76: "Lick That Green Stamp!"
Deb looks back at discounts and retail of yesteryear.

Another Time [Play]
Dave Robinette
Facebook

Show Notes

Episode 77: "The Last Boomers"
Deb looks at pop culture that influenced younger Boomers.
Weekend at Harry's [Play]
Cascade Crescendo
Facebook
https://www.cascadecrescendo.com/

Show Notes

Episode 78: "Teachers and American Pie"
Deb remembers unique teachers from school.
Seattle Rain [Play]
Contact Artist
D.S.Wilson

Show Notes

Episode 79: The Year Was...? Cheap Chinese and Secretariat
What year are we highlighting?

Blues All In My Head Blues [Play]
Contact Artist
Mississippi Marshall & The Juke Daddys
facebook.com/TheJukeDaddys

Show Notes

Episode 80: "Alaska and Hawaii"
The last two states to join the party.
Tears of Lady Liberty
[Play]
Contact Artist
Doug Fitch
Show Notes

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Episode 115


"A Little Dab’ll Do Ya"

From crowning glory to horror story


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Episode Song and Contact info



Penny Colada

Contact Artist

Rob Scholes

Email: sqlngtr@msn.com











What is “The Long and Short of It?”

Inspired by Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story,” we occasionally showcase a person or thing that was widely known and embraced by mid-century popular culture. Examples might be an actor, a toy, or simply an idea that was notably popular in the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s. Tune in to our podcast to see if you can guess who or what it is before the “reveal” at the end!



Episode 81: "Date Night -- 1945"
A post-war night on the town.
Swing Ghost [Play]
Contact Artist
Rail City Jazz
https://www.facebook.com/railcityjazz

Show Notes

Episode 82: "The Equipment Auction
Retro Radio"

A short story about a weekend auction with Deb and her dad.
Sweet Barista [Play]

Contact Artist Doug Fitch
Show Notes
Episode 83: "NASA Tech"
Inventions that have changed our lives
.
This is Colorado
[Play]
Brad Fitch
https://www.facebook.com/cowboybradftich/
http://cowboybrad.com/
Show Notes
Episode 84: "Dad’s Ambulance"
What NOT to do with one.
Whiskey and Sparklers [Play]
Contact Artist: Doug Armento

Show Notes

Episode 85: "The Moon. The Stars. The Outhouse"
Takin’ care of business in the backyard.

Up West Creek
[Play]
Brad Fitch
https://www.facebook.com/cowboybradftich/
http://cowboybrad.com/

Show Notes

Episode 86: "Big Wheels Keep on Turnin’"
Teenage Boys in Georgia
.
She's Crazy
[Play]
Contact Artist
D.S.Wilson

Show Notes

Episode 87: "Big Bada Boom"
It’s Loud Out There
.
Paradise On The Ocean
[Play]
Doug Fitch https://dougfitchmusic.com/
Show Notes

Episode 88: "They’re Grrreat!"
The breakfast cereals we loved
.
Falling for an Island Girl
[Play]
Doug Fitch https://dougfitchmusic.com/
Show Notes

Episode 89: "One ski, two skis"
The Summer of 1970.
Best Part of this Town
[Play]
Cliff Miller
Show Notes

Episode 90: "Pancakes and Peas"
What NOT to do if you’re a Diver.
Highway Harmony
[Play]
Contact Artist: Doug Armento
Show Notes

Episode 91: "America’s Power Couple"
From Europe to Hollywood.
Daydream [Play]
Contact Artist D.S.Wilson
Show Notes

Episode 92: "See You in the Funny Papers!"
Our favoritr comics from decades past.
The Dizzy Spin [Play]
Contact Artist Brandon Thomas

Show Notes

Episode 93: "Firebird Raceway"
A dragstrip wonderland.
Rock 'N Roll Man [Play]
Contact Artist: The Mystics
: https://www.mysticsband.com
Show Notes

Episode 94: "Henry from New Mexico" -- The Long and Short of It
Deb remembers a much-loved musician.
Never Thought I'd Fall [Play]
The Mystics
https://www.mysticsband.com
Show Notes

Episode 95: "Dewey Who?"
The School Library.
Before the Reel Runs Out [Play]
Brandon Thomas https://www.reverbnation.com/prismgap

Show Notes

Episode 96: "The Mavericks of Flight"
From a glider on a beach to a spacecraft in orbit.
Terrel's Blues [Play]
Rail City Jazz Facebook
Show Notes

Episode 97: "Family Entertainment"
Simple Family Fun.
Welcome Home Old Companion
[Play]
Doug and Brad Fitch
www.cowboybrad.com
www.dougfitchmusic.com

Show Notes
Episode 98: "Summer Jobs"
Seasonal work was no picnic.
That Curse
[Play]
The Mystics

https://www.mysticsband.com
Show Notes

Episode 99: "Big Little Stars"
Deb remembers child actors of yesteryear.
Spanish Dancer [
Play]
Seattle Gone South
Contact Artist
Show Notes

Episode 100: "A Goal Becomes a Milestone"
A Recap of the First 99.
Rockin' Robin
[
Play]
Show Notes

Episode 101: "The 80's, Baby"
Deb revisits Boomers of the 80s.
Amused [Play]
Brandon Thomas

https://www.reverbnation.com/prismgap
Show Notes

Episode 102: "Stars and States -- Alabama"
Fun facts and notable names from the Yellowhammer State.
Alabama
Show Notes

Episode 103: "Celebrity Crushes"
The beefcakes and babes that got our attention.
Love Forsaken
Rob Matson and the Famous Motel Cowboys

www.matsonmusicproductions.com
Show Notes

Episode 104: "One Recognizable Riff -- The Long and Short of It"
An odyssey of musical failure and success.
Surf Sydney
The Mystics
https://www.mysticsband.com

Show Notes

Episode 105: "The Crummy Wagon"
The rigs that built the roads.

Almost Home
Rob Scholes
Email: sqlngtr@msn.com
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sqlngtr

Episode 106: "Good to the Last Drop"
Slogans, Jingles and Mottos, Part 1.

I Get So Disgusted
The Mystics
https://www.mysticsband.com

Show Notes

Episode 107: "Radio Days"
Radio’s evolution, and some well known names.

Ground Blind
Cliff Miller
https://cliffmillermusic.com
Show Notes

Episode 108: "Stars and States -- Alaska"
Fun facts and notable names from the “Last Frontier” State.
Alaska's Flag
Show Notes

Episode 109: "Already Obsolete"
Oh, how quickly things change
.
Mountain Man
Rob Scholes
Email: sqlngtr@msn.com
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sqlngtr

Show Notes

Episode 110: "Expats"
Living outside the US

Donde Estaras
Angel CanoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelcanomusic
Show Notes

Episode 111: "Touch It. I Dare You."
An Electrifying Experience

Iron Mule
Doug Armento
and the Iron Mules

Show Notes

Episode 112: "Fondue Fun ."
A cheesy fad with a sketchy past

Somebody
Dave Robinette
https://www.facebook.com/dave.robinette.33

Show Notes

Episode 113:
"The Year Was? The Mercury Seven and Planet 9"
What year are we highlighting?

Weekend People
The Mystics

https://www.mysticsband.com
Show Notes

Episode 114: "Magically Delicious!"
Slogans, Jingles and Mottos, Part 2

Let Me Go

Rob Scholes
Email: sqlngtr@msn.com
Show Notes


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