Gut bacteria, in-studio photography and preserved vegetables… on the upcoming Saturday Six Pack


This Saturday, I’ll be back on Ypsilanti’s AM 1700, hosting The Saturday Six Pack. I’m still trying to pull everything together, but here’s what I think we’ve got lined up thus far.

First, I’m not sure if he’ll come through for us, but I’m told that local song and dance man Jim Cherewick, who came in and visited us during last week’s show with his band Best Exes, is, at this very minute, working on a new theme song for The Saturday Six Pack. Having not heard it, I can’t say whether or not, if I were you, I’d cancel my plans for Saturday night just to experience it… however, if you’re on the fence, trying to decide between the free Insane Clown Posse show in Detroit, and the sixth episode of The Saturday Six Pack, maybe, I’m thinking, the promise of a new theme song may be enough to sway you.

Then, during the 6:00 hour, we’ll be talking with local photographer Nick Azzaro, who, with his partner Yen Azzaro, recently opened the Chin Azzaro studio in downtown Ypsilanti. Nick is one of the first local business people to reach out to me upon hearing The Saturday Six Pack on the radio, asking how he could help out… and, after a little bit of talking about it, we decided that he should come out with his camera and shoot people at the radio station during the show. So, we’ll talk for a while, and then we’ll start pulling into the studio from the sidewalk outside, so that they have have their photos taken, as I drink beer in the background, and talk with callers. Or at least that’s the idea… Who knows what will actually happen. So, if you’re newly engaged, have a new hairdo that you’d like to show off to your friends on Facebook, or need to document an injury for an upcoming court case, come to the corner of Washington and Pearl at around 6:30 and tap on the window.

Also, I should add, this will be the first episode of The Saturday Six Pack to have an official sponsor. Our friend D’Real Graham has asked, seeing as how he’ll be celebrating his birthday on Saturday, if he could have the privilege of acquiring and presenting this week’s six pack. So, if all goes according to play, I suspect he’ll be there at 6:00 to hand over the beer, before heading across town to attend his birthday party, which I suspect we’ll dial into at some point during the evening. I’m still considering how we should acknowledge six pack donors, and I’m thinking that we should, at the very least, give them 30 seconds at the beginning of the show to say whatever they like (especially if it’s incoherent, rambling criticism of the show).

Then, at 7:00, Brigid Mooney will be bringing another one of her favorite people from the Wurst Bar down to talk with us for a few minutes. The concept, as we discussed on last week’s show, is pretty simple. Ypsi’s best bartenders bring their favorite, funniest customers into the studio for five minutes, and we see what kind of magic happens. This week, I’m told, it’ll be a little different, as our guest works behind the bar with Brigid, but the idea is still pretty much the same.

And, next up, unless a blizzard keeps him from the studio, will be David Klingenberger from The Brinery in Ann Arbor, who will be stopping by the AM 1700 studio to talk with us about fermentation, preservation, the awesomeness of gut bacteria, and lots of other stuff, all while chewing on pickles, tempeh and preserved cabbages. And, of course, we’ll be taking your calls. So, if you have questions about the importance of gut bacteria, or you’re just curious about what David may have attempted to brine unsuccessfully, give us a call.

And, as I don’t want to give too much away, I’ll stop there. Believe me, though… there will be more.

If you’d like to tell your friends about the show, feel free to share the Facebook event page, where you’ll find information on how to tune in online, etc.

For those of you who aren’t yet familiar with the show, you can listen to the last five episodes by way of iTunes… Oh, and according to iTunes, The Saturday Six Pack is a “4.5-star” show! So apparently, if you’re a listener, you have good taste.

And please enter this number in your phone… 734.217.8624… and call us between 6:00 and 8:00 this Saturday evening. We’d love to hear from you.

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  1. Elliott
    Posted February 20, 2015 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    Your mention of gut bacteria brings to mind the recent debate over the merits and legality of fecal transplantation. I’m not suggesting that you add it to the agenda, as easting pickles while talking about fecal transplants doesn’t sound too appetizing, but maybe there’s a way to tie it in tactfully.

  2. anonymous
    Posted February 20, 2015 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    Nick has done some interesting, innovative work in our local public schools. If you weren’t planning to already, you might want to ask him about it.

  3. Mark Lee
    Posted February 20, 2015 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Is this How Prairie Home Companion started?

  4. anonymous
    Posted February 20, 2015 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s how the Donner Party started.

  5. Tim
    Posted February 20, 2015 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Will you be talking about any of our local scandals?

  6. K2
    Posted February 20, 2015 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    If you’re serious about gut health, in a future episode you should have on someone from the Human Microbiome Project.

  7. Posted February 21, 2015 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    I think that this show will need a good trolling, since the guests will all be white, make, tattooed, beer drinking, trust fund supported toadies and sycophants.

  8. Posted February 21, 2015 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    I just saw this video about the ills of fermented foods:

  9. Posted February 22, 2015 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Many apologies Peter, I tried to do my part for the trolling effort. I’ll be better prepared for next week knowing now what I didn’t know then. Also happy birthday to D’Real.

  10. Posted February 22, 2015 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Also, while I am here and thinking about it, is “Brainless” an alter-ego for MM?

  11. Robert
    Posted February 22, 2015 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    It is good to have a photographer there in the studio, because when listening on the live stream, everyone sounds really naked.

  12. Robert
    Posted February 22, 2015 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    Seriously, it sounds like there is a lot of nudity in the studio. That may not be appropriate with all the young children listening.

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