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18:54

Professor Mike Frisch Explains Oral History.

Mike Frisch, a professor of History at the University of Buffalo, currently working at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses oral history. Frisch spoke with Fresh Air contributor Charles Hardy. (INTERVIEW BY CHARLES HARDY)

57:37

Philly Rock Radio.

Gary Bridges (WYSP), David Dye (WIOQ), and Michael Picozzi (WMMR) are disc jockeys. They join the show to discuss rock radio, the music business, and the life of a d.j.

48:16

Philly Rock Radio DJs.

Gary Bridges (WYSP), David Dye (WIOQ), and Michael Picozzi (WMMR) are disc jockeys. They join the show to discuss rock, rock radio, and to answer listener calls.

23:26

Local Television Commercial Stars Talk Shop.

Ben Krass of the Krass Brothers clothing store and Aaron Levin of Aron Levin Galleries are businessmen known in Delaware County for their television commercials. They join the show to discuss why they chose to create their own television advertisements, and how the ads have effected their businesses and images.

17:18

Psychedelic Prints and Paintings.

Peter Max is an artists whose "psychedelic" posters and graphics were popular in the 1960s and early 1970s, and he designed the appearance of the film "Yellow Submarine." He switched to painting in the mid-1970s, and his recent paintings of the Statue of Liberty were featured in Reagan's White House. A retrospective of his paintings, drawings, lithographs and etchings will open at the Hallowell Gallery in Conshohocken.

49:53

An Ad Man Reflects

David Ogilvy is one of the founders of Ogilvy & Mathers, one of the top 4 advertising agencies in the world. He joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross to discuss what he believes is and is not an effective way to sell a product.

42:19

Vampire Legends Across Time and Place.

One of the largest Bram Stoker repositories is here in Philadelphia at the Rosenbach Library. English writer and professor Clive Leatherdale is in town to research Bram Stoker and vampire folklore for an upcoming book whose working title is "Dracula: The Novel and the Legend." Leatherdale is a teacher at Aberdeen University in Scotland.

28:07

Vampire History and Folklore.

Raymond McNally studies vampires in folklore, literature, and film. He is a professor of Romanian and Eastern European History at Boston College. His books include "In Search of Dracula" and "Dracula was a Woman." He discusses the man who was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Count Dracula, Vlad Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler.

57:20

Separating Myth from Fact

Folklorist Jan Harold Burnvand has written several books about the origins, structure and dissemination of urban legends.

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