Ira Harmon's Pop Machine
Ira Harmon's Pop Machine
IHPM - Episode #28
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The Speech by Mayor Daley: On the violence between protesters and the Chicago Police at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The Mayor had a Freudian slip when he said the Policeman was there to “PRESERVE” disorder. The Mayor gave orders to shoot to kill, and the police department was granted a union after their compliance with the Mayor’s wishes.


Ira relates the original Hyde Park in London to Chicago’s Hyde Park and how in London there is a soap box tradition where people can get up on an actual soap box and pontificate freely about any subject that strikes their fancy. They draw crowds of listeners while they exercise their free speech. They do this within view of the Tower of London where mass executions used to be carried out on dissidents and rabble rousers. The term falling off the wagon comes from the doomed getting drunk to meet their executioner and falling off the wagon on the way to the gallows. Ira broadcasting from Chicago’s Hyde Park, gets on his soap box about the sentiment to remove Mayor Rahm Emmanuel from office in the wake of his part in the cover-up scandal behind the rampant misconduct of the CPD.


Title   Artist Album
Here today, Gone Tomorrow Dada Puzzle
Over The Hills and Far Away Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes Paul Simon Graceland
Just Dance Lady Gaga The Fame
Free Fall Lover John Klemmer Touch
In My Bed Amy Winehouse Frank
Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun Al Green Call Me
Strawberry Letter 23 The Brothers Johnson Lookin’ Out For Number One
Who’s That Girl? Eurythmics Touch
Woke Up in the Morning Carl Thomas Emotional
Play With Toys Basehead Play With Toys
Magdelina Big Head Todd & the Monsters Strategem
Paradigm (Featuring Prince) George Clinton & Parliament How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?


Crooks – Jerry Sinefeld


  • Christmas Toy Hazards:
  • Hover board fires, the Bunchems toy and the hair entanglement, BB Guns.
  • Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith’s divorce.
  • The Fates of American Horror Story actors.
  • Kirk Douglas’ 99th birthday & Justin Bieber in trouble with the police again.
  • New Comics this Wednesday December 16th 2015.

(Who Killed) Chung Ling Soo? – Boris Karloff (Original broadcast date 12-16-57)

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